Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Maybelline Color Whisper Lip Colors


Hey everyone! I was just thinking about how hard it is for a brand to please everyone with a single makeup product. With mascara, it depends on your own lashes as to what formula or brush works best for you. With foundation, your skin type dictates what kind of formula will wear a long time or disappear by mid-day. But with lipstick, I feel like people have a lot of the same needs. You want something moisturizing as opposed to drying, something that wears comfortably on the lips, and is easy to apply. With such an increased interest in hybrid lipsticks/lip balms, I'm sure Maybelline felt pretty safe in launching their Color Whisper lip colors... a series of lipsticks that claim to contain "pure color pigments suspended in weightless gel." 

Left to right: Lust for Blush, Pin Up Peach, and Cherry on Top

I must say, I am totally on board with the trend toward more comfortable, practical lip products. With Color Whisper, we're talking about lipsticks that give you color, but it's sheer enough to be manageable and something that can easily be applied on the go. The formula feels creamy, but not heavy. It's moisturizing, but doesn't feel like it's going to slide off the lips. Each shade I have, ranging from light to bright, seem to be very buildable in terms of their color payoff (I'll explain more in a minute). They give off a hint of shine, but it's nothing major. 

Staying power isn't great, but as with a lot of products- the deeper shades seem to hang around longer on the lips than the light ones. If I'm not eating or drinking, they'll get me through a morning with no need to reapply, but after a meal I definitely want to add some more. I also like that the cap indicates what shade is inside... just makes it easier to know what I'm getting when I pull it out of a drawer. Oh, and the scent. Personally, I think the scent is awesome... they all seem to smell like Fruity Pebbles. 


Lust for Blush is soft, cool pink. I like this color, but for my skintone, I prefer to wear it a bit more sheer so my lips have a slight pink tint as opposed to full on baby pink color. I just think it comes off a little more natural that way.  


I like all of the shades I picked up, but Pin Up Peach is probably my favorite!  While the picture is slightly out of focus, I assure you, this color is the epitome of FRESH. It's a great coral shade, but the amount of pink also in this color keeps it from being too orange, and therefore I think makes it super wearable. If you put this color under a microscope, you might detect a hint of shimmer, but overall it's just creamy color. 


Finally here's the brightest of my three colors, Cherry on Top. The outer cap of the product better indicates the color of the lipstick than the actual shade name. When I think cherry, I think red. This is definitely a magenta pink... however it has a certain softness to it. It's not full-on opaque magenta, but it can built to a nice vivid tone. Which brings me to my next point! :) 

First two swatches: Lust for Blush, second two: Pin Up Peach, third two: Cherry on Top

Something I've noticed about these lip product is how buildable they are. Meaning a light sweep over the lips gives you one color, but if you add more, the shade becomes more intense. If asked if you'd rather have two lip products or one, you'd probably say, I'll take two, please! (or at least I would). Here you essentially get two looks (if not more) per product, which I think is really cool. 

So what makes these different from all the other new lip products out there? 

-Compared to Maybelline Baby Lips: These have more color payoff. Most of the Baby Lips shades are highly moisturizing, but sheer. Baby Lips are closer to lip balm, Color Whisper is closer to lipstick.

-Compared to Revlon Lip Butter: All around, Color Whisper shades seem to be more sheer and less shiny. I feel like Lip Butters give you one solid shade with full-on color (especially the deepest tones), so you get what you get with those. Meanwhile Color Whispers can be quite sheer, or built up to a more intense color. Both kinds feel hydrating to me. 

-Compared to Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Sticks: I raved about these in the Emily Awards, and these seem to pack more moisture and hydration than Color Whisper. They may not feel as light on the lips, but they're doing more from a moisturizing standpoint- if that makes sense- and still feel super comfortable. Much like the Color Whispers, the Moisture Smooth Color Sticks have buildable color. 


Alright! Hopefully that gives you a sense of what these Color Whisper lip colors are all about. Lightweight lip products that can give off a range of colors depending on how much you build them up. Extremely comfortable on the lips, non-drying, and there seems to be a large shade range available at drug/discount stores. Yes, it seems like there are lots of similar products out there, but hopefully this blog has explained some key points about Color Whispers. I'm a fan of these and would like to try more shades! :) 

Daily Nuggets...
  • Some sad news- Tyler's beloved grandpa Milo passed away. We'll be attending his funeral later this week in North Dakota. Tyler told me a sweet story about when he was younger and Milo would ask for his wallet- then put some money in and give it back. His sweet spirit was clearly passed down to Tyler's dad and Tyler, too. I'm grateful for grandpa Milo's long, full life but he will be greatly missed by the family. 
  • A new heating system is being installed in our house as we speak. Cupcake is no doubt hiding under something at the opposite end of the house... You know what's strange? We're expecting highs near 70 here today. That means severe weather later tonight, and then it'll cool down soon enough, I'm sure! 
  • Planning to get a quick tutorial posted later today... shot it a few days ago. Seems like a long time since a tutorial has been posted on my channel!
  • I hope everyone has a good day, and don't forget to appreciate each day. 


43 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about Tyler's grandfather's passing. Grandparents are very special, and I'm sure he'll be missed. Prayers for Tyler & the family!

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  2. Thanks, Emily! I saw these in the store but since I already had some lip butters from Revlon I wasn't sure. I will def try one out in a super awesome color now! :-)

    Losing a grandpa is very hard, my thoughts are with your family.

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  4. I Had been debating on getting these lipsticks and have been so tempted to pick them up. After reading your review I am definitely going to get a few...Thanks Love your channel and you inspire me to look my best at all times..xoxo vekrose
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  5. Thanks for writing about these lipsticks, I'm loving the Lust for Blush. I also have Revlon's Lip Butter in Pink Truffle and even though I love the color, I'm not a big fan of the shine. I'll give these a try. And by the way, I'm really sorry for your loss. It's always sad to see the good ones go.

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  6. Sorry to hear about Tyler's grandfather.

    Love the swatches..

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  7. Great comparison of all the moisturizing lipsticks. I agree about Pinup Peach! My favorite current lip color.
    Sorry to hear about Tyler's Grandfather's passing. Prayers for a safe trip and for his family.

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  8. I've been seeing lots of reviews on these lately. I love the look of "Cherry on Top".

    I'm so sorry to hear about Tyler's grandfather.

    Lots of love.

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  9. Thanks for the review on the new Whispers. I look forward to reading or seeing your opinion on new products. Thanks a bunch.

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  10. i am a hug fan of the revlon lip butters, these sound right up my street cant wait to try them out :D
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  11. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  12. Reading your review I knew something was wrong:/
    Really sad to hear that about Tyler's grandfather.
    Thanks for still taking your time to post this up for us during a time like this.

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  13. I picked up Pink Possibilities and I really like it! Hope you and Tyler are doing okay, losing a family member is never easy. xx

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  14. My prayers are with you and Tyler's family. This makes me miss my grandpa :(

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  15. Hello Emily!

    Even though I agree with you in that is easier to generalize with lip products, I must say there are still some personal preferences involved too. For example, I hate glosses! Don't know why, just never really liked them. I'm also really bad at reapplying my make up, which makes me lean towards long wearing products like matte lipsticks, that can be a little drying but are still worth it for me. It's all a matter or prepping the lips properly :)

    Thanks for your amazing reviews!

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  16. My thoughts are with you and your nearest. x

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  17. Sorry about Tyler's grandpa :(

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  18. I'm sure Tyler's grandpa was proud of the man he became, and I hope Tyler can take comfort in that. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  19. (((Hugs & Prayers))) to both of you at this difficult time.

    Thanks for the review on the Color Whispers, I was one of the ones who asked about them on UStream. I only have one, but I kinda think I like the Revlon Lip Butters better. :o) I still like these, especially if I need to tone down a darker color, this works great!

    Thanks again!

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  20. Would like to get one or two of these so people - please stop testing them! I don't want one with your sticky, germy fingers .. k?

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  21. I feel like I am the only person who doesn't like these. They are no where near as great as the lip butters. They are not creamy and greasy feeling and also sheer. Maybe its just Pink Possibilities that sucked.

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  22. I'd definitely go for pinup peach! It reminds me a little bit of the L'oreal Caresse lipsticks, I have one in Dating Coral, it reminds me of these ones! Great post :) xx

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  23. I love the way they feel but i wish they had more brown colors, all of them seem to red.

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  24. Love the colours! They are really nice and fresh looking

    Lauren
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

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  25. pretty lipsticks! amazingly informative post! check out mine if you can http://theprettybeautiful.blogspot.co.uk or twitter @fionabarbs

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  26. Sorry to hear about Tyler's grandfather :( I lost my grandmother a few years ago and it is definitely tough to go through. Sending lots of happy thoughts your way!

    These Color Whispers seem very nice though. I've been wanting to try the Revlon Lip Butters, but now I'm not sure which one to try with these out!

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  28. Great review! I really appreciate those swatches and the brand comparisons. It looks like you would rank Neutrogena first, Revlon, then Maybelline's Color Whispers, is that right?

    Also, my sincere condolences to you and your family! I hope Tyler's okay.

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  29. Loved this review!! I am so sorry to hear about Tyler's grandpa passing away :( I will be praying for you and the whole family!! Sending hugs to you!! :)

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  30. Emily, my truly condolences to Tyler. I know how it is to loose a grandparent.
    Thank you for you valuable time as well.

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  31. My thoughts and prayers are with you Emily and Tyler.

    -Becky

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  32. My sympathies to your family.

    I am not a fan of the color whispers. They are nice and smooth..and really perfect..but DAMN! They are SOOOO drying!

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  33. Great review, Emily!

    Thoughts are prayers are you, Tyler & your family. Sorry to hear of your loss.

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  34. So sorry to hear of Tyler (and your) Grandfathers passing. Prayers to you and your family!

    Also, I posted a comment on a video and wondering if you saw it....I was wondering if you would give your take on the whole paraben in make up stuff. Do you buy into the hype of staying paraben free??

    Thanks!

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  35. You and Tyler havey deepest sympathy. He has lived a full and long life and God needs him now.

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  36. My condolences to Tyler amd all his family.

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  37. So sorry to hear about Tyler's grandpa! My condolences to you and Tyler.
    I love the color whispers! My favorite are go nude and mocha muse.

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  38. I tired the color whisper as well and liked it! I bought the nude shade. I love the formula but wasn't 100% happy with the way the color distributed on my lips! It tends to get caught up in lines and dryness but with a little exfoliation that can be prevented! I still think I like lip butters better because they are slightly creamier and the color payoff is much better, however compared to most maybelline lip products these are far superior in moisturization

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  39. Ps sorry to hear about Tyler's grandma :( my heart goes out to you both

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  40. Emily,
    I've been watching a lot of makeup videos on YouTube lately. You are by far my favorite.
    I have one question. How come no one reviews companies such as Mary Kay and Avon. I don't use them much, but I was just wondering...
    Jenn

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  42. Pin Up Peach love it!
    So sorry to hear about Tyler's grandfather's passing

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  43. Hi Emily. I haven't try them, but they are on my wish list ;)) I really like the sheer concept. Do you prefer Lip butters?
    xoxo Nika

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