The formula for these is really similar to the Revlon Lip Butters. They're soft and pigmented with a natural gloss to them. All the ones that I bought glided on pretty well and felt comfortable on the lips. There are
These retail for about $7 each but you can always find a good deal at one of the drugstores or at Ulta so you can easily buy them for less than $7.
Here are the colors that I bought:
- 35 Coral Ambition - pale peachy coral. This one swatches similarly to the only coral lipstick that I like, which is Mac's Cut A Caper from the Heavenly Creatures Collection last year. Cut A Caper is slightly pinker but since the Color Whispers aren't completely opaque, I think I'll be able to use this one pretty thoroughly in the spring and summer. For those of you that aren't familiar with my relationship to Coral, I'm not the biggest fan of the color on me since it has such strong orange ties. Orange looks weird on me, especially lipstick or nail polish but if it's a slightly sheerer coral like a lip gloss or this product, then I can usually wear it without it looking strange.
- 40 Orange Attitude - mandarin orange. This one I picked up because I honestly don't have anything this orange toned and I was feeling adventurous when I was purchasing these off of Ulta's site. Again, since it's sheerer than your typical bright lipstick, I'm hoping I can wear this and like it without it looking weird, especially in the summer when I have a little bit more of a tan on my skin :)
- 45 Who Wore It Red-er - very magenta tinted red. It's definitely more like a rose petal red than a true red. The pink tones come out really strong against my skintone, which I like since I don't have too many colors like this. This was much more opaque than the previous two Whispers that I swatched and I was pleasantly surprised by that.
- 75 Rose of Attraction - sheer mauve toned rose color. This is much lighter than I thought it would be based on the packaging. It's also got a very faint shimmer to it. These colors are colors I typically gravitate towards the most since it's a My Lips But Better color. I know in general I'll be getting a lot of use out of this color.
Overall, I really do like the Maybelline Color Whispers. I don't think I'm going to purchase more colors though because I have 7 of them, and they're great products but I also have a ton of the Revlon Lip Butters so I think I've covered the full spectrum of colors for this type of lip product and formula lol.
I do recommend these for people that want an easy to wear lip formula without going too bold. It's also less fussy than a lipstick because you don't have to pay as much attention to them when you're applying them, since they run slightly more sheer and since they have a slightly balm like texture to them.
What do you guys think? Do you like the Color Whispers?
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