Lately I’ve been all about lip stuff. I should probably state that I’m a colorless lip balm sort of girl. Give me a stick of A Kiss of Smoothness by Nivea or Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Quenched and I’m set. However, after seeing so many fun lip products written about by my fellow beauty bloggers, it was my turn to experiment. And after seeing Maybelline’s new Color Whisper line in last month’s issue of Cosmo… well, I wanted it. And it became mine. One of them, anyway.
And so, instead of jumping straight into darkest of reds, as tempting as they are (even though a LOT of girls look like damn clowns with red lipstick (no offense)), I chose the darkest of reddish pinks that Color Whisper had to offer: Cherry On Top.
Color Whisper Cherry On Top.
Truly translucent gel color. Sexy, soft, see through color. No heavy waxes or oils. Just a kiss of shine.
The Color Whisper line is kind of a cross between a lipstick and a lip balm. The color is slightly sheer, but you can build it up easily. And sometimes I put more colorless balm on top of that for a little shine. Don’t tell me what to do.
I’ve read a lot of reviews saying how smooth and slippery this lipstick is… I don’t agree. It felt sort of weird when applied to my lips… not rough, but… not slippery. It works best for me when applied over a lip balm. It’s not that long-lasting–you’ll probably get a few hours out of it though.
Edit: I typed up most of this post last night, and during a tiny shopping spree today I caved and bought Color Whisper in three other colors: Coral Ambition, Mocha Muse, and Berry Ready. So.
From left: Coral Ambition, Mocha Muse, Berry Ready.
From left: Cherry On Top, Coral Ambition, Mocha Muse, Berry Ready.
From left: Cherry On Top, Coral Ambition, Mocha Muse, Berry Ready
Color Whisper comes in 20 different shades. Have you tried any of them?
Pros: Comfortable to wear, huge variety of shades, affordable ($6 USD at Target).
Cons: A lot of people have been complaining that the color is too sheer, but I think that’s only an issue with the really light colors. And I think that problem would be solved by… using more. Yeah?
Final Verdict: I really like Color Whisper, and since I just went and got more of them it’s probably obvious that I recommend it. With 20 available shades, you can’t really go wrong.