Maybelline Color Whisper (Review, Swatches)

Maybelline Colour Whisper

The “sheer, gel-like colour” that’s transforming the drugstore.

Where to Buy:  Walmart
Price: 
around $7
Quantity:
  0.11oz

I love that the advertising for these has been right on the money – sheer coverage, jelly colours.  I was expecting a glossy tint when I bought these and not much else: easy spring lips.  What I didn’t realize is that you can end up, if you want, with a glossy statement lip.  Talk about buildable colour!  The lasting power is nothing to scoff at either.  I wore Berry Ready (85) for my Dad’s birthday supper and it lasted through the appetizer and the entree before it started to leave a ring around my mouth – pretty impressive for a balm-like lip product.

These come in a smart, colour-coordinated compact tube.  With no excess material, it’s a sleek statement.  I have a hard-time seeing how mid-range brands like MAC will stay afloat charging exorbitantly when you can get cheap, versatile variety at the drugstore (with the packaging game on lock).  Here are the colours I have:

Go Nude, Bare to Be Bold, Mocha Muse

Go Nude, Bare to Be Bold, Mocha Muse

Pin Up Peach, Coral Ambition, Orange Attitude

Pin Up Peach, Coral Ambition, Orange Attitude

Who Wore It Red-er, Made-It Mauve, Berry Ready, A Plum Prospect

Who Wore It Red-er, Made-It Mauve, Berry Ready, A Plum Prospect

Go Nude (05):  light warm nude
Bare To Be Bold (10): 
light fleshtone
Mocha Musa (20):
  medium tan
Pin Up Peach (30): medium warm pink
Coral Ambition (35):
light pale peach
Orange Attitude (40):
medium coral
Who Wore It Red-er (45):
bright fuchsia
Made-It Mauve (80):
medium browned berry
Berry Ready (85):
deep wine
A Plum Prospect (100):
medium cool violet

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The formula isn’t perfect.  I find them to be drying after a while, and a few of the darker colours are more sheer when you’d expect them to be more pigmented (A Plum Prospect and Made-It Mauve especially).  On the whole though, I’d say these are worth your money.

See these shades swatched on my lips here.

Yours in beauty,
McKenzie

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2 comments on “Maybelline Color Whisper (Review, Swatches)

  1. Must Have Boxes says:

    These colors are gorgeous!

    – KW
    http://musthaveboxes.com

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