Get Luscious Lips with Maybelline Color Whisper Lipsticks [Review]

Have you ever wondered what would happen if your favourite lipstick and lip balm had a baby? Someone at Maybelline must have been a bit of a voyeur, because they made the magic happen and it’s amazing. Maybelline’s Color Whisper by Color Sensational lip colours are sheer, gel-based lip colours without heavy waxes or oils. Basically, they’re weightless, shiny, pigmented lip colours.

Maybelline Color Whisper review - Stephanie Fusco

I was sent four shades to review: Bare to be Bold (a sheer, beige-y nude), Rose of Attraction (light pink with golden shimmer), Mad for Magenta (a purple-y pink) and Who Wore it Red-er (pink-toned sheer red). First off, the packaging is stunning. I love that the tubes show the colour that’s inside  and the metallic accents are gorgeous. They just plain look like fun.

L-R: Who Wore It Red-er, Bare to be Bold, Mad for Magenta, Rose of Attraction

L-R: Who Wore It Red-er, Bare to be Bold, Mad for Magenta, Rose of Attraction

Each of the shades goes on smoothly like a balm and deposits a sheer veil of colour. If you blot and apply another layer, these shades are buildable. As is to be expected, the darker shades are more pigmented and even stain slightly when you wear them – a plus in my books. Out of the four shades I received, the only one I wasn’t a fan of was Bare to be Bold – it was too close to my skintone! For ladies with darker skin than mine (not a tough ask), this shade will probably look great.

L-R: Who Wore It Red-er, Bare to be Bold, Mad for Magenta, Rose of Attraction

L-R: Who Wore It Red-er, Bare to be Bold, Mad for Magenta, Rose of Attraction

The shades I’ve found myself wearing the most are Mad for Magenta and Who Wore It Red-er – they add the perfect pop of colour to any look but since they’re balm hybrids I find myself not worrying if my lipstick has smudged or worn off. It’s liberating, really.  When you’re looking at the swatches, it’s important to remember that these shades will look a bit different on everybody since they’re so sheer. My lips are pretty pigmented, which has definitely skewed the colours.

Who Wore It Red-er

Maybelline Color Whisper Who Wore It Red-er Swatch Review - Stephanie Fusco

Mad For Magenta

Maybelline Color Whisper Mad For Magenta Review Swatch - Stephanie Fusco

Rose of Attraction

Maybelline Color Whisper - Rose of Attraction - Swatch Review - Stephanie Fusco

Which shades do you have your eye on? After spotting Jessica from Beautezine’s swatches of Coral Ambition and Cherry on Top, I’m thinking I may have to add a few more to my collection. At $9.99, it’s a goal that’s more than achievable.

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  • Rema Gouyez-Benallal

    LOVE THE DESCRIPTION!!! Hehe