Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Maybelline Limited Edition Color Whisper lipstick review and swatches

The best part about summer is the chance to really get creative with colors! However if you're like me and live in an area where temperatures regularly reach scorching than it's always a great idea to incorporate color into your makeup routine in a comfortable way.

Enter Maybelline Color Whisper lipsticks; they're definitely not a new entry into the market but they are part of the new generation of lip balm/ lip stick hybrids. 

According to Maybelline:

Dare to Whisper. Get truly translucent gel color from Color Whisper by Color Sensationl from Maybelline. Pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel deliver sexy, soft, see through color with a touch of shin, without the heavy waxes and oils found in traditional lip color.

Now for those of you who are fans of the color whispers there is a limited edition range out for summer, consisting of six shades! The shades include:
  • Red about town
  • Coral tease
  • Plum setter
  • Strike a rose
  • Pink bombshell
  • Nude night out
I came across the display at my local Walgreens, and snatched three up without hesitation: Plum setter, Red about town, and Coral tease.

From top to bottom: Coral tease, Plum setter, Red about town

From L-R: Red about town, Coral tease, Plum setter

Red about town is an orange red that pulls more orange than red on my skin tone. It goes on sheerly without tugging at the lips.A single swipe applies a light deposit of color, but for those wanting a deeper, more opaque color can apply several swipes. The color is very comfortable to wear, and I highly recommend it for those who are afraid of trying out red lipsticks, as the sheerness doesn't allow it to stand out too much.

Red about town

Plum setter is a deep mauve-plum/berry color with silver glitter through it. The color is on the cooler side, but not so much so that it will look off-putting on those with warmer skin tones. The glitter doesn't feel gritty at all, and the color is very comfortable to wear. This would be a perfect transition shade for fall!

Plum setter

Coral tease would have to be the favorite of the three for me. It is a rust-orange color, with gold glitter shot throughout. It's such a unique color! This color works wonders on my warmer skin tone, and I can really see it as a great summer lipstick.The glitter doesn't feel gritty on the lips. Again, a single swipe deposits a sheer amount of color, so really, everyone, fair or deep, can rock this shade.

Coral tease

Overall thoughts:  I'm a huge fan of the Color Whisper line, and these limited edition shades are gorgeous. They are weightless, and despite the brightness of some of the colors, they apply sheerly and so are definitely work-appropriate. For those of you apprehensive about the glitter, simply run a finger gently across the lips after application, and that should take off most of the glitter.
The lipsticks last about 4 hours on my lips, and leave a stain upon fading, which is lovely. Furthermore, these do not leave the lips dry; as a matter of fact they seem to moisturize my lips through the wear.
They are comfortable to wear, and do not bleed (I have worn these without lipliner, and it doesn't slip and slide around).
 If you happen to spot these, I recommend you snatch up Coral tease, because it's definitely a great summer color, and such a wonderfully unique shade.

Would I purchase again: Yes! I now need to find a backup for Coral tease.
BGMM rating: A


Top to bottom: Red about town, Plum setter, Coral tease (note that while the color is true, my camera was unable to pick up the glitter in the swatch)

L-R: Red about town, Plum setter, Coral tease (my camera couldn't pick up the glitter in plum setter and coral tease unfortunately)

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