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Maybelline Color Whisper by Color Sensational Lip Colours in Bare to Be Bold, Who Wore it Red-er, Cherry on Top, and Rose of Attraction ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review

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I am in LOVE. The new Maybelline Color Whisper Lip Colors ($9.99 CAD/$7.49 US) totally exceeded my expectations. I never expected to be so enamoured by a sheer lip product. First of all I have to say I am totally smitten with Maybelline’s packaging lately. The Color Sensational Line in particular is just such beautiful eye candy. From the Color Sensational Lipsticks with their collection coordinating tubes, to the VIVIDS with their neon orange packaging, and now the Color Whispers with their individual shade matching translucent sleeves. They are all just so pretty and practical.

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The formula is lovely. The pure colour pigments suspended in a weightless gel gives a healthy does of colour and feels so lightweight. There is no waxy feel like with some of these balm/lipstick hybrids and the glossy finish is just gorgeous. I find them nicely moisturizing and my lips actually feel better with wear. They don’t last long but they with a balm hybrid I don’t think that is to be expected.


These lipstick shades are just so juicy looking. They make me happy just to look at them.

Bare to Be Bold is a beige nude that doesn’t settle in lines or look like concealer lips. Finally a true nude lip shade I love.

Who Wore it Red-er is a pink toned sheer red that comes across as a vibrant hot pink on the lips.

Cherry on Top is a beautiful fuchsia pink and more subtle sister to Who Wore it Red-er

Rose of Attraction is a lovely rose pink. It is the only shade out of the four I have with a subtle shimmer.

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Maybelline Color Whisper by Color Sensational Lip Colours in Bare to Be Bold, Who Wore it Red-er, Cherry on Top, and Rose of Attraction

They are all nicely pigmented and while sheer, apply evenly. I know Bare to Be Bold looks invisible in my swatch but that is because it is so close to my skin colour. It does a nice job of giving a soft nude look to my lips with a glossy finish. I love Who Wore it Red-er and Cherry on Top for bold but wearable colour. Rose of Attraction has taken up permanent residence in my coat pocket because it’s a great shade for throwing on without a mirror that makes my lips feel moisturized with colour that matches anything.

ColorWhisper  Available now at your local pharmacy.

Products provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions. 


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  • Meghan
    February 7, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    These are really pretty! I’m also surprised at the pigment. They’re not too sheer they’re invisible but they look like they offer a nice hint of color without going full blown, “look at my lips!” I think I’m going to head to Walgreens soon and check these out!
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    • Christa
      February 7, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      I love the level of pigment. It was such a pleasant surprise!

  • Jasmine
    February 7, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Really pretty shades! I haven’t seen them in person but does the packaging feel cheap or does it have some heft to it?
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    • Christa
      February 7, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      They don’t have heft as in weight but they don’t feel or look cheap. They are very secure and super cute!

  • Hexenhasel
    February 7, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    I’ve been thinking on investing on a nude lipstick, but as most lipsticks dry out my lips I couldn’t find one that was making me happy after I tested it. I will be on the lookout for this new Maybelline line though!

    By the way, getting your posts in my email really make my day! They are total eye-candy (not to mention informative!)

    • Christa
      February 7, 2013 at 8:38 PM

      Thank you! I’m so happy you enjoy them. Good luck finding your perfect nude lippie!

  • Beauty Box
    February 8, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Ooo I’ve got to check these out. I love lippies with balm-like texture. Alot of folks say that if you like Revlon Lip Butters, you’ll like these too.
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    • Christa
      February 8, 2013 at 7:21 AM

      I actually haven’t tried the Revlon Lip Butters. Can you believe it?! I was just never that attracted to the colours for some reason.

  • Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    February 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I totally agree! I picked up 2 of these when they were buy one get one half off and after trying them, I went back and got more!!
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