The packaging of the Color Whisper line has a transparent lid that correlates with the shade, similar to the Revlon Lip Butters. They are fairly thin when related to nearly everything in my collection. There is a little less product in these, given the smaller size.
Lust For Blush
Oh La Lilac
A Plum Prospect
- Lust For Blush is a rosy, my lips but better shade. It reads a touch warm on my skin tone.
- Oh La Lilac is my favorite shade. It is a very cool toned lilac pink. Its a more wearable take on lilac, given the sheerness.
- A Plum Prospect is a sheer pink plum. It reads more to the pink side of plum than the red.
The Color Whisper range is leading off of the gel like, translucent trend. They have a sheen to them, but they're more of a subtle look. If you were to compare these to other Lip Stick/Balm hybrids like the Revlon Lip Butters, they're more sheer and more gel like rather than creme. I think this adds to the translucency. It almost leaves a "popsicle stain" like finish to the lips, but a touch more amplified.
The wear time of these is fair; the translucency and creaminess makes for a shorter wear time. I find myself needing reapplication at 2 hours tops, and that is with A Plum Prospect, since it had the best color payoff. They wore comfortably and due to the translucency, were a bit more casual. In that setting, I can probably deal with a bit more reapplication. This isn't my day to day glam work lip (LOVE having a job that allows me to be bold with my makeup) but rather a "spending the day blogging" or "running errands" lip.
I did appreciate that they had only a very light detectable fragrance. They are lightly sweet and a HUGE improvement from Maybelline's ColorSensational line's fragrance which I nearly constantly complain about.
- Unique translucent gel finish.
- Wearable shades.
- Short wear time.
Given the product overall, I can find myself dealing with the shorter than average wear time. I'm intrigued by the finish of these and may pick up Faint For Fuchsia, Mad For Magenta and Some Like It Taupe.