I love the slim packaged, brightly colored cases on these lipsticks. Oh La Lilac is not pictured here. I bought five before even trying one because I was so positive that I was going to like these! It's funny how sometimes things turn out to be the exact opposite.
Swatches from left to right: Cherry On Top, Pink Possibilities, Faint For Fuchsia, Petal Rebel, and Oh La Lilac.
Cherry on Top is the most pigmented of the shades I purchased. These swatches look a bit brighter on my arm, since it's pale. If you have pigmented lips already, the color isn't going to show up unless you gob on layers of lipstick. (Which is hard to do with this formula).
Claims: "Pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel. No heavy waxes or oils. Soft, sexy gel-color."
Pigmentation: The biggest disappointment with these was the serious lack of pigmentation. I was so shocked at how watery the colors looked, they barely showed up! For a lipstick that claims to have pure color pigments, it was a total letdown.
Finish/Texture: The finish was super shiny and beyond glossy, which I don't prefer when it comes to lipstick. The texture was very greasy, which caused the product to slip everywhere.
Scent: There was an off-putting, soapy scent to these lipsticks. They smell nothing like the Colorsensational lipsticks, which have a slight sweet smell.
Lasting Power: There was no lasting power at all because of the slippery texture.
Price: I paid $6 for each lipstick at Target.
- The sleek, bright packaging is pretty
- There is hardly any pigmentation
- The scent is unpleasant
- No staying power whatsoever
- Finish is unbelievably greasy/causes transferring and patchyness
- Color can't be built up easily
I bought the Color Whisper lipsticks with high expectations. The pigmentation was so sheer, that it barely showed up on my lips. The lipstick formula had a greasy texture that was extremely difficult to layer to get opaque color.The finish was too glossy, which caused unflattering transferring around the mouth and short wear time. Although these lipsticks claim soft color, I was still saddened by the overall look, finish, and lasting power. If Maybelline would have marketed these as tinted lip balms, maybe I wouldn't have been as disappointed.