I was going to put these Maybelline Color Whispers as an “overhyped product,” but I realized that I really liked them. I just felt guilty because these were the first non-CF items I got after I made my cruelty-free pledge. Though I didn’t commit to completely eliminated non-CF products, I still said I would try to minimize my consumption of animal tested products.
So these felt like a failure. But they are good products, so I can’t, in good conscience, put them in the “overhyped products” post, out of guilt. Anyway, I got three colors: Mocha Muse, Lust for Blush, Petal Pusher. The one I really wanted but couldn’t get a hold of was Coral Ambition, I think.
These were really hard to get photos of, because they were so glossy-shiny. L-R: Mocha Muse, Lust for Blush, Petal Pusher.
They are also incredibly sheer and somewhat milky-looking. It’s a similar effect to some of the Korres Lip Butters, Jasmine in particular. I’m not sure if these are marketed as an alternative to those, but they sure have been compared to them.
L-R: Petal Pusher, Lust for Blush, Mocha Muse
These are pretty good alternatives to the Revlon Lip Butters, if you just want a change or you don’t really like those. I don’t like either packaging, this one has a candy-sweet scent, and they are a bit sheerer than most lip products. I find that I quite like them and if they were cruelty-free, I would definitely get some more.
As it is, they are not CF, so I don’t plan on purchasing any more of them, though they are rather pretty and great for effortless, everyday use.
Maybelline is not cruelty-free. I bought these from Bon Marche as they are not available in the Philippines.