after hearing about how the Maybelline Color Whispers were Maybelline's response to the much loved Revlon Lip Butters, i made my way around town trying to find them. by the time this is posted, they'll be available at Shopper's Drug Mart but i seriously had the hardest time located them a couple of weeks ago. thankfully the local Walmart was carrying them well in advance of Shoppers. though by the time i got to them, there were barely any left.
|Maybelline Color Whispers|
i managed to grab Mocha Muse (20), Lust for Blush (25), Pin up Peach (30) and, from Shoppers, Rose of Attraction (75). swatches are in in my last post where i reviewed the Whispers.
now i do own one Revlon Lip Butter. hearing Bubzbeauty suggest the color Tutti Fruitti made me curious about it and so i purchased it over the summer.
|Tutti Fruitti swatch|
the formula for the Whispers sit better on the lips. the Lip Butter feels like its just sitting on top of my lips and i found that Tutti Fruitti gets pushed around on the lips when you try to apply it. it takes a few strokes before the color is uniform.
the color pay off of Tutti Fruitti is quite good and true to color. it also leaves a bit of a stain which is nice. i know that some of the Lip Butters tend to be more sheer but this is not one of them. for me, the Whispers also pay off quite well. i do have to say that the colors Bare to be Bold and Go Nude did not show up on my hand at all when i swatched it in store. i would skip those.
the prices of these two items are comparable at Shoppers. i forget what they are exactly but the Lip Butters are around $10-12 and so are the Whispers. in general these are cheaper at Walmart. i got the Whispers for just under $8 each there. the Lip Butters do have less product but its so marginal and i have so many lipsticks that i won't miss that last 0.2oz/0.05grams.
both seem sturdy but the plastic case and the metal lipstick casing of the Lip Butter is much thicker. i can easily open the Whisper with one hand but the Revlon definetly takes two. in both cases, you get a sense of the color of the lipstick without having to open it. the Revlon does this one better by have a clear window on the top of the tube if for some reason the colorful case was not sufficient though i find this window not very practical. nice try though Revlon. personally, i dont think these are functionally different enough in packaging that it should factor into your decision making.
i am curious to buy a few more Lip Butters but for now i do like the Whispers a lot. this is probably because i chose very easy everyday color and because they apply and sit better on the lips.
hopefully this post was helpful! comments and feedback are always appreciated. :)
have a great today/tomorrow!