maybe the tagline finally makes sense

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I have a new favorite lip product. It’s called Maybelline Color Whisper. It provides moisture along with a hint of color, that’s layer-able if you want more depth. You know how their tagline is “maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s maybelline.” ? Well, it finally rings true. People may actually think you were born with this lip color. does the post title finally make sense? maybe she’s born with the gift of writing witty titles, maybe it takes hours of terrible ideas until she settles on one.

I’d compare it closely to the Revlon Lip Butters, that I wrote about here, but with a lighter, less “waxy” finish. I wouldn’t describe the Lip Butters as waxy, but compared to the finish of the Color Whisper lip color, they are heavier and more dense.

So far I’ve only tried “Pin Up Peach”, which is a great pink-y nude. It’s perfect for daytime wear, but can also be thrown on top of a lipstick for shine + pink finish.

The staying power is pretty much what you would think of when you hear about a sheer, lightweight product, so you’ll definitely need to reapply after a few hours, but you won’t have the uneven fading that may sometime happen with lipstick.

p.s. Ulta is having a buy 1 get 1 50% off right now- click here to shop


Complete side note : aren’t those earrings just gorgeous? My stella and dot consultant Nicole sent them to me as a christmas gift. I’ve worn them several times and love them. Thanks again Nicole! 


In other news, if you live in the area, I hope you can come to the private shopping event on Sunday evening at Loft in Streets of Southpoint Mall (Durham, NC)! Print off your coupon here, and arrive at 7:30p. The event goes until 9:00, and I’ll be there offering style advice, suggesting some of my favorites, and eating some of the delicious cupcakes provided by Daisy Cakes!

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Comments (53)

  1. Posted January 25, 2013

    Love this! Wish I could come on Sunday evening, but PA is more than a hop and a skip! LOFT ANDDDD Daisy Cakes!? Double-swoon! Hope it’s great!

  2. Sarah says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    Thanks, ill have to try that.

  3. Posted January 25, 2013

    love that lip color — its subtle and feminine! I might have to try it! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

  4. Emilie says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    I bought that exact color and it’s beautiful. However, I don’t like wearing it because it creates little vertical creases on my bottom lip. So when I smile all you see are these ugly vertical lines. This happens to me a lot with lipstick products so I never wear them. πŸ™ But I thought I’d try this and it did the same thing. I only wear glosses because of this. Any idea of how to fix this? I love this color and would really enjoy wearing it if it didn’t create those creases. The color looks beautiful on you!

  5. Kaolee says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    I love that color on you. I’ve been trying to find a drugstore lipstick that is still good quality and will check these out.

  6. Heather says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    Ok, I may have to go try that lip product. Thanks for the recommendation! By the way, I love that you cut bangs again. They are so pretty on you. I know they’re a pain when you first cut them, but you’ll get them trained in no time, and then they will be a breeze again.

  7. Emily says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    I love the lip butter so I might have to try this one out! That color is perfect for you!!

  8. Posted January 25, 2013

    Oh, I think I’ll have to try this! And, I just went to Daisy Cakes website thanks to you…I live in NC as well. NTS- check them out next time I’m in Durham!

  9. Posted January 25, 2013

    Will have to try the lip color…LOVE the bangs. Did I miss a post about your new bangs or was it a surprise?

  10. Posted January 25, 2013

    Will have to try the lip color…LOVE the bangs. Did I miss a post about your new bangs or was it a surprise?

    • Kate says
      Posted January 25, 2013

      I cut them last week. I posted about it on Instagram. Find me at K8_smallthings

  11. Nikki says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    Yeah when did you get bangs again?? Love them!

    • Kate says
      Posted January 25, 2013

      last week! thanks!

  12. Dawn says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    I’ve been looking for a nice lip tint for work, and my current balm with colour just isn’t cutting it. I’m going to grab some today in my travels, I’m excited to try it!

    • Dawn says
      Posted February 4, 2013

      I finally found some a few days ago, I got the peach as well and I absolutely love it! It’s very dry where I work so this stays on me and is reapplied throughout the day with zero issues. Thanks for the rec!

  13. Posted January 25, 2013

    Gorgeous color. Looks great on you.

  14. Posted January 25, 2013

    Wish I could join you all on Sunday! Texas isn’t TOO far from NC, right?! πŸ˜‰

    Molly from littlebittyprettylife.blogspot.com

  15. jbricks says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    Great! Love this. You must have gotten your hair colored, it’s brighter with caramel lowlights! Cute!

  16. Posted January 25, 2013

    Love it.. especially since I wear chapstick or lip gloss!

  17. Posted January 25, 2013

    I’ve been going back and forth over whether or not to pick a couple of these up. They sound like a great buy though!

  18. Posted January 25, 2013

    Love your bangs! That always reminds me of Legally Blonde: I got bangs! My hair’s so now!

  19. Lisa says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    I have a hard time with drugstore lip products because I hate the way they smell. Do you find that too? I think Revlon has a really bad smell, I just can’t stand it. Haven’t tried many of the others but after wasting some money on Revlon I stuck with what I know doesn’t stink, Clinique.

  20. Posted January 25, 2013

    You got me hooked on the Revlon Lip Butters…I’ll have to try these now.

    I wish I lived in NC so I could come to the Loft event – it sounds like so much fun!

  21. kodijo says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    This seems to be a trend in the comments, but how I wish I could come to the event! WI is a little far away, and if blogger events like that happen here, I haven’t found them yet! I’d love to meet people and shop.
    grey et al

  22. Posted January 25, 2013

    First, LOVE the bangs. Second, I am currently obsessed with the lip butters out there. Love the subtle color but moisture that they provide. Thanks for reviewing this one for us!

    Lauren @ My Polished Sdie Blog

  23. SH says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    Can’t wait to try that lip gloss!

    Sheree
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

  24. JANNA says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    Your hair rocks!!! I especially love the bangs! Suits you to a tee! πŸ™‚

  25. ....... says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    really want to try these as I’ve loved the revlon lip butters ever since trying them. this one is a very nice color too. thanks for the info and love the earings! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  26. Posted January 25, 2013

    Have you tried out the L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm…the Maybelline packaging looks exactly like the L’Oreal one. I tried it when it first came out and have been totally and completely hooked, and haven’t bothered trying the Revlon or new Maybelline one. Definitely thinking about trying it now, but would love to know how you thought it compared to L’Oreal!

  27. Luci says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    Love that lip color I’ve been looking for something sheer but still noticeable πŸ™‚ so I will definitely have to try this!!

  28. Jill says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    Loving the shorter bangs on you. Looks great!

  29. Posted January 25, 2013

    Yay! Your bangs are back ((:

  30. Jenna says
    Posted January 25, 2013

    I love the Revlon lip butters, so I think I’ll have to try this next. So pretty!

  31. Posted January 25, 2013

    I love these!!! I bought Two last weekend – Pink possibilities & pin up peach – and they are awesome!
    I dont like heavy …sticky lip stuff and these are just perfect for me

  32. Posted January 25, 2013

    I’ve notice your lip color your past few posts πŸ™‚ are u wearing this color in those posts ?

  33. Posted January 25, 2013

    I’ve notice your lip color your past few posts πŸ™‚ are u wearing this color in those posts ?

  34. Posted January 25, 2013

    I have the same one and LOVE the colour. By the way, the bangs look fantastic!

    Lemon Sugar Creative

  35. Posted January 26, 2013

    Too funny, I had forgotten about my lip butters and just used again this morning …… I always love your tips so will have to check this out. I wish I lived closer, would love to shop with you ! We just found out a Loft is coming to our mall here in Canada, can’t wait….maybe you’ll come up and host here. πŸ˜‰

  36. Terra says
    Posted January 26, 2013

    Your cut and color look so amazing right now! I really like your hair with the carmel low lights, your skin looks so radiant! You are an inspiration, so glad I’ve found your blog!

  37. Laura says
    Posted January 26, 2013

    I love the natural lip color. Did you use a lip liner with this? If so, what product/color? Thanks!

  38. Posted January 28, 2013

    Im obsessed with lipsticks and I loooooove this one! I gotta go get it now! lol
    Love your blog

    check out mine if you have free time πŸ™‚
    http://andrearotter.blogspot.com
    it would mean a lot!!!

  39. Posted January 28, 2013

    Just got this lip color and love how silky it feels on my lips. I used your homemade sugar and honey lip exfoliator before I tried it and I quit rubbing my lips together. They feel so soft and awesome. Love your bangs. πŸ™‚

  40. Posted January 29, 2013

    You are very welcome, Kate!! Gorgeous as always!

  41. Sarah says
    Posted January 29, 2013

    I went three places tonight looking for it and couldnt find it in stl yet! Maybe I need to go to Ulta tomorrow night and see if they have it. I hate lipstick but cant wait to see if this one works.

  42. Posted January 29, 2013

    This is a great product; thanks for sharing. I bought it in Lust for Blush (25) and it is also really pretty.

  43. Posted January 29, 2013

    Looks like a copy of Loreal’s Color Riche lipbalm. I use that in Nearly Nude and I love it. It doesn’t dry out my lips, makes me feel like it’s a “my natural shade but better” and I don’t mind reapplying it – it feels amazing! But, I’ll definitely try this new peachy-pink color, looks great!

  44. Posted January 29, 2013

    Looks like a copy of Loreal’s Color Riche lipbalm. I use that in Nearly Nude and I love it. It doesn’t dry out my lips, makes me feel like it’s a “my natural shade but better” and I don’t mind reapplying it – it feels amazing! But, I’ll definitely try this new peachy-pink color, looks great!

  45. Ashlee says
    Posted February 3, 2013

    I love these maybelline whisper ones, but the L’Oréal color riche lip balms are better I think. The shade Rose Elixer is my ‘my lips but better’ shade! πŸ™‚

  46. Posted February 17, 2013

    Thanks for this recommendation! I was looking through some of your posts yesterday and stumbled on this one. I bought the color later when I went grocery shopping and I LOVE it! It’s the best pink/peachy shade of lip color I’ve ever bought.

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