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MAYBELLINE Color Whisper – Review, Photos, Swatches


Lips, LIPSTICK, MAYBELLINE, NC20, Yishan | by — September 25, 2013

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Brand: Maybelline
Range: Color Whisper
Shades: Petal Rebel, Oh La Lilac, Pink Possibilities, Who Wore It Red-er, One Size Fits Pearl, Lust for Blush, Orange Attitude, Mad for Magenta
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Maybelline Color Whispers are a sheer lipstick with a translucent gel formula that doesn’t contain heavy waxes or oils.
  • They’re ultra lightweight and glide smoothly leaving a moist sheen.
  • Despite the moist gel formula, I didn’t find this moisturising enough for my dry lips and needed to prep lips with lip balm first for a smoother finish.  I also disagree with comparison that these are similar to Revlon Lip Butters as the latter is much more buttery with a smoother finish than Color Whisper.
  • On my flushed lip tone, the paler shades appeared streaky and accentuated my lip flaws.  Whereas the darker shades like Mad for Magenta and Who Wore It Red-er  gave my lips a punchy popsicle tint.  Orange Attitude is a wearable sheer orange, and Lust for Blush will appeal to those that love their MLBB’s.
  • Verdict: If I have to choose one shade to try from this range, it would be Mad for Magenta as it’s a really easy-to-wear magenta that looks good even when sheer & slightly “undone”.  The 8 shades featured in this post are the only shades available in Australia, but Berry Ready is another shade I recommend (available overseas) trying if magenta is not your thing.

MAYBELLINE Color Whisper

Apologies I had only photographed 7 out of 8 in the above pic…

Swatched over lip balm.

Maybeline Color Whisper Petal Rebel Oh La Lilac Pink Possibilities Mad for Magenta

Maybelline Color Whisper One Size Fits Pearl Lust for blush Orange Attitude Who Whore it Reder

Maybelline Color Whisper Petal Rebel Oh la Lilac Pink Possibilities Mad for Magenta

Maybelline Color Whisper One Size Fits Pearl Lust for Blush Orange Attitude Who Wore It Reder

RRP: $14.95 AUD  (Currently on sale at Priceline)

This product was provided for consideration.

CARMEX Moisture Plus – Peach Sheer Tint

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CARMEX, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — May 8, 2013

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Brand: Carmex
Range: Moisture Plus
Shade: Peach Sheer Tint
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Further to my previous review of the Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra in “Clear”, today I have the “Peach Sheer Tint” for you.  It’s also available in a “Pink Sheer Tint”.
  • Ultra hydrating with the nourishing properties of the hallmark ingredients of the Carmex Moisture Plus range –  Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Aloe and SPF15.
  • Comes in a sleek, slant tipped slim stick that’s easy to pop in your bag & apply on the go.
  • Not quite minty, but the menthol and camphor ingredients do give a cooling sensation.
  • Leaves lips with a silky peach healthy sheen
  • In Australia this is available in clear, sheer pink & sheer peach.
  • Verdict: I have a habit of leaving 2 lip products in every handbag – a lip balm & a peachy lip gloss – so I’m never caught without my lip products when switching bags during the weekend.  Peach Sheer Tint is the perfect fusion of both products, giving my lips a dose of moisture & a healthy MLBB flush of colour which means I only need to carry just one product instead of two.  I know people have mixed experiences with Carmex and SPF, but it works well for me as a weekend lip balm that provides a quick dose of moisture on the go.

RRP: $8.99 AUD available at selected pharmacies

This product was sent for consideration.

YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Volupte Shine – Fuchsia in Excess 5 – Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Brand: Yves Saint Laurent
Range: Rouge Volupte Shine
Shade: Fuchsia in Excess #5
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • YSL’s new Rouge Volupte Shine are a comforting lipstick with a luminous shine, and rich in fruit extracts (vitamins & antioxidants) that leave lips visibly softer and smoother with up to 8 hours of hydration.
  • Melts on application, providing instant hydration (comparable with a lip balm), and is richly pigmented to give lips a wash of vibrant colour.
  • Contains pomegranate and rosemary to reduces fine lines, and hyaluronic acid spheres to hydrate and soften lips.  The candellila resin forms a thin protective layer to seal in moisture and magnify shine.
  • Whilst it’s excellent at hydrating lips, it doesn’t give any sculpting or line smoothing effects.
  • Fuchsia in Excess is described as a “bright luminous pink”.  It looks like a berry red in the tube but sets on lips into a soft fuchsia  after a few minutes.  Once the moisture is absorbed it leaves lips with a stained effect that’s moderate in lasting power.
  • Verdict: If you are contemplating between this and YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Gloss, I recommend hands down the Rouge Volupte Shine.  Despite being so similar in ingredients, Rouge Volupte Shine wins by a mile in both hydration and pigment.  On its own the sheerness makes the edges look diffused making it perfect for days you want your makeup to look vibrant but not overly done up.

RRP: $55 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

BLISTEX Lip Radiance – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


BLISTEX, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — April 10, 2013


Brand: Blistex
Range: Lip Radiance
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Blistex Lip Radiance is a shimmery tinted lip balm with silk extracts to leave your lips looking radiant.
  • Contains hyaluronic filling spheres for a fuller appearance
  • SPF 15 sun protection.
  • Lightly scented with a sweet fruity fragrance
  • Verdict: My lips don’t respond well to lip balms with a high wax content, so this lip balm didn’t do much for me other than to leave a luminous shine with a hint of colour & lip surface slightly softened.  The fruity scent also couldn’t mask the waxy taste.  I suggest Blistex take a closer look at Mentholatum Lip Ice Water Colour Lip Balm as to what people look for in a drugstore tinted lip balm!

I tested this lip balm after a swatching session & it didn’t do much other than to leave a hint of radiance.

RRP: $4.95 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

SISLEY Phyo Lip Shine – Sheer Coral


Lips, LIPSTICK, Maddy, NC40, SISLEY | by — January 30, 2013

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Brand: Sisley
Range: Phyto Lip Shine
Shade: Sheer Coral
Swatched by the lovely: Maddy

  • Maddy describes Phyto Lip Shines as a glossy, ultra-luminous treatment lipstick that has more colour than lip gloss & more shine than lipstick. Sheer Coral is a light orange with golden shimmer.
  • Visit Maddy’s blog to continue reading the rest of her review & find out why this has quickly become her go-to lipstick!
  • Thanks Maddy for the gorgeous swatch!