Or perhaps buy at first sight...
Maybelline calls it Color Whisper in Petal Rebel ($7.49 at select retailers), a soft, nourishing lip color that reminds me of Revlon's ColorBurst Lip Butters. For unforgivingly chapped or dry lips, this lipstick is a charm worker--smoothing over your lips with "sexy, soft, see through color."
For low maintenance color coupled with the hydrating effects of a lip balm, Petal Rebel is a must have.
Oh, and that color, that's a color that needs to stay in my life. Forever.
|Color Whisper in Petal Rebel, my must have.|
ApplicationUnlike traditional lipsticks, Color Whisper is a more of a lip balm and lipstick hybrid, meaning it's more forgiving on the lips. There's no drag or tugging here--it applies smoothly with semi-opaque coverage. Bright lipsticks emphasize my lip imperfections, but the creaminess of Petal Rebel helped mask them. Its moisturization is unbelievable, almost watery on the lips.
Because of its semi-opaque, smooth coverage, lip liner isn't necessary; it applies evenly without bleeding or feathering.
|Left: Bare lips. Right: Color Whisper in Petal Rebel applied. Ooh, so pink.|
WearBecause Petal Rebel isn't a true lipstick (it's better described as a tinted lip balm), expect the wear time to be short. On average, I get around 1-2 hours of wear without eating or drinking; if I get the munchies, this lipstick rubs off easily. I don't expect tinted lip balms to have a long wear time, but even Petal Rebel ran a bit short in this department--with other tinted lip balms, such as Revlon's ColorBurst Lip Butters, I get a couple of more hours of wear time.
The effect it creates once it wears off is lovely--it leaves a slight stain and moisturized lips.
ColorThis color is the quintessential Barbie pink. On pale skin, the pinkness brings out the fullness and suppleness of your lips without looking too noticeable; on darker skin tones, it's like a toned down Nicki Minaj (if that's even possible). I think this color is universally flattering and easily works as an everyday lip, since the color isn't too bold. When my lips are too parched to handle traditional lipstick, I usually reach for this--just apply and go.
|As you can tell, I am terribly excited over this lipstick.|
Would I Repurchase?Yes--in fact, I already have! I somehow misplaced Petal Rebel after a quick shopping trip in Coon Rapids, so I bought a new bullet yesterday. I truly love the color and ease of use of this lipstick, though I'm a bit disappointed with its lackluster wear time.