With Revlon Lip Butters and L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balms getting rave reviews from beauties everywhere, it's no wonder that Maybelline decided to put out their version, claiming to be a product of
"Pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel [without any] heavy waxes or oils."
I decided to try Pin Up Peach, a light pinky-peach, perfect for spring. Lately, Maybelline has been producing products from gels like their Mega Plush Volum' Express (reviewed here) which I adored for it's lightweight feel. This sheer lipstick-lip balm hybrid is no different. It definitely feels like, lighter than Revlon Lip Butters, which is fine when you're not eating or drinking, but as soon as I started drinking my morning cup of coffee, I found this product to disappear fast.
This product didn't feel moisturizing, nor did it feel drying. However, this did accentuate the flakes on my lips, so I recommend exfoliating your lips before applying this product. Like any tinted lipbalm/lipstick, this can easily be applied without the use of a mirror. I can't say for sure if this is truly a pigmented product as I chose to trial Pin Up Peach, which is a sheer light color on my naturally-pigmented lips.
I'm a big fan of Maybelline, especially of their mascaras, but I can't say I'm a fan of this. I prefer Revlon Lip Butters. Though reviews in the blogosphere say Lip Butters are heavier than Color Whispers, I actually favor the heavier application because I feel that Lip Butters last longer on my lips with eating and drinking.
Bottom line: If you want a truly lightweight tinted lipstick/lip balm hybrid and don't mind constant re-application, check this out. Otherwise, if you don't want to be bothered with applying especially when eating or drinking, you might want to pass.