Sunday, August 19, 2012

Maybelline Baby Lips - review

I'm a lip balm fiend. Always have been. I am not at all a lipstick gal, and while I do appreciate a nice gloss, I turn to balms 90% of the time. I have boxes full of them, and yet, I can never resist trying a new one.

When I saw Maybelline's Baby Lips balms start popping up a while back, I was tempted, but having just splurged on some pretty lip tints, I resisted...until a couple of weeks ago, when I saw them on sale at Walgreens. I was intrigued by Maybelline's promises: the balms include a "lip renew" formula, with 8 hour hydration. They also claim to provide visibly renewed lips in 4 weeks.  The packaging was adorable, as well.

 Out of curiosity, I picked up two - one tinted, and one untinted. I've been trying them out extensively over the last couple of weeks and I have had a chance to form an opinion on them.

I chose Peppermint and Peach Kiss. 

Peppermint is exactly what it sounds like - a clear, peppermint infused balm. I found the formula nice and smooth. It goes on with just a bit of shine. It does have a peppermint scent to it, but it's not very strong. I personally prefer a stronger mint scent and flavor, but that's just me. I did find that, with this one, you could kind of taste the sunscreen. It has done a good job of keeping my lips hydrated and smooth. It's a decent product, but I don't think I'd buy it again...there are just other clear mint balms that I prefer. 

I really love the Peach Kiss, though!  It is a sheer peach colored balm with a peach scent. 

As you can see, it's a nice shade...not too dark, not too light. The peachy scent is nice, not overpowering but a nice change for me. I find the formula to be as hydrating as the peppermint, but it has just a touch of shimmer to it!

Forgive the scary skin closeup, but here's how it looks on my fairly pigmented lips. It's a nice neutral peach that works on my cool skin tone as well as it would on warmer ones. 

I really like this one, and I would definitely buy it again. I am interested in trying a few other shades of these balms, though I will likely pass on the other clear one. All in all, I think Baby Lips are pretty decent lip balms with adorable packaging.

Have you tried them yet? If so, do you like them?


Britt Brewer said...

I like the peach one a lot! I just discovered the Revlon lip butters and I got the peach parfait and it is the perfect color for me. You might want to check that out as well, I usually layer it on so it looks darker than the baby lips color, but I bet the shade is kind of similar with just one swipe. It also has a little shimmer to it.

Ms. Ann Mowet said...

I've been curious about these lip balms but didn't want to waste my money...your review was very helpful!

Renee said...

I haven't tried any just yet.. I'm like you, i have waaayyy too many glosses and balms.. but I am tempted. I actually passed up a Baby Lips with LE packaging recently..and haven't seen that one again..but again, maybe it's better that way because then I'd never throw it away after the balm is finished!

yousoldtheworld said...

They are nice...not super amazing, but nice! I might pick up another shade at some point, but I realllllly need to put a dent in my existing balm collection first, LOL.

Followed :)

yousoldtheworld said...

I haven't tried the lip butters except for the tiny little sample I got in my Target beauty bag, but I really liked that and I'd love to try a couple of them!

Torn between knowing I need to use up some of the mountain of lip products I already have and the desire for more pretties, LOL.

Vulcan_Butterfly said...

I have a few of them and I really like them! They're perfect for adding a bit of subtle colour for work.

Anonymous said...

I've been using these for a year now, and I adore them! I have fair skin and fairly pigmented lips -- actually very similar to you, and lipsticks tend to be a bit overwhelming to my complexion. But these baby lips add just enough color to compliment my skin tone without being overpowering. I personally love grape vine the best -- despite being purple, it glides on leaving a very pretty and sheer berry color. It has also visibly improved my lips better than the medicated balms I used to use (I'm talking to you, Burts Bees) over the course of this year, and I swear my lips have become more pigmented (in a good way) since using them. I should be getting paid by Maybelline, because I have told everyone I know about these.

I do agree that the clear sticks taste a little like sunscreen. I keep a clear in my purse and one on my nightstand, though. I am prone to getting very chapped lips, so I usually apply the clear before bed. I haven't had chapped lips since starting using baby lips a year ago, and I used to have chronic chapped lips before them.

The new limited editions are current out, as well. If you like the clear regular editions, but not the sunscreen taste, try the limited edition "Twinkle". It goes on clear, but smells like strawberry starburst candy, and doesn't have the funky sunscreen taste. The other limited tints go on fairly true to their colors (except sheer), and are all very nice as well. :)

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