So bloody 80’s! Do you remember them?
I guess you can say that Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm is one of the cuter, hipper products the brand has released in recent days. Don’t get me wrong they have really succeeded with their Eye Studio Collection but in regards to cute, hipster type of releases they aren’t nearly as inventive as they once were…can we haz petition to re-release Kissing Coolers?
Baby Lips has been making a few waves on the blogsphere as many bloggers got samples of the product during Fashion Week thus unleashing a wave of OMG you must try these moments. But Baby Lips isn’t technically a new product as it was released in certain parts of Europe and Australia early this year (not sure if Asia got these).
Each of these is a mere $2.99 and they promise to be a “clinical strength” lip balm. As far as I am concerned that kinda killed it for me, it’s a too big for your britches kinda moment. Top it off with “better looking lips”, “less dried out ones”, “more supple” ones…and it starts to overkill things…as why is it a mere $2.99 if it does all these AMAZING things?
I had to try for myself and see what the hype was about.
An SPF 20 lip balm that moisturizes lips and prevents them from drying out.
A lip balm with a high SPF. I’m trying to sit here and rake my head for other drugstore balms that contain an SPF 20 but I honestly can’t think of one at the moment so props to Maybelline for creating a balm that has SPF 20 although I’m not really all that incredibly impressed with a high level of SPF because I don’t personally care about SPF in my lip balm for some reason or another. If you do, brilliant, I simply don’t though….
I find Baby Lips is a very nice lip balm but that’s it.
Alot of folks had mentioned that the balm sits unnaturally on top of lips. And to some extent I do agree with this however, how many balms do you know that don’t have that strange way of settling onto lips and making themselves very well know? Another words the formula is pretty heavy, has a balm-y moisturizing feel, and it’s simply something you know you have on due to the weight of the product. Does this bother me? Perhaps. I like a lighter texture on my lips, something that doesn’t say “Hey, how you doing?” but it’s easy enough to forgive since many lip balm products sport a similar feel.
The formula is a tad difficult to explain…it’s not waxy really but it’s heavy enough to create a mask over lips. It feels moisturizing enough but I prefer something that has a slicker feel…
I purchased three shades which were:
- Cherry Me (this is a red tint with cherry flavor)
- Peach Kiss (this is a nude beige with a peach flavor)
- Grape Vine (this is a berry grape shade with grape flavor)
The balm provides a decent flush of natural color on lips with a flavorful taste but some might nitpick that the flavors aren’t really all that tasty…personally I found I didn’t care either way.
There isn’t anything really bad to say here….it’s kinda of a situation of you either really like a lip balm formula or you simply don’t…!
- Those who like lip balms.
- Those wanting a lip balm with a touch of color, flavor, and a high SPF.
- Those wanting to treat super dry lips (the formula is moisturizing but if I have chapped lips or super dry, flaky ones I doubt this will be enough to ease them).
- Those sensitive to flavored and scented lip products.
Maybelline Baby Lips didn’t leave a huge impression on my makeup life. They are simply a cutely packaged lip balm that have a decent formula. I liked the natural color they gave my lips but I honestly found them a bit too heavy to enjoy but I personally don’t expect much else from a lip balm as hey, lip balms are indeed heavy feeling aren’t they?
I think part of the problem with these would be the build up and hype on the Internet which an illusion of a “you can’t live without it” product. And when people finally tried them they were kinda “eh?” about the entire thing, “So this is it?” “You mean that’s all?” I find hype can kill a product dead for me sometimes.
This is a cute little something to tuck into your makeup bag or desk drawer when you want to liven your lips up with a hint of color but don’t expect the cure all for your dry lips!