Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm is available in five new, limited edition shades for Spring. I recently picked up the Coral Crush Baby Lips Balm as I can’t resist anything in coral, orange, or peach (you know my addiction well don’t you?).
I’m not a terribly big fan of Baby Lips but they seem to evolved a little since I last tried them out.
Here are a few thoughts on Coral Crush.
Originally I tried Baby Lips and wasn’t terribly impressed with them as a ton of raving was surrounding their release and I just felt like it was a glorified lip balm. Sheer, a little waxy at first, and sitting unnaturally on my lips like some balms do I was busy trying to figure out what it was that everyone loved and I was missing when these hit the market.
I’ve grown to appreciate them a little more since that time and heck even though I swore I’d never purchase another one as they all kinda sorta look the same I decided to haul two of the five new LE shades released.
Coral Crush was a given for me.
The formula shows some improvement since the last time I tried them. Either that or my mind is playing wicked little tricks on me. They still have a heavier balm-y texture with a very sheer tint but they have a bit of a glossiness to them that was sadly lacking in the original formula. Since I’m not one for touching up on my lipstick or gloss as the day progresses I rely on nicely tinted balms to apply throughout my day on the sly. These fit in nicely for touch ups however, I sadly find the lack of color a huge let down. Coral Crush looks gorgeous in the tube but my medium pigment lips don’t show much of that color. I imagine if you have paler lips you’ll see a nice bite of color from the shade. They do keep lips pleasantly hydrated through the wear and my lips are softer after use, again, something I didn’t really experience with the original formula’s release.
All in all I don’t think you need to run out and buy any of these LE shades unless you’re a HUGE fan of the balm. I still feel like they are basic balm with very little tint. The citrus-y flavor is very pleasant and for a basic balm product I’d say they are ok to pick up a shade but don’t go crazy and grab ALL the limited edition ones as they kinda all look the same on lips (I think it looks nice on my lips below as it gives them a nice bit of shininess but sadly, as you can see, no coral or orange tint).
Are you a Baby Lips fan?
Limited edition shades are available now at drugstores.