Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal Lip Balm is yet another variation on the Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm formula! The Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal formula is a new spin on the Maybelline Baby Lips cult favorite formula that has a hint of shimmer in the mix.
Let’s take a look!
Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal formula contains microparticles of shimmer which give lips a sheer hint of sparkle and color. Up until now all the Baby Lips formulas have been a sheer tinted balm formula but I think Baby Lips Crystal does change things up in a major way.
I’m not particularly partial to the Baby Lips formula to be honest but I think there’s some improvement with the Crystal one. The balms feel slicker, look glossier on lips, and have a thinner less balmy texture on lips. They are still very sheer, heck, maybe even more sheer than the original formulations and releases! I feel like there’s even less pigment in these shades. They do however, give lips a very nice, sheer hint of shine and shimmer that is noticeable. I find the texture very soothing but it does provide very little moisture so I feel the need to reapply often. I believe the original formula says they offer up to 8 hours of moisture but the Baby Lips Crystal formula mentioned nothing about that. They are lightly scented and flavored with sweet orange for some of the lighter shades and the darker shades, hmmm, they tasted different, kinda cakey?
Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal Swatches (Crystal Kiss, Gleaming Coral, Mirrored Mauve, Twinkling Taupe)
One shade that really sticks out as an overachiever is Twinkling Taupe. This is the most pigmented of the shades I tried. It gives a nice shiny, shimmery look on lips with a pretty, natural hint of dusky brownish pink on my lips. It’s a lovely color and if you’re curious about the Baby Lips Crystal formula this is the shade I’d recommend purchasing.
The other shades I tried were disappointingly sheer! And heck, some even gave me a bad case of zombie looking lips!
There’s a improvement with the Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal! I felt they were shiny, thinner in texture, and prettier on my lips but the shades are a bit disappointing. I did however, like the slicker feel of the balms versus other formulas I’ve tried in the Baby Lips Collection.
Maybelline Twinkling Taupe Baby Lips Crystal
Maybelline Gleaming Coral Baby Lips Crystal
Maybelline Mirrored Mauve Baby Lips Crystal
Maybelline Crystal Kiss Baby Lips Crystal
I’m unsure at this point of the Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal Collection is here to stay but I best grab a back up of Twinkling Taupe just in case (that one gets a Muse Approval).
The Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal is available now at drugstores in six shades.