It’s Winter, it’s the Holidays, red for lips is so in right now! Yes? Maybelline Spice It Up Baby Lips Lip Balm is one of a few new, limited edition shades from the Maybelline Baby Lips Winter Edition Collection for Holiday 2015.
As a child (ok, as an adult too!) I collected Lip Smackers and I think some of my obsession with Maybelline Baby Lips stems from that addiction because as soon as they release limited edition shades I’m the first one in line clamoring to buy them. They also happen to have a cult following so I try to grab up any new ones to review and swatches them on my blog (I can’t tell you what a great excuse, “for the blog”, is!).
I’m not a hardcore Baby Lips fan girl. The formula has improved considerably since their original release and it is a bit more hydrating and even more pigmented but it still isn’t quite my favorite lip balm of choice. I will say that Spice It Up Baby goes into the exception to the rule pile.
First off each of the new balms released with the Winter Collection have a different flavor and by far my fav would have to be Spice It Up. It’s kinda a spicy gumdrop bubblegum flavor. It’s unique that’s for sure as I don’t think I could compare it to any other flavor lip products I own.
The shade is a festive true red which is quite pigmented! You get a nice hint of shine, color, and flavor with this little pick. I don’t find the Baby Lips particularly hydrating but Spice It Up provides a nice bit of moisture plus I like it gives my lips a hint of shine as well. I find the textures, pigmentation, and formulas vary with the shades in the Baby Lips formula and Spice It Up is one of the better ones in my opinion.
All in all this is a nice little festively sheer red lip balm that’s nice to have for touch ups on the go!
Maybelline Spice It Up Baby Lips Lip Balm is available now for a limited time at drugstores.