February 26, 2013

Maybelline Coral Crush Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm Review & Swatches

Maybelline Coral Crush Baby Lips  Lip Balm

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?).

Maybelline Limited Edition Baby Lips

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.

Maybelline Baby Lips Coral Crush

Maybelline Coral Crush Baby Lips

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.

Maybelline Coral Crush Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm Swatches

Maybelline Coral Crush Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm

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).

Maybelline Coral Crush Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm FOTD

Are you a Baby Lips fan?

Do share!

Limited edition shades are available now at drugstores.

I purchased this item.

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  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Oooh pretty pretty pretty! I do like the Baby Lips balms actually, I just wish they all had SPF like the blue one :/ But the color of this is really pretty! I’m definitely going to grab one up when I go to CVS tomorrow!

  • blueraccoon

    I don’t know why I keep collecting these; I get zero color payoff and as lip balms go I have many which are better at both moisturizing my lips and giving me color. But I keep buying them anyway, and I just swiped on Melon Mania, which is a lovely pink in the tube but comes off clear on my lips. At least it has a pleasant melon scent to it.

  • Liz

    I’m in LOVE with Baby Lips! I have all of them including the older limited editions, (well excluding the two i finished, and need to buy back ups). I’m gasping at that green packaged one as I haven’t seen it around me yet and NEED the new ones 😀

    They’re my budget picks for my Fresh Sugars, even though the texture is very different, and less rich and moisturizing. When I want a balm formula with a sheer tint of color they work nicely, especially in the summer!

  • K.B.

    The only Baby Lips balm I like is the Quenched one. The peppermint one is pretty decent, but the other ones I’ve tried haven’t impressed me.

    By the way, I finally picked up a Clinique chubby stick in Curviest Caramel, and I am OB. SSESSED. It’s the perfect combination of pinky nude and MLBB (I don’t know if that’s possible, but that’s the best way I can describe it lol), and I don’t need a mirror to apply it. Definitely an item I will repurchase (over and over again).

    • the Muse

      hey kb did you read motorcycle man yet, recommending the filth, you’re welcome ;-D yayyyyyyyyyy! I’m so glad you like. it’s the best! 😀

  • Krystle(Baking Beauty)

    I love Baby Lips the original and pink punch. Can’t wait to try these, just wish they had SPF for summer!

  • michelle r

    thanks so much for doing this! Talk about deceptive advertising… went to six stores in three weeks trying to track this coral down, actually thinking I would be getting the product shown on the model… I know… when did I have my lobotomy… but I actually thought it would be SOMEWHAT similar to the advertising… these companies should be fined for deceptive practices. What they are selling and showing on the model is NOT what you tried on. You are really doing a service for all of us and I hope everyone appreciated that. As far as Maybelline goes, I will think twice, and even more before I believe one of their ads again. I mean, lets try to at least get the reality in the ballpark people. I know they want to sell, but false advertising tarnishes their brand, their reputation, and our confidence to purchase from them.

  • Sybilla Marshall

    I do like the baby lips. I have the peach kiss and the grape vine. I really wanted the color the model is wearing in the display!! It looks like a creamy orange, but it is not available. I talked to Maybelline about it.
    I have found with my peach kiss that when you first start using it, it is a little pale; but the more you use it the more color you get.
    I really want to try out the coral crush