September 11, 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm Review & Swatches

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm which popped up earlier at Walmart exclusively are now available across drugstores or will be shortly if you haven’t seen them in your location as of yet.

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm is brand new formulation of the Baby Lips formula which contains eucalyptus to heal sore lips and cold blisters. They are available in six shades and are supposedly a “medicated care” formula (menthol external analgesic) with a natural hint of tint with a formula that provides 12 hours of hydration.

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm

Let’s take a look!

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm 42

Just a warning if you hate Vicks I would step away from the Maybelline New York Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm immediately. My mother happens to think Vicks cures everything, I personally hate it with a passion. These have a strong menthol/eucalyptus fragrance and taste that I’m not particularly keen on.

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balms

I dunno how helpful a formula with eucalyptus, menthol, and alcohol will be too your chapped lips but keep in mine that the cool freshness does feel like relief to sore lips but isn’t always beneficial to actually healing drier, chapped lips.

Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm just takes the formula to a new level that fans of the product will definitely buy into. At the moment we have the regular round of the formula as well as LE shades that launched and of course the new Electro Baby Lips. This isn’t the last formulation you’ll see of Baby Lips as it’s apparently a very popular lip balm with a strong cult following since its release here in the US.

For me I’m not a HUGE fan of these balms. They do provide nice color, decent moisture, and a nice, natural look however, they are just a glorified lip balm really that’s slightly over hyped. They have a heavier balmy texture with an improved formula since the original test that has a high sheen and a hydrating feel. I think the fact they are tinted is what makes them so popular as you get the moisture factor along with a tint which is very convenient when you aren’t wanting to redo your entire lipstick or lipgloss look during the day.

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm Berry Soft

Maybelline Berry Soft Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm

Berry Soft

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm Coral Crave

Maybelline Coral Crave Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm

Coral Crave

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm Just Peachy

Maybelline Just Peachy Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm

Just Peachy

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm Pink Me Up

Maybelline Pink Me Up Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm

Pink Me Up

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm Soothing Sorbet

Maybelline Soothing Sorbet Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm

Soothing Sorbet

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm Swatches

Pink Me Up, Just Peachy, Soothing Sorbet

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm Swatches 1

Coral Crave, Berry Soft

I’m not really sold on the medicated formula in all honesty. The addition of menthol and eucalyptus might feel nice at first but might actually inflame lips further not really helping them to recover in the long run.

Some of the shades look close to the original range of shades but I think fans of the product might still want to snatch them up.

They are available now at drugstores.

What do you think of the Dr. Rescue formula?

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Denise

    Do not like! I agree with you, Muse, the eucalyptus and menthol is just plain irritating for me. I spotted them at my local Harmon inside BB&B and I bought Just Peachy. I’m a bit diappointed, as I do like Baby Lips in general.

    • the Muse

      denise, I always question how menthol is going to cure already irritated lips! glad someone agrees ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Becks

        Do you feel that way about all balms that are Eucalyptus and Menthol? I use Burt’s Bees Soothing Lip Balm and love the tingle and how soft they make my lips, there’s an addition of Shea Butter for moisture.

        • Isabella Muse

          I love Burt’s Bees Soothing Lip Balm good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t mind menthol/eucalyptus just don’t feel it benefits chapped lips though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nat

    I don’t know about these, but I’m with your mom – I LOVE Vic’s. Little stuffy at bedtime? I smear it right under my nose, lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ashley

    I bought the original baby lips in quenched after reading the Allure’s best of beauty awards 2012, and it made the list again 2013. How?

    I felt like it did nothing, poor packaging the lid never stayed on. I felt like with this lip balm I was applying more often, it felt great going on, but within 10min I found myself re-applying. Wasn’t impressed, sometimes you get what you pay for, and this certainly wasn’t it for me.

  • Zoรƒยซ

    I agree, what’s the point of a medicated formula that doesn’t actually medicate? :/ I’ll be skipping these.

  • Christina

    Good morning, Muse! I saw the display earlier this week at Harmon’s and bought pink, peach, sorbet and berry (I passed on Coral since it’s so close to Coral Crush, and I skipped the clear one, too since the tint is the reason I buy Baby Lips). I love the “Vicks”-like effect of the medicated formula, especially since my lips seem to always be chapped (although I drink easily a gallon of water a day!) The formula plus tint is a grab and go for me so I always have one or two Baby Lips in my purse.

    • the Muse

      Morning! I KNEW you’d like these sis! ๐Ÿ˜€ I thought of you as I was ringing out. I went to Harmons in Scarsdale and they had a buncha new goodies! Anything awesome in New Rochelle? I’m always skeptical of the vicks like formula on lip balms, seems like it irritates more than heals…!

  • Christina

    I’m so glad you thought of me! Actually, when I saw the display at New Ro Harmon’s, I thought of you because I figured you wouldn’t even bother trying the medicated formula since I know Baby Lips isn’t your cup of tea. I had gone there with the intent of checking out the new Revlon Gucci Westman display for Fall 2013 — but alas, it was not there. In a way I was glad because Revlon’s eye products have been nothing but a disappointment (although I still ove their lip products). I had seen a picture of a lovely looking purple eye palette and I know I will cave and buy it when I come across it. However, I have almost completely changed my purchases to only mid-range cosmetics (UD, Too Faced, Bare Minerals, Lorac) — thanks to you!

    • the Muse

      LOL I kinda feel flattered sis ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m glad you’re enjoying new Mid-range products and with so many sales upcoming really you sometimes aren’t spending much at all. 20/30% off plus Sephora FF etc…so many ways to save and the formulas are sometimes superior. I was curious about the display too but I’m bracing myself for disappointment as Revlon shadows and I don’t get on well! I got these because I knew readers would want swatches but I’m not really into ’em…I will say that the formula has vastly improved since I originally tried them. The balminess is lighter, they have a nice buttery texture to them and a high sheen so the formula isn’t too bad ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Christina

    I think this might be called rationalization but I feel like in the long run, buying higher quality cosmetics is a better deal than all the money I spend on drugstore makeup which usually ends up disappointing, tossed, or given away. Mind you, there are some awesome drugstore products but now I actually stop and think to myself “Would I rather spend $7-8 on this when I can probably find a deal for something I’d like much better from UD or TF,” and that usually does the trick…not always because, as I mentioned earlier, I usually cave when it’s something purple. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And you rule the Makeup Blog Kingdom, Sista Muse!

    • the Muse

      it’s logical Christina can’t tell you how many times I spend $50-$60 at drugstore and come out of the experience not liking anything. Could have gotten a massive mid-range palette that I do like for that $60 bucks and had a little left over change so really I think you’re doing the right thing. ๐Ÿ˜€ good for YOU! glad to hear you’re on the mid-range bandwagon and honestly, there are SO many sales lately on these ranges that it makes them even more friendly in price ;-D

      LOL! I love you Christina <3!

  • Majick

    I don’t think I would like the formula but I will say the colors are really nice!

  • Kimmyyy

    I hate that there are so many balms out there that call themselves “medicated” when all the majority of them do is dry your lips out further. Menthol does NOT moisturize or heal your lips…it does the opposite. How is that helping anyone’s chapped lips? And have you seen the insanely long ingredients list for Baby Lips(along with lots of other crappy brands)? Like, holy smokes, that thing is huge. I don’t see anything that’s beneficial, so I’d say if you’re looking for something to help heal your lips, look somewhere else. If you want something that will actually help but still want some color, Burt’s Bees has some gorgeous colored balms… Just sayin’.

  • Mindless wiggles

    I am a big fan of the baby lips line and I have to say these are just awful. I got the coral one and it gave me no color whatsoever. I think part of what makes baby lips awesome is their different fruity flavors and this menthol scent is awful to me.

  • Tori

    I did not like the one I bought at all! I hated the scent, and I’ve been wearing it for only like 30 minutes (without eating/drinking anything) and I’m pretty sure it’s already gone. I like the original Baby Lips, but these just weren’t good.

  • Heidi

    Thanks for the review. I’ve been curious about these but I’m not sure about the menthol and eucalyptus. I always think of Vick’s as something for when I’m sick, so I’m really not sure about these! How do they compare to Carmex? I’m not a fan of their balms…

    • the Muse

      hi heidi! my pleasure! Unfortunately haven’t tried Carmex anything but hopefully one of my readers will reply and let ya know!

  • clara

    the babylip colours are pretty but i prefer nicer smelling lipbalms btw are they available in Australia do you think
    i havnt seen any around yet just the original ones
    ps nice review x

    • the Muse

      thanks clara glad you enjoyed the review, not sure if and when this will launch in Australia sorry ๐Ÿ™

  • miranda

    I’m gonna but 4 of these baby lips but not sure which ones….. can you tell me your 4 favs?

    • Nat

      Maddy, have you checked your local Shoppers Drugmart? I saw them there a couple months ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nancy

    I love this! It’s my first one to buy and it makes my lips feel soft and makes them look shiny:) I got pink me up I don’t know how to explain what I feel for it, had to check out the website and found this web page. I get to explain and express my feelings towards baby lips medicated รขยยค

  • Kristin H.

    are these worth getting? i want berry soft and soothing sorbet but i read some bad reviews and im not really sure…….

    • kare

      Trust me they are definitely worth getting ( in my opinion ) they realy heal your sore and dry lips.

  • Ady

    I have pink me up and I love this it does wonders for my sore lips. I personally think it the second most moisturizing lip balm ever (the most moisturizing lip balm being the body shops born lippy)

  • Eve

    Thank you for the honest review! I loved this at first, but after using it for two days, the skin on and around my lips started getting irritated and itchy. I now have a slight rash on my lips which I need to use my Sephora balm to correct ๐Ÿ™ I wanted to love this so badly too. I love that it made my lips look fuller, but if it does this at the expense of drying them out then I have to pass.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw my pleasure eve! Sorry ๐Ÿ™ could be the menthol that causes the problem I hope your lips are feeling better dear!

  • kare

    I love baby lips dr rescue its realy awesome for dry lips the only problem is that I am not that excited for the color because I have to put a different lipgloss on top to mask the baby lips color but ether than that I love it , love it ,love it !

  • Cindy

    Word on the web is that Baby Lips will have five new additions to the family sometime soon…this will be called the Crystal collection. I forgot the names of most of them but i remember Gleaming Coral. Maybe there will be shimmer? o.o Im set on buying it when i see it because i didnt get the last coral shade they had (coral crush) and i regret it to this day ๐Ÿ™

  • Helena

    Baby Lips is my new personal favortie! I tryed almost all you see here and the one I like best is the one with peach flavour mmhm.

  • Cianelle Maala

    I got a duo of Just Peachy and Pink Me Up. I was so excited to try Just Peachy and got so disappointed that it looked like concealer on me X(