March 9, 2015

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm Review & Swatches

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balms

Petal Rebel and Oh Orchid! are two, limited edition Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm shades that are launching for Spring 2015.

Whether you’re a fan or not so much a fan Maybelline has a knack for drawing us all in with each brand new release of their Baby Lips Collection. When I was a child I remember being obsessed with the idea of owning and having to have every single Bonnie Bell Lip Balm flavor around. If I’m honest with myself I still have that crazy, impulsive need to just OWN them all.

The same holds true for Maybelline Baby Lips!

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds LIp Balm is the 6th or so variation of the product. We have Baby Lips Crystal (my personal fav), the original formula, Dr Rescue, Electro, and the list goes on and on….! I guess when you have a great selling product you might as well run with the idea.

Do you have an obsessive need to own all the Baby Lips in the makeup world?

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm are only available in two limited edition shades as far as I know. I haven’t seen any other shades which is odd as typically these collections have around five shades released. The colors are all very Spring forward making them a nice pick up for Easter Baskets so you can look forward to a paler pink shade and a pretty unique shade of lilac.

I find with age the Maybelline Baby Lips formula has improved. Originally I felt they were a very basic lip balm and in some ways they still are but they have improved considerably since I first tried them upon their launch. I find the formula softer, a bit moister (although not where near 8 hours of hydration as they promise), I also find the shades are a bit more pigmented.

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm6

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm swatches

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm Swatches (Oh Orchid! and Petal Rebel)

In this case, both Petal Rebel and Oh Orchid! do show up well on lips! Sure, they are sheer, but not so sheer you can’t differentiate between the shades. They have a soft citrus-y fragrance and they give lips a nice hint of moisture, a little shine, and a nice bit of color. The texture is smooth, soft, and has a nice shiny look on lips. The original formula I always felt laid on lips in an unnatural way but since that release two or three years ago I find the texture has improved and feels much nicer and more natural on my lips.

Maybelline Oh Orchid Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm fotd

Maybelline Oh Orchid Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm (Oh Orchid!)

Maybelline Petal Rebel Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm fotd

Maybelline Petal Rebel Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm (Petal Rebel)

Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm aren’t an absolute must have for me but I realize many like these and will find the release of two new shades exciting! Particularly, Oh Orchid! I see as being very popular! If you’re looking for a fun and inexpensive little beauty treat for Easter Baskets these new Maybelline Baby Lips Buds Lip Balm shades are a cute little bit of beauty to tuck into those baskets!

Available now at drugstores.

What do you think of the Baby Lips formula?

Love ’em?

Or leave ’em?

I purchased this item.

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  • Katy

    I had passed these up yesterday specifically because the original formula hadn’t been so great for me, but now I’m definitely intrigued. Especially with Oh Orchid making a normally slightly scary color more accessible in its sheer format.

  • Icequeen81

    Those do actually show on lips, I had experience with the electro ans Crystal now color show for what so ever. Those looks like a great idea but after two disappointments I don’t dare to get one anymore.

  • Carol G

    Sadly, I don’t like these. I want to like them, since I am an absolute 100% lip balm junkie, but I tried them when they first came out and they really didn’t do anything for me. I was constantly reapplying them and I just felt like there was no hydration whatsoever. But your comment on them getting better with age makes me want to give them another go around. Maybe next time Maybelline is 40% off at Ulta I’ll indulge.

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t like them from the get go and many variations I’m not into. But there have been some good versions! If you’re going to re-venture in I’d highly suggest the crystal lips, they are really nice ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Katrina

    So glad to know I’m not the only one with this problem haha!! I don’t generally LOVE the baby lips formula, but when new ones come out, especially when they have pink and purple packaging/tints, I go crazy and have to have them all!!

    Every one of the limited edition displays I saw at first just had these two colors. But, I just came across a display that had these, as well as another shade “Peach Posey” It has the same great texture and fragrance as these two, but with a peach/orange tint. Not sure what’s up with this delayed release thing though, so weird!!! Nonetheless hope more are still coming lol…..

    • Isabella Muse

      haha likewise. we are sick! interesting! I’d likely love peach posey!

  • bebe

    I love, love, love my Baby’s just about all I wear. The colors are soft and natural..just perfect for those of us “of a certain age”. I will definitely be hunting these down this weekend. Thanks for the heads up and review. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ashley

    like both of these colors on you. remind me of the clinque baby tints. wasn’t really impressed by the original formula i bought the blue tube with clear color. had to reapply every hour on the hour.

  • Natalie Mason

    I can’t believe how well these actually show up! They both are really pretty shades on you! I love your blog- check at least twice a week. Thanks for all the reviews and pretty pictures!

  • Vicki

    I just found these at my CVS this month! Today I picked up the Petal Rebel color and as much as I dislike the other Baby Lips, I’m really impressed with these. I wish I had found the Orchid it looks beautiful!