Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss ($4.49 each, Buy 1, Get 1 50% off at Ulta.com) are a new non sticky moisturizing lipgloss formulated with “caring oils” that hydrate, smooth, and soften lips for up to four hours that’s available in three different finishes.
Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss joins the Baby Lips family permanently for Fall 2015 and are available and popping up in drugstores now. Thus far we have Baby Lips Lip Balm, Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer, and now Baby Lips Lipgloss so I imagine we’ll see some sort of cheek or blush product in the works shortly as well!
Like many of you I keep lip balms stashed all over the place. In my desk drawer, in my makeup bag, on my vanity, etc…! But Baby Lips Lip Balm has never been a formula I’ve loved although I will say some of the limited edition shades that have launched have made an impression on me! I wasn’t sure what I would think about Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss but I went into this review with reservations.
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You’re either really going love these or just really dislike them. I happen to fall into the dislike category. Sorry makeup world, Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss just didn’t do it for me.
Maybelline did up this collection right with a selection of 12 different shades in shimmer, cream, and jelly finishes. Good on them! Variety is key at capturing the attention of makeup lovers and who doesn’t like a budget friendly gloss in a variety of shades for under five bucks yes (at a generous size of 0.18 oz)?
Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss Swatches (Berry Chic, A Wink of Pink, Taupe With Me, Life’s a Peach, Coral Craze, Fab & Fuchsia)
If you must have might I suggest starting with the jelly finishes? I thought they were the most likely in terms of finish and wear. There are four different jelly finish shades to choose from each has a plush finish with a thin yet not watery texture. They are lightweight, not sticky, and have a very nice shiny finish with a wear of around two hours on my lips. During the wear they feel pleasantly moist and comfortable however, I wouldn’t say they leave my lips feeling soft after the wear nor would I say there is up to four hours of moisture here. The formula provides lightweight moisture at best but nothing as dramatic as the claims of four hours. The colors are sheer so don’t run out and buy everyone single color available because in the end most of them look the same on lips in my experience.
As I said, I thought the jellies were the nicest. They have a gel-like consistency that’s quite shiny and lovely on my lips. They do have a perfume-y floral fruity taste going on that is pretty strong so if you’re sensitive beware. I think that fragrance and flavor might potentially be a deal breaker for many as it isn’t exactly the most pleasant taste in the world. To me it’s part fruit, part sweet gum, and part perfume.
Now I didn’t love the shimmers or the creams. The creams don’t apply as nicely as the jellies and they kinda fall into my natural lip lines and the shades are terribly unflattering on my skin tone so it’s a bad case of zombie lips all around. Not a good look! The texture isn’t as shiny as the jellies either nor did it feel as moisturizing to me.
I didn’t really love the shimmer shade I got either and again, I’m repeating myself here, I really do think the jellies is where this formula excels best. The shimmer finish is very subtle and isn’t as shiny looking as the jelly one. It doesn’t suffer with the poor formula the creams have though and spreads and applies easily onto lips leaving very light moisture and shimmer behind with very sheer, sheer color payoff.
Maybelline Taupe with Me Baby Lips Lipgloss
Maybelline A Wink of Pink Baby Lips Lipgloss
Maybelline Berry Chic Baby Lips Lipgloss
Maybelline Coral Craze Baby Lips Lipgloss
Maybelline Fab Fuchsia Baby Lips Lipgloss
Maybelline Life’s a Peach Baby Lips Lipgloss
I find the whole Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss thing a disappointment if I’m being honest. Do I really need another sheer gloss? Especially a mediocre clear gloss? Honestly, if you want an awesome, sheer lipgloss the CK On Summer Lipglosses are awesome! Yes, they are $15 each but hey, you’re putting nearly $5 into the pot anyway so for ten more bucks at least you can get a super shiny lipgloss with a gorgeous texture.
For me, Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss has so much potential. Granted, these aren’t really marketed as a full on lipgloss and I didn’t expect a ton of color from them but I think the formula could be improved upon to include a little more color, perhaps a better flavor or even no flavor, and considering they promise moisture, a little more of it wouldn’t hurt!
These are just meh for me. I understand they are marketing them as a moisturizing lipgloss and that’s the case at least deliver the moisture if nothing else.
I’m sure Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss will prove a hit with Baby Lips Lip Balm fans for me they just didn’t cut it.
You can grab Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss now at drugstores or at Ulta.com.