Maybelline Master Glaze Lip Scrub Stick ($7.99) is a new exfoliating lip scrub stick that was introduced with the Maybelline Summer 2018 Collection and happens to look a hell of a lot like the Revlon Kiss Exfoliating Balm that launched for Fall 2017.
Oh well, imitation is the best form of flattery right?!
If you wear a heck of a lot of long-wear lipstick or you’re simply prone to drier lips I do believe that lip scrub should be an essential part of your routine!
Maybelline’s version is a bit higher priced compared to Revlon’s. Each holds 0.09 oz of product but where as Revlon’s version is a mere five bucks, Maybelline’s is $8 and so not worth it in my opinion. That’s just too much to spend on a drugstore lip scrub when you have products like Chapstick Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub hanging around which has a better formula and will set you back around $4 bucks!
On the upside, Maybelline’s formula is pretty gentle if you’re sensitive. I don’t typically like stick lip scrubs as I feel like I’m dragging the scrub harshly across my lips. This actually feels like a lightweight lip balm and has very refined sugar crystals. I’m not terribly sensitive and I have pretty dry lips so I didn’t feel like this did much aside from provide some lightweight moisture which in turn allowed me to apply my lip color easier. But I wouldn’t say it completely de-flaked and exfoliated my lips. I need something way grainy to do that job.
Interestingly enough it has a vanilla flavor and fragrance where as most lip scrubs go with mint! I thought it tasted very pleasant but realize it won’t agree with sensitive users.
If nothing I’m honest and I can honestly say that Maybelline Master Glaze Lip Scrub Stick is a waste of money. I purchased this at Bed, Bath, and Beyond about two weeks ago and I’ve used it three times just to test it out but haven’t reached for it since that time and likely won’t in the future. I suppose if you’re sensitive it might be a good pick but overall, it doesn’t quite produce the desired effect it was created for which would be exfoliating lips! I say skip it.
Sensitive users might enjoy how soft and gentle this is on lips but those with drier, flakier lips won’t appreciate how little exfoliating power it provides. Not worth dishing out money on when there are far cheaper and better options available.
Sucrose, Polybutene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Castor Seed Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Tocopherol, Parfum/Fragrance, [+/- May ContainMica,] F.I.L. D209170/1.
- Great for sensitive users who don’t have severely dry or flaky lips.
- Not a great pick for those with severe dry, flaky lips.
- Those who want to buff dry, flaky skin from their lips.
If you’re in the market for something that isn’t terribly grainy and takes a more gentle approach to exfoliating your lips this might work out for you.