Maybelline Baby Lips
So yes... I caved! You are all probably getting sick of these now! I think these have to be one of the most hyped products at the moment and what are they, they're lip balms! Yes I know I am probably a tad late on the trend but when I was in boots one day I saw a few left and thought I would pick them up to give them a try since I always use lip balm and always have some in my bag it seemed like an okay investment... Okay I was trying to justify trying them! Here is the Maybelline website if you would like to read up more on the Baby Lips range. Baby Lips currently will cost you around £2.99 which for a lip balm is pretty expensive in my opinion but for the color pigmentation on some you could argue its worth that little bit extra. So far there are six to choose from.
Baby Lips in Pink Punch
So for both my own use and review purposes I thought I would pick up one of the Baby Lips that had pigmentation and another one which was clear/didn't have any pigmentation. The first one I picked up was Baby Lips in Pink Punch. This one is described as a 'moisturizing lip balm with a hint of color' and also claims to have 8 hour moisture for your lips.
The packaging of the Baby Lips is pretty sturdy. I have chucked it in my bag for weeks and the label hasn't been scratched off nor has the plastic broke. At first look the lip balm looks like it would be a horrible hard texture like those kids lipsticks you can get! But actually they are really soft and are really easily blended into the lips and cover them easily. Some lip balms drag on your lips; I found this didn't.
The smell of this one is pretty sweet, so if you are in to sweet scents and like a hint of color on your lips I would choose this one.
As you can tell from the swatch the color pay off is subtle which I like but the pigmentation for a lip balm is actually pretty good! I feel like this would be good for a night out/holiday where you don't want to reapply lipstick all the time but you still want color added to your lips.
So does this one live up to the hype? Well I loved the smell of this and it did moisturize my lips instantly but I haven't noticed any major affects on my lips. But I do like this as a product and would recommend it if you just want a basic lip balm or are interested in some sheer color on your lips. Now on to the next one I picked up!
Baby Lips in Mint Fresh
I decided for the next one I picked up I would choose one that didn't have any pigmentation or was plain so I could use it as my morning and evening lip balm. Mint Fresh ended up being my absolute favorite. This one has SPF 20 in it and is labelled as a 'lip protection balm' and also claims to have 8 hour moisture for the lips.
I use this as my morning and evening lip balm as I said; I do this so I know I am moisturizing my lips at least twice a day. The smell is amazing it smells like chewies and menthol which to me is pleasant! It basically smells like mints! It smells and feels so refreshing on the lips. This one also did make my lips noticeably smoother than any other lip balm has on my lips before including the Pink Punch one I tried which I also tried to use twice a day.
So how about the Mint Fresh lip balm does this live up to the hype? Well I would say if any of the range deserve hype so far for me it would be this one! It is my favorite and I'm glad I picked it up!
My overall opinion on baby lips...
Honestly I think each one has an appeal to it but at the end of the day they are lip balms! That's pretty much it! If you're actually in the market for a new lip balm you should get these as they are the best lip balms I have tried but to be honest if you don't need a new lip balm or don't suffer from dry lips I wouldn't go rushing out for them (except the Mint Fresh one I kind of have fallen in love with that one and would recommend it...) From my experience the pigmentation is pretty good for a lip balm! Both scents also seem to be pleasant but not overbearing/fake smelling which is always a positive.
So what are your thoughts on the Baby Lips? Do you own any? Which ones? Let me know in the comments!