Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Review

Hunting these babies down was one of my top priorities while I was in New York. Yes, clearly "exciting" is a an adjective seldom used to describe my life.
After visiting about 100 different Duane Reades, CVS, and Rite Aids, I finally managed to find 2 of these lip balms (well...I actually found a Cherry Me in a previous Duane Reade, but as a testament of my love, I allowed the other 'Tine to have it xD).
I got Pink Punch and Cherry Me.
Left: Cherry Me. Right: Pink Punch
Swatches:
Pink Punch:
Cherry Me:
Damage: 
$3-4
Promises, Promises:
"No more basic lip balm:
• Visibly renewed lips and 8-hr hydration
• The secret: Exclusive lip renew formula with SPF 20
• Protects and moisturizes lips for a full 8 hours
• After 4 weeks, lips are visibly renewed and  reborn
• 6 varieties"
Review:
For a lipbalm, these are sure pigmented. They are at least as pigmented as (if not more!) those silly $30 Chanel Rouge Coco Shines. In fact, when I wore Pink Punch, it managed to stain my lips bright pink for the rest of the day.
The formula is light, doesn't feel waxy, and moisturises quite well. My lips are soft and smooth after application.
The packaging promises "clinical strength" and '8hr hydration", I'm not sure which clinic they tested this at, but their standards must be quite low as I don't find it any "stronger" than other lipbalms. The 8hr hydration promise also falls flat as I find myself needing to reapply every hour or so.
These lipbalms are scented according to their names, the scent reminds me of hard boiled sweets so it's not unpleasant. Unfortunately, Cherry Me does vaguely smell of cherry flavoured cough syrup :/
The SPF 20 makes it awesome for those long gone sunny days at the beach.
For those lazy days when you can't be bothered with lipstick but need a bit of colour on your lips, this $4 tinted lip balm can't be beat.

13 comments:

  1. Wow...they sure are hella bright! So pretty too! Thanks for the review! I really wonder why they're so hard to find...

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  2. ooh, thanks for the review and swatches. There look really good!!

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  3. Man they look better than the coco shines!!! These are going on my wish list!!! They look fab!

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  4. I kinda like how bright they are! My lips can always use a little color.

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  5. Very pretty colors and just the perfect amount of pop!

    I`m loving your blog :)
    Followed you ♥

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  6. very niiiice *borat voice*
    they taste kinda spf-y after awhile, ive noticed.

    p.s. nail polish post! XD

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  7. Thanks for the review! How many flavours do you have available in Canada? :O we only have 4 here.. and not one is any of the two flavours you just mentioned XD lol They sure are pigmented! I think I'll try the ones we have here & see what they're like. Ours is around the same price too! ^^

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  8. I love them!! The first one is my favorite! :)


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  9. Thanks for the great review! I'm planning to scoop one up after work today. :)

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  10. I'm not sure which clinic they tested this at, but their standards must be quite low...

    Haha... I've been wondering about this as well because I've been using this for about two weeks now (the Cherry Me one) and it has actually made my lips worse. They're dry and scaley with yucky dry patches. Ick! I don't think I'm going to get anymore. :(

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  11. I finally caved in and got one today---the "Pink Punch". Can't wait to try it out for myself! Good review! :)

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  12. I just recently got Cherry me and peppermint and I'm in love! They helped my lips a lot so far, they're not chapped anymore! I love the tint Cherry Me gives, perfect for class!! Even though I have to reapply often, I don't mind. I actually prefer to do that honestly.

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