Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips

Happy September, everyone! I can't believe this year is going by so quickly, in the blink of an eye it will be Christmas and we'll be in the comfort of cosy nights and shopping for gifts! I personally can't wait for the cooler weather - I do love a big chunky knit jumper but that's for another day, eh?

Now I know that the Maybelline Baby Lips range has been talked about to death in recent months by all your favourite bloggers, but I figured adding my two cents wouldn't hurt. It's nice to know what everyone thinks and recommends, especially when the products are totally affordable. I decided to wait it out until the hype died down a little bit, and as I type this I've seen at least three new reviews by bloggers that I follow! Oh well, here's my opinion...

I have incredibly dry and chapped lips, even in the summer months, so the idea of a moisturising lip balm that didn't involve the greasiness of Vaseline plus with added scent and colour was one right up my street. Taking advantage (as always!) of the Boots 3-for-2 offer on beauty products, I didn't hesitate to pop all six available Baby Lips into my basket. The cashier looked at me as if it was slightly excessive to be buying six of the same product but even the packaging had me sold; I absolutely love the bright bullets which have certainly added a pop of colour to my dressing table!

The exclusive lip-renew formula moisturises lips for up to 8 hours and, based on panelists' self-evaluation, lips are visibly renewed after just one week of use. I have to say that the balm feels lovely to apply; it practically glides on with utter ease to leave lips feeling hydrated and protected. It doesn't, however, stay on for a full 8 hours like Maybelline claims - but it does last a while without having to reapply throughout the day. Baby Lips comes in six colours currently in the UK and, in the order of the photograph above (left to right) they are:

  • Cherry Me - A gorgeous sweet cherry smell (which actually reminds me of my childhood) with a pretty pink tint.
  • Intense Care - Pretty much unscented with no colour, simply a moisturising balm.
  • Pink Punch - A slight strawberry hint that leaves lips with a cute baby pink pop.
  • Mint Fresh - A subtle spearmint scent with no colour, very fresh indeed!
  • Hydrate - I would say this is unscented, I guess close to the original Vaseline smell with no colour. 
  • Peach Kiss - A sweet peachy scent, providing a hydrating sheer nude hue to the lips.

I always carry at least one of these in my handbag when I'm out and about. Usually I take with me an unscented/non-pigmented balm (Hydrate or Intense Care) but also grab one of the pigmented ones for when I want a bit of colour on my lips. I think Peach Kiss is my favourite out of all of them - I do love a nude-based lip!

What do you think of the Baby Lips range? Which lip balm is your favourite?


  1. So glad to have come across this blogpost, I was thinking of getting at least one of these but didn't know which to go for but this review has helped me choose (I'm between the cherry me, pink punch and peach kiss...will probably end up getting all three!) Thanks!

    Rachel :)


    1. I've come to the conclusion that they're all pretty good, but the tinted ones especially. So much choice! Thanks for reading! X

  2. I've used the hydrate one and found that my lips were actually DRYER than when I started using it! After reading this i'm thinking about trying again but maybe a different color...great post! Thanks! I'm new to blogging but would love if you could check out my page :)


    1. Awh, that's a real shame that Hydrate didn't work for you (bit ironic really!) although if you didn't get on with that I would still suggest the Intense Care one - it's way better at moisturising the lips, I've found! X


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