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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips UK Review

Maybelline Baby Lips UK Review


A few months ago I did trial a few Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms which I bought via eBay for a thief's ransom and truth be told I found them to be totally unworthy of all the hype. However I did purchase limited edition tinted versions and with the benefit of hindsight I can now report that such versions are not true representations of the original formulas, it seems that such batch sacrificed the hydration claims in favor of a sheer wash of colour.

Maybelline Baby Lips UK Review

Now that the Baby Lips have hit the UK I thought now would be a great time to revisit the product line. Much like before I am a fan of the cute and almost childish packaging - it may not be to everyone's taste but it sure stands out from other lip balms and the lipstick style bullet ensures ease of application. Some have stated that the balms look a little cheap and I guess such view is warranted as they are plastic and brightly adorned but come on at £2.99 each they were hardly ever going to contend with the likes of Chanel!

Maybelline Baby Lips UK Review

What surprised me this time around is how soft and almost liquid like this seemingly hard balm feels on the lips, I expected such a firm to texture to tug and pull at the lips but it does the opposite it glides on with such ease with a light texture. Maybelline claim that Baby Lips offer 8 hours of hydration and I'm afraid that it is not case it is closer to 2 hours, as long as the balm is on the lips the skin will remain moisturised but once it wears off all the benefits tend to vanish. What is surprising is that for a product that costs less than £3 the ingredients are pretty substantial and include vitamin E, aloe, honey, shea butter and in some instances an SPF of 20. However I should mention that all of the Baby Lips contain petroleum and in a pretty large quantity which would explain why there is no real lasting benefits of applying this particular lip balm or any petroleum based balm for that matter. The main problem with Petroleum is that it tends to only mask the problem of dry skin/lips with a barrier of hydration and over time said ingredient can suck out extra moisture from the skin/lips making the problem worse not better.

Maybelline Baby Lips UK Review

At the moment Maybelline have launched 6 of their now infamous balms within the UK which include three with an SPF : Hydrate (lemon and basil scent), Mint Fresh (mint scent) and Intense Care (cherry almond). All three apply clear and leave a slightly glossy finish to the lips. The other three versions are tinted but only so slightly so much so that the the they don't really show up on camera at least on my skin tone. Unlike the non-tinted versions these do not include an SPF and come in the following scents and shades: Pink Punch (light pink with a passion fruit scent), Cherry Me (cherry scented with a red tinge) and Peach Kiss (nude tint with a peach scent) again all provide a light sheen finish once applied. As some will know (everyone with the way I have harped on) I was recently in the states and they have different scents/shades one of which I had to purchase - Grape Vine if like myself you are a fan of grape soda then this is the balm for you as it smells identical to such fizzy treat.

Basically I don't love nor hate Maybelline Baby Lips, they are great for stashing in a pocket for a quick fix to dry lips but they are not a fix for cracked lips. Summed up they smell great, are fun and are cheap!

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms* £2.99 each via Boots - link
* Pink Punch and Mint Fresh were sent to me for consideration of review and Grape Vine was bought by myself.

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32 comments:

  1. I haven't really got on the bandwagon with these yet. Knowing me I will still buy one, but I really don't think they could beat my burt's bee lip balm!

    Great post though!

    Rachel xx

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  2. I have the Quenched Baby lips which i bought whilst on Holiday in Florida. I needed something to help protect and soothe my burnt lips and as it had an spf20 i thought i'd try it.
    It's terrible. Lasts moments, not minutes on the lips before it wears off. Don't soothe at all. Waste of money (for me).
    It's put me off even trying the tinted versions.

    Jules x

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  3. These are everywhere right now. I think I might get a couple just due to the SPF factor. xx

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  4. Really helpful review, i think i'll stock up on a couple of these!

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  5. Love this post & your blog! Really interested by your posts!♥

    http://caitlinaaa.blogspot.co.uk

    Would mean so much if you could check out my blog & follow me?

    Can't wait to see your posts in the future!

    Caitlin xo

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  6. I have also reviewed these lip balms but the 3 tinted ones! I think they are a handbag must!

    http://www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  7. I talked about these hitting the UK on my blog. I flat out refused to but them until now because of the cost, can't wait to go buy some!

    http://ramblingofabeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Looks cool but I'm not a fan of the packaging!

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  9. These look so cute :)

    laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  10. Cherry almond one sounds nice :)

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  11. Im not dying to try these like a lot of people are, i think the different shades are quite nice though, will no doubt pick a couple up! x

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  12. I desperately want to try these but i'm a little bit put off now! Everyone states that they are amazing :/

    xx Chloe
    chloe-logan.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. i agree that they're not the most amazing products for chapped lips but they're so cute and cheap i'm definitely gonna be buying more!
    Lucky Seven Vanity | UK Beauty Blog

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  14. Ahh I can't wait to get my hands on these! I've been waiting for them to come to the UK for so long, I love coloured balms because I like that they're not as dramatic as lipstick, and they don't look weird as they wear off!! I keep checking my local boots-es(?!) but they haven't arrived in mine yet, you lucky girl! haha!
    Eleanor x

    www.porcelaineleanor.blogspot.com

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  15. Just bought some of these today, so far I'm loving 'Cherry Me' but I've yet to try the others! :) x

    http://glitterylove.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I think they're good, I really like them.. But I don't understand the sheer and utter craze surrounding them!

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

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  17. i really want to try these! will definatley pick some up when i go shopping next! xo

    http://teenagebeauty01.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. i need these in my life!

    new follower!

    come and check out mine if you'd like to

    http://zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

    Zara (Bows and Pearls)

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  19. I have pink punch is a nice lip balm :)

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  20. I really love the packaging therefore I'm gonna buy and try one...or two xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  21. I expected the Baby Lips would be over-hyped and not as great as everyone was saying although the scents do sound lovely and I'm a sucker for nice smellies! Really great, honest review :)

    Kat x Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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  22. I really want some of these to keep in my hand bag as I'm forever losing my lip balms whist on the go.

    The lemon one sounds delicious, will be checking these out tomorrow, hope they aren't sold out in Boots and Superdrug already!

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com

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  23. you konw. i didn't like these at first but now i've really come around. the names are a bit different here in canada. glad you guys finally got these across the pond.
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  24. Great post, i was so excited to try these but so underwhelmed! Look nice enough though, and for the price what can you expect!


    www.bytheseabeauty.blogspot.com

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  25. My favorites are the Cherry one and Grape one. Cherry gives a nice tint if you're being rushed, and the Grape one actually gives lips (well, my lips anyway) a healthier/more natural kind of tint. They smell and taste great. (:
    But in all honesty Maybelline Baby Lips aren't that great as people make them seem.
    Nice post!

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  26. Completely agree - I just don't get what all the fuss was about... X

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Nice Review...I like them a lot personally

    xoxo
    The Blah Queen
    Maybelline Baby Lips Color Review

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