I think it's fair to say that the beauty world has gone a little crazy over the ever so hyped 'Baby Lips' lip balm from Maybelline and I'm sure your timeline has been filled with thousands of reviews of this product - So I appologise in advance for adding another one into the mix, but I really wanted to give you my thoughts on this hugely talked about product. I have to say when I saw vloggers from across the pond talk about the Baby Lips, I was desperate to get my hands on one or two. But as soon as they were released in the UK my excitement seamed to have faded a little and I was in no rush whatsoever rush down to Boots, get in line and pop one in my basket. I can only put this down to hearing so many mixed reviews about the product since it hit our shelves - So many of you girls were telling me that it's just a lip balm and was completely overrated. I seriously contemplated not picking one up just because I have far too many lip balms floating around in my collection. However, I had to take a little trip into Boots the other day and when I saw the Baby Lips sat on the shelf the beauty blogger in me could not resit and without giving it a second thought I popped one in my basket and headed straight to the till...
There was quite a selection of Baby Lips to choose from, but I decided to limit myself to just one and picked up 'Cherry Me'. As you can see from the pictures it's lip balm that is a bright cherry pink colour and in the tube the colour looks gorgeous. I usually stay well away from tinted lip balms as I'm always disappointed with the colour pay out, but this one looked so pretty that I couldn't resist. I have to say when I applied 'Cherry Me' to my lips I was pleasantly surprised with the colour payout. It gives your lips a lovely flush of colour which does resemble the colour that you see in its packaging - It's a very berry pink toned red. Although it does look really bright, the actual colour of these applied is really sheer which it's perfect for those minimal makeup days where your just wanting give your lips the faintest pop of colour.
As for moisturising and keeping your lips hydrated the Maybelline Baby Lips does a pretty good job at just doing that. As soon as you apply it, it feels ever so silky and smooth on your lips and it doesn't feel too waxy on either. However I do find that after an hour or so my lips can feel a little dry and you do need reapply quite a few times if your wanting to keep your lips looking glossy and shiny and of course keep the flush of colour on your lips as this can fade pretty sharpish too.
Overall I really like the product and I'm pleased that I picked one up. I don't think that I'm in any rush to get the whole collection as there are much better lip balms out there, but I think for now this will be my most reached for lip balm and the fact that it has SPF 20 is a nice little plus. For me, I really think the packaging of the Baby Lips adds to the whole appeal of this product, from the big fat lettering on the packaging to the bright orange tube that holds the product - It's very fun and for some reason reminds me of my childhood which gives it that nostalgic feel to it.
If your like me and have been debating on picking up a Baby Lips then I would definitely say they are worth picking up and for £2.99 you can't really go wrong and I'm quite enjoying using it - Just keep in mind that it is just a lip balm and it's not going to blow your socks off, but it's a fun cute product all the same and for this reason it gets a thumbs up from me.
I would love to know what your thoughts are on the Baby Lips and if your enjoying using them. If I were to pick up another one, what one would you recommend I pick up? Let me know your favourite!
Lots of Love