Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm

July 25, 2012

After falling head over heels obsessed with the Revlon Lip Butters, I picked up the new Maybelline Baby Lips SPF 20 Lip Moisturizing Balm just to see how they compared.


I forgot about it for a little while, then opened up the package one day just to test it out.. and at first I wasn't really impressed. I had purchased the shade Cherry Me as it seemed like the only colour I would even attempt (what is with the pastel pink and purple shades??). The packaging just looked too juvenile with the bubble letters, and I really am not a fan of the orange tube. I guess you could say the packaging was a little too loud for my taste, but it's the product that counts and I gave it a shot.


Upon application, Cherry Me tasted like Cherry which doesn't taste too bad. The colour payoff was nice, and not too bold and felt both silky and relatively moisturizing. I was expecting a deep red colour payoff from the balm, but it turned out to have more pink in it, making it easier to wear on lips. This product promises 8 hour hydration for visibly renewed lips in 4 weeks.. but I use a ton of different products and really just can't comment on the changes after 4 weeks as I would never solely use this product.


First application was at 11:45 AM, and by the time 1:30 PM rolled around, my lips started to feel a little dry, but it was manageable. When 3:30 PM struck, I couldn't stand it and needed another application. All in all, one application definitely did not satisfy me for 8 hours. At that point, I decided I didn't like the product and didn't touch it again.


But here I am, months later, and I use it ALL. THE. TIME. What? I actually use this product fairly often now, as I like the sheer layer of colour and shine it gives to my lips. While it does require more applications than promised, it does keep my lips hydrated and soft throughout the day. The product is quite inexpensive (retails for about $5), but as it is a drugstore product, you can probably find it on sale for around $3 once in a while (which is the price I picked it up at).


In comparison to the Revlon Lip Butters, I find there really is no real comparison that can be done. Not because one product is much better than the other, but because they are so different from one another. The Baby Lips balm is sheer and gives colour, but a thinner product when applied. The lip butters apply much thicker, and give more colour payoff true to the shade of the product in the tube. For me, they are more like lipsticks with amped up hydration. So there you have it. We all know how different lipsticks are from lip balms.. so you can make the choice as to which you would prefer! However, I must note that I love that Maybelline included that SPF factor :).

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32 comments

  1. This looks great, I'll have to try it out. Love that it's just a hint of red.

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  2. great review!
    i actually didn't like either b/c both of them made my lips dry and peel after some time. =(

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    1. Oh no! Must be an ingredient in both of the products that you react to :(

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  3. Oh this is a great review! I think I'll have to try to find this and use it sometime. I'm a pretty frequent Burt's Bees user, so I'll have to see if I like this as much as I do my yellow tube. :P
    Thanks for the review!
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  4. That sounds great - do you know how the Baby Lips compare to the tinted Burt's Bees lip balm?

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    1. To me, they're actually quite similar. I'll be putting that review up soon!

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  5. Great review, thanks for sharing! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. excellent review andrea! i was wondering about baby lips. i purchased the revlon lip butters because i love the coverage. i need the coverage. hahaha i think baby lips would be too sheer for me. so this was great to read. thanks.
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  7. Thank you for your comment and this review.
    I saw the ad a few times in a magazine. Despite
    the fact that they are not sold where I live I
    still want to try them but you made me doubt a little...

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  8. ohhh thanks for this review i really need new lip balms soon. what do you think about the burt's bee ones? i think they really work well for me :]

    oh and please join my giveaway over here: http://www.robotsintrouble.com/2012/07/giveaway-20-gift-card-to-skincarerx.html

    -abby

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    1. I'll be doing a review for the Burt's Bees tinted lip balm soon! Stay tuned :)

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  9. Thanks for the review! I need a new lip balm.

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  10. I will have to give the Baby Lips balm a try next time I'm at Walgreens. I like trying new balms & this one actually sounds like something I would like --sheer but still adds a little bit of color.

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  11. We don't have tinted Baby Lips where I live, only the ones that are a transparent but flavoured balm. This cherry colour looks lovely to add just a sheer tint of colour to your lips without going overboard :)

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  12. CANT LIVE WITHOUT LIP BALM, AND THIS ONE IS TINTED TOO.. SUPER!

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  13. thanks for reviewing! the baby lips are really cheap so it's great that you find them a worthy product :)

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  14. that really looks great and I also want to try this, but unfortunatley I can`t get this here in germany...

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  15. I don't think I've ever seen this lipgloss here. We have a small selection of Maybelline here.

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  16. this plipgloss looks great, but I haven´t seen it here in Guatemala... thanks for your lovely comment dear...
    kisses

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  17. Love Babylips! I use this one in particular all the time!

    Following...follow back?

    xoxo,

    Allie

    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  18. The baby lips shade swatches really pretty! I have one of the colors, but might have to pick this color up as well! Thanks for the swatch!

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  19. thanks for the review babe!! i've always been curious about these! i love the revlon lip butters too! die for them haha.. i'll have to try these maybelline baby lip balms out!

    muhahah i hope your dinner was fabulous! ;p

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  20. Great review! I like it when lip balms provides some sheer colour

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  21. Nice blog! I follow you now! :)
    Could you follow back?
    Thanks

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  22. oh this lip balm loooks sooo pretty!!!:)

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  23. i've been seeing these popping up lately on the blogosphere but i haven't seen it yet in stores :( but it sounds really great!! i heard great things about revlon lip butters ~ awesome that these are moisturizing and does what it advertises! and yay for SPF! ^o^

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  24. great product :) I'm following you now :)

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  25. I wanted to try this lipstick! I'll definitely get it!

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  26. The packaging looks cute and promising. Too bad that i am not seeing this kinds in leading supermarkets yet.

    discount cosmetics

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