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I often have dry lips so have always loved lip balms. I used to just use Vaseline tubs as I had always heard how great they were and how moisturising they are for your lips. I used this until I went in to my local make up shop and saw Baby Lips lip balm. I was first interested because of the bright colours of the packaging and products. I had also seen a lot of glowing reviews online and had been recommended this by my friend. I bought this in a couple of shades to try out.
After trying these I have fallen in love with them! I own every colour in the range as they're all very different and vibrant colours. My favourite is the bright pink because the colour consistency for a lip balm is amazing. Not only is the lip balm moisturising, it wasn't sticky and had great pigment.
These lip balms are really soothing on dry lips. I often wear these as lipstick as the colors are really nice. The only thing which I dislike about these lip balms is that they don't stay on for very long. I find myself having to reapply this lip balm very often to maintain the colour and moisture.
I would rate this a 5/5 though because I haven't found a lip balm which I like as much as this one so far. I love the idea that it is a lip balm that changes your lip colour like lipstick. This feels really light on your lips.
Positive reviews of Maybelline's BabyLips lip balm persuaded me to take advantage of a special offer price of 1.25 in B&M, down from 299GBP. The balm is supposed to give you baby soft lips that feel moisturised for up to 8 hours. It has an SPF20 and some are tinted. If like me you get them from a discount store then the selection is sometimes different than if you buy somewhere like Superdrug. That's because B&M for example had imported ones normally only sold in the Far East. The colour that I chose - Smoothing Cherry - is NOT the same as the Cherry Me U.K balm which is tinted whereas mine is colourless.
My balm has a strong scent but it can't be called cherry. It reminds me of kiwis and raspberries! I don't know if the Baby lips are also suppose to have a flavour, but this one certainly doesn't.
I find the balm glides on smoothly without feeling too thick/heavy. It doesn't have the sort of greasy feel that some balms do. I find one pass over my lips makes them feel well coated. All balms feel soft to some degree but this one feels slightly more so than average to me.
I've already mentioned that the particular Baby Lip I have is one of the colourless ones. Therefore it only adds a nice glossy sheen but the finish reminds me of using a nude gloss that is not one of the more "wet" looking kind. I'm happy to wear this alone despite the lack of tint, which is rare for me. As for the smoothing part, I don't think the Baby Lips does much for me. My lips look a little smoother but no more than when I use something simple like a little slick of Vaseline but obviously the shine produced is more subtle and less sticky. My lips were going through quite a dry spell when I first started my tube of this and they did feel better immediately after application. But I definitely disagree that they still felt moisturised for any stretch of time approaching 8 hours. I felt I needed to re-apply this every 3-4 hours at least (and always after eating and drinking) to maintain that moisturised feel. After I had used the balm for about 4 days in a row, I did think my lips felt softer so the results may build up if you are willing to use it day in and out. For me though, this is generally something I would use to maintain my lips in good condition rather than try and treat them once they had already got a bit dry, as I have got faster results then when using other products.
I don't feel this is really an intensive product, but I would recommend it to others for a lightly moisturising balm in the short term.
I am an avid collector of Baby Lips and seem to have amassed a huge amount of these lovely lip balms over the last few months. The online love for Baby Lips is overwhelming with most people opting for this as their number one lip balm.
My first baby lips
I bought my first one from Boots, curious as to what was so special about them. It was a hybrid between a lipstick yet had the moisturising properties of a lip balm, I even remember I paid £3.99 for it. I was keen to try more.
I bought a few more different packaged ones from the pound shop that were more like a lip balm and I loved these so much. I have half a dozen of this kind in various coat pockets and bags.
The tube ones with a clear lid are around £3 - £4 at Boots or Superdrug or the supermarket but look out for the imports in the pound shop as these have less colour but smell wonderful and are mega moisturising on the lips.
You never seem to have enough lip balms in life, there's never one there when you need it! A good excuse to buy another though. I rank baby lips as my number one lip balm and prefer it over the vaseline tins as they sink in to the lips better and protect from dryness and stop me picking at them. The graffiti style packaging is bright and attractive and makes me want to buy more.
I started wearing lip balm in my teens and have used it ever since, becoming something of an addict. I recently saw this Maybelline Baby Lips on sale and decided to try it as it was something new. I confess when I first saw the packaging design I thought this was a product aimed at children. I was also a bit concerned about carrying a product around with the phrase ‘Baby Lips’ scrawled over it when I’m in my thirties. However, I bought the balm anyway.
The product comes as a stick lip balm in a plastic lipstick type tube with a twisting base which pushes the lip balm up out of the inner case. The plastic case is emblazoned with the product name and the gaudy colour and childish font style it does make it look like it is aimed at younger consumers. The case has a secure top which clicks back into place and which slips open easily too. The product I have is actually part of a range of tinted lip balms available in 6 different varieties. I have the style ‘Hydrate’ which comes in a bright blue plastic case and is actually a neutral, clear balm so it‘s natural looking and provides gloss and moisture rather than colour. The balm looks like a glue stick but does not award a cloudy effect once on the lips. The balm is super easy to apply since it seems to melt on impact with the lips. It gives a thin but lasting coverage. The product stays put but feels light. It has a mild, pleasant fragrance that reminds me of cherry or melon. It also provides SPF protection.
The brand claim this product keeps lips moisturised for 8 hours and state that testers of the product agreed the condition of their lips improved with regular use. I would agree that the product is long lasting and improves lip condition, making the skin less flaky and dry. I also like the way the balm looks - it's natural looking and doesn't look too wet or thick.
I am really happy with my purchase and would recommend this to any female who uses lip balms regularly. It's price of GBP2.99 is really good value and priced competitively. I would definitely buy this again.
Review also on Ciao!
The answer to a more fashionable Vaseline!!!
Now I''m not a lipstick person I must admit and I''m also not a big fan for lipgloss as it doesn''t work for every occasion a girl comes across. So I have been struggling for the longest time to find a product for my lips that will give me soft, smooth lips and a little big of color (only Cherry Me, Peach Kiss and Pink Punch provide a bit of color)that is closet to my lip-color and I had given up and thought I was condemned to Vaseline for the rest of my life. Then I read some article online about a new lip balm from Maybelline that, according to what I read, would solve all problems and boy am I glad I decided to take the chance and buy this Lip balm. This lip balm is perfect for the following reasons:
-it leaves your lips silky smooth and soft
-it has SPF20
-it doesn''t get sticky
-it gives me the perfect pigment (not too little and not too much, its just right---it lasts a long time
-I can choose from 6 different, yet equally fabulous choices
The Maybelline Lip Balm works just as great in winter as it does in summer; it provides all year round moisture and SPF protection. The lip balm is available in 6 varieties - Hydrate, Peach Kiss, Pink Punch, Cherry Me, Mint Fresh and Intense Care. My personal favorite is Peach Kiss and Cherry Me
So if you are looking for a lip balm that is very moisturizing and not sticky, then this is a must for every woman''s makeup bag
There was quite a lot of promotion for Baby Lips when it was released. It''s a balm (in a stick format)and there actually seems to be a slight variation on the original packaging. Bought from Boots and the like, this has a clear lid. Bought from discounter stores like B&M (or others on eBay) and you get the one with the small opaque lid. Either way, the lid pulls off to reveal the balm, and you can twist from the bottom to move it up. Simples. It''s quite a neat stick that''s small enough to carry around quite easily in a pocket or bag.
Maybelline claim that this balm has an ?exclusive formula'' that moisturises lips for 8 hours, which I think is quite a big claim to make! As a Vaseline addict I wasn''t sure how I''d get on with this; I''m so used to applying some Aloe Vera or Rosy Lips every 30 minutes to get the moisturised feel that the thought of applying a bit of stick balm every 8 hours seemed impossible. I didn''t expect the feeling of moisturisation to last for that long, but even just a couple of hours would be fantastic. The product also claims to renew lips in 1 week. It does this with an ?exclusive lip renew formula'' of course! It''s also got SPF20.
Scents/tints within the range are easy to distinguish thanks to the colourful packaging, and most will give a slight tint and scent. For instance, Pink Punch gives the light pink tint I mentioned with a slightly fruity smell, and Cherry Me gives a slight red tint with, obviously, a cherry scent.
To use, they suggest you start in the centre of your upper lip, then work to the edges. After this, glide across the bottom lip. Nice and quick and simple. Bear in mind that you may need to put a little thought in to where it''s going because it''s not a completely clear balm; Baby Lips comes in 6 varieties so they are coloured.
I''ve got a pinky one and this leaves just a slight pink tint to my lips. It''s not particularly shiny or noticeable but it does make my lips look nourished and healthy. I find it glides on to lips reasonably well without dragging too much and, to my shock, actually does make them feel soft and renewed. With a lot of will-power I''ve tried to move away from the Vaseline, which I find is a different feeling of moisturisation altogether, and just use this on some days. Whilst it hasn''t been the case of one application every 8 hours, it does seem to last quite a while, even when I''m out and about, drinking, eating etc. I probably apply this every couple of hours, which I think is pretty good and I don''t use much per application either, so I''d imagine it will last me a fair while
--- Introduction ---
I was excited to try Babylips because I had heard many good things about the brand from my friends in the USA. When I saw it on sale at Superdrug I was very excited to purchase some. I brought the flavour pink punch.
--- The product ---
This lip balm comes in a plastic tube, very similar to most lipsticks or balms. The lid is see through so you can see the lip balm through it. It has Babylips written on the front in a graffiti style font. The bottom part of the tube is brightly coloured and different for each flavour (mine is bright pink). This lip balm isn't particularly exciting design wise but it looks modern and I think it is quite appealing.
The actual lip balm comes in a variety of colours and flavours. There are 6 different shades of this product, ranging from clear, to bright pink, to purple. These are all different flavours.
This product to me is a cross between a lip balm and a lipstick. I brought it because I wanted a moisturising lip product, but I actually prefer it as a lip colour. Pink Punch is a really bright bubblegum pink which applies to your lips quite sheer, but once you have put on a few coats it is a solid colour. I really like the colour and I wear it a lot when I am going out.
The moisturising effects of this product I found to be a little bit disappointing. The product applies to your lips in a light coat and it does feel soft when applied. However, it soaks into my lips so quickly that they feel dry again after only half an hour. Even once the product has soaked in, my lips feel soft, but they don't feel very moisturised and I find I still have to use a lip balm on them. This product is very thin, unlike most lip balms which are quite thick and I think this is why it hasn't moistuised my lips as well as other products.
When you buy a lip product, you want to make sure that it tastes good seeing as some of it is bound to end up in your mouth! This product comes in different flavours and I have only tried the Pink Punch, but it is a yummy fruity flavour that I really like, which is a bonus!
--- Overall ---
Overall, I like this product as a lip colour, but I'm unconvinced by its ability to moisturise my lips. I use it regularly, but I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you see a colour that you love. Otherwise, stick to a traditional lip balm!
I was shocked at how much the balm soothed lips adding moisture not jut temporarily, but long-lasting smoothness. I love the range of Baby Lips as you can purchase coloured or non-coloured and from a range of different scents. I would however, say that in terms of getting into the cracks of lips and really healing any imperfections, that I would probably choose Vaseline as it has more moisture.
I first bought this product for my mother who is obsessed with lip balms and never has dry or chapped lips. She loved the product and now calls it 'designer lip balm' as she thinks it is the best on the market. Many of my friends and family use Baby Lips although some of them have told me that they think the range is a little overpriced at just under £5 per stick.
Overall, I would say that the Baby Lips range is useful for everyday wear, however, if the lips are chapped or sore, Vaseline tends to heal faster.
I first purchased this lip balm as a gift for a friend, and after she told me how good it was I decided to get some myself. The Hydrate (01) is brilliant for soothing chapped/sore lips and also makes them really nice and soft. The other two sticks that I have are coloured ones. The 'Pink Punch' (005) is a lovely colour and leaves your lips feeling great, although the colour does come off quite quickly/easily. My personal favourite is 'Peach Kiss' (006) which leaves your lips a lovely nude colour with a tiny bit of sparkle. It smells amazing and also hydrates your lips at the same time. I would definitely recommend these lip balms - they are more exciting than the normal chap stick and are great to keep in your pocket/bag and I find it really useful how they add a touch of colour to your lips too. At a price of £2.99 they're definitely worth grabbing a couple.
I have the baby lips by maybelline in the pink and purple colors. they are super moisturizing, without unwanted shimmer or excessive shine. they feel smooth and the tint of colors are nice. The pink offers buildable vibrant color, which is an awesome translucent, bright, bubblegum-pink. i found the purple color to be more subdued and more suitable for everyday wear. These are good balms and I'd be interested in trying the other less pigmented colours. This is not only a range of good looking colour lip balms, but also it hydrates your lips as well. I like taking it round with me every day and putting it on my lips when needed. The range of colours are very pretty and it makes you look as though you're wearing lip-stick. I would recommend this product to anyone.
A great affordable price, good that some provide SPF but they are the clear ones.
A great buy.
I seem to remember when Maybelline Baby Lips was introduced in the UK, there was a lot of hype about it. I think it was out in America first and there had been quite a lot of positive reviews in the online beauty community. It took me a while to jump on the bandwagon, but I finally purchased myself a tube in the colour pink punch.
There are actually six colours available and they are not the usual colours you would expect! There is a yellow, pink, blue, lilac, orange and green. I thought by buying the pink version, I was playing it safe...
The lip balm comes backed onto card and the tube itself is bright pink (or bright whatever other colour you have bought!). The text on the tube is a graffiti style and I think that makes it look quite a young, funky product rather than a sophisticated product. It even says on the tube 'for adult use only', although perhaps that's in case anyone sees the name and thinks this is suitable for a baby!!
I found that the balm had quite a sweet, sugary smell to it, and glided onto my lips really easily. The packaging suggests that this will give a 'hint of colour'. Now let's just say my idea of a hint is obviously not theirs! I found the colour to be very bright. The product was very pigmented and the bright colour looked incredibly pink. I'd say the colour also looked quite thick and bold on my lips and to be honest I found this disappointing. I didn't really feel that this was a wearable colour on me, so I have only ever used this product around the house - it's not a balm I'd put in my handbag to use on the go.
The product claims to give 8 hours of moisturisation. Whilst it does have a very creamy formula and does feel moisturising on the lips, I think 8 hours is an exaggeration. For a start, if I eat or drink anything it will come off (leaving a noticeable pink mark on any cup or glass). Unless I'm asleep it's rare that I'll go 8 hours without eating or drinking at all, so I don't really believe the claims.
Another thing I will mention, is that if I have dry skin on my lips - which I often do, especially in cold weather - the pink colouring of the product really highlights that fact and looks awful.
These lip balms cost £2.99 from Boots and Superdrug.
Overall, I was quite disappointed in this product. Whilst it feels really creamy and moisturising (at least when first on, not after 8 hours as claimed!), the colour was just too much for me personally. I didn't expect it to look so bright and because of this I don't think I would buy it again.
Maybelline are great for providing cost effective make up with a great reputation & staying power. When these dropped on the shelves, they quickly disappeared ! Reviews popped up everywhere about the different smells, colours & feel of the product that when they were restocked, I bought some !!
I only have two from the range, I chose the two that I liked the smell & colour of. I have the Nude Peach & the Cherry Pink (although that one's a little less day wearable and more night time fun). I use a lot of lip care products. I have very dry lips, no matter the time of year & am always trying out the latest lip balm.
I think that these are great, they make me feel young and funky (now I sound really old! I'm only 25!) They are easily to apply, feel really moisturising and with a touch of colour, they add a little bit more to my make up look. I feel like now I can wear a simple eye with coloured lip balm to achieve a polished look. The problem with dry lips is that if you want to wear lip stick, during the day the colour begins to crack and you end up looking more like the walking dead than catwalk! But with these, you can repair your lips AND have colour.
I'm sucker for a new product and purchased this as soon as it was available. I can't say I was completely taken in by this product. The packaging struck my as slightly tacky and aimed at a younger teenage girl age group. I felt slightly embarrassed to be taking out of my pocket and applying at work. However the colour was great and long lasting, I purchased pink punch. The more applied the darker the result of colour so I have found myself using for day and night. I can't say that my lips have become any softer but it hasn't made them any worse! This lip balm is a reasonable price and one stick has lasted a good few months after daily use. I'm not sure if I will repurchase however I am glad I have tried this. And will continue to use until i run out. Handy to keep in my hand bag.
When the Babylips first came out, I was a bit skeptical of all of the hype that surrounded them and was convince it was just a fad- cute, bright packaging and not much else, and I was such a firm believer of this that I was determined not to give in and purchase any of them, however, when I was sent one in a beauty box, it seemed silly and a little obnoxious of me not to at least give it a try.
I received Minty Fresh- the green packaged one with the purple writing.
The first thing that struck me was obviously the taste. It tasted like After Eight dinner mints and I kind of liked that about it.
The second thing was the texture. It felt a little waxy and greasy and I wasn't sure that I liked that.
I decided to power on through and use it for a few days to give it a fair shot before dismissing it though and it did keep my lips hydrated and soft.
I can't say that it's my favourite lip balm out there and it's definitely tailored towards a slightly younger audience but it's nice enough just to through in your handbag and the flavours and bright packaging are a bit of fun.
I think that the tinted ones may be a little more of interest to me however, because I think the addition of colour may take it from being just an average, ok lip balm to something more like a lip butter (from Revlon) which I do love.
I have seen this product everywhere!!! Youtube , beauty blogs, magazines and of course from friends.
Colour: These lip balms now come in various different colours including just a plain sheer balm. At first I was not to sure about the tinted lip balms and still I must say they are not the best if your lips are extremely chapped as mine were - this is because the the colour (although not very strong) can get stuck and outline the chapped sections on your lips making the colour look uneven.
however after a few days of using the sheer coloured baby lips my lips were much less chapped and I was again able to use the tinted balms that seemed to give my lips a natural flush.
Personally I believe all these colours are really quite pleasant and also suit almost any complexion. As the colours are really suttle and natural they are most certainly suitable for work or school.
Taste: The taste is amazing,, all these balms seem to give some sort of fruity flavour that I can't get enough of.
Although they are a good balm I found myself reapplying them often as they seemed to go dry quite quickly.
Overall a good buy