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Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm

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Yes, I’m a Baby Lips fiend. I’ve been using this product since it came out, so I’m not really sure why it’s taken so long for me to review. I started with one and got hooked, which led to me buying four others. Definitely my favorite, most-used lip product, and a must-have in my purse. Although this is a mostly positive review, it really depends on which Baby Lips color/flavor/scent I’m using. Some I love, some I can barely stomach. Curious? Read on.

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The facts:

Moisturizing (8 hours)
3 lines (so far)
Dr Rescue line is infused with menthol
4.4g

From Maybelline:

Why You’ll Love It

No more basic lip balm

The secret: Exclusive lip renew formula
Protects and moisturizes for a full 8 hours
After 1 week*, lips are visibly renewed, virtually reborn
6 varieties

*Based on panelists’ self-evaluation

For Best Results

Apply your lipcolor by starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.

From Ulta:

Clinically proven to make lips 82% visibly less dry, 94% less rough, 77% more supple, and 77% better looking after just four weeks of use! It’s clinical care for baby soft lips.

Ingredients:

Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Isopropyl Myristate, Petrolatum, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Diisostearyl Malate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax / Cire De Candelilla, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Parfum / Fragrance, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alumina, Aroma / Flavor, Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Limonene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Benzyl Benzoate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Citral, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Tin Oxide, Geraniol, Eugenol, Aloe Barbadensis Extract / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Mel / Honey / Miel, Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid, Dimethicone, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, MICA, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake. CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine]

Baby Lips has a few different available lines. There’s the original, the Dr Rescue, and the Electro shades. They also have a few limited editions. I have three original balms (one limited edition I think) and one of each of the others.

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From left: Dr Rescue Too Cool, Electro Strike A Rose, Quenched, Coral Crush (LE), Cherry Me.

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As you can see, Too Cool and Quenched are both sheer and colorless, the only difference being that Too Cool is menthol-infused and makes your lips cool and tingly. They smell like eucalyptus and fruit punch respectively. Strike A Rose is a neon pink that I’m not too fond of–I wasn’t aware it’d be so 80s bright, and I don’t really wear that kind of thing. Coral Crush would be my favorite out of the bunch if I could get over the smell. It’s peachy which I usually like, but a sickening kind of peach which makes me want to gag. I can’t use it. Lastly, Cherry Me is a nice, not-too-blatant cool red that’s my favorite out of the tinted balms. It also smells like cherry kool-aid, and I can dig that.

They certainly are moisturizing. Do they last 8 hours? I can’t be sure, because I never last that long without using my mouth. Take that as you will, whatever. Basically it’ll last until you mess it up. So don’t. Or reapply it. I don’t need to tell you this.

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Quenched.

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Too Cool. (These are both colorless, my lips just look darker in this one because I had rubbed off Quenched…)

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Coral Crush.

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Cherry Me.

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Strike A Rose.

Pros: Moisturizing, light, buildable tint, affordable.
Cons: Some have not-so-great scents.

Final Verdict: I definitely recommend Quenched or Too Cool to everyone as a great everyday lip balm, and Cherry Me if you want some color. You can find them at most drugstores, beauty stores and discount department stores for around $4 USD a pop.

Have you tried any of the Baby Lips products? Tell me your favorites!

I’m planning on launching my one-year giveaway next week, and I’ll be including Quenched if you are interested… don’t forget to check back!

7 Comments

  1. I actually bought the Dr Rescue one yesterday…it makes my lips really soft! Better than my Burt’s Bees lip balm.

  2. You are ALWAYS such a faithful linker on my Bloglovin’ Blog Hop. Thank you!

    Meg
    Happy Kids, Inc

  3. Hi, Nice review. All these flavours are not available in India (dats where I live), except for the blue one. I found you form the Lovely thursday linkup. New follower. Nice meeting you :)

  4. I have Pink Punch but I can’t say that I’m a fan. It smells amazing but I don’t find it hydrating and it made my lips flake.

    Kah-Feh Yen

  5. Hey, I found your blog through the SNSS! :) Thanks for linking up!
    I adore BabyLips and have quite the collection floating around my purses and on my dressing table. I agree that some of the scents/flavors are a little overbearing (some remind me of Lip Smackers, ick!) but I usually just layer them with something minty to get rid of the taste, haha.

    xo Always, Abby

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