Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Review

Hey you beauty aficionados, here’s something you all had been waiting for. So, today’s review is on Maybelline’s Baby Lips Lip Balm – everyone’s favorite chapstick in recent times.

If you were to ask me about the top three things one would need for survival, I’d say – water, food, and chapstick! A chapstick is not a mere fashion essential, rather a must-have in any woman’s toilette – whether 16 or 60. After all, if the eyes were the windows to the soul, rest assured, your lips are a straight peek at how well you take care of your body (well, at least on the outside :)).

P.S.- Did you know that psychologists have proven that both men and women take preliminary notice of a person’s attractiveness by looking at their lips? A visual sign of health and fertility, beautiful, healthy lips go a long way in upping your dating quotient!

Lips are among the most vulnerable and delicate parts of your body. The lack of sebaceous (sweat-producing) glands on the lips makes them prone to dryness and tear. And considering just the variety of functions they perform – eating, articulating, kissing – you’d be well advised to take excellent care of them at all times. And doing just that for you is Maybelline’s Baby Lips Lips Balm!

I’ve been using the Baby Lips lip balm for a while now (rite of passage for every high school girl in today’s world, if you ask me). They’re easily available in any drugstore or supermarket. But if you find yourselves too lazy to actually go out and get them, you can always buy them online. Keep reading the article to know more!

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Review

Description And Packaging

The good folks over at Maybelline have been pitching Baby Lips as ‘not just care, but repair’. Infused with SPF 20 for sun protection and carrying a mild fragrance, the product claims to give up to 8 hours of moisturization, thanks to their hydration restoring formula that not just moisturizes, but protects as well. Regular use of the same can help leave your lips feeling supple and renewed.

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Of course, we’re going to talk about all of that shortly, but first things first. Coming to the packaging aspect of it, there is no other word to describe Maybelline’s lip balms other than cute. Available in a range of pop color cases, the containers are all plastic and lightweight, making them easy to carry. The retractable stick glides easily and is thus easy to use. Also, color coordinating the container with the shade of the balm inside is a fantastic idea as it helps with easy identification of the exact shade the customer might be looking for.

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (3%).

Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Isopropyl Myristate, Petrolatum, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Diisostearyl Malate, Candelilla Wax, 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].

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Features

Amongst the multitude of ingredients present in it, what makes Maybelline’s Baby Lips really work are:

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My Experience With Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm – Complete Review

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In order for any chapstick to do its job, the product needs to have certain ingredients (as mentioned above). While one might think that in such a case buying any chapstick would give similar results, it is not so. Maybelline stands out with regards to its effectiveness and delivery. The chapstick is easy to use, glides on the lips smoothly, and is not heavy at all, which is a plus. It has a mild fruity fragrance and provides a subtle tint to the lips, which is a great solution for a casual summer day look, or a godsend for those amongst us that do not like the heavy duty pigmentation of lipsticks. It can also be used in combination with lipstick or lip gloss.

Besides, the chapstick does a good job with moisturization (you feel it right from the get-go), leaving your lips looking and feeling plump and rejuvenated. And while I personally feel that the 8 hours claim might be a stretch (especially when applied during the day), a light reapplication during a toilet or coffee break is enough to keep one going.

Also, note that while Maybelline claims to have an SPF of 20, it doesn’t say anything about UV protection. As it stands, Baby Lips doesn’t contain any active ingredient that provides UVA protection (most regular chapsticks don’t), which is possibly the only downer.

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Benefits

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Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Shades

The Maybelline Baby Lips are available in a range of different colors and shades. A few of our top picks amongst these would be:

1. Anti Oxidant Berry

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Color: Colorless (non-tinted)

Smell: Berry scented

Texture: Buttery, but heavier than the tinted balms

Longevity: Lasts longer than the tinted balms, which last about 3-4 hours

Best suited for people looking for a clear, no-frill lip balm. Can also double as a clear gloss to use on top of, or under, matte lips.

2. Berry Blast

Color: Red with pink undertones

Smell: Berry scented

Texture: Buttery and light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

One of the most popular offerings from this range, the Berry Blast is an ideal companion for the woman who’d rather not deal with the hassle of multiple colors for multiple occasions. No fuss, no muss!

3. Berry Crush

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Color: Maroon red

Smell: Berry scented

Texture: Buttery and light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

A few shades darker than the Berry Blast, the Berry Crush is ideal for women with pigmented lips and/or, for anyone just looking to have some fun with deep colors.

4. Candy Wow Raspberry (Candy Wow Collection)

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Color: Raspberry pink

Smell: Mild fruity fragrance

Texture: Glossy

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

Cherish your love for candy with this fun range of Maybelline’s Baby Lips lip balms. Ideal for women who don’t hold back when it comes to color, the glossy finish and vibrant shades in this range will have you lusting after the entire collection, right from the first swipe.

NOTE- Retractable crayon type 2gm tube (regular one is 4 gm); is priced higher than the regular variants.

5. Cherry Kiss

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Color: Cherry pink

Smell: Fruity

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

Another favorite from the regular Baby Lips range, Cherry Kiss is an everyday pink more suited for women with lighter lips.

6. Cherry Me

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Color: Red-pink tint (darker pigments than cherry kiss)

Smell: Fruity

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

A few shades darker than the Cherry Kiss, the Cherry Me is ideal for women with pigmented lips and/or, for anyone just looking to have some fun with deep colors.

7. Coral Flush

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Color: Sorbet orange

Smell: Pleasant citric smell

Texture: Buttery, lighter than berry shades

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

Perfect for a summery day out, or just to add a twist to your drab old corporate wear, Coral Flush is an orange tint that will make you feel lit.

8. Fierce N Tangy (Electro Pop Range)

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Color: Yellow tint

Smell: Sweet

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

An eclectic range of neon colors, the Electro pop range promises ‘adult strength care’ for baby soft lips. Available in a range of exciting neon colors, this range is for the woman who is ready to embrace her individuality.

9. Lychee Addict

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Color: No tint (colorless)

Smell: Sweet

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

Best suited for people looking for a clear, no-frill lip balm. Can also double as a clear gloss to use on top of, or under, matte lips.

10. Mango Pie

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Color: No tint (colorless)

Smell: Dash of mango

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts longer than the tinted balms

Best suited for people looking for a clear, no-frill lip balm. Can also double as a clear gloss to use on top of, or under, matte lips.

11. Minty Sheer (Electro Pop Range)

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Color: Sheer with a dash of gold

Smell: Refreshingly mint-like

Texture: Heavier than the regular baby lips lip balms

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

The Electro pop range promises ‘adult strength care’ for baby soft lips. Available in a range of exciting neon colors, this range is for the woman who is ready to embrace her individuality and has a quirky sense of style.

12. Neon Rose

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Color: Pink

Smell: Mildly floral

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

A sweet pastel dusty-pink for women who like keeping it dreamy.

13. Orange (Candy Wow Collection)

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Color: Bright orange tint

Smell: Sweet, doesn’t last long

Texture: Glossy

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

Cherish your love for candy with this fun range of Maybelline’s Baby Lips lip balms. Ideal for women who don’t hold back when it comes to color, the glossy finish and vibrant shades in this range will have you lusting after the entire collection, right from the first swipe.

NOTE: Retractable crayon type 2gm tube (regular one is 4 gm); is priced higher than the regular variants.

14. Peach Kiss

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Color: Nude

Smell: Sweet, doesn’t linger

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

Just when you thought nudes were only a ‘lipstick thing’! Maybelline allows you the experience of a nude with their Peach Kiss lip balm. A decent choice for women who keep away from colors and/or want to cover pigmented lips.

15. Pink Lolita

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Color: Pink tint

Smell: Mildly fragrant

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

A sweet pastel pink for women who like keeping it soft.

16. Pink Punch

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Color: Bright pink tint

Smell: Strawberry flavored

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

Ideal for women who love their pinks to pop. Works well on pigmented lips as well.

17. Rose Addict

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Color: Mild pink tint

Smell: Sweet, not floral. Does not linger.

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

Another pastel pink for the slightest dash of color, suitable for women that have light lips.

18. Soothing Cherry

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Color: Mildest of pinks (as good as colorless/non-tinted)

Smell: Mild fragrance of cherries

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

Perfect for people looking for a clear, no-frill lip balm. Can also double as a clear gloss to use on top of, or under, matte lips.

19. Tangerine Pop

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Color: Coral tint

Smell: Sweet, doesn’t last long

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

A subtle orange shade when compared to the bright orange of the Coral Flush, the Tangerine Pop is best suited for women with light lips who are looking for just a hint of color.

20. Watermelon Smooth

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Color: No tint (colorless)

Smell: Mild fruity fragrance

Texture: Buttery, light

Longevity: Lasts 3-4 hours

Perfect for people looking for a clear lip balm. Can also double as a clear gloss to use on top of, or under, matte lips.

How To Apply Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm

The Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm is a versatile product. It can be used as a regular lip balm, a lip tint that comes with SPF and moisturization, and in combination with lipsticks or lip gloss.

Pro tip- You can even use the Baby Lips lip balm as a base before applying any lipstick. Simply use the product as described on top and follow it up with the lipstick of your choice.

You may choose to reverse this process, and apply the Baby Lips lip balm on top of matte lips for a subtle sheen. The wide range of the Baby Lips lip balm colors is especially helpful when it comes to choosing just the right match.

Quantity

The regular variants of Maybelline’s Baby Lips lip balms come in retractable stick tubes of 4 gms each.

The Candy Wow variant, however, is a retractable, crayon-type slim tube that is of 2 gms.

Price

Depending on the tint and the variants, the Baby Lips lip balms are priced differently.

Expiry Time

At a shelf life of 36 months from the date of manufacturing, Maybelline’s Baby Lips collection will definitely stick around for long.

Rating

4.5/5

Knocking half a star off because some users have found the product drying to their lips.

Will I Recommend It?

Yes.

As mentioned earlier, a chapstick is not a mere fashion requirement, but a necessity. And Maybelline makes this necessity fun by offering a versatile range of colors and shades, perfect to suit everybody’s needs.

Additionally, its SPF 20 and hydration formula will keep your lips protected from the heat and the wind.

Chapped lips? No more!

Considering the competitive world of online shopping, rest assured you can find great discounts on the retail price of these lip balms on various online marketplaces. My top picks for some good deals would be amazon.com, Flipkart, and Snapdeal. Nykaa is a good option as well, but doesn’t always have stock of some of the more unusual colors. However, if you’re not into online shopping, your neighborhood drugstore or supermarket will do just as well (note that you might have to purchase them at the retail price though, no discounts).

Maybelline has definitely done a good job with this fantastic range of lip balms. In terms of colors, shades, packaging, and price, the Baby Lips range definitely does stand out. I personally like that there’s something for everybody – whether you’re a no lipstick/lip tint kinda girl, don’t mind a dash of color on your lips, or want to go all out with their Electropop range. The sun protection and hydration formula are a touch better than their competitors in this range too.

Considering all of this, what more could one want? Get out there and grab some for yourself for those baby soft lips. You may thank them later.

(Thank me first though ;))

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