Worth the Hype? Maybelline Baby Lips

So for the past little while, all we’ve been hearing about is Maybelline’s Baby Lips.  We think it’s supposed to be the best lip balm ever, but since we’re more lip gloss than balm, we never really considered trying it out for ourselves.

Maybelline Baby Lips

Until a trio of tubes appeared in the mail, and then we thought that was like, a sign.

So for the past little while, we’ve been smearing these bad boys on our lips to see what all the fuss is about. I mean all those tweets about it can’t be wrong, right?


Ok, they’re not wrong, but we have to admit that this is one over-hyped lip balm.

Baby Lips has a standard slightly greasy lip balm texture.  It comes in lots of flavours (Coral Crush is what we’ve been trying out) and is mildly scented.  It doesn’t have a taste (yes, we checked).  The colour payoff is sheer, but if you really wanted to make a splash with these you could choose a brighter shade or a much lighter one for more of a tint.

The copy says that the balm provides 8 hour hydration, but really we don’t see how that could be true, unless you’re not eating or drinking anything in those 8 hours (i.e. you’re sleeping?).  The balm does provide major hydration and absolutely does relieve very dry lips.  It also provides protection from environmental dryness such as wind and cold, but you will need to reapply just like other balms.

Apparently, if used for 4 weeks this balm hydrates so much that it visibly renews lips, but we haven’t used it long enough to be able to tell whether that’s true.  Though we’ve said that Baby Lips isn’t anything special, it’s good enough to have earned a place in our already overcrowded lip balm stash.

Pick it up at drugstores.

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