Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm in Grape Vine and Pink Punch
I have to admit, I really wasn’t sold on the much-hyped Maybelline Baby Lips when they first came out, but I’m starting to come around. I’ve had Pink Punch for ages now, but I’ve never really used it until a couple of weeks ago. The main reason for that is the packaging, which is just awful and looks like something your baby sister would play dress-up with. I know, I know…don’t judge a book by it’s cover and all that, but it seriously put me off using it for the longest time. The slightly sickly synthetic punch smell did not help at all and I’m still not too keen on it, but I have to admit that Baby Lips in Pink Punch won me over. It’s easy to apply, it’s super moisturising, it’s sheer but buildable, and it leaves my lips looking smooth, healthy and kissable. The formula is thick enough to moisturize but it’s not greasy, and the colour payoff is really impressive. I also like the fact that it fades evenly and that the colour doesn’t cling to dry patches, which tends to happen a lot during winter when I wear normal lipstick. Obviously, the Baby Lips lip balm requires more frequent application than lipstick; but on the bright side, it’s sheer enough that you don’t need a mirroir to apply it!
After falling in love with Pink Punch, I decided to buy Grape Vine. The formula is quite different, it’s very very thin compared to Pink Punch and it’s got that sweet, grape-flavoured bubblegum smell. It’s extremely sheer, with a super glossy finish. I find it almost impossible to build up any colour at all, which is a shame because it looked like a lovely deep berry colour in the tube. It doesn’t feel as moisturising on the lips as Pink Punch does, because of the thinner formula no doubt. Overall, I don’t think it’s worth spending your hard-earned cash on Grape Vine, as it isn’t a great lip balm and hasn’t got any colour payoff.
Maybelline claims that the Baby Lips lip balms provide 8 hours of hydration, but I wouldn’t say it’s true. It does however bring some colour to the lips and make them look smoother and healthier. If you’re looking for a lip balm that’s moisturising, softens your lips and provides a great colour payoff, I can’t recommend Pink Punch enough. Don’t be put off by how bold it looks in the tube, it’s actually a very soft pink once applied and it looks gorgeous with my fair skin tone! I probably won’t be purchasing any more Baby Lips, but I can see myself using Pink Punch all through the year!