If you were to open up my purse right now, you would find at least a handful of glosses and lip balms. You never know when you need to do a quick touch up of your lip color or your pout decides to act crazy and get all dry and flaky. My lips tend to the latter, especially during the Winter season. It may not get really cold down here in Florida but the air is drier all the same and having a product on hand that makes sure my lips stay moisturized throughout the day is a must!
With that in mind, my Beauty Guru assignment this month was to review Baby Lips from Maybelline New York ($3.99). It's the first in their line of lip treatment products that promise to renew your lips to their natural condition. The lip balm is formulated with Vitamins E and C, natural shea butter, aloe, and camphor to help provide up to 8 hours of hydration. Natural plant extracts are aimed to improve lip coloration and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It also has SPF 20, which a big plus for me (that Florida sun is no joke!)
So how does it do?
In the moisturizing department, it does very well! As soon as it goes on the icky feeling of dry lips goes away immediately leaving my pout very soft and happy. Does it keep them that way for up to 8 hours? Not really, requiring a touch up around midday after having breakfast and lunch but that's usually the case with many lip products I use. Another thing I liked about Baby lips is the fact that the balm itself goes on really smooth, without being too shiny or feeling really sticky. You don't need a lot of it either to get the job done. The only small tiff I had was that the color (I used the one in Grape Vine) was practically nonexistent against my complexion. I wish it went on like the deep, purple color it is in the tube. That would've been a really nice bonus! Maybe their other shades like Cherry Me or Peach Kiss may show up on me better.
The test of a true lip balm for me is how long it stays in my purse! I'm happy to say that this one has found a home amongst my other favorite lip balms!
Have you tried this one from Maybelline? How did you like it?
Great Products for your Pout!
Photo courtesy of: Maybelline New York
FTC Disclosure: Product mentioned in this review was received as a free sample.