Sunday, 6 April 2014

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch

Remember when these were like the most hyped up beauty product around? I couldn't help but get swept up in the excitement and purchased the Maybelline Baby Lips in the pink version, "Pink Punch" last year in late summer / early autumn. But somehow, aside from one favourites post, it hasn't made it onto the blog until now.

The truth is that after using it religiously every day for a bit over a month the novelty wore off very quickly and I've barely touched it since. Don't get me wrong, it's certainly not a bad product! Although it feels quite hard at first it becomes surprisingly soft and smooth upon contact with the lips - the big bonus of that is that it doesn't turn into a melted, smooshy mess if you carry it around in your pocket.

The pigmentation is also pretty good for a balm type product and leaves a very prominent, shiny pink with obvious blue undertones. However it's not so pigmented that you can't apply it on the go without a mirror.

The thing is just that it's not really that amazing at anything. It's neither the most hydrating lip balm I've ever used, nor is it the most pigmented. I'd say the Revlon lip butters perform better in both instances at the same time, though they do have an issue with melting in your pocket while this one will stay completely put. It's a decent, solid product and definitely worth the price if you're in the market for a cheap and cheerful new lip balm, but is it worth the hype? I just don't think so anymore.

Maybelline Baby Lips are available in six versions and retail at £2.99 each.

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