Sometimes I don’t want a lipstick or even gloss on my lips, and I crave something lighter. This need has been wholly filled by Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch. I discovered this beauty on my recent trip to Umhlanga when I went for lighter makeup. On holiday I wore BB Cream, mascara, a hint of blush and a touch of bronzer. The Pink Punch complimented this minimalistic look so well, and I have since used it with slightly heavier makeup.
The pink sheen that it gives your lips is absolutely lovely and Pink Punch has since become my favourite pink lip product. It’s a tinted lip balm but falls more on the opaque spectrum, as opposed to being a transparent tinge of colour. It has the texture of a moisturizing lipstick and the colour payoff is also that of a lipstick. I love the fact that it is a lip balm as well as a colour, and I can’t say anything negative about Pink Punch. Being a lip balm, it does tend to wear off quicker than a lipstick, and when it does wear off, it manages to leave a bit of a stain on the lips.
‘Cherry Me’ has a pretty red tint to it. The texture is light, but the colour is buildable. It smells delicious, like cherries and happiness, and is a true tinted lip balm (it doesn’t have the colour payoff that Pink Punch has). I think Cherry Me is a fun little product if you’re looking for a nice tinted balm for the days that you don’t feel like applying a lipstick. The best thing about it is that you can apply it without a mirror and be safe knowing that you don’t look like a clown! Don’t expect it to be the most hydrating balm though…
First up let me just say that I LOVE APPLYING THIS TO MY LIPS. Sometimes I feel like smooshing it onto my lips, because the texture is wonderfully silky and soft and it glides on like a dream. The Intense Care balm is clear and contains an SPF of 20 which is handy for when you’re in the sun. Overall, it performs like a regular lip balm and, as with the others, I can’t back the claim of 8 hour moisture. (All of the Baby Lips contain petroleum and in a pretty large quantity which would explain why there is no real lasting benefits of applying this particular lip balm or any petroleum based balm for that matter. The main problem with Petroleum is that it tends to only mask the problem of dry skin/lips with a barrier of hydration and over time said ingredient can suck out extra moisture from the skin/lips making the problem worse not better.)
Mint Fresh is a clear balm, with an amazingly soft texture that provides a glossy finish. It smells fresh and minty! It also contains an SPF 20, which I like.
Overall, I’m happy that I tried these four. Baby Lips are cheap and cheerful and they are lots of fun! With the low RSP of R29.95, you can’t go wrong.
Would I buy again?: I would get Pink Punch again
Where to buy: Clicks, Dischem and anywhere else Maybelline is sold