Hi guys! If ever there was a lip product that has been hotly anticipated and hyped up, it has to be the Maybelline Baby Lips! These lip balms have been available over in the States for a few years but only recently made their way over to England, which was when they truly exploded all over the beauty blogosphere!
Of course I had to try one to see what all the hype was about. I am a big fan of cherry red lips and plumped for the Cherry Me shade. The UK launch featured 6 different 'shades' or flavours of lip balm, three with a sheer wash of colour and three without -but to be honest I have plenty of plain lip balms in my collection so I was only really interested in the coloured ones (Pink Punch and Peach Kiss are the other two).
As you can see, the packaging is pretty basic and clearly aimed at teens and young girls - the clashing orange and pink really doesn't appeal to me at all and the plastic tube feels very flimsy and cheap. It's exactly the same as any other cheap lip balm you can buy anywhere.
As for the balm itself - I was really disappointed. I know brands make a lot of claims about their products which turn out to be a load of waffle, but Maybelline suggesting that the Baby Lips give 8 hours of hydration is ridiculous. If anything they give about 10 minutes of minimal hydration and that's it. As a lip balm this product is pretty naff and doesn't even stand up to the most basic of comparators, such as Vaseline or Chapstick. For £2.99 I wasn't expecting anything ground breaking but this is just rubbish.
Colour wise, as you can see the Cherry Me shade gives the most subtlest hint of fuscia pink colour - nicely noticeable on the lips but it doesn't last at all. If you're after something similar that will last longer I recommend trying Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, or even some of the Revlon Lip Butters. I can see why the Baby Lips appeal to teenage girls and young girls who aren't that experienced with lip products and might want a pop of subtle colour for wearing to school, but if you're looking for hydration and long lasting lip colour I'm afraid you'll have to try something else.
You can pick up the Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms for £2.99 in your local Boots or Superdrug or online HERE and HERE.
Have you tried the Baby Lips? What do you think?