Maybelline 'Baby Lips' Lip Balm | Review

Maybelline's famous 'Baby Lips' lip balms landed in my lap a few weeks back, after FINALLY launching in Ireland. After the months and months of hype built up around them from our US counterparts, to say I was excited was an understatement! I'm quite a lip balm junkie, so over the years I've built up a decent collection and I know what makes or breaks a good balm. I received both the transparent 'Hydrate' and sheer-pink 'Pink Punch' samples. I've been wearing them for just under a month now, in all kinds of weather and environments.
Due to the hype of Baby Lips, I expected these to be fantastic - I was immensely disappointed, however. The packaging is cute, they smell nice.. but that's about it. I didn't find either of the samples I received to be hydrating in any way, if anything they made my lips dehydrated almost instantly and created gross chapped-skin within an hour or two of wear. Ironically, 'Hydrate' is the most-drying of the two. 
'Pink Punch' leaves a really sheer pink stain on the lips (pictured above), it only shows vividly if applied around 3-4 times. If you have any chapped areas on the lips, the colour clings to it, making it even more noticeable. I would choose 'Hydrate' over any of the colours, as it's transparent. I find the coloured balms (from what I've seen of other shade swatches online) to be far too cheap-looking. I must admit, I can see how these appeal to a younger market; the bright colours, font, taste etc but for anyone over the 18 year old mark, don't bother. 
The only good thing about these balms is the scent, and that doesn't even last long. I genuinely don't know where the hype built up around these - was it the packaging? Sponsoring? God knows! Don't get me wrong, I'm sure some people like them - but I just know myself and some close blogger friends found them to be underwhelming entirely. I don't recommend these at all; I'd opt for lip balms from Nivea, Carmex, Vaseline and Burt's Bees. Baby Lips are €4.49 each; incredibly overpriced for a lip balm to begin with but even more-so with the disappointing product given. You can buy them in most Boots stores nationwide and online

Have you tried Baby Lips lip balms - what do you think of them?


  1. I'm so glad you posted this! I received this for free when they first launched in the US and was severely disappointed in them. They have sat in my makeup collection practically untouched for the past 2 years. When I heard all of the hype around them, I decided to give them a second chance - maybe I missed something and didn't properly try them out? Alas, I found them to be really greasy, not long lasting, and the color payoff is definitely cheap looking (as well as the packaging).

  2. I think they work different on everyone. Personally I can't use Nivea, it dries my lips out instantly, same with baby lips. But my cousin swears by baby lips and her lips look amazing.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  3. We love baby lips!!! How could u not. Their so nice and creamy.... :)

  4. I got these when i was away in Canada last month to help with dry lips and wasn't a huge fan. I agree they taste nice but i find the colour awkward the pink highlights my dry lips dreadfully and the cherry me just makes it look like I've applied lipstick badly. I was tempted to try the clear one but im now considering just sticking with my usual vaseline instead.



  5. i've just bought 'intense care' which is so good and smells amazing!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x


  6. I was going to buy these, cos I everyone in their blogs are shouting about this balms :) now I'm happy that I didnt buy :=)

  7. I didn't even bother to buy these - lip balm is lip balm! xx

  8. I have the worst lips ever, 2-3 hours with Vaseline and they are sore, and I always find that stick type balms never ever do the job for me, so I stick to my ol' reliable Vaseline :)

  9. Wow that's surprising since there's been so much hype around this product, glad I didn't buy any!


  10. I was so excited when these came over but they're just average!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  11. I think they're amazing, but I guess when something is so so hyped, anything less than that is a disappointment... They all smell fantastic which I one of the main reasons I love them. I completely disagree about the tint colours looking juvenile, actually, pink punch is my go-to when my lips are chapped but still want colour and I'm 21 (scandalous). To each their own!

  12. Now that the hype is dying down, I'm seeing a lot of reviews like yours. I'll probably pick one up and see what I think but I won't be going out and buying them all like a mad wan!

    Ruby Duchess

  13. I love them! I got it in Cherry and I love it! My lips are in great condition after using them but I suppose they work differently on everybody!
    Glad to see an honest opinion though! :)

    lisatakespictures | fashion, beauty & ramblings

  14. Ive had them on my amazon wishlist as people said they were good, so I'm glad you've posted an honest review. Do you have any alternatives you'd recommend instead?

  15. I found that different kinds of the baby lips were more hydrating than others. The Cherry Me, Melon Mania, Twinkle, and Coral Crush were the most hydrating of the ones I have (mostly all of them).

  16. i thought these sounded great & looked super cute untill i read this so glad i did xx

  17. They're also now in the Netherlands, but much cheaper!

  18. I love the baby lips range, its super cool and very hydrating

    The Blah Queen
    Maybelline Baby Lips Review


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