The whole Baby Lips trend that has been happening these days with the release of the many “Baby” named products from Maybelline really hasn’t been my thing! I didn’t like their original formulation that comes looking like a chapstick. I found it too waxy. I didn’t like the primer, way to much silicone (It is a dupe for the Benefit Porefessional but I don’t like that primer either). They then came out with the Dr. Rescue range which I thought did no rescuing whatsoever for my lips. Now they’ve finally hit the nail on the head with their formulation for these “Baby” lip products for me with this release of the Maybelline Baby Lips Balm & Blush.
There are three in the range and initially because of my lack of love for the range I only purchased one in the shade 06 Shimmering Bronze. However after falling in love with the formulation of this shade I went back and picked up every single shade and hence I have all three to review for you guys today.
I’ll begin with my favourite and the first one that I bought and that’s 06 Shimmering Bronze. I love the packaging, it’s super cute and small making it very compact for the purse. The applicator is both the lid of the product and the actual product itself. I love that it has a dome shape because it makes it so easy to apply onto the lips without a mirror.
These products are super pigmented but this shade is the most sheer of the three. It’s also the only one that has shimmer running through it but the shimmer is very fine and when applied to the lips you really can’t see it unless your in certain lighting. I find this shade to be the perfect nude especially when you don’t want anything high maintence on the lips.
The second shade is 05 Booming Ruby and this is the cherry red shade in the trio. It has the same story as the bronze shade except this one is more pigmented and has not shimmer running through it. I personally love this shade for layering under a matte red lip like MAC’s Russian Red so that the lipstick doesn’t dry out your lips with it’s matte formulation.
The last shade is called 02 Flirty Pink and to be honest I’m nota fan of the shade colour. I was expecting it to be a bit more sheer than it actually is but on the lips this goes on rather a pigmented pink and I just don’t do pink lipstick I’m afraid. It’s great for those who do though because it does have the same great formulation as the other two above.
I know I bought these as separate purchases but Maybelline is great for doing 3 for 2 offers on it’s range so I would wait until they do and grab all if three if all three is what you’re interested in. If not these retail for 6.49 euros a piece and are great for on the go!.
-Talk Soon xx