These pretty adorable tinted lip balms from Maybelline are my new cult favourites! I just love everything about them. They come in a cute twist up tube packaging with funky alphabetical details make you use these more & more. The tubes are in the patented lip balm shades making it easy to choose the colour & flavour. I guess I am loving this post more because of the pics rather than facts!
These tinted lip balms claims of keeping lips moisturised for the whole day. On my extremely dry lips they flare well for 3-4 hours keeping them soft & supple. Though these are tinted unfortunately are not enough expressive on dusky skin tones. I have these in Berry Crush which is deep berry tinted & shows just lightly while the Rose Addict, a sheer rosy pink tinted one applied almost transparent. I need to swipe Berry Crush few times to get a nice medium Berry tint but Rose Addiction refuses to show up in any way. So if you buying these in hope of nice tinted lips then try the shades at the counter as to find out which one shows up on your skin tone. Duskier one’s I would recommend to go for deeper tints like cherries, berries or corals. You do have plain transparent versions also available in the collection. Looking at the sunny side because the tint is quiet sheer for my skintone , I can easily layer them on my lipsticks without altering the actual colour. I love to use these for some of my non moisturising lipsticks or for the ones which gets drier as the day progresses. A single swipe retains the much needed hydration to my lips eliminating those dry coloured patches.
Texture wise these are very soft & creamy with *slight* waxiness which is not obvious in any way. They glide smoothly on lips but are not very slick & do not feel heavy at all. The formula is very comforting & hydrating one. But you need to well exfoliate your lips well before slathering them on or else will highlight the fine lines & already existing dry flakes. One needs well groomed lips for these to behave well. The fragrance is not overwhelming at all & smells fruity/bubble gummy lightly or say barely detectable unless you sniff hard. And the best part they do not taste sweet or respective of their flavours which I hate like anything. Overall I find them very moisturising & yes keeps my lips baby soft provided you have taken your pre lip care routine. Though the tints does not show up as I expected but makeup for the hydration & overall lips condition. Also they comes with an added benefit of SPF 16. Highly Recommended!
- Cute, adorable, colourful packaging.
- Very hydrating & keeps lips soft & supple as claimed.
- Light weight & non sticky formula.
- Adds light/medium tint on lips.
- Tasteless with slight barely detectable fragrance.
- Well priced.
- Available in variety of tints.
- Lips need to be well prepared (exfoliated) before use or else will highlight the flaws.
- For dusky skin tones the tints might not show up in full potential & need to be layered. Better to opt for darker tints.
Maybelline Baby Lips Color Lip Balms are very moisturising & keeps lips baby soft provided you have taken your pre lip care routine. Though the tints does not show up as I expected but makeup for the hydration & overall lips condition. Also they come with an added benefit of SPF 16.