Monday, 19 August 2013

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me

Having received the Maybelline Baby Lips in Peppermint in an American beauty box swap I did back in May (our version of this seems to be called "Mint Fresh") and really liking it, I knew I had to pick up one of the tinted versions when they were released over here in the U.K. After looking at many swatches, I decided to purchase Cherry Me, which appears to be the most pigmented. 

Maybelline say, "Baby Lips lip balm from Maybelline New York gives intense care and 8 hour hydration, and is nourishing for baby soft lips. Its clinically tested formula has a hint of colour and leaves lips feeling soft and smooth."


All the Baby Lips have fun and colourful packaging and come in the form of a bullet that you twist up to apply. There are six to choose from; three tinted (Cherry Me, Peach Kiss and Pink Punch) and three non-tinted (Mint Fresh, Intense Care and Hydrate) and are a very affordable £2.99. Baby Lips is one of those hyped and much talked about products that I first heard about sometime last year, so does Cherry Me live up to the hype for me?  

First all, I love the cherry scent and it does leave a nice, noticeable wash of glossy colour on the lips. However I would say that the colour is more of a raspberry pink than red, which I really like, but this may be disappointing for some. The formula is quite soft despite being in bullet form and glides over lips nicely; as expected application is super easy. I also like the fact that this contains some moisturising ingredients, such as shea butter and honey.

Now for my negatives of this product. Comparing Cherry Me to Peppermint, I was surprisingly disappointed. I assumed Cherry Me would contain SPF 20 just like Peppermint, however on actually reading the blurb on the Boots website, it appears that only the non-tinted versions contain SPF. I find Cherry Me isn't that hydrating and on a trip out on my boyfriend's boat the other weekend, at the mercy of the sun and wind, I found myself constantly re-applying this. I haven't experienced this so much with Peppermint and assume it is the SPF that makes the difference, as they both contain the same ingredients otherwise. Although in all, I wouldn't say that either offer 8 hour hydration. A closer look at the ingredients seems to explain why; Baby Lips contain petroleum jelly- think Vaseline. I used Vaseline back at school and it's a product you have to regularly re-apply. In terms of colour, Cherry Me doesn't last particularly long but this isn't promising to be a balm stain, so I wouldn't expect anything different.

The Verdict
For me, Baby Lips in Cherry Me is a product that cares more about how it looks on the outside rather than the inside. It won't be something I will use for really dry lips and so I won't rely on it in the winter or long days in the sun, but for times inbetween I will continue to use this mainly for the colour and a shot of short term hydration. At the end of the day it's only £2.99, so I think you get what you pay for.

Have you tried any of the Maybelline Baby Lips range? Does it live up to the hype for you?

Beauty Bird xx




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  1. I have this one - love it!

    zofia xo
    http://littlemisspradaxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think it's the nicest colour of the three tinted choices xx

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    1. Ah that's interesting! I'm a bit put off of getting another though :s xx

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  3. I have just brought this I'm in love! :)

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Im so glad you included some negatives hun! All other reviews Ive seen is just gushing about how amazing they are haha. Think Im gona give these a miss, I have enough lip products already! xox

    The Style Khaleesi

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    1. I'm glad you liked the review, just my honest opinion :-) I don't think they'd set your world on fire as they say!xx

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  5. I've read so much about these, I guess I should try them.
    Adela x

    misspinkstyle.net

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    1. At least if you don't like them, they're cheap xx

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  6. Great review. Shame it contains petroleum, I've never got on with vasaline. I have been wondering about them but I think I'll stick with my EOS now. M X

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  7. I've mostly seen rave reviews on these, so it's nice to see someone who lists the negative side to the product. They're certainly cute, but I want something that's going to lock the moisture in for as long as possible, without having to reapply. Thanks for the honest review!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, I'm glad you liked the review xx

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