Those who have been reading my blog for a while now would be aware of my loyalty and love for Maybelline Baby lips. Since I first lay eyes on them when spotting an advertisement in a magazine I have dedicated my time to raving about them and religiously reapplying them. The packaging, the smell, the formula and the price all work together to create a product so darn awesome!
I owned 5 of these little beauties when the tinted ones exploded into stores. Of course they were like a magnet and I had to use all my strength to resist their pull, but in the end I figured it would only set me back four bucks, so it was totally worth it. After all, I only had one hundred million thousand lip balms so I desperately needed another one. Desperately.
You may or may not know that in Australia there are two tinted options from the Baby lips range - Pink Blast and Pink Glow. The packaging is quite deceiving in that it would appear as though I purchased Pink Glow, when in fact I actually purchased Pink Blast. The reason I did this was because I wanted the brighter, more dramatic of the two.
The way in which the tint works is that in the tube it appears slightly pinkish, but very much like all the other balms. As you apply it, it changes colour according to the pH of your lips. It is really quite exciting to see it change before your very eyes, and Maybelline has used it to say that it is a really personalised balm just right for you, however I wouldn't imagine that everyone's pH changes drastically from one person to another.
I had read reviews on the two balms and didn't feel as though they were tinted enough for my liking. That fact definitely helped me resist purchasing them as I didn't feel they would blow my mind, and whilst I don't feel as though this particular shade is as good as, say, the Limited Edition one, it is still a very likable balm that I shall continue using.
I don't mind the packaging of this one - it isn't amazing but it isn't shocking either. As usual the size and twisty nature of the packaging if convenient and practical.
Once again, the formula is great and I find it really effective. It is the standard formula with the nice smell and no taste, the only change is that it is tinted! As for the tint, I was remarkably surprised by how bright it was. I figured that due to the pigmented nature of my lips that perhaps it would not stand out, but it really intensified the colour and turned it a bright shade of pink - so much so that I am really quite hesitant to wear it out because I feel it is a little too bright!
I do like this lip balm, but not as much as my others from the range. The fact that it is tinted is a refreshing change, but unfortunately it just didn't work out for me and my lips. I hope that different tints are released in Australia, similar to those in America, but I'm not convinced that will happen.
I give this product 7 out of 10.
|Can you spot the swatch?!|