Although Maybelline Baby Lips has gone the colour route before, I don’t think that they’ve used such intense shades in the past. I was trying to do a search on the first ever Baby Lips product and couldn’t come up with exactly the one but I think it was just the standard colourless balm and that the first launch was 2012! If you can remember, please let me know. On the one hand, Baby Lips feels like it’s still new but on the other, it feels like it’s been around for ever in one guise or another. I do remember that a lot of people found the name horrible, but it was a very early tap into Korean trends (baby foot, baby skin etc). I’m not sure I love the Maybelline Baby Lips Colour Balm Crayon – they’re just a little too creamy in colour (feels like they have a lot of white in the undertone). The ones that I’ve tried give a high pigment cream but they show up every single flaw on your lips so you have to work the formula in properly. If you’ve got super smooth lips though, that’s not a concern.
They do feel moisturising though with an oil-balm formula and have a slight sheen to them. Maybe I just didn’t get the right shade for me. Clinique’s Chubby Sticks have a lot more clarity of colour to them without the ‘creaminess’ in the pigment but if you like a bright pop with a bit of a 60’s vibe, then at £5.99 (HERE), I think they’re great value.
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