My lips are SUPER dry and always crack and peel on me so I randomly picked this up at the drugstore when I was looking for a lip balm. Sadly, this lip balm doesn't work for me. It just sits on my lips and after leaving it on for about an hour or so it actually dries out my lips instead of moisturizing them. The color of its stain has gotten me compliments but it doesn't last so I have to reapply every 2 hours. It has a nice berry scent that I like so I'm using this till I find a better tinted lip balm.
I bought pink blast yesterday for $2.99NZD. You can normally get them for a sale price but otherwise they cost about $4.99. I really like the packaging of this one as it stands out and the mixed berry flavour is delicious! It slightly tints your lips which is nice and hydrates them but only for a short amount of time. Overall though I do really like babylips lip balms.
I finaaly found this, beware it dried out my lips soooo bad Im giving it to my friend
Dare I say it?
Dupe for Dior Addict Lip Glow.
I said it. That's all.
I've always been a huge fan of tinted lip balms since I don't like wearing lipsticks but i like the look of a bit of colour on my lips (difficult right? I know!). I've always been pretty disappointed that we don't have the whole selection of baby lips here in NZ because we only seem to have the clear balms and not the tinted ones. So you can imagine my excitement when I spotted these at my local Postie Plus store!
Since they were on sale for 30% off, I got both baby pink and pink blast for $7 NZD, not bad huh! The packaging of these balms are pretty cute, but I'm really not a sucker for packaging so I really don't mind. The smell/flavouring of these balms is a very pleasant berry scent, it kind of reminds of me of mixed berry ice cream. The texture of the balms is nice, smooth. However I don't think it hydrates anywhere near 8 hours as I find myself re-applying every hour or so. Funny enough my lips do feel very plump and firm and look poutier for some reasons.
Now let me talk about the colour. These balms promise to deliver a tint of pink that is unique to the person wearing it. My guess is that there is something in the balm that react to the pH level of your lips (or wherever you are swatching the balm). The difference in colour I get from both balms is rather small as both of them give me this really, really intense pink. Now my lips aren't that pigmented naturally and are somewhat of a shade of mauve, and after the balms they are of this very intense, rosey pink colour, like if I bit my lips extremely hard. I know it sounds painful but the colour is actually pretty flattering. The crazy thing is the colour lasts and lasts on me. The last time I applied this balm was in the mid afternoon, and some food and a nap later the colour is still well and alive on my lips at 10.35pm at night.
I think I like these balms. they make for great low-maintenance products! Will repurchase! in fact might re-purchase some more tomorrow!!
I love Baby Lips. I live in New Zealand, and we seem to have rather different packaging and flavours than you can get in the US. We have the same Baby Lips as Australia does. I recently went to a store that has all of the regular flavours, and I was very excited to find that the Pink Glow baby lips were finally in stock! I have three of the regular baby lips (anti-oxidant berry, mango pie, and smoothing cherry) and I love them, so I was glad I could try these. I quite like them, I was pretty disappointed with the colour though. I thought they would be more tinted, but they are extremely sheer and not very pink. I would have liked them more if they were more pigmented. They feel pretty much the same as regular baby lips do, they work quite well for me. Some lip balms make my lips feel like I need to exfoliate them, but these ones make my lips smooth and glossy. I feel that they make my lips look super smooth, I don't know if they work in this way for everyone though. Overall, I really do like these, I was just disappointed in the colour.
Pink Glow is a new type of the very popular Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms. Available in two colors; Baby Pink and Pink Blast, these balms are exclusive to Australia. These Baby Lips spin-offs utilize Maybelline's "exclusive color blooming technology" that "reacts to your unique lip chemistry to reveal your perfect pink glow". Basically, this balm reacts to the pH levels of your lips, it applies clear and changes to a slight pink tint. While the Baby Lips from overseas are pretty similar, there are some different claims and a little bit of a different formula. For one, these Baby Lips don't include SPF. The color selection is also a little bit smaller. These balms promise 8 hours of moisture and smoother, more moisturized, more supple, firmer lips in just four weeks. I bought this balm in Chatswood Westfield for less than $4AUD. Amazing! Baby Lips are just about the same prince in both Aus and the States. Foreign Baby Lips contain a little bit less product, 4g, as opposed to America's 4.4g. Unfortunately Maybelline products are tested on animals. This lip balm was made in China.
International Baby Lips are packaged like any old chapstick. A short little tube with a pink cap. Product twists up like in any similarly packaged lip balms. The grey and pink label that wraps around the tube are similar in design to the graphics on the American version's cap. I prefer the American packaging, it's cuter and more unique. Info like ingredients and product info can be found on the cardboard backing this balm is sold in.
The texture of Maybelline's Pink Glow is a little bit waxier than I expect from Baby Lips, but it's still smooth, slick, and silky on the lips. My lips immediately feel softer, moisturized, and protected. I don't think I get a full 8 hours of hydration from this balm, maybe three, which is still good enough for me. I don't know if my lips are more supple or firmer, but I can say that they seem healthy, and haven't been chapped for the last month.
At first the color never developed on my lips. I was thoroughly annoyed, but with products that react to pH, how a product works for you is highly personal. I knew that the color change technology worked for a friend. Then, all of a sudden, about a week or so ago, the color started developing on my lips shortly after application. It's not a lot of color, just a sheer pink tip. I already have pretty pigmented lips so it's not super noticeable on me. For all I know it may have been happening the whole time and I hadn't been paying close enough attention. I've had this balm for 6 weeks, but only started examining it for review two weeks ago. The color only lasts about a half hour, but that's ok, it's only a tinted lip balm. This balm is flavored like "Mixed Berries". It's a very subtle flavoring, no where near as strong as Pink Punch's flavor, but I like them both equally.
I like Maybelline's Pink Glow Baby Lips in Baby Pink. I prefer the American form of Baby Lips, but my preference is only marginal. The international formula is just as hydrating, really it comes down to a packaging, texture, and shade selection. Price is roughly the same, but the Aussie version contains just a little bit less product than it's American counterpart, but the price is super affordable for Australia. If you live in Aus, check out Maybelline's Pink Glow balms, they're moisturizing with some cool color changing technology. I hope they bring a similar formulation to the States soon.