Oh, Baby Lips. I tried hard to love you. I’ve tried many of these...the clear ‘Quenched’, the Crystal line, the Neon line, ‘Cherry Me’, the bubblegum pink one, the coral orange, the color-changing ‘My Pink’ one...pretty much everything except the medicated line and the peppermint, because I cannot abide menthol or peppermint.
I for one don’t mind the ‘childish’ packaging. Come on. It actually looks a lot like the graphic that Stephen Sprouse did for Louis Vuitton back in the day, and those are ‘real’ designers, and those bags sold to adults, so calm down.
It’s the formulas I just can’t get behind. These are closer to gloss than balm. They are not waxy or thick, they are EXTREMELY oily/slippery. I don’t mind THAT either, but they’re not very moisturizing and in fact, I think some ingredient common to them all actually makes me DRIER. Some of them are right on the verge of stinging.
They must be reapplied frequently, which I wouldn’t mind if they softened and weren’t low-grade irritants. The only one I’ve repurchased is the yellow one and the electro-purple one that both came from the ‘neon’ line. Love the color and shine those two give, in spite of not lasting very long. The other nine or ten I’ve tried can all fall off a cliff. I guess Baby Lips is not for me. It’s too bad; they are easy to find, very inexpensive, and considering how often you have to put it on, it takes a surprisingly long time to use up a whole tube, there’s a lot of product in there.
Try it if you don’t have sensitive skin and you don’t mind an oily-type ‘balm’.