Everyone has a favorite lip balm. Some like the simplicity of a pot of Carmex or Vaseline and some prefer to get fancy with the Korres Lip Butters. There are also some who absolutely adore these Maybelline Baby Lips. I had never tried them before so I figured I would pick up a pack while I was at the store a few weeks ago.
When I was there, I saw this two pack and it was the last of this kind. There was no price, so I went to look at the individually packaged ones to see how much they were. At about $4.00 a piece, I figured a two pack would be about $8 or less since things area usually cheaper when you buy more of them, right? Nope. They were about $9.50 or so. I'm guessing it's because "Pink Wink" is a limited edition color. Almost ten bucks for two lip balms? Ugh. Whatever, I'm over it. Kind of.
If these little guys were as good as people said, I wouldn't mind paying for them. If it's worth it, then cool. The packaging is cute and they smell good (Pink Wink like bubble gum and Peach Kiss like, well, peach). However, the colors are weird. I don't know if I just got bad colors or if they just don't look good on me or what.
Pink Wink is surprisingly opaque and makes my lips the same light shade it is in the tube. Maybe if I was going to a 90's/early 2000's throwback party but not a good look for the average day. Peach Kiss is not as bad, but it's kind of a weird orange-y color that doesn't look awesome with my pale skin and light features.
It might look like I only swatched Peach Kiss in the picture below, but I can assure you I swatched them both. Pink Wink is just too similar to my skintone (and therein lies the problem, who wants their lips to look super washed out?)
As for moisture level, these are moisturizing and I would put them in the same playing field as Chapstick. Although I prefer my medicated and spearmint Chapsticks to these ones. I don't mean to hate on Maybelline and I know a lot of people like these, but I don't really think that they are better than your average lip balm, don't think they last 8 hours as it says on the box, and don't really want to pay $4.00 when I can get a 3 pack of Chapsticks for fifty cents more (I'm using Chapstick as a comparison because it has the same amount of product as the Baby Lips). One thing I will say about them, they don't have that slightly wax-y feeling that you can get with a lot of lip balms.
When it comes down to it, it's not that these are bad per say, but I won't repurchase them. I suppose I could get a clear one to avoid the color issue but then as I said, then why not just get 3 Chapsticks?
Do you like the Baby Lips line? What's your favorite kind of lip balm?