Sunday, July 24, 2016

Maybelline Baby Lips Balm Glow in My Pink REVIEW and swatches

This is my second product from Maybelline that I purchased from Walgreens. It has been a while since I found anything at my local drugstore that seemed interesting enough to purchase. The product that I am reviewing today is again from the Baby Lips collection. It is the Balm Glow in My Pink. If you would like to see my previous review of the Baby Lips Balm Ball, click here.

Balm Glow comes in only one color, My Pink. The reason for this is because there is a special color changing material in the balm that reacts with your body's chemistry. Many people may have already tried things similar to this from Sephora and Dior etc. This one does come at a much lower price point and does change colors.

My Pink applies clear and switches to a bright pink shade on my skin. I don't see it very much on my pigmented lips, but it definitely shows up better than the Balm Balls. Below you can see the darker swipe on top and a lighter shade on bottom. There is about a 3 minute difference between these swipes. I notice that the color changing is completed after about 3 minutes.

Maybelline Baby Lips Glow Balm in My Pink, $4.99, Walgreens

Application/Texture: The application is exactly like the other Baby Lips in tube form. There isn't much tugging, but it also does not deposit a lot of product. It feels cushion-y when you rub your lips together after application.
Scent: Smells a bit sweet, sort of like vanilla.
Staying power: This lasted 2-3 hours on my lips.
Pigmentation: On my pigmented lips, you can see slight enhancement of red. However, nothing to the effect of a lipstick is shown. It does have a bright pink color to it if you were to wipe your lips on a tissue.
Overall: I really like the color changing aspect of this. I have tried Sephora and Dior's version in the past and they were fun to use. The Maybelline version is nearly the same except at a much lower price point. If you like Baby lips and have always wanted to try the color changing lip balms, this would be a great product for you! Also, for $5 it is a great product to just keep in your purse for a pick me up.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Maybelline Baby Lips Balm Ball in Pretty in Peach REVIEW and swatches

It has been a while since I found something at my local drugstore that intrigued me. Naturally the item to get me back into the game was a lip product and from Maybelline. I purchased it almost immediately, along with another Maybelline lip product that you will see reviewed soon.

Today, I am going to give my two cents on the Maybelline Balm Ball, which is part of their Baby Lips collection. Balm ball is listed as limited edition and comes in 4 colors (at least at my local Walgreens).

Maybelline Baby Lips Balm Ball in Pretty in Peach, $4.99, Walgreens

After using Balm Ball for a while, I found them similar to other baby lips except more moisturizing. Unlike the tube form Baby lips, these ones deposit more balm per swipe. I definitely feel them last longer and therefore feel more moisturizing.

The color I chose was Pretty in Peach, which in the packaging looks like a bright peach. On my lips, however, it looks like a regular lip balm. I do notice that there is pigmentation if I were to wipe my lips with a tissue.

Application/texture: There is no tug during application. With such a big round sphere for application, it was very easy with one swipe. The texture feels very similar to Baby lips, but slightly more product gets deposited each time.
Scent: There is a slightly sweet vanilla scent.
Lasting power: They are fairly moisturizing and I found the need to reapply after 3-4 hours of use.
Pigment: On my pigmented lips, I don't notice any peach color showing through. However, I do see it when wiped on a tissue.
Overall: I think this is a fun and interesting way to sell Baby lips. The applicator is somewhat difficult to hold sometimes and I even dropped it once due to the small handle. Knowing this issue, I hold it more tightly during application now. I like that I don't need to dip my fingers into the product to apply and that they do last longer than regular Baby lips. For $5, I would say this is a great lip balm to keep in your purse!