If you have been following my blog for sometime, you would know my obsession with collecting lip balms 😀 So when Maybelline came out with additional flavours for Baby Lips, I had to lay my hands on one of them! After the Electro Pops range, this new addition to Baby Lips family is more than welcome 🙂 Thank you Maybelline, for being on your toes all the time and launching so many new products! And all within our budget.. Now that winters are at their coldest and harshest, a lip balm is more than a necessity for everyone. Maybelline launched two new flavours this season – Lychee Addict and Watermelon Smooth. I love lychee more than watermelon, hence picked the Lychee flavour! Let’s check out how this new one fared.
Ingredients: The ingredients list is missing on the pack, I got this from Maybelline USA website:
Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Diisostearyl Malate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax / Cire De Candelilla, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Alumina, Aroma / Flavor, Limonene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Aluminum, Borosilicate, Benzyl Alcohol, Silica, Mel / Honey / Miel, Centella Asiatica Extract, Linalool, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Parfum / Fragrance [+/- May Contain / Peut Contenir, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 45410 / Red 28 Lake, Ci 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 15850 / Red 7, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, Mica, Ci 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, Ci 75470 / Carmine]
Packaging: Baby Lips Lychee Addict is similar to the other non-tinted lip balms from their regular lipcare range that had Mango-Pie and Anti-oxidant Berry flavours earlier. The new Lychee Addict looks quite similar in packing to the older ones. The theme colors for this new lip balm are pink and mint green. I like them! The balm is a classic twist-up style. They have written the flavour name on the body of the lip balm too, which I have always loved! The cardboard blister pack has the product details. I, however, would have preferred the packing that they have in the US, which has a transparent cap, and a much higher cute-quotient! Indian packing is fine by all means, but a little more cuteness can’t hurt 🙂
My Experience: Baby Lips has been my most favourite lip balm. That’s a big thing for me to say, as not many lip balms work well enough for me. This one is no different. Maybelline has recently reformulated their lip balms, and now claim 12 hour Moisture instead of the earlier 8 hour claim. They also have SPF20, which is extremely good among the budget lip balms.
Color and Scent: This one goes completely clear on the lips. It is only meant for hydration. Would be great for wearing under lipsticks. It does not leave any whitish cast on the lips. The scent takes all the points from me! The lychee scent is perfect to the ‘T’. It is juicy and quite unique 🙂 Love it completely, and I have a feeling I will be reaching out for this lip balm quite a lot ‘coz of this. By the way, it is tasteless. And the scent lasts for about 10 minutes.
Moisturization: This is where Maybelline takes the cake. Their formula suits me really well! 2-3 swipes of this lip balm provide enough moisture for at least 4 hours during the day-time. The 12 hour claim is something which holds true if you wear this lip balm at night. I slept with this on my lips, and found my lips moisturized and soft next morning, with some balm still on my lips (I layer it heavily, but still, a balm clinging on till morning is a very good thing!) It really does prevent lip-chapping if used regularly. This one heals chapped lips too, so I recommend it to all the beauties suffering from chapped lips. The formula is not waxy or heavy. It is just perfect. A few swipes on, and my lips seem to be enveloped in a cozy cushion.. It is super comfortable on my skin.
FFS Rating: 5/5
Price: Rs. 135 for 4 grams
Where to Buy: Available at all Maybelline counters in Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Dabur NewU. You can find these everywhere! Or just buy it online from any of the portals!
Pros and Cons:
- True lychee scent! Completely rocking. It is sweet and juicy at the same time
- Supremely moisturizing. One of the best lip balms on moisturization front
- SPF 20. Icing on the cake!
- Pocket friendly
- Sturdy and travel friendly packing, which is sleek enough to fit in your jeans pockets
- Heals chapped lips
- Extremely comfortable to wear, and is not waxy or greasy
- They should have mentioned ingredients on the pack, that’s all!
Repurchase: Well, I would be buying Baby Lips till eternity, even if I don’t finish any of them. I love buying new lip balm flavours, so I might explore other flavours, as and when they come out!
Final Word: Go buy it, ladies, if you love a great scented lip-balm! This is going to come really handy!