Wednesday, July 10, 2013

maybelline baby lips come to uk!

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maybelline's coveted baby lips finally land in the uk

today's listening 10th july: madonna, material girl

Having first launched in Japan over three years ago, Maybelline's Baby Lips are not new beauty news. The USA went crazy for them shortly after and before we all knew it they were one of the most hyped products we (in the UK) couldn't get our hands on, sending waves through the beauty industry. What are they? Well, they're lip balms. Yup. Some are tinted, and some are just plain and scented. But essentially, they're lip balms. So come on, how great could they really be?

I have been lucky to grab my hands on the six piece UK collection before they launch in the UK officially in August and i've been playing about with them for a bit to see how I got on. They feel moisturising, and seem to have a great shine on the lips. I find they last a good amount of time, not being sticky or gloopy, and smell nice/don't offend me. However, I was hoping for more tint. I was thinking along the lines of the Revlon Lip Butters, or the L'Oreal Rouge Caresses in terms of payoff, but these are so sheer. I didn't bother taking a photo of the Peach Kiss nude shade as it doesn't show up at all. Cherry Me is nice, but still a real lack of payoff. For me, Pink Punch is the only tinted one i'd recommend for a tint. If you're after something with a tiny bit of tint, or you're at school/college, Cherry Me and Peach Kiss will appeal to you, but for me Pink Punch is the best one tint wise of the three.

The other three are Lemon, Mint and Cherry scented respectively, and I think my favourite of those is the lemon one. It's really down to personal preference on scent here though.

The thing that stops me from saying these aren't worth the hype is that they retail at just £2.99, which falls in cheaper than my recent Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble addiction, and for that they are worth every penny. Pink Punch has lived in my handbag since I got it, and infact i've been using it over the top of either a lip stain or a strong lipstick to make it shiny without the need for gloss.

If it's a small bit of tint you're after, or just a great lipbalm, or perhaps something to pop on over a strong lipstick, Baby Lips are for you. If you're looking for the next Revlon Lip Butter, this isn't it. There's a waiting list on Boots at the moment to be the first to grab some Baby Lips, so click to add yourself to that here. I like my Baby Lips and find them moisturising, but they're not about to replace my tinted Lip Butters. What do you think of Baby Lips? Gonna grab one in August?

Love, Zozo

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Disclaimer: I was given the Baby Lips free as PR samples. 


  1. I picked up the peach kiss one when I was back in America, and I'm telling you, it was the only thing that sorted out my dry lips! So as a lip balm I'm sold, I think the little tint and shine you may get is just an added bonus.

    Dannielle | Chic-a-Dee

  2. I'm so excited to try these! I can't believe they're so cheap too! Definitely going to pick a few of them up when they're released :)xo

  3. oooo these sound like they might just need to be added to my make up bag!

  4. I saw these while I was on holiday in May but didn't bother to pick any up (majorly bummed I didn't now!) I think I'll give them a go in August, as I'm always on the lookout for new lipbalms!


  5. Definitely going to be picking these up. Something about the packaging just makes me feel so care-free! x

  6. Very excited for the launch of these!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  7. Even if they don't give much of a tint, I'm still going to be trying! I like your idea of using it over lipstick or lipstain to add a shine x

    Jodie Marie | à la Jode

  8. I already have an insane amount of lip balms - other than the colour tint they offer no SPF so I won't be rushing out to buy them till it's time to replace some of the stock in my drawers. I ski a lot so use lipbalm like it's going out of fashion but really I'd prefer an SPF in it.

    thanks for the review tho.

    Simply Woman Magazine

  9. So excited for these to come on sale! Perfect for work and £2.99 is an absolute bargain :)


  10. MMMM, these look lovely. I wonder if these are an alternative to my Burt's Bees lip balms?


  11. I was super excited about getting my hands on these but I don't think I'd bother now considering there's not much tint :(
    such a shame!

  12. I've wanted to try these forever due to the hype but now I think you've confirmed I definitely don't need them, that's not to say I won't pick up one or two though ;)

    Paula ♥ | xo

  13. I think I'll probably get one but only to try, a little disappointed after hearing the hype about them
    Jessica xx

  14. I'm definitely going to get my hands on some of these when I can! I love these type of lip balms :)

    Jess // Coffee and Cosmetics xo

  15. OMG I'm soo excited haha x I want to try all of them so bad x :)
    Amy |

  16. I actually live in the US, so they've been sold for a while; I think they're great lip balms but have to agree they're nowhere near the color payoff of lip butters; however, as you said for such a decent price they're great little lip balms to have!
    Lovely Notions

  17. They look cute, I'm not too fussed about the tinted aspect as I don't really wear tinted lipbalms at all but I'd love to try them just to see if they live up to the hype.
    Rosalie x

  18. Ooh about time they came to the UK.
    I can't wait for them to be available and try them.
    Cherry Me looks really pretty ^_^

    Juyey xx

  19. I love Pink Punch - they're about $4 in Canada, but I think it's a decent price. It's great for just mooching around the house or the neighborhood!

  20. I really want to try these!

  21. I really want to try these! I wish they sold them in my country though, because they seem perfect! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  22. SO EXCITED!! I picked up loads of these when I was travelling in Asia, but they didn't have the tinted ones!
    Zara|Darling Zara - London Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  23. i am so excited for these, they sound like they will be perfect just to throw in my handbag for the daytime!

    amy xx