I mentioned these lip balms in my post here where I answered questions for the Drugstore Favourites tag. These are the Maybelline Baby Lips Electro lip balms, which you can pick up in Boots and Superdrug for £2.99. There are four shades: Strike a Rose, Pink Shock, Berry Bomb and Oh! Orange. I have all four shades and I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with you.
I picked these up around the start of summer so I could play around with fun colours but still keep my lips moisturised, instead of wearing heavy lipsticks which would just smear and look awful in the hot weather. I initially picked up the two shades on the left, but eventually picked up the final two to experiment. As far as moisture power goes, they claim to give “intense care and 8 hour hydration, and is nourishing for baby soft lips”. These aren’t the most moisturising lip balms I’ve ever used, but they certainly haven’t dried out my lips either. They keep the lips moisturised for around four hours, so not as long as they claim.
The packaging is a simple black tube, with a clear cover, with the colour of the product for the font of the name. I think this is a pretty cool idea, since identifying each one is really simple and I don’t have to open each tube just to find the colour(s) I want.
Enough of that, let’s see how they look on the lips:
The first is the shade “Strike a Rose”. Like I mentioned before, this is one of the first that I picked up, and as far as colour goes, this is one of my favourites. This a lovely bright pink shade, and as you can see from the photo, it is pretty pigmented. My lips are naturally reasonably pigmented as you can see, and I happily wear this on its own. I feel like this is a lovely summer-appropriate shade, although I think with dark eye makeup you can make this work for Autumn as well.
The second shade is “Pink Shock” and the second one I bought. This is another shade I like despite normally being very intimidated by bright colours. As you can see this is another pigmented shade, and one I was pleasantly surprised with. Again, this is another summery shade, and one that can really catch people’s eye. I think this looks great paired with simple makeup so the focus remains on the lips.
The third shade, and one I hesitated to buy is called “Berry Bomb”. With Autumn around the corner, I’ve started buying quite a few different lippies to embrace the cooler weather, and this is one of those purchases. This isn’t as pigmented as the first two shades, but I think I’ll enjoy using this as a sort of base lip product to apply a similar colour lipstick on top for better pigmentation. However, on its own I think this is great if you want to get used to wearing purple colours. I know I need to.
Finally, we have the shade “Oh! Orange!”. This is the shade I like the least, since orange doesn’t really suit me. I bought this one last, after trying “Berry Bomb” and seeing how the pigmentation wasn’t as good compared to the two other colours, I thought maybe this wouldn’t come across as too orange on my lips. As you can see, rather than being too orange, it looks slightly coral because of the natural pigmentation of my lips. I still think this is too orange for my undertone, but I think for anyone with a warm undertone, this is a good colour for you. Again, this is another shade that can be used as a base colour for a lipstick. Although if you’re intimidated by bold colours then wearing this alone is still a good option. I like that the last two colours can be used in multiple ways.
I definitely don’t regret picking up these little guys. They fit nicely in my makeup bag and don’t take up much space. They’re also very cheap which is something my purse can appreciate. Would I buy these again? I would. I don’t think I’ll buy the berry and orange shades, but I’ll definitely repurchase the rose and pink shade.
Would you consider picking these up? Or are there any lip balms you’d suggest for when the weather cools down? I know I’d appreciate your ideas and I’m sure others will too. Thank you for taking the time to read my post, and if you think you might enjoy reading my other posts, then I’d love it if you’d check it out.