Maybelline Baby Lips – Review and Swatches

My last BzzAgent kit, in addition to sponsoring the Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes also included some samples of Maybelline’s newest lip-care offering! I chose the three tinted shades for review and swatching: #15 Cherry Me, #25 Pink Punch and #30 Peach Me. With such funky, cute packaging, who could resist trying these little balms?

Maybelline Baby Lips

Generic Information:

Maybelline’s Baby Lips lip balms come in a variety of six shades: Quenched and Peppermint (sheer), Cherry Me (Red Tint), Grape Vine (Plum tint), Pink Punch (Pink tint) and Peach Kiss (shimmery nude tint.) All shades contain SPF 20 to protect from the sun, which still threatens delicate skin during the winter!

They regularly sell for between $3.49 – 3.99 USD I think that’s a fairly reasonable price for something that’s not quite a lipstick but supposed to be more than just a lip balm (remember, we’re being promised long term results here!) You can usually find these on sale at Target and Walmart for under $3 USD.

Color Accuracy:

The product images for Maybelline Baby Lips are a bit hard to judge for accuracy, because obviously you can’t expect the same pigmentation of the bullet to end up on your lips. Still, judging the product images against the products themselves and the products themselves against the shades you get on your lips – i’d say that the colors are extremely accurate.

Baby Lips Bullets (From Left to Right: Cherry Me, Pink Punch and Peach Kiss)

Swatches (From Left to Right: Cherry Me, Pink Punch and Peach Kiss)


Now, these are tinted lip balms so we’re not looking for out-and-out color shock here. Still, I hate nothing more than a gloss that shows color in the package but none on the lips (looking at you ELF!)

Bare Lips

15 - Cherry Me Applied

25 - Pink Punch Applied

30 - Peach Kiss Applied

On their own, it could be argued that these are super super sheer. But I think that the comparison shots show that they really do have a nice amount of tint for balms. Peach Me, which I’d thought was totally sheer, noticeably lightens my lips and Pink Punch packs the most obvious color of the three. Cherry Me gives the best MLBB effect. All in all, very admirable results for lip balms!


Maybelline claims that their Baby Lips line will hydrate lips for up to 8 hours. Was this the case? …No. Honestly speaking, who’s ever going to believe a balm that lasts 8 hours? Ever? I wore these balms for about two weeks at school on days where I didn’t wear lipstick and I found that the hydrating feeling maxed out at about 2 hours of wear. At that point my lips resumed feeling tight and dry.

That’s pretty standard balm wear for me, but terrible for a balm that makes promises as big as 8 hour hydration. I also found that the tints faded within an hour of wear, regardless of whether I ate or drank. All in all – don’t expect to be able to go without reapplication.

All three of the balms I tested out were lightly scented with smells matching their respective names (cherry, fruit punch and peach.) I struggled with finding the right descriptive word for the feeling these balms left on my lips but I finally settled on “oily” or “greasy.” The feeling lasts for a pretty long time and probably comes from any number of the many (many) ingredients. It’s when this sensation fades that my lips quickly start feeling dry.


Maybelline promises “visibly renewed and reborn” lips after 4 weeks of use. I didn’t see any difference in the before and after shots of my bare lips, so i’m not even going to bother. My lips didn’t show any renewing or reborn…ing after 4 weeks of use. They didn’t get any worse, mind you, but I didn’t see any improvement beyond what regular lip care will give you.


Overall, I wouldn’t say that this product delivers any spectacular, life changing results. A huge part of me wishes Maybelline hadn’t made such outlandish promises about 8 hour wear and renewing lips after a month of wear; if it hadn’t then I would have given this product a much higher rating. With that said, baby lips is a solid offering to the regular tinted balm lines that become so popular in the cooler months.

Value: 5/5

Color Accuracy: 9/10

Pigmentation: 4/5 (for a balm!)

Wear: 7/10

Results: 5/10

Overall: 75% (C)

<3 EA

This product was sent to me to review by BzzAgent on behalf of Maybelline. I received no monetary compensation for my review and all of the above is my honest opinion.

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15 Responses to Maybelline Baby Lips – Review and Swatches

  1. I don’t know maybeline that well but I think their products are nice! I almost never use lip balm, only when I have really dry lips and then I have to ask my boyfriend for one >.<' I like the shell of these =)
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  3. The promises of a lip balm lasting that long is ludicrous I agree. I’ve tried one and they are ok, but I much prefer the Revlon Lip Butters to these. Nice review as always!
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  4. Sara says:

    I agree with you on the silly claims they make. Anyway, looks like a nice product to try :) xx
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  5. A lip balm that lasts 8 hours? They’re kidding themselves… The tints do look lovely though.
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  6. Stacey says:

    I don’t use tinted lip balms much, I prefer using a colourless one and putting my lipstick/lipgloss on top if I want any sort of colour. These are definitely sheer, but the colour payoff IS visible, though it’s still not enough for my liking. :P
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  7. Celina says:

    Pity it isn’t the most mind-blowing product, but I have to admit I love the packaging in the states :)
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  8. Shivani says:

    The packaging is super cute. I find all these balms to be the same, honestly.
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  9. Diane says:

    cuteee packaging.. lipbalms for 8 hours.. hehehe i would love to re-apply balms again and again tho

  10. adrienne says:

    I really hope these make it to the UK shores and soon, I like the hint of tint they give and they sound just delicious :) please hurry up maybelline haha x
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  11. Jules says:

    I really hope that these come to the U.K. soon – it seems like we’re always last in the queue for new product launches!! I emailed Maybelline and they said that there are no plans for it just yet – boo-hoo!

  12. Alisya says:

    Just thought of correcting you, it’s Peach Kiss, not Peach Me~ Hehe :)

  13. Andrea says:

    Hahahaha I don’t know why it looks so sheer on your lips! Lol it looks like lipstick on me :P I love these things the tint on me lasts for about 4/5 hours and the moisture for about 6/7 hours. I have really chapped lips and none of the other balms I’ve tried worked – except for these. I would give it 5/5 for tint, 5/5 for value, 5/5 for color accuracy, 4/5 for wear and overall 9/10! <3 Maybelline!!!!!

  14. I think that the red show more

  15. andrea says:

    I just bought the baby lips cherry me & quenched. My mom and i could not resist not buying both!!! Believe me ALL are gorgeous and will look good on all type of skin colors!! Especially quenched and cherry me. :) <3…

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