Review: Baby Lips Balm & Blush

Friday, 22 January 2016
Hello lovelies. Sometimes there are brands you love so much that it actually pains you to gives them a bad review and unfortunately this is one of them. 

If you have read my Tasty Treatments for Chapped Lips post, featuring the lovely Baby Lips balms, you'll already know just how big of a fan I am of  Maybelline New York and their Baby Lips range, so I was quite excited when I heard they were coming out with a balm and blush range. They were featured in the February 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan, and so when I saw that there was an introductory offer on them in ASDA for £4 each instead of £4.99, I decided to buy two to review.

Unfortunately I was very disappointed. I shall try and start with the products' good points. The packaging for the balm and blush is absolutely adorable and a little bit quirky. The screw on lid is shaped similar to the end of a toothpaste tube, which I suppose is to help hold the product better when applying. 

The colours appear very bright and are available in two shades; Flirty Pink and Innocent Peach. However, on the display there was definitely four shades, two for each name, so I am assuming that ASDA has slipped up here! After searching online, the un-named extra shades are Booming Ruby and Bronze Shimmer.

I actually quite like these as Lip Balms. Innocent Peach is definitely a lot more appealing than Flirty Pink as it has a delicate, peach scent, wheareas Flirty Pink's strawberry scent is slightly plastic-y and a little unpleasant, also showing up quite a bright pink on lips. I will say that the formula is nice for these, a little bit creamier than regular Baby Lips balms and they feel thicker when rubbing lips together. They are very addictive as I find myself re-applying them to my lips as often as possible, the same with the regular lip balms.


However as a blush, these suck. The description in Cosmo is that the product "isn't dry on lips or sticky on cheeks." No no no no. This couldn't be further from the truth I'm afraid. Using this product on my cheeks reminds me of when I was much younger and I used to smear my mum's red lipstick on my cheeks, pretending it was blusher - this product has the same effect which can only be rectified by applying powder over the top. It's incredibly greasy which is what I think lets the product down the most.

Flirty Pink applies quite a good amount of colour after two swipes on my hand, which does actually blend quite nicely for a little pop of cheek colour, but unfortunately Innocent Peach is barely pigmented at all, almost disappearing when blended. I applied the product on the back of my hand, then wiped my hand with my jumped and no trace of the product was left behind at all. I tried my hardest to get a photo of the colours, I even ventured outside for better lighting (who likes my promise ring by the way?) but they are extremely sheer! I think I will continue to use Flirty Pink as a base for my usual Benefit blusher, but I will be keeping Innocent Peach as a lip balm only.


Left - Flirty Pink, Right - Innocent Peach

I think this product may be aimed at younger consumers who may be trying makeup for the first time, they definitely remind me of the fake strawberry-scented lip balms I used to get free with Girl Talk when I was nine, which is a real let down for the price.

I will not be purchasing this product again, although I won't tell you not  to buy it as this review is obviously my own opinion. The blush may show up so much better on someone else, and you may find you like the formula! So if there's a deal on them, then try them if you're interested, but I wouldn't buy them at full price as I don't think they are worth it.


Have you tried these yet?
If not, will you be purchasing them?

14 comments on "Review: Baby Lips Balm & Blush"
  1. they only a lip and cheek stain I've liked is one from the body shop which i think was limited edition

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    1. Oh darn I would have loved to try that! I have however been looking at Benefit's Benetint to try xx

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    2. they have a new version out that i store in store today!

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  2. I've never really got on with cheek tints and was going to try these ones but going to give them a miss now! Good post and lovely blog �� Rachel | www.rachelsbbox.wordpress.com

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    1. Yeah I definitely would not recommend them at all, but who knows, you might get along with them better than I do! xx

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  3. I've tried them on my lips but I never knew they're for your cheeks as well, and I certainly wouldn't put this on my cheeks! I think they'd be so sticky haha, oh no!
    Demi xxx

    Denbraberbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. They're also super greasy which is a shame as I was really hoping I'd love them! :(

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  4. That's such a shame you weren't a fan - I did see them in Boots but I wasn't keen on the Baby Lips balms to begin with so didn't pick these up, I do agree the packaging is really cute though!

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    1. The packaging is gorgeous and they are good lip balms, just toom expensive for what they are xx

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  5. This is such a shame! I love the normal Babylips and was really looking forward to trying these! I'm normally a little dubious about lip&cheek combos as I feel like a product can only do 1 thing really well (usually its the lip bit that ends up suffering as it's super drying) and obviously these only really work for lips :(
    Thanks for the honest review.

    Chloe x | Snug Corner

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    1. It really is a shame as I was so excited to try them xx

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  6. Ah I'm disappointed you weren't a fan of the blushers, I was going to give them a try but may give them a miss now! Great post :)


    Hana | www.hanarosella.blogspxot.co.uk ♥

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    1. If you can get them on the cheap I would say still try them, maybe they'll work better for you than they did for me xx

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  7. I would recommend that you stay away from this product if you have the slightest bit of sensitive skin. I used it on my cheeks once, and for the last two weeks I have had flaky, dry skin where it was applied. I usually like babylips, but this one is a no go.

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