Product Review: Maybelline Baby Lips In Pink Punch

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Name: Baby Lips in Pink Punch
Brand: Maybelline
Price: €2,90

From Maybelline’s website:
No more basic lip balm.
Our exclusive formula moisturizes lips for a full 8 hours.

What I liked:
- good colour payoff
- leaves lips soft, smooth and moisturized
- lovely texture, glides smoothly on the lips
- fun packaging
- the price

What I didn’t like:
- its moisturizing effect lasts only for a couple of hours
- the strong scent may be too sweet for some people

I had been listening to people singing the praises of Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms for months, so when they were finally released here in Italy, I knew I had to try one. My choice fell on Pink Punch, a bright fuchsia shade packaged in a matching fuchsia tube. The name of the product is written on its see-though cap in big bold yellow letters. It looks childish, but adorable and will definitely catch your attention! You can’t really miss it on the shelf.

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True to its name, Pink Punch really smells like pink punch. And I hate it. It’s way too fruity, sweet and strong for my taste. I screw up my nose whenever I take off the cap, but, luckily, I can’t smell it at all once it’s on the lips. Otherwise, it would have gone straight in the bin. Fragrance is very personal though, so I’m sure a lot of you will love it.

Pink Punch glides smoothly on the lips, leaving them tinted with a cool-toned pink shade with a nice sheen. While not bright, the colour isn’t sheer either. It’s not the bubblegum pink I expected, and it’s not the most flattering shade for my skintone either, but it’s pretty and wearable.

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The texture is on the thin side. It’s doesn’t feel heavy, waxy nor greasy on the lips, but it just coats them, leaving them soft, hydrated and moisturized for a couple of hours. I admit that the “8-hour hydration” claim Maybelline makes sounded to good to be true, but I was hoping its effect would last a bit longer.

Although the lip balm contains Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii Butter), what is really keeping your lips hydrated is petrolatum.It’s true that petrolatum is derived from oil, but it undergoes a refining process that removes all the toxic and bad stuff from it. The final product is safe and effective. Petrolatum forms a protective layer on the lips that binds moisture in, keeping them hydrated. It can also help heal them.

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Although I enjoyed using Pink Punch, the lip balm didn’t wow me. If I want to use a tinted lip balm, I prefer to opt for Labello Fruity Shine Cherry Tinted Lip Balm or PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics Perfect As Is Balm. Colour payoff is much sheerer, but they keep my lips hydrated for hours and smell divine. Or, if I want colour, I’d rather wear a moisturizing lipstick or lip balm. At this price, though, it may be worth a try if you’re curious. Just don’t expect anything special. It doesn’t live up to the hype.

Ingredients:
Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Diisostearyl Malate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Candelilla Cera, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Aroma, Limonene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alumina, Silica, Benzyl Alcohol, Mel, Centella Asiatica Extract, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Tin Oxide, Citral, Eugenol, Geraniol, Parfum [CI 77891, 45410, MICA, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 15850, CI 15985, CI 19140. CI 42090]

Available at: amazon, superdrug and ulta

Summary
Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch tints lips with a cool-toned pink shade and leaves then soft and moisturized, but only for a couple of hours. Its smooth texture glides smoothly on the lips, but its strong scent may be too sweet for some people.

Rating: 3.5/5

Disclaimer: the item was purchased by me for both personal and review purposes. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. In addition, the review contains an affiliate link, which means we get a commission when you purchase the item from this link. By doing so, you’ll be helping to support Beautiful with Brains. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

6 Comment

    • Trisha, these are nice, but, from the rave reviews, I expected something more moisturizing and longlasting. They don’t live up to the hype but are so cute they are still worth a try. And I think you’d really like the scent. :)

  1. Oh these my daughter loves! I think she has two but I’m not sure which colors. She doesn’t wear makeup so she applys them lightly. I think it’s the perfect little tube to keep in a coat pocket to reapply when running errands.
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    • Icaria, I’m glad she does. I think these are great for young girls. They’re fun and provide a light wash of colour. As for me, I just prefer something more moisturizing.

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