Back To School – Maybelline Baby Lips Review

Hello all!

It’s nearing back to school season for MANY of you(although I know that some of you have already started school again for the new year). For those that are still soaking up the last bit of your vacation, you’re probably anxious to go back to school shopping, whether it be for a new wardrobe, school supplies, or makeup and other beauty products! I thought I would start up with reviewing some of my favourite, affordable makeup products, this way you can get a perspective on certain products BEFORE you consider buying them! 🙂

So as you can tell from the title, I will be reviewing a product by Maybelline called BABY LIPS. I have a disclaimer on my blog, please remember that it applies for all reviews as well. Normally, I would have a photo(taken by me) of the product, but unfortunately you’ll have to wait for that this time. 

This product is a tinted lip balm, it ACTUALLY shows colour on your lips, they also have clear ones as well, for those that don’t want a tint to their lips. I have been using BABY LIPS for quite some time now, basically since they came out with them. It claims to give 8 hours of moisture to your lips, and I completely agree with the claim. It applies to your lips very smoothly, and KEEPS your lips hydrated for an extended period of time. It also includes SPF 20, which is PERFECT for the summer, and all year round. This is available at almost any drugstore, I’ve seen the price ranging anywhere from $4-$8(Canadian). It comes in a variety of shades, I believe there are 6 in total, 2 clear ones and 4 tinted ones. The tinted ones are Pink Punch(barbie pink tint), Cherry Me(light cherry red tint), Grape Vine(purple-y tint, nothing too outrageous though), and Peach Kiss(peach-nude tint). The clear ones are Quenched and Peppermint. Also, the packaging is super colourful, fun, and adorable(simple though), so if you’re a sucker for packaging, you’ll love it!

I believe I purchased my first one(Pink Punch) in Fall 2011. Pink Punch smells like, well, fruit punch! And it gives off a barbie pink tint to your lips. It’s a perfect colour for spring and summer. The second one that I purchased was in the colour Cherry Me, I think I’ve abused that one! It surprised me that I went for Cherry Me because normally I don’t like anything with cherry scents, it just reminds me of  flavoured medicine or some kind of flavoured cough syrup, I mainly bought it for the colour but the scent grew on me. It gives the most perfect light red tint to your lips, enhances your natural lip colour. After wearing it for a few days you will actually notice that your lips look and feel a lot healthier. I bought that one just at the beginning of this year, and I’m almost out of it, it is my favourite one out of the bunch! It is definitely my most used lip balm, apart from my EOS lip balm(a review for this will be coming shortly). Basically, I love it!

For school makeup, it’s best to keep it toned down(especially since some schools do have rules about makeup), but if you’re brave enough to do something fun and crazy with your makeup, by all means go ahead. This product is fairly affordable, and it can last you a long time. Application is smooth, it has shine but it doesn’t have a greasy look to it, and it keeps your lips smooth and soft. Personally, I don’t really like wearing lipsticks because they tend to dry out my lips quite easily, and the colour is usually too ‘opaque’ for my liking, for everyday wear. I’m not much of a lipgloss girl anymore either, I just don’t like the feeling of the sticky(even if it doesn’t feel sticky, maybe it’s a psychological thing haha), glossiness on my lips. I am all about tinted lip balms – they provide both moisture AND colour(whether it be a different colour or enhancing your own lip colour), it’s the best of both worlds. So if you were ever hesitant on purchasing this product, hesitate no longer, go get you some! 🙂

*Have questions? Feel free to leave them in the comments ! 🙂 *

NOTD: June 23 – Coral Nails with Dots

I really didn’t want to take off my zebra nails, they still hadn’t chipped! But it’s rather unusual for me to keep the same nail polish on for more than say, 3 days? Just because I like change. Hehe. Soooo, since it’s summer (although the weather surely seems to disagree with that) I wanted to do something “bright” and “summer-y” . So here are some coral nails with white dots at the tips. These are rather simple, but sometimes it’s nice to have SOMETHING going on rather than keeping it plain. 🙂 

Products Used:

  • H&M Nail Polish in the colour CITY – this is my first H&M nail polish, so far I like it, good consistency and opacity.
  • White by NYX