Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Maybelline Baby Lips - Pink Blast

Those who have been reading my blog for a while now would be aware of my loyalty and love for Maybelline Baby lips. Since I first lay eyes on them when spotting an advertisement in a magazine I have dedicated my time to raving about them and religiously reapplying them. The packaging, the smell, the formula and the price all work together to create a product so darn awesome!

I owned 5 of these little beauties when the tinted ones exploded into stores. Of course they were like a magnet and I had to use all my strength to resist their pull, but in the end I figured it would only set me back four bucks, so it was totally worth it. After all, I only had one hundred million thousand lip balms so I desperately needed another one. Desperately.

You may or may not know that in Australia there are two tinted options from the Baby lips range - Pink Blast and Pink Glow. The packaging is quite deceiving in that it would appear as though I purchased Pink Glow, when in fact I actually purchased Pink Blast. The reason I did this was because I wanted the brighter, more dramatic of the two.

The way in which the tint works is that in the tube it appears slightly pinkish, but very much like all the other balms. As you apply it, it changes colour according to the pH of your lips. It is really quite exciting to see it change before your very eyes, and Maybelline has used it to say that it is a really personalised balm just right for you, however I wouldn't imagine that everyone's pH changes drastically from one person to another.

I had read reviews on the two balms and didn't feel as though they were tinted enough for my liking. That fact definitely helped me resist purchasing them as I didn't feel they would blow my mind, and whilst I don't feel as though this particular shade is as good as, say, the Limited Edition one, it is still a very likable balm that I shall continue using.

I don't mind the packaging of this one - it isn't amazing but it isn't shocking either. As usual the size and twisty nature of the packaging if convenient and practical.

Once again, the formula is great and I find it really effective. It is the standard formula with the nice smell and no taste, the only change is that it is tinted! As for the tint, I was remarkably surprised by how bright it was. I figured that due to the pigmented nature of my lips that perhaps it would not stand out, but it really intensified the colour and turned it a bright shade of pink - so much so that I am really quite hesitant to wear it out because I feel it is a little too bright!

I do like this lip balm, but not as much as my others from the range. The fact that it is tinted is a refreshing change, but unfortunately it just didn't work out for me and my lips. I hope that different tints are released in Australia, similar to those in America, but I'm not convinced that will happen.

I give this product 7 out of 10.

Can you spot the swatch?!




8 comments:

  1. I have this sitting in my drawer at the moment, as I don't want to open another lip balm. I just realised as well that I got the Pink Blast one instead of the Pink Glow one, nooooo! Oh well, another great review :)

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    1. Haha, maybe it will be alright for your lips, make it work girl! :) Thanks for commenting, it makes my day!
      xx

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  2. I own this too, I have very pigmented lips and it turned my lips into a cherry-red-pinkish sort of colour. It is a bit bright but I quite like it. Maybe I'll try the Pink Glow one next but I've heard that one doesn't have much of a tint.
    :)

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    1. Glad you like it, do you have any other of the Maybelline Baby lips balms? I have also heard that the Pink Glow one has a bit of a pathetic tint!
      xx

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  3. I just got the Pink Blast one. My lips are normally a reddish colour and when I put it on they turned a super bright pink colour. It was funny because when I looked back at the lip balm you could see it was pink at the spot I used to put it on and the rest of it was the normal colour it is in the tube. It looks like I'm wearing lipstick and I'm really not used to it. I don't know if it's as intense if you apply less but I'll see!

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    1. Hopefully you like it! When you're not used to strong tints on your lips it can take a little getting used to, but hopefully you grow to love it :)
      xx

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  4. Hey Candice, I know this was a old post but I'm also in love baby lips and have tried all of them excluding the colour and glow range and I've missed the chance to get the limited edition one. I was curious about which range you liked better, colour or glow? Specifically pink lolita compared to pink blast, in terms of pigmentation and packaging? I really want to get my hands on one but I'm not sure which one! Thanks, and happy new year!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I personally like the straight colour range a lot more than I do the glow. I found the tint in the colour range to be considerably more natural looking, and I liked that I could predict exactly what colour it would make my lips (whereas the glow range changes according to the pH in your lips). Pink Lolita is my favourite, I really,really like it and use it all the time whereas I don't often turn to Pink Glow anymore. I hope that helps! x

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