Sunday, January 19, 2014

Maybelline Baby Lips (Strike A Rose) Review

Hi everyone!
So I got this as one of my stocking stuffers for Christmas and I wanted to review it for you today! It is a part of the new Maybelline Baby Lips Electric collection, which includes lots of fun, bright colors! The one I have is Strike A Rose. 

First off, I love the packaging! The bright letters and the black tube looks very electric and neon and fun! The actual color is fantastic too! It actually has pretty good pigmentation on the lips for being a lip balm. I am not the hugest fan of the baby lips formula because it tends to be very emollient and slippery, and this does lead to a decrease in wear time because with even minimal talking and drinking it will wipe off and don't even think about eating without reapplying it! This lip balm isn't very hydrating on my lips either! I know a lot of people love it and swear by it, but I don't think it hydrates very well. Another thing that bothers me is that it doesn't have SPF. I know the original Baby Lips used to have SPF 15 or something, but this one doesn't seem to have it at all. The color is a very yellow toned bright neon pink. It ends up looking very vibrant on my lips, but depending on your natural lip color, it will end up looking more muted. 

Overall, I think that if you are looking for just a fun product and if the baby lips formula works on you. I think that this color is beautiful and I am going to continue to wear this color, but probably more as a layering product over a nude lip liner to get a brighter color. If you are looking for a more long wearing, opaque, or even hydrating lip balm, you shouldn't get this. For $3 it's actually not that bad and although I wouldn't recommend it, I would still purchase it again (because I love this color!) Let me know if you have this product and your thoughts on it in the comments!


  1. I feel the same way about the baby lips! I have the one in pink shock and it's pretty pigmented, they seem to have a weird formula.

  2. I know! it's just too slick for my liking!