I've been keen to try out the Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms for ages now, they're really popular in America and have recently launched in the UK and there's been a fair amount of hype about them online so I decided to pick up a couple to try them out. I chose Cherry Me and Pink Punch, two of the tinted versions which as well as moisturising give a hint of colour to your lips as well.
The packaging is super cute, I've read some reviews saying it's a bit too tween and childish but I really like the tubes, they're bright and funky and easy to find in your handbag which is always a plus for me, the official pictures from the Maybelline site show them off well.
The lip balms come in a cardboard backed package which is a little wasteful but does mean Maybelline can cram on a bit more information than there is on the tubes and you get a nice fresh lip balm which definitely hasn't been tested on anyone's hand in store before you buy it!
So far I am liking both of the lip balms, they do seem nicely moisturising and they smell amazing, Pink Punch in particular is very moreish, it has a sort of tropical fruit scent to it which I love (it reminds me of Capri Sun's Tropical Fruit flavour - I think it might be passionfruit I can smell?). As lip balms go they moisturise well but they don't seem to last a hugely long time which means you will have to keep topping them up if you want a freshly moisturised feel and glossy look all day.
As you can see, the two I chose are coloured in the tube.
They're not hugely pigmented but they do leave a nice colour on your lips. Cherry Me is a red shade and Pink Punch is a cooler, Barbie sort of pink. I like the pink shade but it is quite pale so it may not suit every skin tone.
Overall I am pretty pleased with these, I got mine on a 2 for £5 offer in Superdrug but they normally retail at £2.99 each. I've previously review Miss Sporty Dr Balm tinted lip balms HERE and HERE which are only £1.99 each, so slightly better value, for a similar product. The Maybelline ones do have a nicer smell (I think) and a slightly better coverage colour wise so it depends whether you're going for a bargain or are more interested in colour pay off and something that smells great.