Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Repairing Lip Balm w/ SPF 20 and Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara

I got a chance to try a few of Maybelline's newest products through BzzAgent recently, so here's a review on their Baby Lips Repairing Lip Balm with SPF 20 and their Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara!

Baby Lips Lip Balm - $3.99
Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara: $6.40

What they say:

What's in it:

Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara info & ingredients:

Baby Lips Lip Balm info & ingredients:

Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara:

My take: I honestly do not use mascara at all because my lashes are pretty much non-existant :P So I always use false lashes. These lashes (pictured below) were a favorite pair of mine, but they were nearing the end of their usefulness lol... they were getting really sparse and wispy. So on a whim since I wanted to try this mascara out, I decided to put it over the false lashes. And I must say, it does add some nice length and volume, WITHOUT getting clumpy and messy! I was pleasantly surprised. The unique shaped brush with all the little bristles definitely gets the mascara coated on each individual lash, even the little ones. This is with 3 layers:

So even though I don't use mascara personally, I would recommend people to try this mascara! I'll definitely use it to put some life back into my more worn-out pairs of falsies.

Baby Lips Repairing Lip Balm w/ SPF 20:

From left to right:
Peppermint, Cherry Me, Peach Kiss, Quenched, Pink Punch

From left to right:
Pink Punch, Quenched, Peach Kiss, Cherry Me, Peppermint

From left to right:
Pink Punch, Quenched, Peach Kiss, Cherry Me, Peppermint

From top to bottom:
Pink Punch, Peach Kiss, Cherry Me
(Quenched and Peppermint are both clear)

My take: I LOVE THIS LIP BALM. I'm kind of a balmaholic, so it was a dream to get to try 5 of these! What I really love about this balm is that it goes on smooth and silky, not waxy or thick at all. It stays feeling smooth on lips for 4+ hours and doesn't end up drying out my lips afterwards like some other lip balms I've tried that guarantee moisture, but do the opposite. This lip balm really deeply moisturized my lips and after continuous use, I feel like it has improved my lip health. Normally my lips are dry, peeling, and chapped. But after using this lip balm, my lips are softer, smoother, and hydrated. The five different ones I tried all smelled great. The scent is very light and sweet. Everything with a self-explanatory name (Pink Punch, Cherry Me, Peppermint) all smell like what the name implies, except for Peach Kiss -- that one was kinda chalky to me. Quenched is kind of fruity and fresh smelling to me. The taste of all, however, I didn't really care for. They were all a bit artificially sweet and cloying, but it did fade very fast so it wasn't a huge problem. The three tinted balms pictured above all offer just a hint of color while retaining the moisture and shine. I would definitely buy more of these but it seems like they will last a really long time!

Would I repurchase/recommend?: Yes, I definitely would repurchase and recommend the lip balm especially. It has become my new favorite lip balm because it's so moisturizing and comfy on the lips without drying them out after several hours. I would recommend the mascara for anyone who wants added volume and length to their lashes.

The Rundown:

I love the colorful and fun packaging! The lip balm plastic tube does feel a TAD flimsy, but not a huge deal.

I LOVE the lip balm. It's super moisturizing and long lasting, and the tinted ones offer a nice touch of color. The only thing I didn't like was the taste, but it fades fast. The mascara gives length and volume without getting clumpy.

Wallet friendly!


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