Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm ($3-4 each), available now at drugstores, Ulta, Target and many more stores
There are a few things I love to collect, like cute USB keys, shoes and Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms.
As much as I adore makeup, I don’t consider myself a collector of limited-edition collections, adorable packaging or even designer pieces, but I can’t help myself when it comes to these Maybelline Baby Lips. I just have to have them all!
I admit that I have a slight addiction to these fun, colorful lip balms…
I donâ€™t feel too guilty though. They retail for just $3.99 USD / $4.99 CAD each, so my wallet doesnâ€™t get angry at me when I feel the need to hoard a few more. The permanent lineup features six shades — two of which are clear and the other four have a sheer tint. Sometimes they launch limited edition shades too, and those fly off the shelves super fast (psst! keep your eyes peeled for the new neon shades this fall).
How cute are the colorful tubes!?
Maybelline Baby Lips in (L-R) Pink Punch, Grape Vine, Peach Kiss, Cherry Me & Quench
Note the size
I wanted to share five of my favorite shades and a bit about why I’m so head-over-heels for these drugstore lippies.
First of all, theyâ€™re totally adorable. The fun packaging features bold colors and a cute design. Next, they smell great and have a sheer tint thatâ€™s totally fool-proof to apply, yet slightly buildable too. These are the types of lip balms that you keep in your office drawer, on your nightstand, and a couple in every purse. Finally, they have SPF20, so they are great for daily protection (but donâ€™t have that awful sunscreen taste), and they’re super moisturizing too.
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Quenched. Quenched, probably my most-loved shade, is clear and smells like lemon-lime. It has a permanent spot on my nightstand; I use it each night before I go to bed, and my lips feel soft, smooth and hydrated every morning.
Peach Kiss. Peach Kiss is another favorite. It smells like peaches and has a shimmery, peachy bronze tint. Itâ€™s pretty neutral, so it goes with almost every look! Itâ€™s my go-to when I’m in a rush or canâ€™t decide on a lip color.
Pink Punch. Pink Punch is a super fun, bright pink with a berry scent. Itâ€™s quite buildable and pairs perfectly with an ultra black cat eye!
Cherry Me. Cherry Me is your classic cherry Chapsticky balm kicked up a few notches. The juicy cherry scent is totally nostalgic and leaves lips with a rosy tint.
Grape Vine. Grape Vine is so dark that it might look a little scary in the tube, but it goes on super sheer and kisses lips with a soft berry tint. The grape scent is so amazing I wish I could eat it!
I could go on and on about these lip balms, but really, it comes down to this: they’re affordable, hydrating, cute and come in some pretty awesome shades. If you havenâ€™t tried them yet, run — donâ€™t walk — and snatch up as many as you can because youâ€™ll definitely love them all!
Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss
Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch
Maybelline Baby Lips in Grape Vine
Maybelline Baby Lips in Quench