So what does it take to be the talk of the town? High heels and kissable lips! Alia Bhatt is the new face for Maybelline Baby Lips and we think she is the perfect choice for this series. Maybelline has always packaged itself as a leading international refined cosmetic brand, formerly endorsed by sophisticated supermodels Diana Penty, Esha Gupta and Deepika Padukone. However this time round, Alia Bhatt caught the fancy of the Maybelline marketing team for their “Baby Lips” series, as she represents the young teenage girl of India today. So with Alia on board, Maybelline now presents itself as a peppy, youthful and chic brand, targeting mostly the younger crowd. The team unveiled their Baby Lips Kiss Song, which apparently features 6,000 kisses sounds shared by fans. The girly song is catchy, full of colours & really addictive! Check out the video and you will know exactly what I mean.
What The Product Endorses:
Maybelline Baby Lips promises visibly renewed, smooth and cushioned lips all day long. Baby Lips hydrates and moisturizes lips for a full 8 hours. It promises an exclusive lip renewal formula with a SPF 20 lip balm that would protect your lips from the strong sun, wind or cold. After 4 weeks, you can expect to see fine lines of your lips reduced and an increase in the elasticity and suppleness of your lips.
So I got my set of the above 4 Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm (retail: around SGD $5.90/ Rs 150 each) from my nearest pharmacy. I picked up Baby Pink, Cherry Velvet, Protecting Berry and Pink Blast flavours. Firstly, I love the packaging – it’s funky and cheerful. Baby lips’ presentation would appeal to young teenage girls. They look adorable and definitely brought a smile to my face.
So, I tried them one by one. Upon applying it for the first time, I must say that the balm simply sat on my lips effortlessly. It was slick and light and not waxy. Now for the shades – Baby Pink is a shimmery light pink that borders on frosty while Pink Blast is a cool-toned pink. Protecting Berry is peach while Cherry velvet is of a warm rosy tone. With the exception of Baby Pink and Pink Blast, which contain a glow factor, all the balms are pretty much on sheer side. This works well for girls who prefer to have a lighter balm colour. For those who want a darker and a more obvious shade on the lips, you might have to apply it twice! The Baby Lips balms have a soft fruity fragrance to them and the flavor level tends to vary from shade to shade.
I love how Maybelline’s Baby Lips not only moisturizes your lips, but also provides a nice colored tint! The best part – you can control how dark or sheer you want each shade to be! The packaging is flamboyant and as compared to other lip balms, these did not feel heavy or thick on the lips. There is no taste but the fruity fragrance is definitely a plus point! Most importantly, it’s very much affordable! For around SGD $6/ Rs. 150, I think they’re a fun new addition to your beauty aisle.
My lips are usually very dry. So, the “8-hr hydration” did not quite turn out to be true for me as I did feel the need to reapply this product within 4-6hrs.
My rating – 4/5
What Now? It’s Give-Away Time! [CLOSED]
In order to share the Baby Lips love with all of you, I bought 3 extra Baby Lips so that I could have a small giveaway on Spotlight. Yes, my second blog giveaway contest is for this set of three new Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms.
The Contest [CLOSED]:
Simply comment on this post telling me what exactly you’d like to see written on Spotlight.
(Anything ranging from films, fashion, beauty or lifestyle)
Easy? It sure is!
*UPDATED* (as of 18 May 2013)
Ok guys, I am proud to announce my Maybelline Give Away Winner! While all of you gave some really useful and fascinating pointers which I will surely incorporate, there can only be one winner – *drum rolls* its Kiran Chandiramani !
Kiran said :
I will say that I have yet to try this Maybelline Baby Lips but after reading your review, I would most definitely consider getting myself one. =) As always, your blog is great in terms of information and your writing style is interactive and engaging. Kudos to you Ritz for a great job! Continue to soar to greater heights… As for what I would like to see on Spotlight…Maybe a few healthy tips for the working gals who need the motivation to have a healthy lifestyle in terms of simple do-at-home exercises and types of meals (in my case, vegetarian meals) that will help us be happy, merry, feel good about ourselves and look like a million bucks! Films wise – I think you have covered many areas till date..from upcoming movies to celebrity gossip! Maybe throw in a movie review or two as many ppl these days tend to depend on peer reviews and opinions before deciding to step into the cinema..Fashion wise – Loved the articles on the latest trends..maybe articles on appropriate types of clothes for the different shapes and sizes..Promote that size 0 is not the way and that all sizes are gorgeous and sexy in their own way! I think that sums it up for me! Just my thoughts…Keep up the awesome articles Ritz! <3
Thanks for the creative suggestions, Kiran & congratulations!
For all you ladies who participated, A BIG THANK YOU and keep visiting back for more exciting giveaways !