Monday, December 30, 2013

Maybelline "Grape Vine" Baby Lips Lip Balm Swatch + Review

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in "Grape Vine"
 After my raving review of the Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in "Quenched", it should come as no surprise to you that I went out and purchased a few more colors. This time, instead of going for the clear option, I decided to go for some shades that would be super moisturizing but give my lips a little color in the process. It's the best of both world, right? 

Maybelline Baby Lips in "Grape Vine"
Unfortunately the Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in "Grape Vine" was not all what I thought it would be. "Quenched" was super lightweight, ultra moisturizing, and smelled divine. "Grape Vine" on the other hand has a slightly heavier and waxier formula. And while the product feels nice on the lips, it isn't as moisturizing power hose. I find that after the product has worn off my lips are still chapped and I tend to reach for "Quenched" or Vaseline. But there is one thing, and one thing only, that has truly annoyed me about this product--the smell. It has the worst artificial grape scent. To be brutally honest, the smell makes me a little nauseous if I put it on too thickly because it is very potent.

Maybelline Baby Lips in "Grape Vine"
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in "Grape Vine"
Despite all of my complaints about the smell and formulation of this product, I have nothing but great things to say about how this product actually looks on the lips. It gives the most gorgeous but subtle wash of color. I like to wear the color on its own (when I know I will be spending a lot of time outside where the smell isn't as strong) but recently I've been carrying this color around with me throughout the day whenever I'm wearing a berry/deep pink lipstick. When my lipstick begins to fade and become patchy, I apply this over the top and it helps disguise any imperfections. I've especially been loving wearing it with the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in "Hooked on Pink"

-Beautiful glossy finish
-Subtle and natural hint of color 
-Bright and fun packaging
-Safety packaging to prevent tampering (unlike many Maybelline lip products)

-Strong artificial grape smell
-Doesn't cure really chapped lips

In conclusion, I'm a bit disappointed. I wish this product was so much more. I wish the smell didn't remind me of grape children's cough syrup. I wish it didn't just feel moisturizing but actually cured chapped lips. I love the way it looks on the lips but there are quite a few factors that are preventing me from dubbing it product a holy grail product. I think there are hundreds of women who will love the Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in "Grape Vine" but I also know there will be just as many who will hate it or be on the fence (mostly because of that horrible smell). I hope this review will help you decided which category you'll fall into. 


  1. I agree with you they don't care chapped lips . But i like em because of the glossy finish :) Merry Christmas doll !! Would you like to follow each other on GFC and on Bloglovin both :) xx

  2. This is such a coincidence as I literally bought this on Tuesday. I've only just started using it, so can't say too much, but so far, I'm quite impressed. We have good taste ;) x
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