Thursday, May 29, 2014

Review -- Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue

I'm kind of a lip balm/lip treatment junkie.

At any given moment, I have at least 8 of them open -- in my bag, on my desk, on my nightstand, in my jacket pocket, basically everywhere I might possible be.

Because there's nothing I hate more than dry, cracked lips.

I have my favorites -- the EOS Lip Balms (particularly those in Sweet Mint and Lemon Drop) and the Jack Black Intense Lip Balm (in Natural Mint) -- but there are plenty that get the job done when my lips need a little extra moisture and TLC.

When they first came out, I tried the Maybelline Baby Lips and liked them just fine.

They're not the most hydrating lip balm in the world -- I think that's because the formula is fairly thin -- but I love the tinted shades that add a little color and shine to the lips while still smoothing them enough.

In particular, I love Peach Kiss -- it's a nice light peachy shade that's perfect for when I'm just running errands or walking the dog or going for a no-makeup makeup look.

So when the Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balms came out about a year ago (?), I knew I wanted to give them a try.

Unlike the original Baby Lips which are just meant to be moisturizing, the Dr. Rescue Lip Balms are medicated so they're a good option for sore, cracked lips.

They also contain eucalyptus and menthol to give them a cooling effect.  It also gives the lip balms a medicine-y small, like menthol cough drops or Vicks Vapor Rub, which might bother some people. Personally, I kind of like that smell (I used to pretend I was congested as a kid so my mom would give me the jar of Vapor Rub so I could just sniff it.) but I know it's not for everyone.

Like the original Baby Lips, the Dr. Rescue Lip Balms come in several shades, including a clear version. I purchased them in Just Peachy, a nice nude; Coral Crave, a pale coral; and Berry Soft, a bright berry. They're all sheer, but some are a little more pigmented than others. Of the three I have, Coral Crave is definitely the most sheer while Just Peachy and Berry Soft have a bit more color to them.

From l. to r.: Just Peachy, Coral Crave, Berry Soft

From l. to r.: Just Peachy, Coral Crave, Berry Soft
I purchased these lip balm at the start of last winter and used them all throughout the rough, cold weather -- and you know what? I never really had an issue with chapped or cracked lips no matter how cold it got. Occasionally, I had a little peeling but nothing like my usual dryness when the temperatures drop.

I'm still using them now even though the weather's warmed up considerably. They feel nice, look good, and keep my lips in pretty good condition.

To be honest, though, I'd probably use them even if they really didn't do anything for lips because I like the soft, sheer color so much.

Big surprise, I know, but Just Peachy is my favorite. In fact, I'm already on my third tube of it.

If you have a problem with chapped, dry lips, I'd definitely give these balms a try. If you just like pretty tinted lip balms, I'd try them too.

They retail for about $4.50 anywhere you can purchase Maybelline products.

Have you tried the Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balms? Are you a fan? What's your favorite lip balm or treatment product?

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