Maybelline’s $5 Lip Balm Gives A Personalized Pink For *Your* Lips



As beauty editors, our #1 priority is ensuring we’re stocked and ready to fight winter szn (and that you are too, ofc). Our eyes are constantly scanning skincare shelves for impressive formulas, and that’s when we remembered Maybelline’s Baby Lips Glow Balm, $5. She’s a do-it-all cutie that’ll leave your lips plush, pink, and perfectly protected from the winter winds. ‘Nuff said, let’s get to it.

The pH Lip Balm: Maybelline Baby Lips Glow Balm, $5

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What it is: A high-gloss lip balm that moisturizes and zhuzhes your lips with a personalized hint of pink that adapts to your natural lip hue, which stays intact for four-ish hours.

What we love: Maybelline’s a drugstore brand that KEEPS on delivering ahhhmazing formulas, and this glossy lip balm is no exception. It meets our standard “winter lip balm” requirements: a) intense moisture; b) non-sticky; annnd it gifts us with a customized pink hue (aw). The formula’s pH-transforming pigments are to thank here; they enhance your lips’ natural shade with a sheer gloss payoff.

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Like the rest of Maybelline’s Baby Lips collection, she’s a travel-sized mini, which makes her easy on the pocket and luggage space. Plus, the affordable price tag means you’ll never feel guilty about countlessly reapplying after dinner n’ drinks. Anddd she smells like vanilla-scented candles – yummy.

What we didn’t like: Like most surprise gifts, there’s a teensy-tiny chance you may not like the way the pH-changing formula reacts to your lips. If it appears pale, try using your go-to lip pencil as a base and then seal it with this lip balm. If it’s too bright for your liking, soften the hue by blotting any excess with a tissue.

Our Thoughts

Maybelline’s cutie is a standalone staple for #NoMakeupMakeup hunnies. The 2-in-1 lip balm is basically a high-shine tinted gloss that protects from chapping and dryness while reeling in major compliments. It’s a win-win in our books.

Speaking of winter dryness, have you tried this derm-approved secret to soft lips?

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