Hoarding lip balms is every girl’s birth right! 😉 Actually wait, lip balms should not be called lip balms anymore because most of us have developed a habit of referring them as baby lips. Isn’t that correct? Baby lips has become the second name of lip balm for me! And the credit goes to Maybelline for this. Maybelline launches amazing products from time to time, and these Candy Rush lip balms are the newest addition to their baby lips range. So for my readers who are lip balm boarders, here is the review and swatches for New Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Candy Rush in shade Cotton Candy and Watermelon Pop.
New Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Candy Rush – Cotton Candy & Watermelon Pop
Experience candy taste & color on your lips with the new Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Rush Lip Balms.These provide a rush of candy color with a kick of yummy candylicious flavour. With Benefits of SPF 20, these provide protection against the sun’s rays while Coconut Oil and Vitamin E moisturize dry lips for 16 hours.Drench your lips with these fun candy-kissed tinted lip balms that come with the actual sweetness of a candy!
- Sheer pop of color with a glossy shine and a yummy candy flavor.
- Vitamin E helps hydrate and glide on smoothly.
- Keeps your lips moisturized all day.
My Take On New Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Candy Rush – Cotton Candy & Watermelon Pop
These new candy rush lip balms come in the usual, colour coded twist up packaging with “baby lips” written on them in a cute font. The caps of these twist up tubes shut really tightly and I find it annoying because it is very hard to open the caps with just one hand. I might break my nails someday while opening either of these lip balms’ cap. 😑 I have used lip balms from Maybelline’s 3 different ranges, but I never experienced any such issues with them.
In India, the candy rush lip balms have launched in total 4 shades. I got to know about the launch through the TV commercial Maybelline has been running for a few weeks now. They launch a new range of lip balms after every two three months so I was not really surprised, but I desperately wanted to try out the new shades. I own enough lip balms, but I wanted a pink one because I did not have it after I finished the whole tube of Pink Shock from the baby lips Electro Pop range. (I loved it that much!) I have never owned a red tinted lip balm before so I was excited to own Watermelon Pop too. I grabbed both of the shades from Nykaa without thinking twice.
When I buy a tinted lip balm, I expect it to have a decent amount of pigmentation. A tinted lip balm’s sole purpose is to hydrate the lips while making them look pretty with a hint of colour. The candy rush lip balms perform alright on the moisturization and hydration part. They are not as buttery soft as the other baby lips lip balms I have tried previously. I would say that they are more “waxy” than they are buttery. On the pigmentation part, they are a total dud. Especially the “Watermelon Pop” shade, I expected it to be a beautiful soft red shade that would give my lips that “cherry lips” look which Korean women love to sport. But alas, my dreams were shattered as soon as I swatched it for the first time. 😛
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You can see in the picture, the swatch of watermelon pop is nowhere close to being true to what it looks like in the bullet. It somehow looks peachy/orange-ish. I got this much colour pay off after swiping it around 4-5 times, just so it would show up on the swatch picture. In real life, it barely shows up on my pigmented lips. The one and only thing I like about this shade is that it smells exactly like watermelon and tastes sweet too! 😉 No one tastes lip products voluntary, but lip balms and lipstick somehow find their way out to our taste buds (I mention this line in all my lipstick / lip balm reviews because I don’t want anyone to think that I am a weirdo who eats lip products).
In that case, the candy rush range deserves a plus point because all the lip balms in this range are candy flavoured. The Cotton Candy shade too has a sweet fragrance and taste, but I like Watermelon Pop more in this department. I wish its tint had also lived up to my expectations, but nonetheless, I am kind of OK with the product as it only costed me Rs.190/- each. Pretty affordable, right! Still would not recommend them to anyone. (You can check out the Bright Out Loud range instead. I have reviewed its Vivid Peach shade)
What I liked about New Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Candy Rush – Cotton Candy & Watermelon Pop
- They have an SPF of 20 which is very rare in affordable lip balms, that too in tinted ones!
- They are super affordable at Rs.190/-.
- They are easily available online and in stores.
- They have a sweet taste (again, not that you have to eat it! 😛)
- They smell lovely.
- They last long on the lips, mainly due to their waxy texture.
What I didn’t like about New Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Candy Rush – Cotton Candy & Watermelon Pop
- They are not as hydrating, moisturizing and buttery as the previous baby lips lip balms I have tried.
- Their caps are hard to open.
- They are not that pigmented. The Watermelon Pop shade is not pigmented at all, you will be disappointed if you expect it to have a pretty red tint.