When the Maybelline Baby Lips came out I was addicted to say the least. The orginal collection of Baby Lips were fun, hydrating and offered everything from sheer to tinted lip balms. Even today Cherry Me the 'I just ate a popsicle' red still is one of my all-time favourites. So when I encountered the new Maybelline Baby Lips Balm Ball one thing went through my head... Could this be the convenient shape of EOS lip balm, meets formula of a Baby Lips? Positive I discovered lip balm perfection I went home with Bit of Berry.
Let's start with the good, shall we?
The highlight of this lip balm is the formula, its thin, slick and feels comfortable on the lips. It doesn't last incredibly long, but it doesn't magically disappear either. The berry tint although really sheer is nice too. Personally I find it a great lip to wear on a 'no makeup' kind of day. Even the berry scent is enjoyable and overall I find the Baby Lips Balm Ball a joy to use.
I use the word overall because the packaging... the packaging of this lip balm is ridiculous.
There is something about the tapered edge in combination with the slippery plastic that makes me drop the Balm Ball every time I use it. Maybe it's just a issue of me having large fingers? Maybe this was indeed designed for a baby to hold? I'm not sure, but if this balm was completely rounded (like an EOS) this would have been one step closer to perfection.
So where does that leave us? The Maybelline Baby Lips Balm Ball is not a bad. It's hydrating and the berry tint is really pretty on the lips. However, because I keep dropping this darn lip balm I can't shake the feeling that there are better out there. So ladies, with my carpet covered in berry toned lip balm and my lip balm covered in cat hair my search for excellence continues.