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Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm

(11 Posts)
Freddiefrog Fri 14-Feb-14 12:25:30

My 12 year old DD has been begging for these for ages. Was in town earlier and thought I'd treat her to one.

£3 a pop in Boots, although Superdrug has them buy one get one half price, we've got millions of abandoned lip balms floating round our house, most of which cost less than a quid. What's so special about them?

Are they actually the holy grail of lip balm, or, as I suspect, are they just the latest pre-teen 'thing'?

More to the point, am I missing a trick?

Vickiyumyum Fri 14-Feb-14 12:27:54

I think they are just the latest thing. I brought them a while ago, as I had read about them on a few blogs I follow and superdrug had a 3 for 2 offer on. They are just normal tinted lip balm. I gave one to dd who I 7 and the other to ds1's girlfriend who's 16 and she loves it. no different to Vaseline or carmex imo.

Vickiyumyum Fri 14-Feb-14 12:28:46

For younger girls is it possibly that they have a slight tint to them so they think they are getting away with wearing make up at school?

sammatters Fri 14-Feb-14 14:04:41

I really like them, I find they keep lips moisturised for longer than other lip balms I've had, so they last for ages. The tint is very subtle, barely visible on me.

DesperateHousewife21 Fri 14-Feb-14 14:47:02

Ive just bought one (at 23 I hope Im not too old!) and really like it, I was worried it made my lips too pink but my friend said it looked fine so I wear it everyday. It makes a nice change to just plain vaseline but also gives moisture where lipsticks dont.

ProfondoRosso Fri 14-Feb-14 14:50:20

It's alright, perfectly nice. I got one free with another Maybelline purchase at Christmas, but I wouldn't say it's any better than most decent quality lipbalms.

TeamEdward Fri 21-Feb-14 17:28:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CointreauVersial Fri 21-Feb-14 19:10:23

Latest teen "thing" in this house. No better than 1001 other lip balms.

flippinada Fri 21-Feb-14 19:17:42

I think they've been recommended by a few beauty bloggers so that might account for the popularity?

randomfemale Fri 21-Feb-14 19:19:00

Not heard of these but I am a huge fan of Vaseline rosy lips - wear it all the time.

accuralworld Fri 21-Feb-14 20:30:14

Damn you all. Just been to Sainsburys and brought the cherry one. No willpower sad

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