I recently picked up 3 of the new Maybelline neon lip balms in shade:
- 70 Pink Shock
- 85 Oh! Orange!
- 95 Strike A Rose
I was just browsing at Bed Bath and Beyond and I saw the stand for these. I initially told myself I don't need any more Baby Lips (I have more than enough of the original shades that I barely use) but then I kept walking around and rethinking in my head … “Hmm, maybe just grab a few? Look at all the colors! They are so fun! And they are neon!” And so you know the rest.
According to Maybelline, these Baby Lips are supposed to moisturize your lips for at least 8 hours and after 1 week of continued use you should see your lips becoming more smooth, less dry, more supple, and “better-looking (Huh?!)”. Now, that's a lot of claims for a basic tinted lip balm.
I didn't see much of a difference over traditional tinted lip balm you can find anywhere except for the moisturizing part. These really do keep your lips hydrated. I wouldn't say for the entire claimed 8 hours but I definitely feel it up to maybe 4-5 hours. I didn't see much of the “neon” colors, but that may be because of my pigmented lips. The scent of each one though, is very fruity and that I love. Each one has their own unique scent and I can't stop wondering what the other 3 colors that I didn't pick up would smell like.
It's worth mentioning that these neon versions do not contain SPF so keep that in mind if you absolutely need SPF on your lips during the day. They are inexpensive and fun and I have to say I like the new formula much better than the original. These are definitely more pigmented and more moisturizing.
If you had to pick only one, I say go for #70 Pink Shock as it seems to be the most pigmented of all. And who could say no to pink lips? :)