‘Maybelline New York’ – ah! Do you need to know anything else about its products, especially those which are meant for our lips? For me, the name itself is so convincing that I don’t need to think twice before purchasing. I agree that I’m a bit late to pick this ‘Pink Blossom’ lip balm from the ‘Lip Smooth Color Bloom’ range of the brand. But you know what? Better late than never J. So, here is my review of the product:
Maybelline New York Lip Smooth Color Bloom range offers a couple of color changing lip balms with SPF 16. These uniquely yours sheer lip colors are nicely fragranced and they moisturizes as well as protects our lips efficiently. According to the company:
“Discover creamy white balm that blossoms on contact with lips to create your own made to measure sensationally sheer pink color. Lips look instantly revived, fresh and so healthy! Enriched with Pro vitamin E, known as natural antioxidant and Jojoba Oil, lips are continuously nourished making them so soft, smooth and naturally gorgeous.”
Polybutene, Isopropyl myristate, Ozokerite, Tocopheryl acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Petrolatum, Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline, Trimethylolpropane triisostearate, Silica dimethyl silylate, Ceresin, Candella cera/ Candella wax, Tribehenin, Vaccinum angustifolium (blueberry fruit extract), Ethylhexyl salicylate, Diisostearyl malate, Citric acid, Jojoba esters, BHT, Bisabolol, Irvingia gabonensis kernel butter, Ethylhexyl palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Carthanus tinctorius oil/ Safflower oil, Polyethylene, Luffa cylindrical/ Luffa cylindrical seed oil, Sorbitan isostrearate, Hydrogenated coco-glycerides, Palmitoyl oligopeptide, Parfum/ Fragrance, [+/- May contain CI 45410 Red 27] (F.I.L. B46273/1).
Apply daily on lips.
Rs. 135 for 1.7 gm.
Easily available both online and offline
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Maybelline New York Lip Smooth Color Bloom Pink Blossom comes in a very cute and girly packaging. There is an external carton, which is semi-circular in shape and white-pink in color. You can see all necessary information printed on it. The lip balm comes in a beautiful pink plastic case, which is small, sleek and extremely handy. It is basically a sturdy, twist-up tube case just like traditional lipstick cases. There is a very tight cap on its base, which is tight enough. I just love the longer shape and design of the lip balm, which is quite different than other similar products. The entire packaging makes it hygienic and easy-to-carry.
My Take on Maybelline New York Lip Smooth Color Bloom – Pink Blossom:
The lip balm is available in the form of a long stick with a sweet candy-like fragrance. It looks perfectly white and gives a clear, transparent layer of moisture on the lips right after the application. But as soon as it comes in contact with the skin of the lips, the internal heat of the body alters its color and it turns into a pretty pink shade. Here is the specialty of the ‘color bloom’ lip balm and needless to say, I’m in complete love with it. Whenever I feel like not wearing a lip color, I go for it. The color is bright yet non-flashy and the fine lines on my lips become invisible.
The shade can be sheer or darker depending upon your swatches. When I swipe the stick once, it gives a sheer pink. I usually swipe it a couple of times to ensure that my lips are properly moisturized. It makes the color a little dark, but it still looks a beautiful pink on my lips. However, if you go for more than 2 swipes, you may get a very cherry pink and you may not want to get such a pop of color (it resembles a lipstick or a lip color) on a regular day.
The texture of the white lip balm stick is quite creamy. Like many other lip balms available in the market, it doesn’t feel waxy or sticky. I can make it glide on my lips very easily and a couple of strokes are enough to get buttery soft, smooth and well-moisturized lips. Another great thing about this lip balm is that it comes with SPF 16. Not many lip balms available in the Indian market offers sun protection. However, it ensures that the lips do not get dry or chapped up to 2-3 hours. After that, you may need to reapply it.
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- Soft, smooth and non-waxy texture
- Its ‘color bloom’ quality is what I love the most.
- Single swipe gives a sheer coverage, while multiple swipes gives a darker pink tone
- Comes with SPF 16 so that your lips do not get tanned
- Provides instant moisture to lips
- Makes lips super smooth
- Doesn’t give a sticky feel
- Doesn’t make lips greasy
- Sweet, light aroma (like a candy)
- Slim, sleek, girly packaging
- Reasonably priced
- Easily available
- Very easy and convenient to carry
- The moisture disappears after 2 to 3 hours depending upon the weather.
- Melts to some extent during the summertime.
- Only 2 shades are available (very disappointing!)
- Over-application gives dark pink color, which may not be preferred by women with love for sheer coverage
- The color doesn’t go off easily
Will I Recommend?
Why not? You are getting smooth, moisturized lips with a pop of color. What can be better in such a reasonable price tag? Do try it and enjoy how the color truly blossoms on your lips.