Hope you all are doing great! Today, I am reviewing a lip balm from the Maybelline Baby Lips Electro collection. This one is called “Strike a Rose.”
- Clinical care with a neon stick.
- Clinical Care + 8 hr moisture.
- In 6 new shades.
- Visibly renewed lips in 1 week.
For Best Results: Apply in the center of your upper lip to the outer edges, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip. Can be worn under lip colour.
CAD $4.99 (Price varies across stores). I got it as part of a duo, which cost me CAD $8.99
My Experience with Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm – Strike a Rose:
I got this lip balm in a duo package, along with another lip balm from the Maybelline Electro collection – Fierce n Tangy, which has already been reviewed here.
“Strike a Rose” is a hot pink with a hint of coral. It is a beautiful bright color, but since this is a very sheer balm, on my pigmented lips, two to three swipes are needed for the color to show. It still does not turn opaque or cover the pigmentation completely. I generally do not prefer wearing it alone. I use in on top of a pink lipstick to give it a fun twist!
This lip balm is packaged in a black twist-up tube. It has a clear cap with “Baby Lips” written on it – the same format of packaging as the other Maybelline Baby Lips.
The smell of this lip balm comes across as a sweet fruity fragrance, which disappears after half an hour or so of application. The smell is not strong enough to be a problem.
This lip balm contains Shea Butter and Vitamin E. The texture is quite creamy and glides easily on the lips. Some of the other Maybelline lip balms, I own have a wax-like texture. Thankfully, this one is unlike that. But do note that this is not a lip balm to be applied on chapped lips! The hot pink color just accentuates the dry flakes. Looks terrible!
This lip balm lasts for less than two hours on my lips – without any eating/drinking. This claims to provide over 8 hours moisture, but my lips start feeling dry again after just 2 hours. As a lip balm, I would love for it to heal my chapped lips. But since it lasts only for a couple of hours, my lips do not get healed unless I keep re-applying after every 2 hours and this effect is also temporary. The claim of “visibly renewed lips in 1 week” is not true. I do not see any lasting effects on my lips.
Pros of Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm – Strike a Rose:
- Beautiful hot pink color with a hint of coral. Can give a new dimension to pink lipsticks!
- Has a creamy texture.
- Does not feel greasy or heavy on lips.
- Easy to carry in your handbag for quick re-application.
Cons of Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm – Strike a Rose:
- Does not last for 8+ hours, as it claims.
- Does not cover pigmented lips completely.
- Highlights (with a hot pink color!) any dryness/flakiness on the lips.
- Does not heal lips unless re-applied every two hours.
- Does not contain SPF.
Would I Recommend Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm – Strike a Rose?
As a sheer lip tint with moisturizing properties, this is a good one for non-pigmented lips or to top-up other lipsticks. Go for it! But as a lip balm, I would not recommend this. There are many other better lip balms available.
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