Saw these limited edition Maybelline Baby Lips twin packs on Citrine's blog last October while I was in Taipei. We were going to do another swap since our last one was quite fun, but she couldn't find any more of these at her local drugstores - they were all sold out :( I ended up emailing their pictures to my sister, asking her to keep her eyes open, just in case they pop up somewhere.
Sure enough, about a month later, she was at by a Walgreens in a different part of town and lo-and-behold, there they were on the display shelf. So she grabbed a couple of them for me ^.^ I already have 030 Peach Kiss so I gave the one in the twin pack to her. She hated it LOL! Her lips are darker than mine, so this color was not translucent enough to keep its shimmers from turning frosty and pale on her.
From left to right: 80 Pink Wink and 030 Peach Kiss, 70 Coral Crush and 50 Twinkle, and 05 Quenched. All pictures taken in natural light without flash.
- 05 Quenched: as you can see, this one is clear. It has a fake sweet candy scent with a touch of tart but I don't mind it. To my surprise, hubby doesn't either and he's been happily using it ^.^ For an everyday lip balm, I like it. But it has neither the smooth thickness nor the lasting power to last me overnight so it's strictly a day balm.
- 50 Twinkle: another clear day balm but I like its scent much better than 05 Quenched above. It smells like fruit punch to me :)
- 70 Coral Crush: this one is not coral at all. It's shimmer-free translucent a bright orange and I love it! I'm happy to report I have found another orange lippie that doesn't turn coral on my lips (the other being Canmake Candy Wrap Lip 07 Hot Marmalade)! Not just that, it's the most pigmented out of all the Baby Lips, at least on me. It's appropriately scented with a light citrusy fragrance.
See how orange it is on me even with the blue tinge of the lighting? I'm thoroughly impressed!
I was looking for something more, umm, subtle? Either way, do you think these two are related? (Of course I'm being snarky!!!)
***Picture from Outsider Japan.
See my previous Maybelline Baby Lips post.