Maybelline Very Berry Baby Lips: Review, Swatches, Comparison

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Maybelline Very Berry Baby Lips Pinked

Maybelline recently released a new collection of tinted Baby Lips balms for spring, called the “Pink’ed” collection. It contains five new and limited edition shades, which you can see below. I bought one, in the shade Very Berry.

I haven’t reviewed Baby Lips balms before, but I like them. I don’t find them particularly moisturizing, so they’re not my choice to actually repair dry lips.  However, when my lips are in good condition, they work well enough, and I especially like the tinted ones.

Very Berry is one of the more pigmented Baby Lips I’ve tried. Like all the others, I find it mildly moisturizing with a smooth texture.  It has a pleasant fruity scent – I usually dislike too-sweet or too-strong scents, and this is neither.
When I swatched Very Berry, I realized it was quite similar to Maybelline Baby Lips Electro in Pink Shock (which is permanent). They’re identical in the tube (though the tubes themselves are different) . . .

Maybelline Baby Lips Very Berry Pink Shock

Very Berry // Pink Shock

. . . and very similar swatched, though Very Berry has just a hint of purple and Pink Shock does not. You can see from the one-swipe swatch that Very Berry is quite pigmented for a tinted balm.

Maybelline Baby Lips Very Berry Pink Shock Comparison - Swatches

Very Berry – one swipe // Very Berry – three swipes // Pink Shock – three swipes

My lip swatch appears a bit more neon in the photo than it is in person, but it’s still useful to see the pigmentation level, I think.

Maybelline Baby Lips Pinked - Very Berry Swatch

Overall, I like Very Berry, especially for the price. However, if you can’t find the Pink’ed display, just get Pink Shock instead – it’s pretty much identital.

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  • This is pretty! I’m like you-they’re ok so I don’t get people who are obsessed with them. But I like this shade! Very pretty on you!

  • Mysty Nyckel

    I can only wear lip balms & glosses, as lipsticks, even the crayons, dry out my lips. So that’s why I love these. They give a bit of a tint and don’t dry out my lips. I agree, I wouldn’t use them alone as a moisturizing balm, but they aren’t bad for keeping my lips a bit moist and adding color. I think that’s why people love them 🙂

    • That makes sense! I definitely like the tinted ones if I think of them as a sheer, non-drying lip color – they just fall down for me as a moisturizing/repairing balm.

  • Hey Emi, would you say Pink Shock is less moisturizing? It’s really pigmented, but I find it less moisturizing than my other baby lips in the core collection.

    • Hi Ling! I don’t notice a difference between the tinted & clear baby lips in terms of moisturizing-ness over the course of the day, but texturally, Very Berry & Pink Shock are similar and a little dryer feeling than the clear ones, I think.

      • Oh, ok. Thanks! I probably don’t need it, since I have pink shock (they look sooooo similar in the swatch). I pretty much see it as a dupe.

  • inhermakeupbag

    I was so surprised to find how pigmented this one is! This is the kind of product I like to wear for a “statement” lip, since it’s not too opaque/bold.

  • Liz

    I have one Baby Lips but it’s from Australia and seems quite different from the North American ones. I really like it but don’t feel particularly compelled to get more. The pink collection is a revelation to me and I had no idea there could be so many Baby Lips, lol.