I'm already a huge fan of Maybelline's Baby Lips (who isn't?), so I was super excited when I heard that they were launching a new Baby Lips Crystal line! These new shades contain a hint of shimmer, which I think is just marvelous. I've been trying out the shade 130 Crystal Kiss* ($4 USD/$5 CAD), which is clear with an iridescent shimmer.
Maybelline's Baby Lips Crystal in 130 Crystal Kiss comes packaged in a light pink plastic tube with a clear case & red labelling. The lip balm twists up, and looks like a light pink in the tube. However, once swatched, this lip balm is actually clear with a very pretty iridescent shimmer. This shimmer doesn't feel gritty or chunky on my lips, in fact I can't feel it at all. I do find this new Crystal formula to be a bit less hydrating than the original Baby Lips line, but it isn't anything drastic.
As you can see in the lip swatch below, Crystal Kiss just adds a hint of shimmer to my lips, without adding any colour. There are other shades in the line that will add both colour and shimmer, but I think that this clear balm is a good option. I can see myself layering this balm over top of matte balms just to switch things up. I get about 3 hours of hydration out of this balm, which is fairly standard for my lips. Unlike the original Baby Lips line, I don't find that this Crystal balm has a scent to it. There might be a very subtle fruity scent, but it's really hard to detect.
I'm really wanting to try out some of the other shades in this new Crystal range! Beam of Blush looks like a pretty Barbie pink, which is one of my go-to lip shades to wear lately. Have you checked out Maybelline's new Baby Lips Crystal line yet? Are you a fan of the original Baby Lips formula?