Throwback Thursday: Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop

Pink Shock (Fushcia), Fierce n Tangy (Yellow), Berry Bomb (Purple), Oh! Orange! (Orange), Minty Sheer (Green), Strike a Rose (Coral)

As let down and disappointed as I was, with the original Maybelline Baby Lips (reviewed here), I couldn’t resist picking up every single Maybelline Baby Lips from the Electro Pop collection (purchased online at Drugstore.com). Except for the graffiti-esque font which was different on each lipbalm (to match the product inside) the packaging was all black (which made all the colors pop and appear more vivid against the darker background), so cool! They were several newer additions to the shades as well (with correlating scents, of course) that included a gorgeous Coral and a beautiful Orange. Slightly more unique, were the Yellow and Green shades that strongly reminded me of the Nivea A Kiss of Milk & Honey (Yellow) and Nivea A Kiss of Olive Oil & Lemon (Green) which were also quite sheer upon application. Best of all, in my humble opinion, is that none of these had any shimmer to them (which is why I totally skipped Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal and Maybelline Baby Lips Dr Rescue which were the two collections that followed Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop). I’m not quite sure if it’s my imagination playing tricks on me, or if it’s just because I knew what to expect this time around, but I honestly felt that the lipbalms in the Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop range didn’t feel quite as thick on the lips as the original Maybelline Baby Lips. In fact, I could almost swear that the Electro Pop balms were more emollient, absorbed faster, and just felt all-around nicer upon application.

Pink Shock (Fushcia), Fierce n Tangy (Yellow), Berry Bomb (Purple), Oh! Orange! (Orange), Minty Sheer (Green), Strike a Rose (Coral)

Pink Shock (Fushcia) smells sweet like candy (faintest scent out of all of them)
Fierce n Tangy (Yellow) smells like Nivea A Kiss of Olive Oil & Lemon (reviewed here)
Berry Bomb (Purple) smells like Grape Starburst Candy
Oh! Orange! (Orange) smells like Orange Sherbet
Minty Sheer (Green) smells like Spearmint (sheerest shade out of all of them)
Strike a Rose (Coral) smells like Strawberry Starburst Candy

I just had to get Fierce n Tangy (Yellow) and Minty Sheer (Green) because they just looked so fun and unique! Right off the bat, they reminded me the Nivea lipbalms in the same shades. In fact, Fierce n Tangy (Yellow) even smelled like Nivea A Kiss of Olive Oil & Lemon which I found absolutely delightful (love that scent)! Even though it was a yellow, Fierce n Tangy was pigmented, whereas Minty Sheer (Green), just as the name suggests, was quite sheer. Also, Minty Sheer (Green) smelled like straight up Spearmint Gum (blech). I figured I’d get Oh! Orange! (Orange) because it’s such an adorable shade and I just love a good orange! I figured it would come in handy for a monochromatic look (matching eyeshadow, matching blush, etc…). Plus, it smelled amazing (like Orange Sherbet) all citrus-y and uplifting! I couldn’t decide between Strike a Rose (Coral) and Pink Shock (Fuschia) because I really wanted a cute pink shade but was wary of how unflattering some of the cool-toned pinks (*cough* Maybelline Pink Punch Baby Lips *cough*) can tend to be on my odd sallow skin. I figured I’d risk it for a biscuit and got them both hoping for the best. Even though I knew for a fact (based on my previous experience with Maybelline Grape Vine Baby Lips) that Berry Bomb (Purple) would not look the most flattering on me (at all!) I figured since I was placing an online order for every other shade in the Electro Pop collection anyway – aside from Berry Bomb (Purple) – might as well add it to my online shopping cart and get the entire Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop collection, which is what I did obvi. Strike a Rose (Coral), Pink Shock (Fuschia), and Berry Bomb (Purple) all had pleasant variations on a sweet candy scent that reminded me of Starbursts, but the scent was noticeably faint on Pink Shock (fuschia). As expected, Berry Bomb (Purple) minimized my lips, but then it also made my brown eyes look almost green-y. Pink Shock wasn’t as unflattering as Pink Punch but it wasn’t the most flattering either (blue-toned pinks and me, we just don’t mix). Strike a Rose (Coral) however was everything I wanted Pink Punch and Pink Shock to be and more! It was the perfect pink on my strange olive/brown/arab complexion!

Pink Shock (Fushcia), Fierce n Tangy (Yellow), Berry Bomb (Purple), Oh! Orange! (Orange), Minty Sheer (Green), Strike a Rose (Coral)

I enjoyed using Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop! Out of all of them, my favorite would have to be Fierce n Tangy (Yellow) hands down, because it had an amazing scent, and I could pop it on while I was at home without feeling ridiculous because it looked too makeup-y. I wanted a lipbalm and Fierce n Tangy came through (for me) because it performed like one. Oh! Orange! (Orange) and Strike a Rose (Coral) are tied for my second favorite because they are both gorgeous shades in their own right, with equally delightful scents. As for Pink Shock (Fuschia) and Berry Bomb (Purple) I wasn’t as obsessed with them but I could still make them work (by applying them with a very light hand). I mean they both had that yummy candy scent going for them too, so that was nice. However, my least favorite and the one I totally regret purchasing is Minty Sheer (Green) because it smelled like Spearmint and I’m so over anything minty on the lips (it feels very late 90’s to me). All of the Baby Lips in the Electro Pop range were quite pigmented and buildable on my lips, aside from Minty Sheer (Green), so depending on your preference, you might enjoy that or find it a hassle. Seeing as how I knew what to expect this time around, I found it less annoying and actually enjoyed the fact that I could use Oh! Orange! (Orange) and Strike a Rose (Coral) to complete a makeup look!

Strike a Rose (Coral) Left, Pink Shock (Fuschia) Middle, Berry Bomb (Purple) Right

Oh! Orange! (Orange) Left, Minty Sheer (Green) Middle, Fierce n Tangy (Yellow) Right

Adorable names! Cool packaging! Pretty shades! Yummy scents! What’s not to to love? You can pick up Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop (depending on availability) at any Maybelline counter at Boots for KD 1/430 a pop.

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