Hey my winsome angels!
These beauties are omnipresent. Right from the school girl’s blazer pocket to the office girl’s vanity. These can be seen adorning every beauty store counter across the country.
So, I am talking about the much loved and very much cherished Maybelline baby lips lip balm. These can be considered the Arjit Singh of the lip balm industry! Just as every Bollywood movie, nowadays is incomplete without his voice, so is our beauty stash incomplete without these.
So, if a product is so much used and loved by the ladies of all the age groups, chances of the product being duplicated are very high. Walk through the lanes of the Linking Road, Bandra and you would see many of the fake ones selling around and that too with the outer packaging which makes it a difficult task to distinguish them from the original Maybelline Baby lips.
I brought them from a reputed beauty store in my hometown and that too at the price at which the original Maybelline baby Lips retail. I didn’t encounter any difference earlier but after a lot of comparison, I came across a few distinct differences which would help you to identify our original baby lips from their fake counterparts.
I have taken two different variants of the baby lips color which would make it easy for you to understand. I have the fake baby lips in the variant Coral flush and am using the original baby lips color in the variant Pink lolita.
The length of the fake baby lips is a bit more than the original ones as shown.
The cap of the original baby lips shuts tightly with a click sound. On the other hand, the cap of the fake ones doesn’t shut at all. Even in case, it does shut, it doesn’t fit properly and has a tendency to open or slip.
The head of the cap in case of the fake baby lips is flat with distinct incurved edges whereas the head of the original baby lips has slightly curved edges.
As you can clearly see, the base of the original baby lips has batch number and other details written on it.
The base of the fake ones is totally blank and has nothing written on it.
The socket which is fitted at the base is longer in case of the fake Maybelline baby lips.
The Texture and the Smell
When you swatch the fake Maybelline baby lips on your hand, the texture is patchy throughout with uneven pigmentation. The texture and application is much more smoother in case of the original Maybelline baby lips. And finally – we all are aware of the sweet, fruity smell associated with the baby lips. The fake ones have no smell at all.
I wish the post was helpful for the readers and would help you spot the differences between the original and the fake Maybelline baby lips. Avoid the fake ones at any cost as they cause a typical tingling sensation on the lips when applied.
Sometimes, the shopkeepers would try wooing you and making a profit by selling the fake baby lips at a discounted rate. Steer clear of such a frame-up as our beautiful lips are much more valuable than a few bucks.