Here is a review/comparison of Maybelline Baby Lips in 70 Coral Crush & Covergirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in 230 Coral. I have been using the Baby Lips for many months now and I was content with their performance overall. However, I was at Walgreens the other day and they had the Covergirl Natureluxe Gloss Balms on clearance for about half price, so I decided to try it out. At first, judging by the pigmentation in the tube of the Covergirl, I really expected it to perform more like a lipstick, with very opaque color, not the sheerness it actually turned out to be, but it immediately reminded me of the Baby Lips in Coral Crush once I swatched it.
The Baby Lips are significantly less expensive than the Natureluxe, around $3-4, however, I prefer the Covergirl over the Maybelline in this particular color combination. I picked up the Covergirl Natureluxe for $3.79 but the original price was $7.49 at Walgreens. Now don't get me wrong, the Maybelline is a wonderful product and I truly truly love the one in Pink Punch, what a great product! However, with the Covergirl in this case, I feel that the color has more of a pop, with less glossiness, so you can actually see the color better. Also, in a side by side test where I wore one product on one half of my lips and the other product on the other half, I noticed the Covergirl stayed moisturizing much longer than the Maybelline. After about 2 hours, I wanted to reapply on the Maybelline side, but only after 5 hours and after having lunch did I feel the need to reapply the Covergirl. That's one thing that I did notice about the Maybelline (even in my favorite color Pink Punch), that I reapplied quite often, using up the product in a relatively short amount of time. With the Covergirl I feel like I won't be using it up as quickly because it keeps my lips moisturized for a longer period of time compared to the Maybelline.
The Covergirl Natureluxe has a funky smell, it kind of reminds me of a crayon. lol. The Maybelline Baby Lips has a citrus-y scent (and all of the colors I have have different scents). The Covergirl Natureluxe doesn't melt onto your lips like the Maybelline Baby Lips do. The Baby Lips really warm up on the lips which also can attribute to it feeling like you're using the product up more quickly.
Overall, I would recommend the Covergirl if you find it on sale somewhere, I don't think I would pay $7.49 for it. The Maybelline Baby Lips are nice products as well and even though this wasn't really a review on the color Pink Punch, if you come across it, you should give it a go, I love it.
I just thought this was an interesting comparison and hopefully it gave a little bit of insight into one or both of these products for somebody out there. I hope this was helpful or interesting to you.
Thanks for reading!