Product Review: Labello Velvet Rosè Lip Balm

Name: Velvet Rosè Lip Balm
Brand: Labello
Size: 5,5ml
Price: €1,60

From the packaging:
The new Labello Velvet Rosè:
- pampers lips with a soft, velvety treatment
- enhances their natural beauty with a rosy touch
- efficiently protects against dehydration
Result: soft and velvety lips with a rosy touch!

What I liked:
- hydrates lips
- makes lips soft and smooth
- the packaging
– the price

What I didn’t like:
- thick and waxy texture
- not long-lasting
- pink tint doesn’t show up well on lips

Being a lip balm addict obsessed with everything pink, when I saw Labello Velvet Rosè lip balm, which comes in a sleek pink tube (the lip balm itself is pink too) and is so inexpensive too, I couldn’t help but purchase it. So far, I have never been disappointed by a Labello lip balm so my expectations where pretty high. But does this fulfill them too? Well, while I think this lip balm is pretty good, I’m sad to say it doesn’t live up to the other Labello products.

First off, let’s start with the texture: that is quite thick and feels a bit waxy and slightly sticky on the lips, which may put some people off. It glides on the lips smoothly, moisturizing them and making them velvety soft. However, it dosn’t keep lips hydrated all day but it needs to be reapplied every few hours, so I would recommend it to people that have healthy lips to begin with. If yours are very dry and cracked, this probably wouldn’t be enough, unless you don’t mind reapplying it frequently.

In addition to moisturizing lips, the lip balm is supposed to leave a soft pink tint on the lips, but unless I apply at least 3 coats (and by then, due to the texture, it feels a bit uncomfortable on the lips and the color is still super subtle anyway), it doesn’t show up at all on my lips. I didn’t expect it to leave a lot of color on my lips, since it is a tinted lip balm and not a lipstick, but not getting any color at all was disappointing. I guess my lips are too pigmented for this.

As for the scent, that’s quite strong and too chemical for my taste. It was supposed to resemble the smell of a rose, but personally I can’t detect that. I know lots of people like this scent though, and since I can’t smell it once it is on my lips, I don’t mind too much.

The lip balm contains Octyldodecanol, a long-chain fatty alcohol that moisturizes lips and gives them a soft feeling, Cetyl Palmitate, a wax-like substance that gives lips a smooth appearance and Ricinus Communis (castor oil), an oil derived from the castor bean that prevents water loss and leaves lips smooth and soft as well.

Summary
Overall, Labello Velvet Rosè Lip Balm is only average. It moisturizes lips and makes them soft, but needs to be reapplied several times throughout the day and the pink tint doesn’t show up well on the lips.

Rating: 3.5/5

8 Comment

    • Makeup Morsels, thanks. I think it’s a nice lip balm but there are better ones around. I usually love Labello/Nivea lip balms, especially the Star Fruits range and it’s so disappointed this doesn’t live up to them. :(

    • Vonvon, they are the same brand, but for some reason, the Nivea Lip Balm range is called Labello in Italy. Not sure why really, but should have specified that, sorry.

      And don’t worry about that, I know you’re busy. :)

    • LatestGirls, that is annoying indeed. You can feel this lip balm on your lips although if you apply only one layer it’s not that uncomfortable. It’s when you layer it to get the color to show that it really feels like you have something stuck on your lips.

  1. i love labello’s, but this has always been a labello I never liked…
    do you have any idea where they sell labello’s in Italy?
    (I’m going to Italy soon!)

    • Celeste, I agree that it’s not one of Labello’s best products. Their other lip balms are much better.

      Labello is sold pretty much everywhere in Italy. You can find in every supermarket and most beauty stores too. Where are you going exactly?

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