Germany has given us massive sausages, fancy cars and lots of beer. What’s not to love?
Labello is another German made brand. The very first lipbalm I ever owned was Labello – it was in rose, it was a very light sheer pink with a soft, gently scent. I can remember it to this day because I used it to the very end and I used to carry it in the upper pocket of my stonewash denim jacket from Marks and Spencers, that had gingham patches sewn on it – for christ’s sake Mother!!
Labello is a century-old lip balm stick. It is produced by Beiersdorf AG in Germany and Australia. The labello lip care sticks are also sold under the name Labello Nivea or Nivea Lip Care.
The word “labello” comes from the Latin words “labium” (“lip”) and “bellus” (“beautiful”). In German, the name is often used as a genericized trademark, just like ChapStick is in English.
I got three flavours – Dragon Fruit (cool!) Passion Fruit (yum!) and Night care:
Night time care:
Here are the beauties:
I didn’t realize that the two fruit flavours are also tinted. They are pretty pigmented too – you will get a decent hint of colours from these.
Verdict: These are the best high street/drugstore lip balms out there. There are so many types of lip balms that are around it’s difficult to find the right one for me. My favourite is La Mer but that is a whopping £45 and its in a tub which is annoying – dirty fingers ‘an all.
Labello is nicely pigmented (if you choose a fruit flavour) but it’s also soft and creamy but not so much that it ends up so greasy that you can’t put lipstick on top, otherwise you look like you’ve been licking a saucer of oil.
But it is not hard – I hate hard feeling lip balms and this is just perfect. The scents are also lovely – I want to locate a Rose scented one now, just for nostalgia reasons.
The Good Night Kiss treatment is excellent. Trust me when I say I have about 20 lip balms and most of them not very cheap. I have used Labello Night Kiss for only 2 nights in a row and my usual flakies (which I get on my lower lip) have all but gone. The difference is huge.
I recommend the Labello range very much – it’s the best bargain range lip balm you can get. I bought mine from eBay but depending on where you live in the world you may have access to this range.
I have just ordered UV protection and milk & honey too.
Oh, and I bought another notebook. It’s an illness I tell ya! From Paperchase: