Did you know that Labello is sold under the Nivea Lip Care brand in some countries? If you thought the tube looked familiar, this is why.
I grew up with Labello’s lip balm. I’m sure I tried pretty much every flavour and variant they make. My fave? Labello Cherry Shine Lip Balm.
What can I say? I’m a sucker for anything cherry…
What’s In Labello Cherry Shine Lip Balm?
Castor oil makes up the base of Labello Cherry Shine Lip Balm. The reason is simple: this stuff is super moisturizing.
Loaded with moisturising fatty acids, castor oil creates a barrier on the skin that reduces water loss. Moisture is now forced to stay into your skin, making them soft and kissable.
Castor oil has another trick up its sleeve. It’s more glossy than other oils, giving your lips a lovely shiny finish.
P.S. You may have heard castor oil can cause dryness and chapped lips. This is true ONLY if you’re allergic to it.
Cera Alba is the proper name for beeswax, the stuff honey bees make to build their honeycomb. What is it doing in Labello Cherry Shine Lip Balm?
For starters, it gives the lip balm its solid shape. Plus, it has emollient properties that make your lips softer.
Shea butter is one of the most moisturizing things on this planet. A fat derived from the nut of the Shea tree, it’s rich in moisturizing fatty acids and antioxidants.
Like castor oil, it creates a protective barrier on the lips that locks moisture in, keeping your pout soft and hydrated for hours. It’s so effective, its moisturizing effects last for up to 8 hours!
Related: Why Shea Butter Is A Godsend For Dry Skin
Soft and creamy, it glides smoothly on the lips.
It smells like cherry candy: sweet and delicious.
How To Use It
Apply it wherever you feel your lips need the extra moisture.
Performance & Personal Opinion
Labello Cherry Shine Lip Balm may smell like cherry, but it doesn’t taste like it. In fact, it doesn’t taste like anything!
It’s not necessarily a bad thing. If it tasted as yummy as it smells, it wouldn’t last long on my lips. I’d just eat it all up lol. As it is, it lasts from 2 to 3 hours on me, depending on whether I eat/drink or not.
The lip balm glides smoothly on my lips, keeping them soft and moisturized for a few hours. It is also great to prevent chapped lips during the cold winter months. It can heal them too – with regular use (don’t expect results overnight!).
Once applied, this tinted lip balm leaves behind a soft wash of red colour on the lips. The colour is subtle, the shine isn’t (thanks castor oil!). The shiny, wet-look finish is really beautiful.
If you want a more intense colour payoff, you can always layer it.
Who Is This For?
Anyone who wants a tinted, shiny lip balm.
Who Is This Not For?
- If you don’t like tinted lip balms, this isn’t for you.
- If you have very dry lips, this isn’t the most moisturizing lip balm for you.
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The lip balm comes in a sleek, cherry-coloured tube that’s both pretty and practical.
Does Labello Cherry Shine Lip Balm Live Up To Its Claims?
|Delights your lips with a fruity cherry aroma.||Yes. You can smell it, but not taste it.|
|Prettifies with a subtle red shine.||True.|
|Provides 24h moisture for your lips.||More like 3 or 4.|
Price & Availability
£1.99 at Superdrug
Do You Need It?
I wouldn’t say it’s a must. But if you’re looking for a tinted lip balm that gives moisture, shine, and a hint of colour, this’ll do the deed.
Dupes & Alternatives
Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Cera Alba, Cocoglycerides, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Aroma, Persea Gratissima Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Prunus Cerasus Juice, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Mica, Silica, BHT, Limonene, Eugenol, CI 5850, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77499