Labello Lipbalm with Dragonfruit and Starfruit Extract  

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Just as Fan has been let down by Maybelline on several occasions, I too have had my fair share of disappointments with Labello. Many years ago, when shopping online was only a distant dream for me and I had to make do with what was available in local drugstores, I bought Labello lipbalms several times and was pretty unhappy with each one. There was a certain yuckyness to them that I can't really describe, and they would disappear from my lips quicker than I could say "Lipsmackers".

Not so with this new lipbalm of theirs. The one I got from Fan, which contains dragonfruit and starfruit extracts, is an excellent quality product and the more I wear it, the deeper I fall in love with it.


Fine, it's not the kind of INCI list that would make me buy the product in question, but somehow it still works.

The stuff I'm happy to see on that list:
  • Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) butter
  • Candelilla Cera (candelilla wax)
  • Prunus Dulcis (almond) oil
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba oil)
  • Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E)
  • Vitis Vinifera (grape) Seed Oil
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (a.k.a.: avonbenzone; a chemical sunscreen that doesn't do much on its own, there's too little in there anyway, but hey, a little is more than nothing. By the way, according to Labello's website, this balm and the rest in the series has an SPF of 10.)
The rest is just artificial stuff we have to live with if we decide to buy non-organic, non-natural cosmetics...


Labello's new lipbalm lends my lips a subtle shine (no pearly effect, thank goodness), and some moderate color. It also contains silver sparkles, but while they're visible in the solid product, once you apply the balm to your lips, they disappear completely.

When it comes to color and shine, I can best compare this balm to Silk Naturals' Soft, one of my favorite everyday glosses. It's a sheer raspberry shade that's perfect for daytime wear and provides this classic fresh look that's appropriate both in the office and for a walk in the city with friends.

It feels like a buttery-gel on my lips and so far it has only managed to protect and moisturize them, which is a big deal because many lipbalms actually tend to dry my lips. (Please note the absence of mineral oil on the INCI list, which is probably the reason why this balm performs so well.)

Its scent is delicious, exotic and mouthwatering, which makes it a perfect distraction from one's work. Imagine me sitting in the office, trying to label folders and catalog documents, but failing miserably thanks to an irrepressible urge to sniff said lipbalm every few minutes.
Epic fail... :-DDD
(I even ended up putting some on my wrists as if it were a solid perfume... *blushes like crazy*)


The twist-up tube contains a generous 4.8 g (5.5 ml) and usually retails for 439 HUF (1.8-2.6 EUR / 2.5-4.0USD abroad) in DM in Hungary , so if you're on a budget looking for an affordable, good-quality lipbalm, this is definitely a product you should consider.

It's one of the best lipbalms I've tried in a good while, and I might even go as far as saying that it compares to my beloved Silk Naturals lippies. And that, my dear friends and readers, is a huge compliment from me. :-D

Available in: DM, Rossmann, Müller and Schlecker stores, and probably all major drugstores near you
Rating: a solid 5 out of 5

Okay... Since I'm a huge lipbalm/lipsgloss/lip-practially-anything freak, I am now asking you to tell me what your favorite lipbalm is. I'm risking a lot here, after all one only gets so much money a month, but what the heck, I'm still curious. :-)))

Also, check out the goodies I got recently:

  • Whipping Star by Frank Herbert, my favorite author ever (By the way, was it really necessary to insert the most unbecoming picture they could find of him into that Wikipedia article...? Check him out here, at least here he doesn't look like a hobo...)
  • Hypno Gloss mascara by Essence
  • Beauty Box from Artdeco for Sagu
  • Brochure from La Roche Posay full of samples


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Hi, I must tell you that when I saw your post about your swap I bought this Labello lip balm ;)
I was also very dissapointed with all labello lip bals that I bouht before but I must say I love love love this one ;) So thanks ;)

I am such a lip balm/gloss freak and I owe so many of them that I really cannot say which one is my favourite, but will do a post about lip balms this week and if you`re interested come to read it, will let you know when I have it on my blog.

Have a great day

Hey SummerBabe!

Wow, cool! It's always so nice to hear that a product I recommended has worked for someone else too. ^_^ And you're very welcome, of course. ;)

I'm definitely going to check out your post, it sounds great!

You have a great day too! :-)

thanks again for recommending it ;)

btw love you blog and your detail reviews!*

Aww SummerBabe, you're so sweet, thank you! *hug* ^_^

I just added some blogs to my blogroll ( I was way behind myself in adding some recently acquired friends' blogs), you being one of them. ;)

Aaauuugh! *jumps in excitement* You really got the Beauty Box for me! Thank you darling!

The lipbalm looks really delicious, and the color is lovely. We have Labello in Finland but I don't think I've seen that one around here.

What kind of a book is that? The cover looks interesting :)

Btw, I'm thinking of doing a post about my favorite lippies soon. You have to read it then because I'll probably get you some of my favorites. Just wait until I get my salary <3

Hey Sagu!

Yup, it's anxiously waiting to be shipped to you. ;-) I'll send you an e-mail today and ask for shipping info (as well as give you mine).

The lipbalm is awesome, I'm wearing it right now, and it has this fresh scent that's absolutely irresistible. :-)

About the book: it's science fiction from one of the genre's best and most well-known authors, Frank Herbert. The cover illustration was done by János Jantner, a Hungarian artist.

It's a really good book (I finished it yesterday), but probably a bit too convoluted to serve as an introduction to science fiction. Or not. I can never tell, as I love the genre so much. ^_^

It's basically about the communicational problems between a human and a member of an alien race who doesn't possess any of the senses we do (e.g.: sight, smell, hearing) and is slowly dying. If she dies, almost the entire population of the known universe will die with her. Why? You have to read the book to find out. ;-)))

Herbert always infuses his works with some philosophy, sociology and even esoteric concepts, but the latter is presented in way that it will remain digestible to both believers of any religion and non-believers.

I'm looking forward to your post about lippies! ^_^

Wow, this lip balm seems certainly good! I used to buy Labello but they made my lips dry, so I stopped buying them. If you don't have the same problem with this one, I think I will try it out - I always need more lip balms, but especially now, because I can't use lip gloss thanks to my cold.

Same old story... I tried their classic blue, then that pearly rose abomination, some cherry flavored thingy (bleagh...) and who knows what else, but were all let downs.

Now this balm, this is nothing like Labello's previous excuses for lipbalm! It's moisturizing, protects my lips just fine, and has the kind of consistency I usually find perfect. The shade and scent are to die for too! What are you waiting for? Go for it, Ladybird, this is exactly what you need right now! :-D

Had I read your post sooner, the lip balm would be already in my bag. :-) But I can't wait to try it!

Get it! The balm and me are still going strong and I don't see us parting ways anytime soon. :-D The way it moisturizes my lips, I'd never think it's from Labello. (Owing to my less than pleasant memories of some of their previous products...)

Is it really available in Hungary? Today I tried to buy it in Westend but neither in Rossmann, nor in DM did I find it. At the end I bought one with pomegranate - after my doctor told me that tomorrow I should visit the laryngology, and get a thorax x-ray, I needed sg to cheer me up.

Hi there,

I was looking for reviews about Nivea Fruity Shine. I just purchased the Strawberry flavored Fruity Shine balm. I really like the effect on my lips. Though I was a bit shocked coz I was teased that I was wearing make up which I was not. I noticed the red tone of the balm works well with my light colored lips. But I also want to try Dragon Fruit coz it's pink. Do you think its color will flatter my lips? Please let me know. Thanks! and thank you so much for your review, by far, this is the friendliest review I've read. :)

Hey Anonymous,

Thank you for your kind words; I'm really glad you liked my review. :-)

These Fruity Shine lipbalms are really awesome: I recently bought the Pomegranate flavored one, and boy, do I love it! It's even better than the Strawberry one: color is more intense, has a nicer taste and scent, yummy. :)

I'm guessing your skin is on the light side of the skintone range, so Dragonfruit should suit your complexion quite well, probably even better than Strawberry, especially if sometimes you just want a hint of color, without that made-up look. As it's sheer, it won't take away from the color of your lips, just add a nice pink tint, some moderate shine and will even out the little creases in your lips, making them look fuller. At least that's what it does to my lips. :)

You might even get creative and mix the two (smear some Dragonfruit on your lower lip, some Strawberry on the upper, and then pucker up). ;-)

I say you should definitely try the Dragonfruit lippie, and of course, I'd love to hear how you like it. ^_^

Take care,


It's me again. Unfortunately the Dragonfruit flavor isn't being sold here in Asia.

The available Nivea(Labello's Asian name) variants are Strawberry, Cherry, and Pomegranate. I already love Strawberry. But I'm still looking for another shade that is darker yet has a pink tint. What would you suggest? Cherry or Pomegranate? Hope you'll help me.

Thank you!

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