I have wanted to try Lanolips for the longest time, I think it was gemsmaquillage who spoke so highly of them originally but much as she told me I needed them I just never picked them up so how happy was I when they sent me some to review. I honestly don’t know what I was waiting for but I did realise that much as I’d heard great things I’d never seen a full review and had no idea what they were like other than GREAT.. not very descriptive. So when I finally opened these up I was really surprised.


 I expected a sheer tinted lip balm but they’re so thick, not sticky but much heavier than I expected and the colour was also much stronger, translucent jelly-like gloss is my best explanation. Bizarrely the original lip treatment is a totally different texture, it melts so although it appears fairly firm out of the tube it’s very liquidy on the skin/lips as you can see above. It also contains lemon which is a natural exfoliant so while everything from the range with hydrate and treat your lips the Lemonaid will also help keep them super smooth.


 Lastly something I wasn’t expecting was the ‘applicator’ Lemonaid has one that can be used directly on the lips (though I wouldn’t recommend it – it doesn’t work well) and the colourful lip treats have to be applied with your finger, you’d think they’d have designed it the other way round, no? Regardless I have no issues with the packaging whatsoever I just wanted to show it to you because I was so surprised and I thought maybe if I’d had more info I’d have actually bought one.

So far I’m more impressed with the Lip Ointments with Colour rather than the Lemonaid Lip Aid. I prefer the thicker consistency, I love the feel of them on my lips and for a day to day splash of colour they’re great. I will be wearing these for work from now on, for sure as they stay put better than any colour (or balm for that matter) I’ve tried and I hate touching up my makeup at the office.

Available online here from £8.16

Miss BB

*PR Sample



  1. Natalie
    15 August, 2013 / 10:39 am

    The original Lanolips lip treatment is hands down the best lip balm I have ever used – and I’ve tried a lot. You should give it a whirl.

  2. Nikki
    15 August, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    Hi, could you tell me which colour name is on the pink one you have please. Is it Rose or Rhubarb? I am assuming the peach one is called Sunshine…. Thanks Nikki

    • missbudgetbeauty
      16 August, 2013 / 11:25 pm

      Hi Nikki, sorry I should have listed them, the paler pink is Rhubarbd

      • Nikki
        17 August, 2013 / 11:10 am

        Brilliant, thanks! I shall look for that, it’s lovely.

  3. 15 August, 2013 / 2:06 pm

    i haven’t tried any of these but they sound lovely!

  4. 15 August, 2013 / 3:16 pm

    Never heard of these but they sound great…!!

  5. 15 August, 2013 / 9:52 pm

    I recently got one of these in the BBB edit box and I’m loving it so far. I agree with you on the applicator though.. when I opened it that wasn’t what I was expecting! Can make it a slight pain when applying! xx

  6. Kate Flower
    16 August, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    The Lanolips 101 ointment is the best one by far. Please try it! I’m a makeup artist & it would mean the world to me if you could check out my beauty blog.

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