While I was in Vancouver I sought out some Labello lip balm since it was overwhelmingly recommended. I found the regular balm kind (see this one at Chaptastic) and was pleased to discover I already own some – a friend (thanks Laura!) sent me a Nivea lip balm from the UK and it’s the same. So I grabbed a little squeezy tube of Labello CareGloss & Shine instead and found the sort of lip gloss I’d given up looking for, this makes me so happy.
I had spent some time looking for lip gloss to wear during the day and I was disappointed by nearly everything as it was either too sparkly or flavored with such an overwhelming amount of some chemical approximating “sweet” that I couldn’t stand it. Other kinds make my throat scratchy or were just too darn expensive to wear unless there was somebody around to see it. The Labello stuff is transparent, it does have a bit of pinkish mica in it but they are the type that make your lips look shiny, not sparkly. The scent is so light I do not notice it. And it has staying power. There is no SPF, but it does layer well.
I liked it so much I made sure I got some more before we headed home. You cannot buy this in US shops, but it certainly isn’t hard to find online (be aware there are a few tinted versions as well, the one shown here is called transparent). Note to Canadians, according to my receipts it’s much less expensive at London Drugs than Shoppers.
Now that I found something I want to buy again it’s likely to be immediately discontinued. You’ve been warned.