Lanolips 101 ointment review

Lanolips 101 Ointment

As you will know if you read my review of the LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub a few days ago, I often suffer from dry lips. I always like to carry around a lip balm in my bag to beat the dreaded chapped lips. I first discovered Lanolips 101 Ointment about nine months ago while working in beauty PR. A colleague of mine swore by it and kept a tube on her desk at all times. That was enough motivation for me to pop into Boots for a little beauty supply stock up on my way home from work!

I love the packaging of this product, the tube is a really lovely baby pink colour with the cutest little sheep logo. It is the perfect size to pop in your handbag or keep in your pen pot at work (I do both!) I opted for the original version, but they also have tinted versions available in boots if you want to add a splash of colour to your pout.

I find that the consistency of the product changes with the weather, in the winter it goes quite solid and you have to give it a good squeeze to get the product out. If it is more solid you just need to rub the ointment between your fingers before applying. In the summer however, it is quite soft and can be easily applied without needing to warm it first. You only need a small amount of product, it is very thick but applies well to the lips.

Lanonlips 101 Ointment is 100% natural which a know is something that a lot of Beauty Bloggers are conscious about. The product is made from 100% pure ultra medical grade lanolin so it is very safe for the delicate skin on your lips. For those of you wondering what lanolin actually is, a wax secreted from sheep skin. Yes, that does sound a little bit disgusting, but the properties of it are amazing, it can hold 200% of its weight in water, keeping your lips hydrated. I’d also like to point out that despite Lanolips being produced from lanolin, it is a cruelty-free product and it is no different from drinking milk or wearing a woolly jumper. Lanolips is so good simply because it is almost identical to our own natural oils so it can imitate their functions.

With this in mind, you really need to know that his product can be used for more than just the lips! Lanolips is truly a multi-purpose balm, something that is currently all the rage in the beauty industry. You can use it to sooth chapped nipples during pregnancy, relieves a sore nose during a cold, helps with nappy rash, calms eczema, repairs cracked heels and much more!

I really love this lip balm, it keeps my lips from getting dry and I use it in conjunction with my LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub on a daily basis as part of my beauty regime. I have a few of these little beauties (one at work, one in my handbag and one in my make up bag) so that I always have one on hand! If you want to give Lanolips 101 Ointment a try, you can get yours from Boots £11.22.

Beauty UK’s Posh Pout Lip Crayons

Image of Beauty UK's Posh Pout Lip Crayons
L-R Corally Correct, How Nude!, Power to the Purple,
Would I Lilac To You, Big Pinkin and Sugar Plum Fairy

I was recently given a couple of the new Beauty UK Posh Pout Lip Crayons to try out. Now I am a big lover of lipsticks/crayons/balms/lip glosses, and generally my rule is the bolder the better! I love wearing bright lips, particularly in the winter months when everything is so dull and drab, I just have to get some colour out there! So luckily for me, this whole range is bright and colourful and so it is completely up my street.

I picked out two crayons in ‘Corally Correct’, a lovely citrus coral shade and ‘Power to the Purple’ which is a plum/burgundy colour and both are perfect for Autumn/Winter. I did really love ‘Big Pinkin’ which is so pink and very Barbie-like, but it is similar to a Topshop Lip Crayon I already own. Also, I think ‘Would I Lilac To You’ is also a beautiful shade but I’m not sure if I could pull off that pale parma violet hue, both of these shades felt a little bit Nicki Minaj to me, so I thought it might be better to stay away!

I wore ‘Corally Correct’ when I went out to dinner last weekend, and I have to say that it is very pigmented and bold for such a budget buy. In fact when I swatched all of the colours they all had great pigment and are not at all sheer like some other lip crayons I have tried.

However I do have one criticism, and that is they are quite drying so if your lips are at all chapped I would give them a miss. I have worn the crayons over the top of a lip balm and found it much less matte and drying, so they are still very wearable!

Overall for just £2.99 I think it is a great buy, I wouldn’t expect these crayons to be amazing quality, but for such a low price, I think the boldness and amount of pigment cannot be flawed. So if you have a few pounds lying around and fancy trying out some new lip shades without financial risk I think these Posh Pout Lip Crayons are a great place to start. You can get your own from the Beauty UK stand at Superdrug or online from their website, and there six gorgeous shades to chose from. Superdrug are currently running a 3 for 2 promotion on Beauty UK cosmetics until Tuesday 24th September.

Laura