Model’s Own Lip Balm review


In December I was lucky enough to attend the Clothes Show, and as it has now become a tradition for me, the first thing I did was go grab one of the Model’s Own goody bags. Unlike the other make-up brands where you paid £10 just for the bag, at Model’s Own you paid £10 for three nail polishes of choice and then technically you got the bag free.

The goody bag has long been packed away, it mainly consisted of eyeliners and other general make-up bits, but there were two products that were of particular interest to me. The first was the beautiful Model’s Own Clothes Show Polish and the second was the above pictured lip balm. I must admit that I’m not generally a Model’s Own fan, but I am always on the look out for a nourishing lip balm, and the colour of this baby looked completely irresistible.


As the name aptly suggests, it’s a beautiful orange-red and on my finger it looks pretty true to colour but on my lips I was really disappointed. It was barely noticeable  and was far more sheer than I would have thought from the initial swatch would have suggested. It is definitely build-able but it would take a lot of building that’s for sure!

It feels like a lipstick on the lip, and not a good one either, it’s fairly sticky, heavy and quite uncomfortable. It honesty had no impact on the condition of my lips, and I saw no real benefit to using this.

I am disappointed by this and I can’t see myself using it again. Although it’s not a lip balm as such, the Rimmel Colour Rush crayon’s are so much more pigmented and their shea butter consistency leave your lips feeling soft and nourished!

Verdict- I am really disappointed by this product and I won’t be using this again in the future.

I had high hopes for this product but nope, another let down. Have you tried this?


  • Reply Heather February 3, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I haven’t tried anything from models own really, I will definitely be avoiding this x

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