I received my first lipstick vibe in the mail from Edenfantasys about a week ago. It was the Neon Luv Touch Lipstick Vibe by Pipedreams. Immediately I could see why they call it neon, mine is yellow, and the clear plastic box is practically aglow with bright yellow highlights on the product that is definitely less than discreet. In fact, don’t open this if your family or neighbors are around, lest you risk practically blinding them.
In writing so small you nearly need a magnifying glass to read it, on the bottom of the box, is the only thing by way of instructions; takes 3 LR44 watch batteries (included). However, I found this incorrect. It comes with 4 LR44 batteries pre-inserted, and it does not run with just three.
Out of the package, I have to say, it doesn’t really look much like lipstick to me. Maybe if I had the pink tube it might be more convincing, but the yellow lube, with the turn-dial base on the bottom, and the PU-coated plastic, looks nothing like any tube of lipstick I’ve used before. I do like the PU-coating on my toys. It feels velvety-soft on my skin and has less drag that regular plastic, but it looks all wrong on a lipstick vibe.
If you take the lid off, you’ll notice that the “lipstick” itself is shiny and has some squishiness to it, which is because it made of a different material. Edenfantasys has it listed as SoftTouch material, which is similar to cyberskin. But to me, it feels and looks more like TPR. Unfortunately, there is no information on the package that could clear this up. Either way, it is a porous material that is not safe for sharing.
Coming in at 3 3/8” tall and ¾ of an inch in diameter, this is pretty accurate in size to a lube of lipstick. With the lid on it is completely cylindrical, with a flat top. The vibe can be used with the lid on to create a more diffused feeling from the vibrations. With the lid off, the shape is accurate to tube of lipstick, except for the color. But again, if you’re truly wanting this to be somewhat believable, get this in the pink tube. In all the product pictures, it shows the lipstick with a black band between the lipstick and the tube, mine does not have this. It is uniformly yellow on the entire toy.
PERFORMANCE: WHAT I LIKED
If you like high-frequency/buzzy vibes, this actually has some decent power for something so small, and that runs on watch batteries. Especially when you place the lipstick directly on your clit, the vibrations are very pin-point. That’s probably my favorite feature of this toy. If they were of the more rumbly variety, and powered by something other that watch batteries, I’d have liked this a lot more. Surprisingly, I didn’t mind the turn-dial on this toy. It was easy enough to turn, but not so sensitive that it changed speeds during play. And because it works by turning, you have total control over the speed you put it on.
PERFORMANCE: WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
Not to sound like I’m contradicting myself, but I like more power in my toys. While it may be decent for a watch battery toy, it’s by no comparison like my rechargeable or regular battery-powered toys. And to be quite frank, I hate watch batteries. They are expensive. They don’t last long. And heaven forbid you should forget to take them out between uses, you can pretty much guarantee they will be dead before you try to use them again.
I also have to take issue with the quality of this toy. It is supposed to be waterproof, and indeed it does have a rubber O-ring, but the large gaps between the pieces leave me to seriously doubt how well it can keep water out. Even after a quick test run in the shower, I found water in the battery compartment. It still worked afterwards, but for how long? And because of these huge gaps, its less comfortable in use, and I have to wonder how well you can expect to get it clean. Every time I look at it I can’t help but imagine the little critters that are likely hiding in these cracks, in an already porous material.
And speaking of quality- and this is my biggest issue with this toy- as soon as I insert the batteries (without the lid even being on) it starts buzzing away. Even in the off position. I can still turn it up or down, but I can’t turn it off without removing the batteries. Even with a couple of the batteries inserted upside down, it still keeps going. It’s like the little engine that wouldn’t shut-up.
Maybe, just barely, I could overlook this in solo play, but it’s a complete deal-breaker as a couple’s toy. I want my toys ready to go, not have to fool around with batteries in the heat of the moment. And when you’re ready to move on to the next toy… wait, got to take the batteries out. Shit! Dropped them all over the floor! Should I stop and pick the tiny things up now while I can still find them, or wait ‘til we’re done? Thanks, but no thanks.
There are a lot of discreet vibrators out there. There are a lot of lipstick vibrators out there. I suggest trying one of those other ones, because this one has some pretty big issues. And you deserve better for your money.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
This lipstick vibe is compatible with either silicone or water-based lubes. As afore mentioned, it’s not safe for sharing as it cannot be sterilized. So before and after using, wash with soap and warm water, or toy cleaner. There isn’t any particular storage needs; it doesn’t tend to collect dust and will tuck in anywhere pretty easily, from your purse to your sock drawer.