April 1, 2011

Beauty Most Unusual: Vaseline Marmite Lip Therapy

Marmite an acquired taste if there every was one.

You either love it or you hate, or so I’m told. I happen to love it but I’m also positive I was British in my other life.

Vegemite was banned in the US and rumor has it Marmite was as well at one time. Don’t you love spreads that the FTC deems unsuitable for consumption? It’s like eating blow fish! I like to live dangerously and eat Marmite on toast, I’m so damn adventurous!

Now I sometimes have to have my Marmite fix but I’m not sure it extends to smearing it on my lips.

Well Vaseline doesn’t doubt that there are some really hardcore Marmite fan girls out there because they have a new lip therapy, that’s, you guessed it, Marmite flavored.

I imagine Marmite flavored lip balm will have all sorts of raves and rants as much as the condiment itself has. This lip balm is not only flavored like Marmite but sports a brown shimmering color so it looks like the real deal too plus it’s 100% Vegan!

As much as I love Marmite I’m going to throw this one into the Beauty Most Unusual bin.

Your thoughts?

Team Marmite?

Team No Freaking Way!

What’s your thoughts?

Mmm now I’m hungry for a spot of toast and Marmite!

For the confused, please see more about Marmite at its Wiki Page.


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  • Elisa

    Haha, looks kinda cool, they will never sell this one here i think xD

    • the Muse

      never elisa, sad sigh! ;-D even marmite itself is kinda hard to find!

    • the Muse

      NO WAY cj ;-D marmite beats out nutella anyday of the week ;D!

  • Mary the Muse Militant

    I can’t believe this stuff !!!
    You will never catch a guy with this stuff permeating the air around you !
    Well maybe another Marmite fanatic like yourself Muse 🙂
    You are a brave lady.

    • the Muse

      I hear aidan turner loves it mary. We could be like to hogs in the mud ;-D hehe!

  • Eve

    April Fool’s right? I’m not tricked that easily, I googled it and all the news posts are from today only!

  • winni

    I’ve never had it, but I think I’d like it. I love nutritional yeast (also called brewers yeast) on my popcorn. It’s delish! Maybe I’ll have to hunt some down!

    • emily

      Winni, that’s how I eat my popcorn! Butter, brewers yeast and spike :). I love that someone else does this as well. And Muse, well played. I suspected a joke but only because I’ve been seeing them all over facebook this morning :).

  • Sarah

    Haha! Sadly lip balm has been made in flavors like bacon or cheez-its, for real, marmite is actually a bit less revolting 🙂

  • Dawn

    I think its cool! A change from the usual sweet scented/tasting lipbalms..

  • Davena

    haha, happy April Fools!!
    i like marmite but that would be a bit too far me thinks!

  • cindy

    you had me good, but oh my goodness, i thought this is real. this is very funny, thanks girl, you made my day, i seriously think some people would buy this product though, but yuck, I’m not a fan girl of marmite, it’s brown and strange, lol

  • Kate

    After my local grocery store was remolded it boasts a bigger ethnic section, including Vegemite! Every time I see it I want to buy the container to try, but I’m scared it will be horrible.

    • the Muse

      vegemite is actually pretty good I do prefer marmite though Kate ;-D has a bolder flavor ;D!

  • Invicta

    I imagine some Aussies are hoping Vaseline will grant them a Vegemite lip balm too!

    • the Muse

      LOL Invicta ;-D! ‘please jebus give us vegemite lip balm’

  • Mackenzie

    I’ve never tried marmite… what is it? I’d never spread something that looked like black vaseline on my lips though… Nasty

    • the Muse

      it’s a bit of a joke mackenzie 🙂 April Fools. there’s a wiki link that I included in the post if you wanna read up about marmite, it’s a spread. 🙂

  • Jessica

    Too bad because I’d actually buy this. I love Marmite (I too must’ve been British in a past life)

  • Annabella Freeman

    All joking aside Marmite is foul, I think you can get treatment on the NHS for your affliction Ms. Muse! ; )

  • Melissa

    lol! I was a believer for minute than I read the comments. Good one. Lets get a nutella lip balm, I would buy.

  • Brooke

    When I hear the word ‘Vegemite’ I always think of that song “Down Under” by Men At Work 🙂

  • Liz!

    This post literally made me lol, that is such a strange product! I’ve never tried vegemite or marmite though I’d love to!

  • becca

    LOL @ the “100% vegan” part. I almost — almost — didn’t realize this was a joke, as I’m reading it for the first time on April 3rd and have fully come out of my “TRUST NO ONE!” mindset over the past 48 hours. But I wouldn’t be surprised if there actually was a market for a product like this somewhere in the world! Nice packaging design 😉

    • the Muse

      hehe becca ;-D I wouldn’t either, I’d prob seriously consider a buy if there was ;D!

  • Sev

    I can’t help but think that this is a tin of boot polish with the brand name photoshopped onto the lid