While there’s no denying how pleasurable the more, shall I say, beefier sex toys can be, what with their bigger motors’ ability to deliver extremely intense vibrations, sometimes smaller, lighter, and very portable options are better.
And nothing is smaller, lighter, and more portable than a lipstick vibrator.
More impressively, a good number of the current generation of them do all that and more while still somehow managing to take full advantage of their larger brethren’s Bluetooth connectivity and smart interactivity.
To help you navigate the minuscule but powerful, tiny yet sexually potent world of lipstick vibrators, let’s take a good, long look at the best of the best of them and why your next sex toy might very well be both amazingly small and remarkably exciting.
What are lipstick vibrators, and what makes them interesting?
Surprisingly, micro vibrators have been around for quite a while. Personally, I remember my partner falling in lust with them back in the late 80s or early 90s.
Sure, they were pretty much just a novelty, what with their generally poor shapes and mechanical engineering, laughably short battery life, and overall weak motors, but one after another became an arousing mainstay during many of our more adventurous escapades.
Jump forward a couple of decades, and now they aren’t badly designed and manufactured.
They have astounding long-lasting batteries and plenty of motorized horsepower for you or anyone willing to try them for lots of intense orgasms.
Essentially, lipstick vibrators are identical to every other noticeably lengthier, wider, and heavier toy, skillfully except reduced to where it often had to tell them apart from their mistakes.
This is also a big part of their allure, as along with being easily concealable if they are somehow spotted, most people wouldn’t realize they aren’t so much about making someone’s smile look good but putting very, very big ones on their face.
Though the biggest change in lipstick vibrators came relatively recently, spurred on by wave after wave of brilliant technological innovations which utterly transformed them from pocket novelties to full-fledged and increasingly sexually potent playthings.
Not least of which is that several models are now equipped with state-of-the-art Bluetooth electronics, meaning they can be remotely operated, respond to music or nearby sounds, work in conjunction with interactive adult videos or games or have dozens of user-created vibrational playlists created for them.
Which is a perfect segway into my very first lipstick vibrator, a brilliantly designed, masterfully engineered, and phenomenally one from the industry’s leading manufacturer of smart sex toys, Lovense.
When I first laid eyes on Lovense’s Exomoon, my first thoughts were that someone somewhere was trying to pull a fast one.
I mean, seriously, a lipstick/bullet vibrator is one thing, but how could anyone, even Lovense, who certainly knows plenty of things, let alone two, about building ultra-sophisticated smart pleasure devices, do the same to such an eye-popping small sextoy?
But guess what, they not only did it but at the same time upped the ante when it comes to what lipstick vibrators can or should be.
The Exomoon stands out even among all the other teeny sex toys on the market today.
Like how with its cover in place, it is a mere three and a half inches long and less than an inch wide (technically, .87 inches, but who’s counting), with a “business” end that comes in at a little over one and three quarters from base to fingernail-styled tip.
But size isn’t everything because it really does work excellently well with their Lovense Remote smartphone app. Don’t ask me how they did it.
However, they did, and that is more than enough to make me feel that with this remarkable achievement, Lovense has well and truly earned its place as one of the world’s top smart sextoy manufacturers.
Like I said, this gives it the ability to use every and all of the app’s many features, such as long-distance control, which is perfect for long-distance relationships; vibrate along with your favorite tunes; syncing with other Lovense toys; connect with interactive porn flicks; and the list goes on and on.
Even without the Lovense Remote app, the Exomoon is impressive.
For instance, it already comes with three built-in power levels and four specialty-designed vibration patterns.
Just press its main button for a few seconds to turn it on.
After which, tapping it cycles through its various intensities and those vibrational patterns I just mentioned.
Its ultra-powerful battery is also good for anywhere from two and a half to three hours of continuous use while only requiring a scant one hundred and twenty-five minutes to charge fully.
Its magnetic charging connections are hidden behind a little removable section, but as with how securely its charging cable will stay attached, so does this small, detachable cover.
To help reinforce the illusion that this remarkable piece of sex-tech design and engineering is just another titular lipstick, it comes with a stylish carrying case.
Cleaning and maintaining the Exomoon is the same for practically every other Lovense product.
Just give it a quick wash with warm, not excessively hot, water, followed by applying a minute amount of sextoy cleaner or mild antibacterial soap.
After rinsing it off, dry it thoroughly with a lint-free cloth, and you are good to go.
The Exomoon comes with its handsome carrying case, magnetic charging cable, and user manual.
- All the thrills of a high-powered miniature vibrator but with Lovense’s trademarked smart sextech
- A fantastic example of state-of-the-art engineering
- Versatile and powerful, good for orgasms and foreplay alike
- Great ratio of charge to usage time
- It is not as powerful as full-size vibrators
- Too easy to misplace the magnetic charging access door
2. Lelo Mia 2
As small as it is erotically powerful, the next lipstick vibrator on my list comes courtesy of Lelo, who is well known for delivering extra high-quality pleasure devices.
So you know, when they set their sights on making something that would not look out of place in a pocket or purse and be able to drive the user crazy in all the right ways, Lelo would pull it off with grace and style.
Which they most certainly did with their Mia 2. It would not be out of place to say that in the world of diminutive vibrators, this one definitely stands out.
Looking more like a fashion accessory than a concealable sextoy, the Mia 2 comes in your choice of either pink, deep rose, or the more traditional black.
Multiple colors are not the only thing it has going for it, as its ergonomic design means it can be held for as long as necessary for its user to have an extremely good time using it.
This is practically impossible not to do, as the Mia comes with a remarkably potent motor.
Though I was not able to compare it to every lipstick vibrator available today, the ones I could measure it against, more often than not, could not match its power.
The Mia comes in an attractive box, a black pouch to store it in, a warranty card, and an instruction manual.
On average, it needs an hour to fully charge, which allows for an hour and a half of usage time.
Controlling the Mia is done via its plus and minus buttons. These turn the vibrator on and can cycle through its preset patterns and lower or raise its intensity levels.
Cleaning the Mia only requires a brief rinse in warm water, a bit of sextoy cleaner or mild antibacterial soap, a final splash of water, and then a good dry with a lint-free cloth.
- Motor power stands out from its competitors
- Excellent charge-to-playtime ratio
- Superbly designed and manufactured
- Small enough to be concealable
- It does not support Bluetooth connectivity
- No carrying case
- It needs better product information and support
3. We-Vibe Tango X
From another well-respected member of the smart sextoy industry comes the Tango X.
Backed by We-Vibe’s recognized expertise in manufacturing top-notch pleasure products, their lipstick vibe has more than a few unique features that assures its place on this list of the best ones you can buy.
Starting with how quiet it is. Sure, the other lipstick vibrators here are not exactly loud, but the Tango X is noticeable more so.
This means it is the perfect choice for public sexcapades when you or your partner do not want those around you to know what is going on.
There is more, though. Like how it is thoroughly and completely waterproof, so it is just the toy to splash around with in your tub or shower.
Just keep it away from hot tubes or the ocean, as both will likely damage it. And no one wants to wreck such a pleasurable lipstick vibrator.
The Tango X is little less than four inches long and an inch wide, so it will not stand out when tucked in a pocket or hidden in a purse.
It comes in cherry red and midnight blue. It is made from ABS plastic, as well as phthalates and BPA-free body-safe silicone.
On a ninety-minute charge, it will last around two hours.
It ships with the aforementioned storage pouch, magnetic charging cable, lube sample, quick start guide, and user manual.
Before and after using the Tango X, give it a quick warm water bath followed by a small amount of either antibacterial soap or sextoy cleaning solution.
Once this is rinsed off, give it a good dry with a lint-free cloth and store it where it will not get too hot or cold.
- The manufacturer is well known for designing and manufacturing high-grade vibrators and other pleasure devices
- Great size for a variety of different sexual activities
- Easily concealable in a pocket or purse
- It does not have Bluetooth, so it is not suitable for long-distance play
- Lacks a certain sense of style
- It barely vaguely resembles a lipstick
4. Iroha Lipstick Vibe
Our number four choice for the best lipstick vibrator is a simple yet exciting and surprisingly well-designed, example of good things that come in small packages is the Lipstick Vibe from Iroha.
Pretty much immediately, you will notice there is a big huge difference between it and any of the other lipstick vibrators on your list in that it is not USB chargeable.
Instead, it uses a good, old-fashioned AAA battery.
Why you may ask, is such a, and let us be honest here, more than slightly antiquated design with ultra-sophisticated toys such as those from Lovense and We-Vibe?
The answer is that though they are great and all, they suffer from the same inherent problem. I am talking about power.
As in, you have to make sure they have been plugged in long enough to last the distance.
If not, you will have that always unpleasant moment when you are about ready to orgasm, only to have your favorite lipstick vibrator knock out on you.
But not with the Iroha Lipstick Vibe. If you make sure to keep a couple of spare AAA batteries on hand, it will keep its good vibrations, and yourself, coming and coming.
Iroha Lipstick Vibe’s are available in coral and gray, lilac and black, and light pink and white. All of them are about five and three-quarter inches long and a little over an inch thick.
Each is constructed out of body-safe silicone and PVC plastic.
While they are waterproof, do not immerse them any deeper than twenty inches. But the same is true for most of the other sex toys on this list.
Because it uses AAA batteries, it will go for as much as a staggeringly impressive five hours, if not longer.
Something that few pleasure devices, however expertly they are designed and made, can ever hope to match.
Maintaining an Iroha lipstick vibe is as simple as simple can be.
Only requiring a quick splash in warm water, the application of antibacterial soap or a sextoy cleaner, a good rinse, and drying with a lint-free cloth.
Each comes in a quite pretty box and includes a test battery. But I heartily suggest replacing it with a far more dependable one as soon as possible.
- An affordable yet powerful option for those into lipstick vibrators
- Astounding-long five-hour battery life
- It looks amazingly like real lipstick
- Perhaps not as intense as the other toys on this list
- It does not come with a lot of extras
- While well-made falls a bit short when compared with higher-quality lipstick vibrators
5. Dame Kip
For my fifth and final lipstick vibrator, I went with one that, while clearly not looking anything like a cosmetic applicator, is such an enjoyable toy with such an uncommon design that I had to list it.
From the pleasure experts at Dame, their Kip is not a general, all-over, non-specific sort of vibrator but rather has been engineered from the ground up for pinpoint accuracy.
While this may not sound at first to be anything special, trust us when I say there is no other small sex toy on the market capable of hitting precisely where and how you want its vibrations to go.
From clip exciting to nipple thrilling, if you want it aroused, then the Lip is where it is at.
So though it cannot pass as lipstick, it is worth picking up as it is the very definition of small, but puck packs an enjoyable sexual punch.
From tip to base, the Kip is three and three-quarter inches long and measures one and a half inches wide.
Made of medical-grade silicone, it is thoroughly waterproof for shower or bath time fun. It is available in lemon or lavender.
The Kip requires a two-hour charge for an hour and a half runtime.
It comes equipped with five distinct power levels and equally five separate pre-installed vibration levels.
Along with the Kip, you will get its magnetic charging cable, user manual, and storage bag.
Keeping a Kip clean is not difficult. Start with lukewarm water, then apply sex toy cleaning solution or mild antibacterial soap, followed by a rinse with more body-temperature water.
Concluding with drying it with a lint-free cloth.
- Perfectly shaped for exciting small erogenous zones
- Finely engineered and manufactured
- Suitable for anyone and everyone’s pleasure
- Very comfortable to use
- It cannot pass as lipstick
- Some may not find its design appealing
- It does not offer Bluetooth connectivity
How to pick the perfect lipstick vibrator
Of all the criteria to consider when choosing one lipstick over another, I feel the most important is what and how you want to use it.
By this, I mean if you find most sex toys to be less-than-thrilling regarding the vibrations they can deliver, you should naturally seek out models known less for their small size and more for their overall horsepower.
Conversely, suppose you usually do not have difficulty orgasming from a vibrator.
In that case, you will probably want to move how powerful it can be.
Perhaps even replacing it with something like if they are more or less concealable or have notably longer battery lives.
But more than all this, steer clear of any pleasure devices, let alone lipstick vibrators, that place affordability over comfort and safety.
Unfortunately, as lipstick vibrators are frequently viewed as a novelty, there are way too many you should stay away from.
I want to especially call out any of them with a too-low-to-be-relived price tag.
Not that you should always equate cost with quality, because as we are all likely well aware, the former rarely has anything to do with the latter.
The good news is that all of the lipstick vibrators here did not scrimp when it comes to what they are made of, how they are put together, or the thought that went into how they might be used.
But if you would prefer a toy I have not listed, please do me a favor and make sure you thoroughly research whoever made it and whether or not they are as dedicated to their customers’ pleasure, and safety as all of the companies here are.
Unlike many of the other best toy lists I have written, there seemed to be far more good points and worthwhile elements to consider before choosing which of these lipstick vibrators you should definitely get your hands on.
What might be surprising, but a close runner-up was not any of the more advanced, technologically sophisticated models but the remarkably simple while pleasurable to use Iroha Lipstick Vibe.
My thinking was that of all these toys, its use of AAA batteries and not USB charging systems gave it a huge advantage regarding how many hours it will keep vibrating.
Then there was how well and how excitedly Kip delivers its vibes.
However, I did have to take off a couple of points for not looking as much like lipstick as its other contenders.
But after collating all of their pros, cons, and a plethora of other factors to weigh, the gold star simply had to go to Lovense’s Exomoon.
More than anything because it can do everything every other lipstick vibrator here can do but with the immense difference that it does all that and is still as sextech smart as every other Lovense Bluetooth-enabled product.
Which, if you take some time to think about it, is pretty gosh darn impressive.
As I said before, it is one thing to build an extraordinary minute vibrator, let alone one with a variety of power levels and vibration patterns, but then to also equip it with brilliantly designed electronics is flat-out astounding.
Agreed, it may not be as easy on the wallet as others on my list, but circling back to how important it is not to sacrifice how well-made a vibrator is for how little you need to spend on it, considering what the Exomoon is capable of and how Lovense worked so hard to earn its reputation as a sex tech pioneer their Exomoon is more than worth it.
Besides, its sextech smarts also mean it is not a mere one-trick pony; I mean a vibrator.
From long-distance play sessions to making your own vibration playlists, not forgetting having your Exomoon accompany your top ten tunes or respond to nearby noises, this lipstick toy will keep you and those you play with wonderfully, excitedly, arousingly, happy for days, months, or perhaps even years.
Because, like lipstick itself, Lovense’s Exomoon will put an extra bright, extra-satisfied smile on your face.