Lelo Mia 2 review
Last Updated on March 22, 2023

Lelo Mia 2 Review

Bullet vibrators make up a significant portion of my collection of sex toys. (Like Ash, I wanna catch ’em all) I am always looking for a bullet vibrator that is discreet and also has powerful vibrations. Unfortunately, not many measure up. (who does that remind me of?)

Recently, I read about a new clit vibe designed to resemble lipstick. After reading one Lelo Mia 2 review after another, about what has been called a quality clit vibe, I just had to try it. (because I don’t like being left out)

My newest sex toy is a bullet vibrator called Lelo Mia 2. (Yes, it’s a sequel) Much emphasis has been put on the look of the Lelo Mia 2, with a discreet design. More elegant when compared to other bullets. The Mia 2 even has a satin storage pouch to give this subtle toy an extra fancy look.

Looks can have their appeal, but like that hot guy you spent all of the high school lusting after, they can also end in disappointment. (Talk about a letdown. I’d rather watch Birdemic)

After some long, intense… research (I love my job), I learned about this fun little toy from Lelo. Before you purchase this lipstick vibe, here is what you should know.

What is Lelo Mia 2?

The Lelo Mia 2 is a solid little clit vibe with a unique design.

It is the first bullet vibrator to achieve the goal of resembling lipstick (closer to mascara) that fits in any purse without drawing much attention to it.

The Mia 2 is a discreet toy with multiple intensity modes, is slightly longer than the We-Vibe Tango, has a decent battery life, is fully waterproof, and has a one-year warranty.

For beginners, this vibrator can be the best choice.

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The Look of the Lelo Mia 2

The Mia 2 has an insertable length, measuring over four inches (kinda like my ex) and just under an inch in width. The Mia 2 could easily fit into your purse, makeup bag, or even pocket. Since the Mia 2 has a bit more length (FYI, size does matter) than other bullet vibes. It is easier to use during playtime and intercourse.

The black abs plastic, and metal look give it an elegant look to it. If you like variety, this convenient little sex toy comes in red, pink, and purple.

These lipstick-style bullet vibrators are lightweight and easy to hold. One end has a rounded tip, holding most of the vibrations. The other end has an angled tip. 

This side has slightly less vibration and can be unscrewed to reveal a USB port. You can plug the LELO Mia 2 into an adapter to quickly recharge your sex toy without using other wires. (Because everyone recharges their lipsticks)

Made of ABS plastic, this trendy toy is completely body safe.

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How to Use the Lelo Mia 2

After removing your Lelo Mia 2 from the packaging and reading the instruction manual, charge the toy for an hour. Once it is charged, wash the toy with toy cleaner, and you are ready to use. Using a good water-based lube is highly recommended. Silicone-based lube may give an unpleasant feel to it.

This elegant bullet vibrator is similar to the Lovehoney Silencer Bullet when comparing control, strength, and variation. The plus and minus buttons make it easy to navigate through the settings. (Plus, turns it up, and minus turns it down. It’s not rocket science)

To turn it on, hold the plus button for five seconds or until the white light turns on. The Mia 2 will automatically start in the continuous vibration setting.

To turn the toy off, press the minus button to return to steady vibration patterns, cycle down to the lowest setting, and then turn it off by holding down the plus and minus buttons for a few seconds (until the white light goes off) to access the travel lock function.

Key Features of the Mia 2

The travel lock function will ensure your toy isn’t accidentally turned on at the wrong time. (Vibrating? Oh, it’s just my lipstick. Doesn’t your lipstick vibrate?)

This simple locking function can help you avoid some uncomfortable and embarrassing situations.

This handy little clit vibe is one hundred percent fully waterproof. (Although, you should be cautious of the end with the USB charger)

I don’t know about you, but I always look for this when purchasing sex toys.

As long as the toy is waterproof, I know it will be safe to use anywhere. (Shower, pool, tub, or just out in the rain)

The motor on the Lelo Mia 2 produces a noticeably higher quality vibration than some other toys that can be felt through clothing on the higher vibrations setting while remaining quiet enough to keep from drawing attention. (You, on the other hand, might be a different story)

When set on the lower settings, the motor can barely be heard, and at the lowest intensity setting is almost inaudible. (Like a ninja.)

If you have roommates, still live with your parents, and especially if you have children, a quiet toy is a huge plus. I have learned the hard way that kids ask many questions and always at the most inconvenient times.

Picture a Thanksgiving Q&A about your possible secret identity as a superhero because my kids stumbled across costumes, handcuffs, and toys they were too young to identify. (Yes, mom. I do fight crime at night. Please pass the gravy.)

This bullet vibe has a USB rechargeable battery that takes less than one hour to charge and has a battery life of 1.5 hours. The standby for this toy is 90 days. Do people really go 90 days without turning on their vibrator?

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As we all know (some of us more than others), nothing is perfect. The Mia 2 does have some flaws.

The ABS-safe plastic material might give this Lelo product a more sleek look. Still, it can also be uncomfortable when compared to silicone sex toys. One user even noted that the plastic might heat up too much when left on the highest setting for a prolonged period. (Not a place you want to burn)

The vibrations of this unique bullet vibrator may not live up to expectations when comparing it to other vibrators in the same price range. If you are looking for something with a bit of kick, this is not the vibrator you are looking for. (What do we need? More power!)

The silicone control buttons on the Mia 2 are relatively small. While using it, they are difficult to find, making it harder to change settings without looking at them.

To access the different vibration pattern settings, you must be on the highest level of intensity. For users with a more sensitive clit this will make it harder to enjoy the Mia 2.

The sleek design has another drawback as well. The smooth ABS plastic material has no grip to it, making it easier to slip out of your hands during use. This is especially true when used with lube. One quick mood killer is a flying vibrator to the eye.

Cleaning the lelo mia 2 can be tricky because cleaning around the silicone buttons and unscrewing the top that hides the USB charger is difficult.

Check out also other sex toys: Lelo Sona Cruise, Lelo Sila and Lelo Ida Wave.

My Experience

In my experience, the Lelo Mia 2 simply doesn’t live up to the hype from some of the reviews I’ve read. The design is excellent if having your toy in plain sight is that important to you. Still, it does nothing to improve your satisfaction when using it. (I’m sorry. It’s you, not me)

When attempting to use Lelo Mia 2 at the lowest speed, the vibrations can barely be felt. (Another way it reminds me of my ex) Higher settings produce strong vibrations with a buzzy feel rather than the rumbly feel most users look for. (Right, Pooh?)

While this quiet lipstick vibe felt enjoyable and will eventually get you there, it takes longer to reach orgasm than some other slightly cheaper bullets.

Switching through the power settings to find other patterns of vibrations takes some concentration, which I don’t have much of when close to an orgasm. (If I am doing it right anyway)

The Lelo Mia 2 isn’t all bad, however. As an addition to other toys or during sex, this lipstick vibrator can bring great pleasure and add something extra to your sex life. The lower base setting is great for teasing yourself or even your partner.

Even though the Lelo Mia 2 may not be my first choice of toy, I am happy to keep it as a part of my collection and recommend giving it a try.

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Wrap Up

So what did we learn?

If the look of your toy is an essential factor in choosing a vibrator, you will want to consider this toy. The Lelo Mia 2 has a design that gives it a more high-end and sophisticated look to it. (Fancy storage pouch and everything)

This discreet toy is made with non-porous abs plastic rather than silicone like many other toys, which could be positive or negative depending on your preferences.

Some users liked that the plastic made the vibrations easier to feel than silicone used in other toys on the market. 

In contrast, others found the plastic uncomfortable against their skin.

The Lelo Mia 2 has a quieter motor at 50db than some other bullet vibrators. Still, it also has slightly weaker vibrations than toys like the Salsa or Lelo Moana 2.0.

The locking function of the Lelo Mia 2 is an important feature that should be a part of every toy design, as far as I am concerned.

The USB connector at the end of the Mia 2 can be plugged directly into any USB port to charge, making it less discreet but without additional wires. (Who has to charge their lipstick with their laptop?)

The Mia 2 is a lipstick vibrator from Lelo that comes in various colors and makes a perfect toy for beginners or users looking for a more elegant-looking toy.

Users' Reviews

I wanted to like this more than I do. It's a little louder than other similar items I've owned from the same company. The best feature here is that it passed the waterproof test with flying colors. I was skeptical because I've accidentally knocked the cap off a couple of times outside of water use, but one of my other items is now not working and seeking warranty service, and this one survived when the other model I was testing did not. The Mia 2 has earned my respect despite the fact that I always catch it on after I thought it was turned off. The button lock is great and the silicone buttons are easy to press. I like not feeling like I have to fight it to change the settings like I did with the other model I ordered.
Woman with brown curly hair
As the guy in this pair I actually prefer the Mia to our larger Lelo Gigi since its much easier to use on her while we're face to face kissing. Since its just a bit larger than my fingers, smoothly contoured all the way around and waterproof I can use it as part of my hand rather than as another limb. Although it works best as a clitoral vibrator, as it's designed, it is just long enough to reach in to the g-spot although you might lose it in there once or twice since it does get quite slippery. Being as it's usable all the way around and has more power at one end than the other allows you to create your own "patterns" just by flipping it. And as for the all important partner, the Mrs gives it a wholehearted thumbs up in both words and actions.
Man with a beard
As others mention, it's not the strongest thing around. It is actually pretty strong for its size, though the vibrations are fairly narrowly focused. This can be a good thing at times, allowing a lot more finesse than larger and stronger ones, but it is difficult to operate on someone else without your full attention and looking at what you're doing. I've used dozens of others, so I know it's not just me - stronger and larger ones are no issue even at awkward angles. If it's a no-look position, you may better off handing over the reins.
Woman with short brown hair