Product Type: Lush Lip Care
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Messy lip scrubbing
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Member Name: alnilam
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Advantages: good scent and taste, peels off dead cells, edable
Disadvantages: sticky, messy
I can't exactly say I am a Lush fan, somehow their almost fluorescent coluors don't exactly scream natural cosmetics to me, still they are probably far more or closer to natural than many other products I use.
I got this one as a gift and I must say I was intrigued by it since I have never had or seen something similar in my whole life. It is a lip scrub... Something my lips were screaming for since I have dry lips that peel of quite a lot throughout the year and lip balms are my constant companion. The name of the thing suggested this will take care of some of my lip problems.
It comes in a little transparent jar (25g) with a black lid on it which is in my opinion a bit loose. After opening the jar you are overwhelmed with a little bit too strong scent of a, well bubblegum. It really does smell like a bubblegum, if you ever chewed Hubba Bubba or any other children's sweet fruity bubblegums the smell is pretty much resembling. The content of the jar is pink and looks like slightly dissolved sugar crystals with added colour which it basically is. The scent is really, really strong but amounts you use on your lips do not produce that much scent so it is actually quite enjoyable.
I had some difficulties applying this, you could just dip your lips in when the jar is full enough but when it gets emptier you will have to use your fingers, which means you will have really messy fingers. It is basically as dipping them in honey and you will have to either lick them or wash them after.
The feeling on the lips is a bit strange after applying, you basically feel the sugar crystals and everything is so sticky. You have to rub the lips against each other for quite a while and licking them is a must to get your lips looking acceptable - if you do not rub&lick enough the sugar will be seen on your mouth making you look like you have eaten a sugar candy or cane and forgotten to clean your mouth, simply put messy. After using this the lips are smoother, they were in fact rubbed and all the dead cells licked away. They do look a bit more pumped too since rubbing and licking gives them better blood circulation for a while. As far as them not being dry - well they are not as long as you lick them... I would not suggest you to apply this in public places because your lips just look horrible with all the sugar stuck on them.
One other thing needs to be mentioned - the sweet taste of this one, it is basically a candy that you apply on your lips so eating it is alright and it tastes fantastic. But this can lead you to get addicted to it and to apply it more times than it is actually needed, I imagine scrubbing your lips non stop can't do them much good.
I am undecided, this is basically coloured sugar that comes in a package that is not the best - it can get extremely messy. I like the taste of it on my lips but don't like the feel of it on my lips. This may lead you to evolve a habit of constantly licking your lips which, at least in my opinion, is not exactly a pretty site. If you are a disciplined user and only use this seldom then I think it can do good.
Summary: Lip scrub, basically sugar with watter and colours
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