“ Brand: Lush / Type: Lip Treatment „
as I have said in previous reviews, Lush at Christmas is one of my favourite times of year. I become very excited at the prospect of new products even though they are only available for the Christmas period. They always release bubble bars, ballistics, new gifts, scrubs and the like. This year they also included lip tints in the range and it is one of them which I will be reviewing for you. One of the lip tints Lush released for Christmas 2011 was the "Celebrate" lip tint (the other two were Snow Fairy and Chilli Tingle). The "Celebrate" lip tint came in the usual 10g silver twist tin all of Lush's lip tints come in. They are really handy and easy to just slip into your bag, especially if you have a small bag and cannot fit a whole make up bag in. They are small enough to even fit into your pocket if need be but I would be careful with doing this as the lip tint is made up of wax and body heat will melt it down! All you want is a big grease stain on your pocket! On the top of the tin is a sticker saying what the product is and with the Lush logo just above it. On the base of the tin is another sticker with a best before date and all the ingredients used in the product. When you open the tin you are greeted with a circular piece of wax which is held into the tin. The wax is coloured a dusky pink - it is very pretty. It is also scented with the Champagne Snow Showers scent which is an alcoholic scent smelling citrussy with its cognac and lemon. It is very much like Bucks Fizz. Rather than Christmas though, the scent actually reminds me of New Year. It makes me think of parties and drink and just having lots of fun, awaiting the New Year. There is a light dusting of gold popping candy over the lip tint. It is supposed to make your lips tingle. It looks very pretty in the tin but it doesn't really do much else apart from pop on your lips. I like that popping sensation though so I wouldn't want Lush to change it! The ingredients included in this product are: almond oil, japan wax, icing sugar, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, lemon oil, grapefruit oil and cognac. The ingredients used are supposed to help moisturise the lips and also act as a barrier between your lips and the cold, harsh winter weather. The lip tint is easy to apply, you just rub your finger in a circular motion on the wax and then apply it to your lips. It leaves a very light dusky pink sheen on your lips but it is very light. My lips did look quite glossy and I found it lasted for a good 2-3 hours before I had to reapply. It left my lips feeling soft and supple and it did protect them from the cold wind. I put some of this on when we went to Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park Corner last year and it really stopped my lips becoming chapped from the cold. This is an excellent product though a little on the expensive side at £4.95. I know most people would rather just buy a tin of Vaseline for £1.25 but this little 10g pot really lasted me a good while (at least two months) and it smelled fabulous too.
I bought one of these in the Lush sale in January and forgot that I had it! I've been using this lip tint on and off for around a fortnight so I thought it's about time that I reviewed it. The lip tint comes in a 10g metal tin and the lip tint lasts for fourteen months, which is a good amount of time in which to use it up. The tint smells nice. It is a sort of uplifting scent that reminds me of champagne and parties, yum! The tint contains popping candy pieces, these are situated on top of the lip tint. Initially I thought this was a great idea but once they're on your lips they become a little irritating so I end up wiping them off with a tissue. The tint looks nice on the lips and it gives your lips a subtle hint of pink. The pink is a pale baby pink colour that doesn't look too overpowering. I think it gives just the right amount of coverage myself. One bad thing I would say about the tint is that it can sometimes dry your lips out if it's used too often throughout the day. However, it only lasts for an hour or so so it does need topping up regularly. I find this a little frustrating, along with the popping candy which looks nice but doesn't really serve a purpose. I'm glad that I only paid £2.50 for this as the original price was £4.95!
Up until last Christmas, I had seriously never stepped foot in Lush for years. I wasn't even aware that they made lip tints until I read about it online! I originally went to get Snow Fairy, but then I saw this one, and thought the colour looked prettier. I think this might be a Christmas time only lip tint, as it says on the website that it's not currently available. I think the price was around £4.95 like the other tints. It's a shame if this is discontinued because it is truly lovely. You get 10g of product in a tin, so they are kind of tiny. The one problem I found with these kind of tins is that they can sometimes be awkward to open. They are just so small, so they are a little fiddly! The product looks gorgeous when you open the tin. Its a lovely shimmery pastel pink which I found really appealing, it is topped with popping candy which makes it look very pretty. When applied this gives a light pink sheen to the lips, and you can definitely see the shimmer. I think this would look nice applied over lipstick too. The scent of this product is what really tempted me to buy it though. You can really tell that it has grapefruit in it! It almost smells like a delicious candy. I don't find it to be awfully moisturising, but it doesn't dry out your lips at all. I love this product, and I would recommend it to anyone!
I'm a huge fan of the store Lush and I've really enjoyed trying all their new products this Christmas. Each year they release a number of old favourites as well as several new products, usually based around a particular theme. This year, the theme was innovation and instead of the usual lip balms, a number of coloured lip tints were released instead. One of the new tints this year was Celebrate. Like the Snow Fairy tint, it is pink, but unlike Snow Fairy, which is a deep fuchsia pink, the Celebrate tint is paler and has a pearly quality to it. Celebrate is described as a "fizzing champagne lip balm and tint" and has the same scent as the festive Golden Wonder ballistic and retro Snow Shower shower jelly. This is an alcoholic champagne scent, light and citrusy and really lovely. The Celebrate tint is made with a base of almond oil to moisturise and japan wax to provide a barrier for the lips against the weather. It contains icing sugar for sweetness and organic jojoba oil to condition the lips. Cocoa butter moisturises while lemon oil, grapefruit oil and cognac oil provide the delicious scent and taste. The tint is suitable for vegans as it contains no animal-derived ingredients. The tint comes covered in popping candy. It was actually inspired by a champagne cocktail which also contained popping candy, and this does add a festive feel to the tint. The popping candy is covered in gold lustre and looks very pretty on top of the pale pink tint. Unfortunately, it doesn't really serve any purpose on the lips and is actually quite irritating. I ended up having to scrape it off before I could use it. The tint smells delicious and is easy to apply to the lips. It tastes delicious too, with a delicate taste of cognac and lemon. I have to try really hard not to lick it off! With previous tints I've found that I've needed to use lip balm underneath, but this one actually feels quite moisturising and I've often been able to get away with just using the tint. Not every time - but then I do have very dry lips. On the lips, the tint is a pale frosty pink which looks good against my pale skin. It helps me to look less washed out and brightens up my complexion. I'm not sure if it would suit those with darker skins, but for those pale English roses it is ideal. It's versatile too, light enough to complement dark eye makeup but pretty enough to work with a more minimal look too. On my lips, it lasts an hour or two - this isn't as good as a proper lip stick but normal for a lip tint. The tint costs £4.95 and lasts for ages so it's great value for money. If you're lucky - and quick - you may be able to pick one up in the Lush sale this year! Lush have really outdone themselves with their lip tints this year. I bought all three of their limited edition tints - orangey-red Chilli Tingle, fuchsia pink Snow Fairy and pale pink Celebrate - and they're all lovely. I highly recommend this tint and hope to try some more Lush lip tints in the future.
Back to Lush I go to buy the very unoriginal but very cool Lush Secret Santa gift for Hubby at work, very unimaginative I know, but it seems to work well and is still £5, one of the few items I can find that hasn't increased in value recently. Then as it is Christmas I decided to buy a few other bits and bobs as I had exchanged my empty pots for another face mask and stocked up on Snow Fairy Lip Balm this time as well as 'Celebrate Lip Tint' which is a new product from Lush this Christmas. I do like the Lush lip balms, they not only smell good enough to eat but I find them much less greasier than the likes of Vaseline, even though I have to admit it they are really good for their price, but I find them dull and the chances of me using a whole tin are slim to none, so why waste my 99p when I can buy something I like and actually use. The weather outside is currently horrid; it's cold, windy and damp and added to that I am full of cold with a very unattractive snotty nose. The harsh weather conditions always play havoc with my skin and I find that I am constantly having to exfoliate and moisturise to protect my skin, the last thing I need for party season is the Freddy Kruger look because as far as I am aware I am not attending any fancy dress parties. But as well as my skin, there is also my lips to think about and there isn't anything worse than cracked and chapped lips especially when you can combat that really easily. So whilst I am always using a lip balm, lotion, potion or scrub, I am happy knowing that at least one part of my face is looked after well. Celebrate, which is found next to the Lip Balms in my local Lush store, is sold as a 'fizzing champagne lip balm and tint' which caught my eye and says "Most lips need a little extra help in the winter months, and if you have to keep putting lip balms on, then why not have them tasting and feeling like pink champagne" Well why not indeed, though for a 10g tin costing £4.75 most people would think that was a little expensive, unless like me you are a Lushaholic, full of cold, feeling rotten to cheer yourself up. So within seconds, Lip Tint bought and in my bag. Celebrate is like other Lip Balms sold by Lush, it is presented in a small silver tin, very similar to the one Vaseline comes in and weighs the same 10g but is more expensive. Clearly shown on this tin is a pastel pink coloured label which has "Celebrate Lip Tint" written on it in white lettering alongside the Lush logo. The small tin itself has a twist and pop lid and to it can sometimes be tricky to open particularly if you have got cold or wet hands, but the seal is quite tight which is important in products like this because it stops them from drying out. Then once you have managed to pop the lid off, inside is a balm/tint which is the same shade as the pastel pink label though in the top left hand corner is a gold coloured sugar looking topping which is actually popping candy, so now I've got a lip balm which cracks and pops as well as moisturising and soothes, brilliant. As well as being pink, Celebrate smells really lovely of Lemons and quite sweet and that is mainly due to the Almond Oil, an ingredient that I really love the smell of because it helps to keep your skin moisturised no matter what product it appears in and also has high vitamin E content. Then there is Jojoba Oil which again acts as a moisturiser for the skin and works really well alongside Almond Oil. Naturally this product also has Cocoa Butter which is used in many beauty products for its ability to moisturise the skin and help keep it soft and supple. Following on from that comes Lemon Oil and Grapefruit Oil, which for me gives this Lip Balm one of its main scents because they help to clean the skin and remove any impurities which can cause further problems, especially if your lips are chapped and dry. As well as a lot of other ingredients there are two which I thought looked quite odd. Firstly Talc, why on earth would you need to put Talc in a lip balm? Apparently it gives make-up a smooth, silky feel and is used in quite a few Lush products. Added to Talc comes Cognac Oil which is purely used for its aroma rather than any benefit it may or may not have and if I am honest, I couldn't smell it within the lip balm and had I not looked at the ingredients I wouldn't have known it was there. Finally of course there is popping (space dust to some of you) which I used to love as a kid and as an adult going through University we would make cakes with popping candy in them because it was fun to see peoples reactions because as soon as you put it in your mouth it starts to pop and within this lip balm as soon as you put it on your lips you can feel it popping and crackling and it is a weird but fun experience. If the Lip Balm wasn't pastel pink they I would insist everyone tried it, especially the boys. When applying this product to your lips, all you need to do is get a little bit of the balm onto your finger and the best way I have found to do this is to run my finer around the outside of the tin (after removing the lid obviously) then you rub your finger over your lips before rubbing them together to make sure you have covered them entirely and once you have done this you can feel a slight greasiness to the skin as you apply the balm, but it isn't as over-greasy like I find Vaseline to be. Once that has been done, I am quite terrible and always taste the lip balm and if you put popping candy in as an ingredient then you have to expect to try it right? Or how else would I know whether or not it tasted of pink champagne? So having tried it, there was an odd taste to it, not unpleasant, but not similar to any pink champagne I have ever tasted though more importantly the popping candy did pop on my tongue and that made it all the more fun. However, the downside is that if you if you lick your lips a lot it will only give you chapped lips and the product will not work - so you have to try and not lick them! As this is sold as being a lip tint, it gives an indication that there will be some colour left on your lips when using this product and there is a slight colouring to your lips, nothing over dramatic but it is obvious that your lips are a shade of pink. After using this product for the last 2 weeks, I am still using the same 10g tin, so again a little certainly does go a long way, I have noticed a difference in the softness of my lips which are moisturised and soft and not a sign of dry skin anywhere (after exfoliating them which again is thanks to Lush) and I believe that is down to using the Lush Bubblegum Lip scrub twice a week and applying lip balm as and when I feel I need too. So if keeping my lips in good condition is as easy as that with a bit of added fun, then who am I to complain. So would I recommend this product? I would because it is a product that works and works well and also as someone with super sensitive skin I would also suggest trying any of their products, but I would also advise you to go onto their website and check the ingredients used.