Product Type: Lush Lip Care
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If you lick it, it pops!
Lush Celebrate Lip Tint
Member Name: Sarccyslayer
Lush Celebrate Lip Tint
Advantages: Smells lovely, its pink and it has popping candy
Disadvantages: Quite expensive
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.
Summary: A popping candy themed lip tint from Lush
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