Product Type: Lush Lip Care
Newest Review: ... It costs around £3-£4.50 if you buy it on its own which is quite expensive for a lip balm. As soon as you open the tub, which is scre... more
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Lush Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm
Member Name: flodombey
Lush Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm
Advantages: The smell is nice and it does leave lips soft
Disadvantages: Hard to get into, horrible texture, greasy and lumpy and tastes foul.
And so - it was bound to happen, I have found a Lush product in my so far very impressive Lush christmas hamper, which to be honest I am pretty underwhelmed by.
This lip balm is in a small round tin which for a start is very difficult to open as you have to twist it and break the inevitable vacuum to get in and the tin gets slippy thanks to the contents leaking down the sides a bit off the lid, therefore this is not a product you can carry around in your handbag and apply quickly, especially if you have gloves on.
Anyway, once in the tin, I have what looks like uncooked cake batter. This is weird because on the website pictures the balm looks entirely solid and smooth but my tin is gloopy and greasy and actually quite lumpy. It looks like the stage of cake batter when you have put the eggs in but not the flour yet and its all a bit seperated and not yet emulsified.
The smell is actually pretty amazing and definitely one of the plus points, it smells like proper cake batter although the product description says it is supposed to smell specifically like christmas cake. I think it does not smell like christmas cake - I can certainly smell no spices - it smells like a standard sponge cake batter with a hint of vanilla to me, but the smell is very nice and makes you want to it it.....do not be fooled however....
...Because it tastes absolutely foul! I made the mistake of licking a bit off my lips and it tastes like soapy, bitter, nasty stuff. I was quite surprised by this because things which go on your lips generally taste either entirely neutral or at least bearable. This, however, is not a taste you will want to try twice. But then at least I guess it totally discourages you from licking it all off.
The other thing I really dont like is the texture. Because it is gloopy and lumpy, putting it on my lips feels like I am smothering them with a paste of some sort rather than a balm. Its very wet and I always end up needing to wash my hands after applying. Once on the lips the lumps feel a bit weird and the pastyness feels heavy and thick.
I have to say that on the days when I have perservered with getting in the tin and smearing the weirdness on my lips they have felt softer later and the smell is quite nice for half an hour or so. But to my mind this is just not a convenient product to use and I really do not like the texture of it.
Lush lip balms retail for around £4.65 a tin which I think is expensive and based on the quality of this one I would not invest in another one to be honest. For around a quid I can get a tin of vaseline which is much nicer!
I guess there had to be something from Lush which I didnt think was amazing - and it seems that this is it!
Summary: Not the best lush product and very expensive for what it is.
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