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Lush The Kiss Lip Balm

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      20.02.2014 13:07
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      A solid lipgloss from Lush

      A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a Lush Event here in London as a Beauty Blogger and I got to see and try out some of the products from the Valentines Range. Lush as you know have certain times of the year when they bring out themed products that become limited edition and are only available at certain times, like Snow Fairy at Christmas.

      As part of my goody bag from the Lush Event was this brilliant solid lipgloss called The Kiss and I have been using it every since I got it. Nestled inside a little tin, similar to the sample pots of Charity you can buy, this lipgloss has become an item that has found its way into my handbag and something I use a lot. Designed and produced as part of the Valentines Day Range, The Kiss costs £5.75.

      Described as

      " A delightful, whipped up gloss made from luxurious and protective butters including Fair Trade shea and cupuaçu. This preservative free tinted lip gloss gives a touch of colour to the lips. It's so easy to apply you won't even need a mirror!.
      We've created a light balm using the same aerating technique we use for our massage bars. It will moisturise and protect the lips, whilst giving them a subtle pink glossy sheen. It contains delicious organic agave syrup to leave your lips deliciously sweet".

      Firstly it is pink, anything pink is going to get me excited and the scent is absolutely divine, Lush use organic mandarin and almond essential oils to give it this amazing scent, not to mention that it tastes pretty good too. To use it you simply swipe your finger across the top of the balm and apply it to your lips, one thing I love about this is that it is a solid lipgloss rather than a liquid one, so you don't get that horrible sticky and tacky feeling once it is applied. That said, once it has been applied to the lips, there is a very slight pink colouring and a natural gloss look. It can either be worn on its own or over the top of your lipstick or lip crayon if you prefer.

      Lush being Lush don't just put things together for the sake of it, there is usually some hidden meaning behind each product, usually within the ingredients and this one is no different. As expected there is a long list of what ingredients it has such as:

      ---> Guarana seed powder which is a natural skin plumper to make your lips irresistible.
      ---> Cupuacu Butter which is used for its nourishing and softening properties as well as its ability to moisturise the skin
      ---> Shea Butter which has amazing moisturising properties,
      ---> Organic Caster Oil which helps to lock in moisture, protect the skin and prevent damage by the elements and environmental toxins.

      As always, you can find the full list of ingredients on the Lush website plus a few explanations as to what each product does.

      As I said, I have been using this every since I got it in my bag and it is perfect for everyday use, whether you are going out, going to work, meeting friends for coffee or have a duvet day, the scent alone puts you in a good mood and you have lovely looking lips.

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        09.02.2014 22:20
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        A pretty pink gloss which gives the lips some shine and colour

        I have tried some of the Lush lip products and liked most of them so I thought it was time for me to try a new one and I chose The Kiss lip gloss.

        About the product
        The product promises to moisturise, nourish and prettify the lips while giving them a cute pop of pink. The product contains Shea butter which hydrates the lips deeply while nourishing and strengthening the skin. It also contains Capuacu butter for the same purposes and Guarana Seed Powder is included to give the lips a natural plumpness. The gloss contains Syrup, Mandarin and Almond Oil to make your lips smell gorgeous and taste delicious.

        Packaging and Price
        The gloss comes contained within a circular silver metallic pot. On the top there is a picture of a heart and two people kissing. The product will cost you around £5 per pot and it can bought from your local Lush store and also from their online website.

        How do you use the product
        You gently wipe your finger over the top of the product and apply it to the lips. It can be reapplied as often as required.

        Application and Performance
        The product is bright pink in the pot but this thankfully doesn't translate to the lips. In buying this product, I'll admit that I thought that this was a lip balm as it comes packaged in the same way. It also has the same sort of consistency although it is a little softer, especially if your handbag goes near a radiator. In the pot, the product smells completely delicious and it is sugary sweet.

        A sufficient amount of the product comes from the tub as you rub your finger gently across it. It isn't the most hygienic way to use a balm and a make up brush could be used if preferred. It glides over the lips well and doesn't pull or drag my skin as I do so. Despite all the butters and oils in the product it doesn't feel overly moisturising on the lips but then this is a gloss and not a balm. It isn't drying either so that is OK. The formula is gentle and it hasn't irritated my lips or caused me to experience any discomfort.

        The gloss gives your lips a slight pink tinge that is sheer but pretty and it enhances the natural colour of your lips. It has an ever so slight shimmer to it which is very pretty but not in your face or over the top in anyway. It gives the lips a very pretty sheen but it isn't as 'glossy' as most glosses. The product tastes as delicious as it smells and again it is sugary sweet. It is tempting to lick it all off your lips again! The product is quite long lasting but it does need to be reapplied during the day. It also doesn't withstand drinking and eating but it is simple to reapply.

        Conclusion
        All in all, this is a nice subtle lip gloss. It won't be enough for the big gloss fans and it won't be liked by those who mistake this for a balm. It does however give a pretty shine to the lips, adds some sheer pink colour as well as a gentle shimmer. It makes your lips smell and taste delicious, and it is fairly long lasting although it does need to be reapplied during the day. It is lovely for day wear but not enough for night wear. I am giving this one four stars.

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          08.02.2013 08:44
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          Lovely lip balm from Lush

          It's that time of year again - Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I usually detest this day but I do like Lush's take on it - my favourite store always releases some interesting products to celebrate. This year, a new lip gloss was among them - called, appropriately enough, The Kiss.

          This lip gloss is striking to look at, with a pink label showing a kissing couple silhouetted against the background. It comes in a silver tin like the lip balms, making it easy to transport in your bag or pocket. It is priced to be in line with the lip balms too, costing £5.50.

          What's special about this product is that it is the first vegan lip gloss free from preservatives that Lush have made. The ingredients list is very small, so I have copied it below:

          Fair Trade Shea Butter, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Agave Syrup, Cupuacu Butter, Glycerine, Flavour, Organic Mandarin Oil, Almond Oil, Guarana Seed Powder, Geraniol, Limonene, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Colour 15850

          This balm was made with an aerating technique on shea and cupuacu butters, creating a light yet moisturising effect. Guarana seed powder helps to plump and soften the lips, while agave syrup, mandarin oil and almond oil provide a tasty sweet fruity flavour.

          In appearance, the balm is an attractive pale pink colour. I used my finger to apply a little and immediately noticed how soft it was, compared to Lush's other lip tints and balms. Smoothing some over my lips, I thought it was a lovely, creamy, luxurious product. The gloss is moisturising - in heavy weather I do have to apply lip balm underneath, but a lot of the time I can get away without doing so, as this provides all the moisture I need.

          The balm leaves a subtle pink sheen on the lips, which is attractive but not overdone. It tastes delicious, too. The balm lasts on the lips for a couple of hours - but sometimes I have to reapply sooner, as I've licked it off!

          Another use for this gloss is as a cheek blusher/tint, leaving a subtle pink sheen on the cheekbones which especially suits pale skin like mine. You have to be careful when applying it as too much can make your skin look a little greasy, but a small amount makes skin glow.

          I've been really impressed with this lovely little gloss and it's a staple in my handbag at the moment. I strongly recommend grabbing some from Lush before Valentine's Day is over and it disappears from stores.

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