Whipstick is a gorgeous chocolate orange flavoured lip balm from Lush. It comes presented in a small 10g tin and costs £5.75. This may seem a little expensive for such a small tin but a little goes a long way. One tin lasts me around three months and I use it regularly. The lip balm is chocolate coloured and smells just like a Terry's Chocolate Orange, yummy! The aroma is gorgeous, you have to be careful not to want to lick it off! I would say Whipstick is one of the softer lip balms from Lush, if not the softest. This makes it easier to use compared to some of the other lip balms from Lush which are quite solid.
Whipstick instantly soothes dry cracked lips and provides a good layer of protection from the cold and the wind. The texture is spot on and you can actually feel all the gorgeous butters and oils going to work. I always apply this balm before going to bed as I know I'll then wake up to gorgeous soft lips in the morning.
Whipstick doesn't dry out your lips. Instead it simply softens them and helps with the soreness that comes with winter lips. My lips were literally bleeding the other day and after having applied Whipstick a number of times they soon healed. Whipstick is also really hydrating thanks to the natural oils it contains. The oils simply melt onto your lips and the gorgeous chocolate scent lingers around long after application.
The balm is handmade, 100% natural and suitable for all skin types. It's also free from animal testing. It has a shelf life of fourteen months once opened. It does last well though. I had a tin I once forgotten about which was a year out of date but I still used it and it was fine.
A great tasting lip balm from Lush.
Worth the money, if not for the scent alone!
My lips tend to get dry and cracked in both the warm and cold weather. I have lots of lip balms scattered around my home and in various handbags but as I can never seem to track them down, I am always buying new ones. My most recent purchase was the Whipstick Lip Balm by Lush.
What does the product do?
The product is a chocolate orange balm which has been designed to moisturise the lips and to leave them conditioned, soft and looking healthy. It is packed full of natural ingredients which pamper the lips and extra sweet ones to make this a tasty lip balm as well.
The product contains Almond Oil, Olive Oil and Shea butter to deeply hydrate the lips and to leave them nourished, pampered and soft. Honey is included to help the lips to heal and to stop them from being sore. Dark chocolate, tangerine oil, vanilla absolute and cocoa absolute are all included to make this a tasty treat for the tongue too.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a silver metallic tin which has a chocolate brown circle on the lid with the product name. The lid can be pulled off to reveal a solid chocolate coloured balm. The product will cost you around £5 per balm and it can be bought from your local Lush shop and also from its online website. There are plenty of other varieties available such as None of your Beeswax and It started with a Kiss, amongst others.
Application and Performance
The product has a strong scent for a lip balm. It smells like rice chocolate with a hint of orange and although I really like it, it won't be for everyone. The aroma lingers on the lips for a while so you will have to make sure that you like it because it will be resting right under your nose. The colour of the product is chocolate brown which suits the product well and although the colour doesn't translate to the lips, it does add a pretty tint. The product has a solid formula but when you run your finger over the balm, enough comes off on the fingers to coat the lips adequately.
The balm glides onto the lips nicely and it does feel hydrating straight away. It removes feelings of tightness and dryness, and makes my lips feel more comfortable. It doesn't feel any more greasy on the lips than any other balm would and it doesn't irritate my skin at all. It isn't a gloss but it does leave a pretty shine behind and you can tell you've got something on your lips.
The product has a really lovely taste to it. It isn't especially chocolately but it is deliciously sweet and you can't help but lick your lips. The downside to this is that you lick some of the product off again but at least it doesn't interfere with drinks an food and make them taste bad.
As long as you don't lick your lips to much then the product is quite long lasting although you will need to reapply the product during the day but this is easily done. My lips are left feeling soft and conditioned, and it prevents my lips from becoming cracked and chapped when used continually.
All in all, this is a lovely lip balm which hydrates my lips and leaves them feeling soft and conditioned. It smells lovely and tastes delicious and it keeps my lips moisturised for quite a few hours. I would happily repurchase this product again although I don't anticipate this running out anytime soon.
I really like Lush products and one of my all time favourites is the Whiptick lip balm. It comes in a 10g metal container. It can either be brought from Lush shops or their website and costs £5.50. Lush often have samples of the lip balms to try near to the counter if you want to smell or test before buying.
Whipstick smells of chocolate orange and honestly smells good enough to eat, however the smell is not is not sickly. Amongst the ingredients are Shea Butter, Beeswax and Olive Oil so its no surprise that this a very moisturising balm. It even contains dark chocolate.
The balm itself is quite thick and you only need the smallest amount. It always leaves my lips beautifully moisturised and soft, and the effects last some time, giving a nice sheen.
I have also found it effective on other small patches of dry skin such as my elbows.
This really is a handbag essential, and a small pot really will last a long time even with daily use. It is one of those products that really is a treat to use and I often put some on my lips before bed.
It really is the best lip balm I have ever used and always leaves my lips beautifully moisturised without feeling greasy and it smells divine.
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When I decided I was going to stop neglecting my lips Lush was my first port of call for products to use. I knew I could walk into a Lush store and pick up some lip products safe for my vegetarian lips without having to spend ages reading tiny bits of writing on the back of the products to find that actually this contains something I don't want near my mouth and/or has been tested on animals.
Among the many different flavours of lip balm Lush sell I opted for this Whip Stick lip balm because, well who isn't tempted by 'a yummy chocolate orange lip balm' as Lush describe it? A 10g pot of this lip balm costs £5.50 which, considering I've had this about three months now, use it almost daily and have only really taken a thin layer of product off of the top, is pretty good value in my opinion. I reckon this little pot will last me a year easily!
The lip balm is housed in a small silver circular pot with matching screw on lid. The lid contains a brown sticker with white writing stating the product name and short description. As you'd expect the green Lush logo is also present at the top of this sticker. The bottom of the pot states an ingredients list, that this is hasn't been tested on animals and that is suitable for vegetarians. The packing is simple yet effective and I personally really like the size of the pot this comes in as it's so easy to just carry around with me and apply wherever and whenever I fancy.
I'm never really too bothered about ingredients lists other than to ensure a product doesn't contain any non-vegetarian items but Lush ingredients lists I always make an exception for. This one sounds good enough to eat. This contains things like oat milk, almond oil, dark chocolate, organic extra virgin olive oil, tangerine oil, sweet orange oil, vanilla absolute and cocoa absolute. Unfortunately this also contains beeswax and honey meaning it's not suitable for vegans. Ingredients like this beeswax, olive oil and almond oil act to lock moisture into the lips. Shea butter is also added to aid this moisture locking service further. Honey will help calm down sore lips and the likes of dark chocolate, vanilla and cocoa absolute and tangerine and sweet orange oil add that chocolate orange flavour.
Unscrewing the lid reveals a brown lip balm with a tinge of orange to it. The colour is completely as you'd expect from the scent. On the subject of this scent, this one is beautiful. It can only be described as Terry's Chocolate Orange really! It smells exactly like an orange chocolate bar and, if you were to close your eyes and have someone stick this under your nose, that is what you'd think you were smelling.
To apply you simply need to rub your finger across the top of the balm and then apply straight to the lips. A simple and quick process. I do find this lip balm is rather hard and I have to rub my finger over it quite a few times before it begins to melt onto my finger tip although, when it does start to soften, I quickly build up enough to cover my lips with. This transfers onto the lips clear so you're not left with brown lips, actually it adds a subtle shine to them. It doesn't leave a greasy appearance nor does it feel like that.
This leaves my lips feeling soft, smooth and hydrated for a couple of hours before I feel the need to apply a little more. I find that some lip balms tend to dry my lips out after the initial moisture has worn off and actually, my lips ends up feeling worse than they were in the first place. This isn't the case with Whip Stick. Once the immediate effects have worn off my lips are still left feeling full of moisture and soft.
I can really continue to smell this once it's been applied to my lips too and actually I find it a good way to satisfy chocolate cravings! Obviously it's not quite as good as having a bar of chocolate but it does relieve that 'I could just eat something sweet' feeling which saves me ample amounts of calories. I don't find it leaves any taste on my lips though. This is probably a good thing given I'd probably just constantly licking my lips if this tasted as much like chocolate as it smells but I still think a little bit of flavour would be nice. This doesn't have any though.
All in all, effective lip balm. Does what it says without harming any animals which is exactly what I look in for in anything really. I get moisturised, soft and smooth lips which smell like Terry's Chocolate Orange, what's not to like really?
. This lip balm smells GORGEOUS. It reminds me of Terry's Chocolate Oranges, very sweet and delectable, yum! The balm also LOOKS like melted chocolate, this makes you want to apply the balm even when you don't actually need to!
.The balm is easy to scoop out of the tin due to it's soft consistency. It is also easy to apply to the lips and you can rub your lips together after applying the balm to get better coverage. Luckily the balm stays on your lips and doesn't end up going all over your face!
.The balm works miracles for dry and/ or cracked lips. It is very soothing and moisturising. It is also very gentle so it can be applied to sore/ bleeding lips as it coats them with it's protective barrier. It als helps to protect your lips from the element. It protects them from air conditioning too.
.Overall this is a fab lip balm. The tin is small and compact enough to carry around with you at all times. It lasts ages too as a little goes a long way. You can easily "top up" the lip balm as needed as it doesn't build up on your lips.
.WARNING - Just don't eat it!
I was in Lush the other week and managed to spend a small fortune on a basket of goodies. I stocked up on some lip balms as I love the ones from Lush. I picked up a whipstick as although I have been buying balms from Lush for years it was one that I hadn't actually tried as it is primarily chocolate flavoured and although I love chocolate to eat it isn't one of my favourite scents in a beauty product.
The whipstick costs £5.25 for a 10g tub which is small but like most of the balms from Lush you only need a little bit of the product to completely cover lips so it will last quite a long time.
As I mentioned the main ingredient is chocolate but it also contains lots of other high quality ingredients such as beeswax, extra virgin olive oil, shea butter, honey, almond oil and oatmilk along with loads more. It promises to nourish the lips and leave them soothed and in better condition.
As soon as you open the tub you can smell the chocolate with is combined with an orange smell which immediately put me in mind of terrys chocolate orange. The smell is gorgeous but I wasn't sure that I personally wanted to smell like a chocolate bar. It is also quite strong and long lasting so you can smell the chocolate long after you put the balm on your lips which if you like the smell is a good thing I suppose.
The whipstick goes on the lips really smoothly and it isn't too hard or solid so you can easily slick some on. It does give immediate relief from dried lips and it also coats your lips with a nice shine that stays put for a few hours at a time. Now I like my gloss and for me the shinier my lips are the better but it might be too sticky for some people in a lip balm.
Apparently the chocolate smell is supposed to be an appetite suppressant but I actually found the opposite and I got so hungry whilst wearing this and the constant smell of chocolate wafting up to my nose was like a constant tease.
Like most of the Lush lip balms that I have tried over the years whipstick contained really high quality ingredients which left my lips looking and feeling in tip top condition and if it was only based on this then I would definitely buy again but because of the smell which although gorgeous in its own right was one that I just didn't enjoy on my skin and I don't think I would buy it again because of that.
If you like smelling like a chocolate bar then by all means buy this as it is a great balm and you will most definitely smell like chocolate all day long.
I got this as a birthday present from a friend, who thinks it's the best lipbalm on earth!
~Packaging and Appearance~
Lush Whip Stick Lipbalm comes in a small, pocket-sized tin (10g). On the lid of the tin is the title of the product and on the base of the tin is an ingredients list. I find that on this tin the lid is too deep, so I have to place the tin between my palms then twist my palms to get it open.
This lipbalm is a dark brown in colour, and smells like chocolate but has orange in it too. I think it smells just like Terry's Chocolate Orange! The lipbalm is very thick and hard - when I first got it, I struggled to get a decent amount on my finger to apply to my lips, so I had to heat it gently in my palms. When I finally got some on my finger and onto my lips, it felt very heavy and thick, and it was quite sticky too. However it lasted a while, even when I was eating and drinking, so I didn't have to re-apply. But I found this didn't really sink into and moisturise my lips; it just sat on them.
One tin of this lipbalm is £5.25, which is far too much to spend on this lipbalm when you take into account what it offers, even if it does have natural ingredients.
My decision to move to the UK was influenced by Terry´s chocolate oranges. I was in Laos when I first thought about applying to an English university but things like the rain and the food (sorry, all mainland stereotypes that fortunately turned out to be false) made me doubt my decision a little bit. Fortunately I was travelling with a British guy and as it was around Christmas time his mum send him a little care package - including Terry´s chocolate oranges! I felt in love with them instantly and my decision was made - a country that can create something as delicious as that just has to be MY country.
I´ve told that story my boyfriend a few months ago and, lovely as he is, surprised me with a tiny pot of Lush`s Whipstick - a lip balm that smells of chocolate, honey and of course orange. I´ve never used a lip balm that wasn´t in stick form before so I was a bit skeptical. Especially when I saw that he spend 4.75 pounds for the small 10ml tin I was not too sure if I´m going or like it or not - and if he would like it or not, kissing chocolate flavoured lips must be quite a strange situation.
- - - - - Using the lip balm - - - - -
The lip balm contains real dark chocolate, natural sweet orange oil and shea butter. Citrus oils are supposed to tone your lips; honey makes them smooth and prevents any skin irritations and vanilla absolute is included to make the fragrance even more irresistible. The lip balm is suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans as it contains honey.
Using the lip balm is a bit tricky as the consistency is surprisingly runny and more like cream than the hard wax I expected; which obviously means that I pressed my finger far too had in it and had loads of the balm smudged all over my hand. Well, I learned from my mistake and took only a little bit next time I used it. The scent however is overwhelming and amazing. I was instantly fascinated by the strong chocolaty and vanilla smell. The orange flavor was not very prominent and I could smell the honey more easily than any citrus scent. This obviously makes the whole thing incredibly sweet and smelled more like something I would like to eat than something I would like to use as a lip balm.
The feeling on my lips was very nice, due to its creamy consistency it felt very light and refreshing and I had the sensation that my lips were instantly softer and smoother than before. I especially loved that it didn´t make my lips all sticky but sunk in quite nicely after a couple of minutes. However, the taste did bother me a bit. It was just too sweet for my liking and the chocolate and the honey were too predominant and made it hard to smell/taste the orange at all. I guess for something as subtle as orange flavor it is very hard to stand out next to the strong flavor of dark chocolate.
What impressed me the most was how long my lips feel moisturized after using the lip balm; I read somewhere that when you use lip balm over years your lips get used to it and dry out quicker. Not sure if this is true or not but I know that my lips usually dry out pretty quickly even after the use of lip balm. I never had any problems with skin irritations after using this product and therefore I can highly recommend it to you when you have sensitive skin.
- - - - - Would I buy it again? - - - - -
As grateful as I am for this little present I would not buy it again. For me personally it was just a tick too sweet and too flavoured. I´m not too keen on tasting chocolate all the time and the orange flavours is unfortunately not prominent enough. However, I have to say that it is a great lip balm that really helped my lips to stay moisturized and not dry out - even in hot, sunny weather.
Buying Lush means buying high quality products that come with an enormous price tag. Buying it for myself I would never spend over 4 pounds for lip balm regardless how good it is and how nicely it is flavoured. But anyway, it is still a quality product and if you like chocolate flavor please go ahead and try it - your lips will be grateful to you for this little treat!
I can recommend the Lush Whipstick lip balm and it is worthy of 08 out of 10 possible points!
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Thank you for reading and rating my review!
I tend to be quite prone to dry and chapped lips, so I'm always on the look out for a decent lip balm which I can carry around with me. Lush's lip balms really appealed to me, because they're very portable in their small tins and also seem to be that little more special than your average chap stick.
Whipstick is one of Lush's lip balm ranges, and costs £4.75 for a 10g tin. This may sound a little expensive, and I also do feel that it's a pricey product, but it does last an extremely long time! I purchased my tin around 6 months ago and still have at least half of it left, so it's a good long lasting product.
The lip balm comes in a small silver tin. It has a screw on lid, which can be a little fiddly to open sometimes. The can be a particular pain when it's cold, when you're wearing gloves, or if your hands aren't dry. Inside the tin the lip balm is a brown colour, and quite solid in state.
As Lush's lip balms are made with butter bases then remain solid until melted/warmed. To use the lip balm you simply warm it with your finger and smooth onto your lips. This can also be quite a task if your in somewhere particularly cold as it can take a few minutes for the lip balm to warm up under your finger. I find it best to keep it in a pocket so that it softens slightly and becomes a bit more spread able.
Whipstick is a chocolate orange flavour. It contains sweet orange oil which helps to tone your lips and keep them soft. It also contains a small amount o bees wax to help water proof the lip balm and make sure it doesn't come off straight after application.
Once on your lips the lip balm doesn't clear much of a colour, but does leave a visible shine, so you can subtly see that you're wearing a lip product. It doesn't taste awful if you get some in your mouth, but it doesn't taste as nice as you might expect! It does however, smell lovely and I welcome the scent wafting up to my nose.
Oat Milk (Avena sativa), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Beeswax (Cera alba), Dark Chocolate, Glycerine, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Honey, Organic Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Carnauba Wax, Flavour, Sodium Borate (Borax), Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma cacao), *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben (*Occurs naturally in essential oils)
I have found this lip balm to be a very good product. Although it, initially, seem expensive, you really do get great value with it and it's works very well. I'd recommend it.
Lush Whipstick is a little pot of lip balm that has been selling at Lush for quite some time and I have to say that I have regularly bought it when placing an online order as the product itself is just so moreish!
==Price and Packaging==
The lip balm I feel is a little expensive compared to what I am used to paying out. I would probably buy a standard lip balm in stick form from Boots which would set me back a mere 99 pence but for this little pot of 10 grams it will set you back £4.75 pence.
It comes within a nice little silver metal pot which is sealed by screwing the lid on. I find this can be a little tricky to open and close especially if I have applied some hand cream before doing so as the pot is so tiny and there is not much to grip on to. There is a brown sticker on the front just saying the name of the product and what it is for. The label on the back states the ingredients, the made by/use by date and Lush's address.
==Look and Smell==
Well on opening this little tin, eventually, I am greeted with a luxurious chocolate smell. This smell is not too sickly but can be instantly recognised as chocolate, I personally find this smell very tempting and wish I could find it in a bottle. But for now I will be happy with putting it on my lips.
The look of the Lip Balm itself, is as you would expect, a dark brown, chocolaty colour. It is more solid looking than it appears on Lush's online store which is a good thing as I think it's not going to be so easy to use too much.
You have to use your finger to apply this lip balm seeing as it is in a little pot type container but a few circular motions with the index finger will usually generate enough of the product to do the job required. The balm does feel slightly greasy on first application to the lips but because it sinks in pretty quickly this greasy feeling soon goes. The balm gives instant relief to my sore chapped lips, which I don't think will be that sore and chapped for much longer with continual use of this product.
Straight away I can taste the sweetness of the chocolate and I can't help but giving my lips a good lick (this is obviously how they became chapped and sore in the first place!). The balm is rather buttery and feels smooth and soft on my lips.
The taste of this Whipstick is really nice and being a big chocolate fan I am drawn to it like no other if it wasn't a beauty product I would be tempted to eat it! I have been using it for quite a while now and been applying it lots through out the day and there still seems to be a good amount left. Even though it is quite expensive, I will certainly be buying it again. It is definitely going to last for a good while as a little really does go a long way.
I would highly recommend this to everyone especially people who like chocolate and especially people with damaged lips. It seems to do its job to its best ability and tastes amazing on the way!
This Whipstick has got to get a 5 out of 5 star rating and an exceptionally high recommendation!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
I got this lip balm a few days ago as the last Lush one I got Honey trap was so good but was beginning to get a bit empty after months of use :( .I was going to get Whip stick first around however the brown colour put me off a bit I thought £4.75 might be a bit much to look like I've eating mud! However that is not the case, it comes on clear and the smell is too good to resist so don't be put off by the colour.
The tin is only 10g so is easy to fit into your pocket , which is a good job too seeing as you have to warm it up a bit in there or rub the tin in your hands before you can use it . Although very small the amount you get in these tins is deceiving think Mary Poppins bottomless handbag. Judging from the Honey Trap lip balm which is the same size it should last for months, I wore it everyday and it took forever before the tin started to go down so Whip stick should be the same.
The smell is gorgeous smells just like a terries chocolate orange. Chocolate without the calories :). It smells so good you just have to open it and keep sniffing it. It's even made with dark chocolate and orange oil.
The lip balm makes your lips lovely and soft , it stays on for ages so you don't have to keep reapplying however you would probably want to for the smell.
The only slight problem with these tins is they are sometimes a bit difficult to open. Also the lip balm doesn't taste as well as it smells unfortunately although if it did probably end up eating it all!
Apart from sometimes the tins refusing to open the Lush lip balms are really good and make your lips way softer and smoother than things such as Vaseline.
Whip Stick is part of Lush's lip balm range and is one of those things I just had to try. I loved the Heavenly Bodies buttercream when that was still around, and this product has an almost identical smell so I had to give it a go and see if it worked for me.
The balm has a rich chocolate brown colour and a divine scent of chocolate oranges. The ingredients include chocolate, tangerine oil, and vanilla to give a sweet delicious smell. It has a thick and creamy consistency that spreads easily and stays put for hours but it is quite heavy and you can feel it coating your lips, it takes a long time to soak in fully. It costs £4.75 which is on the top end of what I would usually pay for a lip balm, but I think it's worth it as the tub lasts well.
I've found Whip Stick to be an effective moisturiser for lips, but I need to re-apply several times a day as I'm prone to getting dry lips. I would really recommend giving your lips a scrub before putting this on in the morning, I find that I get flaky bits of dry skin on my lips where they dry out overnight and these become very noticeable if I just put the lip balm straight on without gently exfoliating first.
Whip Stick is not one of Lush's vegan products as it contains beeswax, which is a standard base for many lip balms. It comes in a 10g small metal tin with a screw cap. These can sometimes be a bit tricky to open especially if you screw it back on too hard. Try pushing down as you twist to make things a bit easier. The packaging can't be recycled but you could always clean it out and re-use it. They are particularly handy for filling with small amounts of lotions when going on a short break and are safe to carry around without spilling open in your bag like bottles sometimes do.
Oat Milk, Almond Oil, Beeswax, Dark Chocolate, Glycerine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Honey, Cold Pressed Organic Wheatgerm Oil, Carnauba Wax, Flavour, Sodium Borate, Tangerine Oil, Orange Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Cocoa Absolut, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
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I bought Whip Stick recently as I'd used Lip Service, thought it was fantastic and when I lost it I decided I wanted to try out another Lush lip balm.
Whip Stick comes in the typical lush 10ml screw lid tin and costs £4.75 so quite pricey for a lip balm.
The balm contains real chocolate, vanilla absolute and orange oil and it smells exactly like a Terry's chocolate orange! In the shop I thought this smelled gorgeous but after using it a few times I think it's a bit too sickly sweet for my tastes especially as the scent really lingers.
Others have mentioned they find it hard to get the product out as it's quite hard but mine softened up plenty after a few uses although I found the texture a little bit 'gritty'. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like that for exfoliation but it didn't feel nice. Unfortunately as it's a brown balm too much can make your lips look a funny colour and it doesn't stay on your lips as long as Lip Service, I found myself reapplying every hour or so. I also found this a bit 'greasier' than Lip Service, instead of sinking in it felt like it was just sitting on my lips and I didn't feel it did as good a job of moisturising.
I think this product is really only for those who like or can bear the scent as it is a bit overpowering in my opinion. I've also heard rave reviews that it tastes as good as it smells. Well, personally I can't detect any taste of it at all (which I actually think is a good thing!).
Overall this product is alright but Lush does some much more effective lip balms and at the same price I'd rather buy one that does the job better with a better scent. I'm sure this is just down to personal taste though and many will love the chocolately-orange scent. I'll still use it (I'm certainly not throwing out a fiver's worth of lip balm!) but I think I'll be going back to Lip Service instead as soon as I can find it or fork out for another one.
Whip stick is a chocolate flavoured lip balm in a small metal tin. You can smell the chocolate as soon as you open the tin.
My biggest problem with this lip balm is the packaging. I hate lip balms that come in a tin as you either have to get covered in the stuff using your fingers or look really odd rubbing the tin against your lips. It also can get dented which in a couple of cases has made it totally impossible to open the tin. Also you need fairly strong, nimble fingers to hold the base of the tin & twist the lid off - not good if you're all thumbs or have movement difficulties. This lip balm would be much better off in a twist up tube.
The balm itself is very solid and a little difficult to get out when it's cold, but warms up pretty easily. You have to be a bit careful carrying it in a jeans pocket as it can warm up to the consistancy of stodgy liquid - it wont escape the tin but I have used more than I bargined for.
It has a nice texture to wear and isnt too greasy, which I find with a lot of lip balms. It keeps my lips in fairly good condition, as they get dry and split very easily.
Its biggest advantage is that it doesnt contain petrolleum - petrolleum actually dehydrates the skin whilst leaving a waxy layer which makes it appear moist. The more you use it the worse this affect. This means that whipstick does what its supposed to (ie hydrate lips) rather than just pretending.
I use it a lot (maybe once an hour or so) and a tin will last me about a month, which makes it a bit expensive compared to some other lip balms, but its worth the price to take care of myself properly
Ok so before going on this site I was aware of Lush, weirdly enough but my boyfriend told me about it! But after reading loads of reviews about it, I decided to give it a go myself.
The first item was Lush Whip Stick. I am a confirmed, self confessed and fully pledge Lip balm/stick/gloss/jelly,wand aholic and have everything going on the market that promises plumping or lipstick that stays on all day. So I was drawn to this immediatly.
Lush believe in many things:
Making products from fresh orgainc fruit and vegatables
Not testing on animals - only humans
Making their products by hand with little packaging or perservatives
and Long baths and shared showers!!!
This comes in a 3oz little tin. The lid can be taken off and on, but I am wary at how long it would last in my handbag with all my other cosmetics banging it about. The label on the lid has the logo on and there is a label on the bottom, with an expiration date and a list of ingredients.
Oat Infusion, Almond Oil, Beeswax, Chocolate, Glycerine, Olive Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Honey, Wheatgerm Oil, Carnauba, Flavour, Sodium Borate, Tangerine Oil, Orange Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Cocoa Absolute.
*****Texture & Application
I found this to be so thick and it was rock solid in the actual tin, but once I had sotened it up, it glides onto your lips with such ease. The texture is creamy, and a nice balance between heavy and light. I didnt find this greasy in the slightest.
Lushs Whip stick contains cocoa butter and is suitable for vegetarians but not vegans. Some of the ingrediants that make your lips soft are almond oil and wheatgerm oils while the added beeswax makes the lip balm waterproof. They also have an ingrediant that acts as a anti-fungal and preservative.
This is seiously chocolatly with a hint of orange. Very much like Terrys chocolate orange only I wouldnt recommend eating this! Quite sweet so would advise only putting a little on at a time.
Currently £4.75 for a 10g tub. You can get this from Lush's website and also try Ebay as you can get cheaper deals. 99p onwards.
This lip balm lasted about an hour. But I would of expected it to last longer considering how hard it was to put on! It smells great, feels great, looks great and really makes my lips feel soft and moisterised.
Although I dont think I would buy this again as I have found much better that doesn't take elbow grease to apply it!
How would you like your boyfriend to taste of chocolate? A scrumptious chocolate lip balm containing honey, shea butter and orange oil /