“ Brand: Lush / Type: Lip Tint / Suitable for: Lip „
I've always been a fan of red lips, but unfortunately I could never find one that suited me. Lipsticks were always too dark, or just looked like I had painted me lips and never looked natural - until I found this.
It is very soft and spreads easily onto my lips - you barely need any. Obviously the more you apply the darker it gets, so you can control what colour your lips are. It also seems to stain your lips, rather than just sitting on top of them. Which gives it a lovely natural appearance - asthough your not wearing lipstick at all and you've naturally got lovely red lips! Because it stains your lips rather than just sitting on the surface, it lasts much longer and is also non-transferable and doesnt really smudge - so it doesnt go everywhere when you kiss someone!
As it is from Lush it is also full of lovely ingrediants that keep your lips lovely and soft at the same time - for example extra virgin coconut oil, fresh red apple infusion, shea butter and icing sugar!
So to summarise - this is the only red lipstick/lip tint/lip product that I would use, much much better than any other brands or varieties that I have tried.
When I saw this in my local Lush store in early January, I just knew I had to have it. I love Lush lip tints and own pretty much every single one, and this is the latest addition to my collection. I bought this mainly because it's limited edition, and because it's a bright red lip tint, and I love to sport the red lip look whenever i'm going somewhere special or whenever I want to jazz up my overall 'look'. Unfortunately red lipstick can look a bit dry after a while and so a lip tint over the top prevents it from looking dry and 'old' if that makes sense. I paid £4.95 for the 10 gram tin which sounds a lot but the tin is full to the brim and a little goes a long way so a tin will last for ages!
The tin that the lip tint comes in is made of a lightweight metal and has a screw-on lid. The lid is quite awkward to get off, because I have to kind of dig my nails into it and prise it off, which is a down-side but it's not too much of a disadvantage. The tin has a red circular sticker stuck on it, which has the Lush logo and the product name written on the front. The tin is small and compact so it's handy to take out and about in my bag/pocket/clutch etc. On the bottom of the tin there's a white sticker which has the lengthy list of ingredients.
The lip tint is full of lovely ingredients. One that stands out to me is organic jojaba oil, which is a really good natural moisturiser and it softens the skin. It helps the lip tint to sink into the lips too. Another ingredient is icing sugar which I thought was a little bizzare, but apparently it makes the texture creamy and smooth. There are lots more ingredients including rose petal powder which contributes to the scent. The full list of ingredients can be found on the Lush website.
The lip tint is deep red in colour (think Ruby Woo by MAC) and has a lovely consistency. A lot of the Lush lip tints are hard and waxy in texture where as this has a lovely vaseline type feel to it - it's creamy, soft and smooth menaing it's quicker to get the product onto my finger to apply - with the harder textured lip balms it can take a while to get the product to melt enough to apply so I like that this has a creamier and smoother texture.
Applying the lip tint is easy as the texture is so smooth - it spreads onto my lips evenly and the high pigmentation is instantly noticeable. A little defiently goes a long way, and if you do use a lot it will obviously go goopy and unpleasant. As this is a lip tint it doesn't sit on the lips like vaseline would, it simply stains them with colour. The colour is deep and bold, but not over the top and it looks lovely in my opinion. It will match a variety of skin tones and the pigmentation is flawless.
The lip tint is long lasting but it fades a little after a couple of hours. The formula is non transferable so I don't have to worry about getting it all over my boyfriend when I kiss him and it also is really durable as it doesn't completely rub off when I eat or drink. The scent is very subtle but pleasant. It smells of rose with a pleasant hint of citrus. It's a gentle, feminine, summery type scent and I really like it. My lips always feel soft and moisturised while wearing this and it doesn't dry them out at all. Overall, I love this product and will be purchasing a couple more tins!
I detest, despise and loathe Valentine's Day - but this doesn't stop me wanting to try out Lush's limited edition products released for the occasion. This year they have brought back the Magic Mushroom Bubble Bar and the Frog Prince ballistic (renamed Leap Frog in honour of the leap year), invented a new soap, Sweet Heart, some new toothy tabs, a perfume, and my favourite product - A Million Kisses Lip Tint.
Lush have only started making lip tints in the last couple of years, but they have been very popular. There are three as part of the permanent range - Double Choc, It Started With a Kiss, and Latte - and three were released as limited editions at Christmas. A Million Kisses is a deep red tint, and at first I wondered what the point of it was, as it seemed to be the same colour as It Started With a Kiss.
I haven't tried It Started With a Kiss yet, so can't make a direct comparison, but judging by how it appears in the tin, A Million Kisses is a deeper red than the other tint, which is more of a 'true red'. It comes in one of Lush's little silver tins, which are also used for the £1 trial-size lotion pots and used to be used for the solid perfumes before the new black packaging came into use. These tins are tiny and contain only 10g of product, but they are compact and easy to carry and are filled right to the brim - none of your misleadingly large packaging here. The label on the tin is a deep red and there is a list of ingredients on the back. I decided to buy it when I was in the store, saw the lovely colour - and smelled it!
This tint contains organic rose hip oil, which is designed to be moisturising on the lips. Bulking out the tint are cold pressed caster oil and japan wax. There is no beeswax here - the tint is suitable for vegans. Organic jojoba oil conditions the lips and rose oil, lemon oil, lemon peel powder and rose petal powder make the tint smell and taste delicious. Artificial colour has been added to turn the tint a deep ruby red.
As mentioned, the tint smells absolutely divine. Lush seem to be on a bit of a roll with rose products recently, what with Ro's Argan Body Conditioner, the Rose Queen Ballistic and matching bubble bar. The tint has a lovely sweet rose scent and it tastes amazing too - delicate, floral and sweet. I have to be careful not to lick it off!
The tint is very highly pigmented and I barely have to brush my finger over the top to get loads of colour, which I then transfer to my lips. I've been using the tint for a few weeks and have hardly made a dent in the tint. The deep red colour is very strong and really suits my pale skin. I think it would suit most skin tones as it is dark enough to really stand out.
I wish the tint lasted a little longer - it tends to only last an hour or two. However this is a tint, not a long-lasting lipstick, so I can forgive this. The tint isn't moisturising either, despite the presence of the rose hip oil, so I always have to use lip balm beforehand. However, my lips are particularly dry and the recent cold weather really hasn't helped - someone with less dry lips could probably get away with using this on its own.
The tint is priced at £4.95 which I think is really good value considering the quality and how long it lasts.
Overall this is a fantastic little lip tint that looks lovely and smells and tastes great. It is suitable for vegans and is great value for money. I definitely recommend it for anyone who wants a strong, deep red lip colour.
I have an addiction to any kind of lip balms and lip tints and buy literally hundreds over the course of a year. One of my favourite shops in the entire universe is Lush and they do some fantastic products designed especially for lips.
One of their newest lip tints is called A million kisses and is a limited edition one that has been specially released for Valentine's Day.
Being a Valentine's edition the lip tint is obviously a lovely red colour and based upon roses. The main ingredient is rose oil and this is apparent in the smell of the tint. The smell of rose is apparent as soon as you open the lid but there is also a sweet smell which helps counterbalance the smell of the roses and makes it less sickly than it could have been had it just been rose on its own.
The colour of the tint is a bright red which was a little scary when I first looked at it as I usually buy balms for day time wear and don't want to be wearing anything too bright on my lips. Luckily when it goes on my lips instead of it being a bright red it sort of just stains them making the natural red in my lips more pronounced. You can tell that I am wearing a colour of some kind but it is quite subtle and just makes them look healthy with a lick of colour.
As a balm it works amazingly well which is just what I would expect from a lush lip product. The ingredients list contains loads of different oils to condition lips and leave them looking and feeling great. It works fabulously at instantly relieving any dryness on my lips and leaving them feeling conditioned and super soft. It also has great longevity and I can put some on and it lasts a good couple of hours before I need to reapply it.
I think this lip tint is a five star product from lush and I personally hope they decide to keep selling it when Valentine's day is over. It's one of their more expensive balms at £4.95 but because it is so good and long lasting it is well worth the money they are charging for it.