“ Brand: Lush / Type: Lipgloss / Suitable for: Lip „
This product is from part of Lush's sister range called B. I was immediately attracted to this product because of the beautiful presentation box it comes in. The tub is bejewelled with little beads and gems and looks really nice sat with all your beauty products. The price tag is quite large as this lip balm comes in at £7 (think you are mostly paying for the tub) however the product does last a long time, as you only need a small amount.
The lip balm looks yellowy in the tub, but when applied gives lips a nice colour and it contains slightly glittery bits which makes lips look shiny and glossy. The tub is an average size as any lip balm you would buy in body shop or somewhere but the main attraction with this is the jeweleed tub. The lip balm keeps lips soft and kissable, and is especially good in the winter months when you can get chapped dry lips. I think this is a really good little product and people comment on it, but the box it comes in looks really pretty.
With my last review I introduced a product which was aimed at exfoliating your lips to keep them looking soft and smooth after removing any traces of dead, dried skin. But in order to keep them looking luscious and kissable you need to give them a little more TLC than the lip scrub once a week. Let me introduce you too Bebe Lip Gloss by Lush.
Again Bebe Lip Gloss can be found within The Lush B range or "B never too be busy to be Beautiful" as the B stands for and t is also available online. The Lush B range is part of what they call Vegan make-up. None of it is tested on animals and nor are any of the products derived from animals parts. Within the B range you will find an array of make-up ranges such as lip creams, hair mascaras, eye shadows and facial foundations.
Bebe lip gloss caught my attention from the fabulous little tub it comes in. Gone are the days when Lush used the bland and boring black pots to store their products in, this lip gloss comes in a bejeweled little pot which contains 4g of lip gloss and it looks very nice amongst all of your other products and it attracts interest when you use it because the pot contains little bits of glitter which sparkle when you use it. The only downside is that there is quite a hefty price tag of £7 to be parted with for this little beauty.
This lip-gloss to look is yellow in colour, however don't let that put you off because you are not going to end up with bright yellow lips, in this case looks are very deceiving because as soon as you rub this gloss onto your lips it looks slightly pink in colour and because it contains little flecks of glitter, it makes your lips look really shiny and glossy, not greasy and over-lubed like some lip-glosses leave you looking.
Lush Bebe Lip-gloss has been designed to keep your lips looking smooth and conditioned and it works well when you use other products such as Sweet Lips Lip Scrub. I know I always say it but honestly, your lips are one of the most if not the most important feature on your face so it is vitally important that they are kept smooth and supple and moisturised, even if you are a man it is important, not that I am suggesting this product is necessarily the right one for you!. So I think it is important to invest in something that is not only easy to carry around but most importantly that it worked well.
As I have mentioned Bebe lip-gloss comes in a small square bejeweled tub which is no bigger or smaller than most lip balms which come in pots such as the ones they sell in the Body Shop. The lid is one of those you pull on and off and it is really easy to remove and put back on. Inside the tub is the creamy looking lip-gloss and the best way to apply this is to use your index finger and then run your finger across your already smooth lips. This lip-gloss glides on with easy and it doesn't feel waxy or greasy like Vaseline sometimes does for those people who use it, you can hardly notice it is there, the only notable thing other than having sparkly looking lips is the smell of Shea butter which is one of the main ingredients and Shea butter gives this lip-gloss that yellowy colour and it also smells not too dissimilar from cocoa butter.
Other ingredients within Lush Bebe include Jojoba Oil can be used on all skin types but is especially used as a moisturising ingredient for dry, flaky skin and it tends to be used in a lot of products such as this. Then there is Rose Absolute which has known properties for healing dry skin and treating skin conditions such as Eczema and within this lip gloss it works with the Shea butter to maintain that smooth moisturised look. Then we have Synthetic Beeswax which is used in a lot of lipsticks and lip glosses and it helps to bring about the shine that is added to your lips when you use these products. Finally we have Carnauba Wax which is added to products of this kind to keep them hard and non-runny and it also produces a glossy finish. Unlike other Lush products this one doesn't come with a long list of other ingredients to look into.
Using this product is really easy and for anyone who uses a lot of lip balms, creams and glosses using this is no difference. Whenever I try a product of this nature for the first time, my first initial reaction was how smooth my lips feel as I ran my tongue along them and I was impressed with how smooth my lips did feel with this, the only downside is that it doesn't taste of anything particularly nice which is also a good thing because I wont lick my lips dry and have to constantly re-apply it. I tend to use this product 2 or 3 times a day, as soon as my lips are feeling dry I reach for my little pot which I carry around in my handbag, it is almost weightless and adds no extra effort to carry it around and it had a strong staying power. With previous lip-glosses I have sometimes re-applied two of three times an hour because they rub off so quickly, but with Bebe the glossy look stays for a good few hours.
Overall I was very impressed with Bebe as a lip-gloss, it was easy to use, it comes in a lovely little pot and the only downside is that it costs £7. However I have had my pot now for just over 3 months and even though I use it regularly I haven't yet managed to use it all, I've got a week or so usage left before I need to buy some more which I am quite impressed with on the whole and if I have to spend £7 every 3 months on some new lip-gloss that I am happy with which feels good and looks good then it is a price tag I am willing to put up with, at least the lip-gloss pot is something nice to keep.
Clear and Glossy!