“ Brand: Lush / Type: Lip balm / Suitable for: Lip „
The good people at Lush usually do some of their best work at Christmas, and this year was no exception. Our local branch always seems to smell almost irrestistably delicious at Christmas and I end up giving in to temptation and buying loads of Lush smellies. One product I was really keen to try this year was the Chilli Tingle lip tint, as I do like Lush lip tints in general and once I'd seen the lovely red colour of the sample in the shop there was no turning back.
The Chilli Tingle lip tint comes in a little metal tin and contains 10g of product- the tin looks quite little but will last a long time (I bought a Snow Fairy tint last year and even with fairly regular use it lasted about a year). The list of ingredients is impressive, as it has lovely but natural ingredients to keep lips nice and soft, including jojoba oil and cocoa butter. As you might expect from the name, this product also includes ground chilli, which is supposed to help plump up your lips and give them a tingling sensation.
This is an easy product to apply- just dab a bit on your finger and apply to the lips- but I found that a bit of care is needed because of the colour. The lip tint smells of cocoa butter and has a lovely, smooth texture which just seems to melt onto the lips when applied. The lip tint is quite a stronge colour, an orangey shade of red, but as it's a tint you can just apply a bit if you don't want the full on colour or put on a bit extra if you want a more vibrant look. I find that with a couple of coats I get more the sort of colour coverage I would expect from a lipstick than from a lip tint. There is a slight tingling sensation when the product is applied, which is quite a nice feeling, and I do think my lips look a little bit fuller for applying it.
All in all, I love this product. It leaves my lips feeling soft and nourished, like a lip balm, but has a good colour. It's not the most long lasting lip colour ever, but I did find that I could have a drink or eat something while wearing this and there would still be some colour left. A lovely lip tint/ colour with all the properties of a balm.
**Chilli Tingle Lip Tint**
This is a lip tint from Lush. Lush are an amazing company who make all of their products from natural, vegan friendly ingredients menaing there are no nasty, artificial chemicals in the lip tint. I am sure a majority of you will know what a lip tint is but for those who don't it's basically a coloured lip balm/sheer lipstick in a vaseline type texture that you rub onto your lips to give them a bit of colour, and this specific lip tint also stimulates the blood supply in the lips.
Lush say that this lip tint was inspired after an italian Lush employee went to Mexico. They loved the ingredients that he brought back so much that they combined them into a product, which is the lip tint. Lush state that the product is good for stimulating the blood supply in the lips during winter due to the chillies. This means that there is a very small plumping effect, but nothing drastic. They claim that due to candelillia wax and japan wax in the product, it creates a barrier on the lips which locks in the moisture and colour of the lip tint. They describe the colour of the lip tint as a strong natural red colour and claim that the lip tint is moisturising.
Like all Lush products, the ingredients in the chilli lip tint are completely natural. The first ingredient that stands out to me is the mexican chilli, which adds a mild tingling sensation to the lips and also plumps them up a little. Next is jojoba oil and cocoa butter, which are both moisturising and smell devine. These two particular ingredients protect the lips from harsh, windy weather. Annatto seeds are a more unusual sounding ingredient. These are used to give the lip tint its colour, which is a lovely shade of deep red with a hint of deep orange. Icing sugar is another strange ingredient, and this actually gives the lip tint its smooth and creamy texture. There are lots of other lovely ingredients and the full list can be found on the Lush website.
**Price and Value for Money**
I paid £4.75 for this lip tint which I think is a fabulous price considering that it is completely natural and the tin has lots of product (10 grams) in it too. The tin is small and compact but don't let that put you off, you only need a tiny bit of product and it lasts for ages; i've had mine for about 4 months now and have used it regulary, and it looks barely touched. I think it's great value for money for such a high quality and effective product.
The lip tint comes in a little metal tin which is cute and compact, it's ideal for sticking in my handbag/pocket and can fit in my makeup bag easily too. There's an orange sticker on top of it which is eye catching and it has the Lush logo on it as well as the product name written on the front. The lid of the tin simply pulls off which can be a bit hard at times as I have to get my nails right under the lid to prise it off but apart from this minor disadvantage the packaging is compact, convinient and cute!
**Physical Appearence, Smell and Texture**
The lip tint itself has a smooth texture which is almost like vaseline but a little harder. To get the lip tint out I simply rub my finger over it until it's melted (this takes around 30 seconds). The texture once on my finger is smooth and quite moist. The smell is pleasant but not one of my favourite scents. I was expecting it to have an unusual spicy/chilli smell however it actually just smells faintly like cocoa butter. The lip tint is a deep orange, almost red colour in the tin and once on my lips it's a pleasant deep orange colour which looks nicer than it sounds and it's suprisingly well pigmented.
I am a huge fan of Lush and their lip tints have been a favourite of mine for a while now. I have their chocolate flavoured one, the snow fairy one and also the lime one and I love them all, so when I saw that they had a chilli one out I just had to try it! I bought this just before Christmas, and it is advertised as a product for chilly times meaning it's usually available in the couple of months leading up to Christmas and a month or two afterwards which means getting hold of it at any other time on the year is a little hard but there's always the chance that a tin or two might pop up on eBay.
The lip tint is easy to use and the smell is pleasant but nothing special and it is not a scent that stands out/has anything special about it. The texture is lovely and smooth so it's easy to apply onto my lips evenly. The formula is lightweight and it has a nice moist feel to it without feeling greasy. It doesn't highlight cracks or dryness on my lips and instead gives them a nice smooth, matte finish with a lovely unusual bright orangey red colour which looks lovely against my pale skin.
It is very well pigmented and the colour is gorgeous in my opinion. Despite the fact that the product is winter orientated the colour is actually quite summery as it's so bright so it's definetly a versatile product. The lip tint moisturises my lips noticeable and makes them feel soft and well cared for. The tingling sensation upon application is unusual but pleasant and the plumping effect although minimal is noticeable and it's discreet enough to look natural.
The lasting power is satisfactory, and top ups are needed after food/drink/kissing. The lip tint does unfortunetly smudge onto my boyfriends lips if I kiss him which he doesn't appreciate and it is a slight inconvinience so bare this in mind. If I apply it in the morning it usually lasts up until 11am ish until it appears old and faded, however it does leave the lips with a slight hint of colour. The lip tint is not glossy as I expected it to be and it instead is matte but it isn't drying at all.
An affordable, high quality product with an unusual twist to it. I would reccomend it despite the staying power not been particullary good, as I love the unique concept of it and it provides a lovely pop of colour to my lips as well as moisture.
I love Christmas for many reasons, one of which is that my favourite store, Lush, releases loads of lovely festive goodies around this time. As well as bath goodies, they also make products for the lips and face. Normally a festive lip balm is released, but this year, instead, three lip tints have been released as well.
Lip tints are a comparatively new addition to the Lush range, and have only been around a couple of years. There are two belonging to the permanent line: It Started With a Kiss, which is a deep red colour, and Double Choc, which is dark brown. Three limited edition tints have been released for Christmas: Snow Fairy, a bright pink; Celebrate, a pale pink; and Chilli Tingle, an orangey red.
Each lip tint comes in one of Lush's little silver tins, which are cute and handy to slip into your pocket or bag. Each one has a label corresponding to the colour of the tint - so Chilli Tingle has a dark orange label. The product was inspired by a trip one of Lush's workers took to Mexico. The lip tint contains real dried chillies, which are designed to stimulate the lips and give them a bit of a tingle. Yerba santa is an aromatic herb known as sacred leaf. Annatto seeds are also included: these have a strong natural red colour, and an orange-red blend was designed for the tint to complement this shade. The base of the tint consists of jojoba oil and cocoa butter for moisturisation, and candelillia wax and japan wax to provide the lips with a protective barrier against the cold. The tint is suitable for vegans to use as it contains no animal-derived ingredients.
I wasn't sure about Chilli Tingle at first. In the pot it is a very strong orange-red, and I didn't think it would suit me. I have very pale skin and have always stayed away from orange shades of lip colour as I imagined they wouldn't look right - they always seemed to suit those with darker skins, warmer skins and tanned skins more. However, I was strongly drawn to the scent of the product - it smelled like chilli chocolate (thanks to the chilli itself and the cocoa butter), which is something I love. Also, I think I really just wanted to try every Lush product available!
As with the Snow Fairy tint, the Chilli Tingle tint can be slightly tricky to get out of the pot. You can either use your fingernail to scrape some out of the pot, or rub your finger over it before rubbing it on your lips. I tend to prefer the latter method. It can take some time before you warm the tint enough for it to rub onto your finger, but the plus side to this is that you are never in danger of using too much. I don't find the tint particularly drying, and I have used it on occasion without applying lip balm first. However, I do suffer from dry lips generally and most of the time I do prefer to use lip balm underneath the tint.
When applying the tint, my lips tingle very slightly, not enough to cause much of a sensation but I can tell there is a little chilli there. If I lick my lips I can taste the chilli too, so I try not to do this as this will dry my lips out! Depending on whether I eat or drink while wearing the tint, it will last up to a couple of hours. It does transfer to cups etc. but not completely - there is still some left on the lips.
Despite my initial misgivings I was very impressed with the colour of this tint. It is an orangey-red that can be applied lightly for a subtle look or built up for a more striking effect. It actually goes well with my pale skin and really lifts my face. The colour makes me look healthier and feel better: it's quite different to any colour I'd normally wear but I really like it. Even my mam complimented me on it which is pretty impressive! After reading some reviews on the Lush website, it seems that other pale-skinned people have been surprised at how much this tint suits them, though I also read a comment from someone with warmer tanned skin who gave it the thumbs up too.
I've used this tint constantly for around two weeks and it's barely gone down at all. The price of £4.75 seems like a complete bargain as it's lasting ages. I'm sure a lipstick would cost more and last for the same time or less, and it wouldn't smell so good either!
Overall I highly recommend this lip tint. It's excellent value for money, smells and tastes delicious, and really suits my pale skin. It may not suit all skin tones, but if you're unsure I recommend popping into the store and giving the tester a try. I also think it would make a fab little stocking filler!
Lush Chilli Tingle Lip Tint
I love lush products, especially at christmas time as they release a whole range of special christmas products - so I had to go on my lush christmas spree and one of the things I bought was this lip tint. Lush make a couple of permanent lip tints any way but this is the first one I have tried.
- About the product
This lip tint comes in a circular metal tin, like the lip balms and it contains 10g of product. The metal tin has a screw top lid and it states the expiry date on the sticker on the bottom of the tin - for example mine states "Made: 14/09/11, Use by: 14/11/12". The sticker also says that this product is suitable for vegans to use.
- Lush description
"Chilli Tingle is the answer. Inspired by a trip that Alecommy, our Italian colleague, took to Mexico. We loved the ingredients he brought back so much, we put them all in here. First there was some lovely dried chillies, which we thought would be great for stimulating the lips and waking up the blood supply in winter" (lush uk).
"Organic Jojoba Oil, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Candelilla Wax, Organic Agave Syrup , Icing Sugar, Organic Ground Chilli , Dried Yerba Santa , Annatto seeds , Titanium Dioxide, Colour 73360, Colour 14700, Colour 19140" (lush uk).
- Appearance and scent of the lip tint
The appearance of the lip tint is given away in the name of the product - as the lip tint is a bright orangey red colour, like chilli peppers. The shade of the lip tint is a bit scary as I would never wear a colour like this if it was in the form of a lipstick or gloss, as it is far to bright but in a tint is a not as scary. The lip tint does not have any shimmer, glitter or gloss in it and it just looks like a solid bright red lipstick in the tin.
The scent of this product is one thing I did not expect, as the product smells exactly like green and blacks dark chocolate! The dark chocolate scent of the lip tint was a bit of a surprise but you can buy chilli chocolate, although it does not seem very christmasy to me at all. The scent of the product is fairly strong and even I like the scent, even though I hate dark chocolate.
- Using the product
Firstly, I find that this product is a little bit difficult to get out of the the tin, I usually just keep my finger on the product for a little while to heat it up slightly as it can be difficult to get some of the product onto a lip brush or my finger tip. Once I have some of the product out it has a really smooth texture which makes it apply so nicely and so smoothly. I usually use my finger to carefully apply this product as it makes the product apply more subtly as I can rub the product into my lips or if I want the colour of the lip tint to be strong and more noticeable on my lips I can apply the product with a lip brush or even a cotton bud. What ever application method you use, you should be careful to keep the lip tint within the lines of your lips - as it is a lip tint and I find that if I get it outside the lines of my lips it can leave a very slight stain of the bright orangey red on my skin but it does come off with make up remover, as it does when I get the product on my finger when applying the tint. Once applied with the application method I want and when the tint has the opacity that I want I then just wipe around the edges of my lips with a clean, dry cotton bud so that the lines are blended completely and so that there is no tint on my skin.
The results of this product is that my lips have a gorgeous orangey red tint to them or if I apply this product quite heavily to my lips then the lip tint can actually look like a slightly glossy lipstick. One of the best things about this product in my opinion is that the colour intensity is really flexible - you can make the tint actually look like a tint/stain or you can make it look like you are wearing a lipstick. The lip tint makes my lips feel really smooth, soft and also really quite moisturised - so this product in my opinion is like a tinted lip balm as it is really moisturising but it has that colour too. The lip tint only lasts well on me if while I am wearing the product and I do not eat or drink a lot, so it would only last for about three hours or so one me before it is fading but I find that even when it has worn off it leaves a very slight tint/stain to my lips (not very noticeable to other probably but it is noticeable to me). If you wear this as a tint, so that it is not very heavy on the lips, then I find that it wears away better and it does not transfer as easily, when compared to if I have applied more of the lip tint. The removal of the lip tint is very easy, I can use a face wipe, although I find that face wipes make my lips feel very tingly and irritated so I either use my lush eau roma water toner which works amazingly well at removing all make up or I can use my lancome bi-facial make up remover (although this leaves a greasy/oil feel/look to my skin). One of the main things that I am disappointed about by this product is that it does not make my lips feel like they have been plumped up but it does make my lips very slightly larger - this effect is not too noticeable though. Also the nice scent of dark chocolate does not transfer to the taste of the lip tint - the product does not taste of dark chocolate (which may be disappointing to some, but as I hate dark chocolate it does not really matter to me).
- Price and availability
I bought this product a few weeks ago and I have been using it quite often and I do like it. It cost me £4.70, from a lush store but all of the christmas product can be bought from the lush site (link below) and they are only available for a limited time - until the end of January I think.
*Nice, fairly natural looking shade
*Scent of dark chocolate - not chilli like I was expecting
*Leaves my lips with a nice tint and a slight gloss
*Makes my lips smooth and moisturised
*A tube container would have been a lot more hygienic, as I do not like putting my fingers in a tin like this
*There is no tingling sensation at all and hardly any lip plumping effects (this effect is very slight)
*A little bit pricey for a lip tint
For more information: https://phoenix.lush.co.uk
Thank you for reading my review
One of my purchases on my recent shopping trips to lush to stock up on some Christmas goodies was the Chilli Tingle lip tint. This I can only assume is new and part of their Christmas range as I am obsessed with lush and their lip balms and tints and would most definitely have tried this before if I had known about it.
It comes in the usual lush lip balm tins and contains loads of lovely natural ingredients just like the rest of the products in the shop. In this lip tint there is the usual things that you might expect to find in a lush lip balm such as jojoba oil and cocoa butter. It also contains chilli, icing sugar and annatto seeds which is what gives this tint its colour.
The colour was a little scary when I first opened the tin as it was not the lovely red colour I was expecting and was instead a bright orange colour. I was really surprised with how this coloured my lips and gave them just a hint of colour with one application but throughout the day when I kept reapplying the colour intensified and I didn't notice until later on in the day when I looked in a mirror.
I was really shocked with how much orangy red my lips had turned and I was pleasantly surprised with just how flattering the colour actually was on my skin tone. There is something festive about the colour but not in a costume way and I have decided after several years of never dreaming of wearing an orange lip colour I really like it and am planning on buying myself an orange lip stick.
As a balm the lip tint did everything that I would expect from a lush lip balm. It left my lips feeling lovely and soft and very comfortable and any dryness that I had before putting the tint on was soon gone.
The flavour and smell of the tint was also really lovely and really sweet which must have been the icing sugar. There is a slight chilli smell and taste to it but it is very subtle and as for the tingle that the chilli is supposed to give I have to be honest and say that I never noticed any sort of tingling on my lips which was good really because I don't know if I would have liked that.
I absolutely loved this lip tint and am planning on buying a few more just to be sure I have some in reserve just in case it is actually a limited edition. I am also planning on buying some as stocking fillers for Christmas as I think it is that good and other than the snow fairy limp tint this is definitely my favourite one from lush.