“ Brand: Lush / Type: Lipbalms / Suitable for: Lip „
I'm a huge fan of the shop Lush and am trying to sample all of their products. Along with their skincare range, Lush have always made lip balms, but in the last couple of years they have also begun to make lip tints. I tried three that were part of the limited edition Christmas range and loved them all, so decided to give a tint from the permanent range a go.
Two lip tints were originally introduced to the permanent range. One is It Started With A Kiss, which smells of apples and is red. The other is Double Choc, a dark brown tint, and the one I am reviewing.
Double Choc was designed as a dark chocolate and treacle lip balm. It was supposed to taste great and add a nude brown tint to the lips while keeping them moisturised. The tint is made with extra virgin coconut oil and japan wax to provide a base for the tint. There is no beeswax in the mixture so the tint is suitable for vegans. Shea butter, cocoa butter, hazelnut oil and brazil nut oil is designed to provide moisture. The smell and taste of the product is provided by a mouth-watering combination of black treacle, icing sugar, dark chocolate, brandy, vanilla absolute and cocoa absolute. A light nude brown pigment mixture finishes off the tint and adds colour.
The tint comes in one of Lush's little silver tins, which are also used for the lip balms and £1 sample size moisturiser pots. The label is brown to distinguish the tint from the other balms and tints. Inside, the tint is a rich dark brown shade which looks just like chocolate. It has an amazing rich sweet scent that I couldn't quite place at first, but which I eventually realised was Krispy Kreme doughnuts! It has a subtle sweet taste on the lips too, which is very pleasant and can help alleviate chocolate cravings a little!
To use the tint, I just rub my finger over the top and rub it on my lips. This was tricky at first because the tint was quite hard, but has got easier over time as it has softened. I wasn't sure at first how the colour would work on my very pale skin, but it actually looks quite nice. The brown colour is subtle and not at all as deep as the shade in the pot. I do think that this shade would suit most people, particularly those with slightly darker skins. It might be too harsh for blondes or redheads, but as I have dark brown hair (albeit dyed) this tint is fine on me.
One negative aspect of this product is that it is not moisturising. To be fair, the tint doesn't actively dry out my lips, but I have naturally dry lips and always have to use a separate lip balm under the product, or else my lips look and feel dry and cracked.
The lip tints are all priced around the £5 mark for a 10g tin and Double Choc is no exception, costing £5.25. I feel the price is reasonable considering the quality of the tint and how long it lasts.
Overall, I like and recommend this lip tint. I have removed a star because it claims to be moisturising and isn't, but overall it is a good product with a delicious taste and smell and a surprisingly versatile colour.
I'm a really big fan of Lush- I love the way they use natural ingredients, that their ranges are animal friendly, and that pretty much everything they make smells fantastic. I was very excited when the Double Choc lip tint came out.... it's Lush! And it's chocolate! How could this not be good?
Lush Double Choc lip tint comes in a nice little tin, and it's £5.25 for 10g. If you're buying it because you want a new lip balm, then that's expensive. If you're buying it because you want a lip tint, then that's not too bad. I've used this product to put a little bit of colour round my eyes too, so it's a bit of a multitasker, so quite good to have in your handbag or pocket on a night out.
Since this product is branded as a lip tint, I'll start with that. It's a nice chocolatey-brown shade that gives lips just a hint of colour, and it seems to have a little bit of sparkle to it. The colour lasts for a few hours if you don't eat or drink anything- it has the consistency of a lip balm, which is nice, but it also has the staying power of a lip balm too. It's also worth mentioning that applying lip colour from a tin is not the most precise method, so a bit of care is needed.
As a lip balm, it's not bad at all. It has plenty of lovely ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter and shea butter to keep your lips nicely moisturised and smooth. It has a sweet, chocolatey taste, and it has a great smell of.... shock, horror... chocolate. There's real dark chocolate in the ingredients, so it's an authentic smell.
The only problem I have with this product really is that it seems to dry up in the tin and go a bit bitty on top. Just rubbing the top layer off gently with your finger is usually enough to solve this, but let's face it- if you've spent a fiver on something, you don't really want to waste any of it. I've tried other Lush lip tints and haven't had this problem, so maybe I was just unlucky with this batch.
I bought my Lush Double Choc Lip Balm online a few months ago, it appealed to me as it was advertised to give your lips a subtle nude tint and of course I wanted a nice chocolate tasting lip balm as well.
Applying this lip balm is quite easy, it comes in a little tin so you simply rub some onto either a small make up brush or your finger and then rub it onto your lips, it melts and smoothes onto your lips quite easily and it simple to apply evenly.
The only criticism I have with this is that it comes in a pot, and I find that screw up lip balms are less messy and more convenient to apply, especially if you use your fingers to apply it.
I love the taste of this lip balm, it is one of my favourites ever, it has a really sweet chocolate smell and taste to it, so it passed the taste test for me.
This lip balm gives your lips a lovely light nude tint to them, I like to wear it when I am wearing bronze type colours for make up as a wee change from pinks and corals, it looks really nice on and it is easy to get nice even coverage.
As far as moisturising goes, this lip balm is also great, it isn't too greasy and leaves my lips temporarily smoother and more healthy looking, however when I stopped using this lip balm for a while, my cracked lips came back really quickly (which isn't really a surprise in the cold rainy Northern Ireland Climate), so the results aren't long lasting.
Price and Availability
Lush Double Choc Lip Balm costs £5.25 for a 10g pot, this sounds really expensive, but a pot lasts quite a long time as the lip balm is so thick and you don't need to use too much in each application. This lip balm is only available on Lush.co.uk or in Lush Stores.
An added extra plus about using this product is that Lush only use naturally sourced ingredients in their products and they are manufactured, packed and stored in an ethically friendly way, so you know there aren't any harmful extra chemicals in this body butter and also that it hasn't been tested on animals and is environmentally friendly.
Overall I think that this is a really lovely lip tint and I will be re-purchasing it when mine runs out. It is a little expensive but it tastes lovely and gives your lips a lovely nude tint, so for me it's worth it for a nice treat as I would prefer to use a lip balm to a lip stick in winter as I suffer dry lips from time to time. Overall I would give this lip balm 4 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
I first heard about this after seeing it in a Lush Haul video on youtube. I had a quick look online and was instantly put off by the hefty price tag, and forgot about it until yesterday. After having a bit of a mad half hour in Lush, picking up as much stuff as I could carry (probably a bit of an exagguration!), I had a sneaky sniff of this to see if it was as good as the reviews say it is, and it is, I assure you!Well, if you're a chocoholic like me you will love it but some people might find it a tad sicky, anyway, upon smelling it I really coudn't resist treating myself and bought myself a 10 gram tin of it, which was priced at a hideous amount - £5.25. Luckily though I had a Lush voucher, so I essentially got the lip tint and a few other bits and bobs for free - if I hadn't had a voucher I more than likely wouldn't of bought this as I feel it is a bit excessive. I know all the ingredients is natural and all that jazz but even if it contained liquid gold I still think it would be a tad expensive for the tiny little tin! This lip tint is available in most Lush stores. I got mine from the Sheffield store, which is quite large. I would imagine it sells quite quickly as it is pretty popular as far as I am aware, so smaller stores may not always have it in stock, however the lip tint is also available from the Lush website. Lush has got a .com and .co.uk website which means even if you live outside of the UK you will still be able to have a taste of this. Unless you don't mind paying the £3.95 postage charge for standard delivery, I would definetly reccomend seeing if your local store (if you have one!) to save on postage costs - it's expensive enough as it is!
As I mentioned briefly above, the lip tint comes in a little tin. The tin contains 10 grams of product which I admit sounds generous but in reality the tin is tiddly! On a plus side though, the product is full to the brim so I can't complain too much. The tin is made of a lightweight metal (presumably aluminium) and it has a screw-off lid. I find the screw on lids on the Lush lip balms/tints/scrubs all quite awkward to open (I usually resort to using my nails to open it which I hate) but after it loosens off a bit it's okay. On the top of the tin it has a dark brown circular sticker stuck on it. The sticker has a small Lush logo which is green and yellow, with white writing below it in the tell tale Lush font (white and in an italic style font). The writing just says 'Double Choc' and then in smaller writing 'Lip Tint'. It's pretty basic really and definetly Unisex. On the bottom of the tin it is really cute as it has an illustrated photograph of the Lush employee who 'made' (by made I presume packaged or made the product in bulk then packaged it.. who knows!) your lip tint. There is also the time and date that your excact lip tint was made & the expiry date - mine is 2 years from the date I bought it (17th September) which is plenty of time in my opinion and I have a feeling it will last for ages as I only need a tiny ammount.
The lip tint itself is not creamy at all like I was expecting - it is smooth, waxy and hard in consistency - nothing like vaseline or the usual brands of lip tints/balms. Because of the texture it does take a bit more effort than usual to apply it as I have to rub my finger over it until the warmth of my skin melts it enough to apply onto my lips. This process doesn't take too long - around 2-3 minutes, however even after a few minutes it does only melt very slightly which I suppose in a way is a good thing as it makes the product last longer rather than me been able to dip my finger into it whenever I want and slather it all over my lips lol. The colour of the tint when in the tin is a dark brown. It looks pretty much like melted milk chocolate and looks quite pleasant in my opinion and also rather unusual. It is not sheer or lightly pigmented - it's matte and very bold. It honestly looks like a mini chocolate pudding without the lid on which I think is adorable! On my lips it is very sheer a gives a subtle bronze/metallic type tint to my lips, which is suprisingly natural looking and it isn't too noticeable. I am quite pale with naturally red pigmented lips, so it does look like more of a browny golden on me, however on darker skinned people I think it would look much more golden. The lip tint is not moisturizing and actually dries my lips out quite a bit, so I usually use a tiny bit of lipgloss as a base before I put it on. The lip tint glides onto my lips smoothly and lasts quite well too - around an hour or so before it needs topping up. A small amount gives a generous amount of colour and a subtle shine. This definetly isn't a lipgloss, but i'd say it's probably best comparible to a liquid matte lipstick with slightly less pigmentation. It doesn't feel greasy or sticky, however it doesn't really do anything apart from sit there looking nice. It isn't hydrating, refreshing or particullary noticeable, so i'd personally say the main feature of the product is the taste and smell, which I will now move on to.
The smell is just amazing! The lip tint has so many yummy ingredients, some of which include treacle, coconut oil, dark chocolate, brandy, hazelnut oil and so many more yummy things. The smell genuinly smells like chocolate. There is no disgusting chemical smell or strange undertones at all. Taste wise, it's pleasant but i'd be wary as the last Lush lip tint I decided to eat made me viollently sick, lol. The taste is very chocolatey and sweet. It does not taste sickly, over the top or fake - it's lovely. I would definetly say the smell is quite over powering at first, and not very subtle, and the taste is just right (not too sweet but not too bland, although for people who don't like chocolate it may be slightly too sweet), but unfortunetly the smell does definetly out live the taste. I have had a few comments so far that I smell nice, and one was from a complete stranger in the library! The other were from my mum, friends and boyfriend. My boyfriend particulary likes it as he gets to taste it first hand, and he said it does taste nice but he wasn't too keen. I do definetly think it is more of a girlie smell and taste due to the sweetness and 'candy' type of smell which men don't seem to like (on themselves).
Overall, this is an expensive lip tint which is pretty useless to be perfectly honest, but I still love it. The only thing it is good for in my eyes, is the smell and taste, however the pigmentation (sheer but noticeable) is just about good enough to justify the price tag. The fact that a little goes a long way is also a plus, and I award the Lush Double Choc Lip Tint 4 out of 5 stars.
This Lush double chocolate lip tint is one of my latest beauty buys from a whole haul I bought from Ebay with my latest Dooyoo cheque. I am a big fan of lush products but not their prices as although they are well worthy of their high price tags I don't have enough disposable income to justify buying their beautiful products (although I do occasionally!) What immediately drew my attention to this product is of course because it is chocolate flavoured and tinted.
The lip tint came in a round, small metallic tub with a screw on lid much like the Vaseline pots. It had the tell-tale Lush logo on it and the title of the product. I did like the look of the lip tint it looked simple yet pretty. The lid is very hard to get off and I still have trouble getting the lid off even now - 2 months on! I don't know if I'm the only one with this problem it may just be a one off fault.
When I eventually manage to get the lid off inside there is solid brown lip tint inside which is again like Vaseline but not as waxy or soft it is very hard indeed. The smell of chocolate is very strong which I loved but it wasn't overpowering or 'fake' chocolate smelling if that makes sense. It smelled just like real chocolate!
To apply the lip tint I used my finger but you can use lip brushes if you prefer. I got a healthy amount of my finger and applied it to my lips it left my lips with a bronzed sheen which looked ridiculous I have to say as the tint was quite prominent and brown lips just isn't a good look especially when you have quite pale skin so if you have olive/dark skin this would probably be a product for you.
I didn't notice my lips becoming softer after use or anything and the taste of the lip tint was disappointing, although it isn't for eating obviously it tasted horrible-nothing like chocolate it was quite bitter if anything!
I bought this product for £1.99 with £2.00 postage so £3.99 altogether which I was happy to pay for a Lush product and I haven't lost much money as I probably won't use the product again because I just don't like the colour. The only thing I did like was the smell and the container it came in.
I have the Lush sweet lips sugar lips lip scrub so when I saw that there was a lip tint to match it I knew I had to have it.
It is called double chocolate lip tint and whilst it is not the same range they are more or less made for each other.
The double choc lip tint comes in a small metal tin similar to other lip balms and costs £4.95 for 10g.
It is made with the usual attention to all natural ingredients lush has and is suitable for vegans as no animal by products are used in it's making.
It is exactly the same as other lip balms in it's application and it goes on really smoothly. It leaves my lips feeling nice and soft and well lubricated the only difference being that this one also gives my lips a hint of colour.
At first I was a little dubious about the colour as the lip balm itself actually coloured a brown chocolate colour and I thought it would be too dark for me. Luckily when it is on it is much more subtle than the colour had me believe it would be.
It is a slightly golden colour and not what I was expecting at all and I really quite like it. I normally wear more of a pink colour on my lips so I find this makes a nice change and is especially good in summer when I have a slight tan.
The smell and even the taste of this is absolutely delicious and I defy anyone to be able to wear it without licking their lips. It smells of chocolate and treacle and tastes just like an expensive chocolate bar. It actually took me a few days to remember not to lick it off as the smell is so distracting to begin with and I have zero will power.
It lasts quite a long time surprisingly but I do find that I have to reapply it throughout the day to keep both the moisturisation and also the colour at maximum but this isn't a problem as the little tin is so easy to carry around with me and it literally takes two seconds to whip it out and slick a little on with my finger.
A little really is all you will need as I find that it slicks on great and I dont have to apply layers like with some other lip balms just so I feel I have enough on. The little tin will also last for ages so it works out quite cheap when compared with some other cheaper brands that on't last as long as this one.
Double Choc is part of the brand new range of Lush Lip Tints, along with It Started with a Kiss. The idea is that it provides a little colour along with your lip balm. It cost £4.95 and comes in the same tins as the other Lush lip balms and solid perfumes. It's worth noting as well that this one is suitable for vegans.
The lip tint is a mid brown colour and has a delicious rich chocolate and treacle smell. You can instantly tell when you open it that it contains dark chocolate. It is a similar texture to other Lush lip balms, and I find it a bit hard to apply if it's too cold. To solve this problem, I keep the tin in my pocket to warm the tint for easy application. I've usually used my fingers to apply the tint, although if you do this make sure you wash your hands afterwards to avoid staining your skin. I've also tried a lip brush and found it goes on a little better, but it's not enough of an improvement over fingers for me to make the effort to use a brush that I then need to clean afterwards.
The tint goes on smoothly and easily. The colour is slightly bronze, subtle and looks a lot more natural than I expected. I'm very pale but this looked good and natural on me and wasn't too dark so don't discount it without trying the colour out. My lips looked shiny and felt moisturised unlike when using It Started with a Kiss (see my review for more info on that one). The hazelnut and brazil nut oils this contains are great for moisturising and protecting lips so this gives you more than just colour. The flavour is delicious and chocolately. It reminds me a lot of Whipstick. Once you're wearing it though it's not too noticeable unless you lick your lips so it won't interfere with anything you eat or drink.
Like many other lip products, this transferred a little onto glasses and after lunch I needed to reapply it. It does last longer than the Lush lip balm range though. It's easy to remove along with your other make up and doesn't require any scrubbing or leave stains behind.
Overall, another great product from Lush. It's good if you want a natural lip look or perhaps if you don't wear any or much make up and want to add a hint of colour to your lips.