Product Type: Lush makeup
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Chocolate on your lips!
Lush Double Chocolate Lip Tint
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Double Chocolate Lip Tint
Advantages: Value for money, lovely scent and flavour, lasts ages, nice colour
Disadvantages: Not moisturising
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.
Summary: Lip tint from Lush