I purchased this lip tint when the Lush Christmas range was available in store and online. I think I paid around £5 for it, which is average for a Lush lip balm. The balm/ tint itself comes presented in a small round metal tin. The tint smells gorgeous. I would describe the scent as quite sweet and girly, it's definitely a feminine scent. It smells exactly like the Snow Fairy shower gel, if you are familiar with that scent.
The tint is a bright pink colour and it is quite creamy in consistency. It is easy to scoop up from the tin and you only need a small dab to cover your lips. I find that the tint looks nice on my lips and it suits my pale skin. It's not too bright, it definitely looks brighter in the tin. The tint leaves my lips looking plumped, shiny and glossy. It also leaves my lips looking healthier. I like the fact that it is made with natural butters and waxes. It hasn't been tested on animals either. I am unsure if it is suitable for Vegans.
The tint stays on my lips for a good while after application. I find that I don't need to top it up that often. However the tint is such a pleasure to use that I often apply it just for the fun of it! The colour can be built up if you want a brighter finish. The tint is rather moisturising but I do find that it can dry my lips out if I use it too often. If this happens I usually apply a thin coat of Vaseline over the top to prevent my lips from drying out.
Overall this is a nice lip tint. It's natural, long lasting and the scent is gorgeous. The tin is nice and handy too and very portable. The tin can dent easily though so be careful with it!
A nice festive lip tint from Lush.
I love lip balms and use them regularly but I have only ever tried a few tinted balms. The product comes in a small metal tin. To remove the lid you have to twist the lid a tiny bit. In the tin the lip tint looks a very shocking pink but that''s in the tin . There Is a decent amount of product in the tin. The tin is full to the top unlike some lip balms I have tried. It smells so sweet but in a sherbet way not a sweet floral scent. The smell is similar to the bubblegum lipscrub or candyfloss . It has the exact scent of the snow fairy shower gel which I personally love. I started using this a while ago and fell in love with the product. I apply it with my fingers as i personally don''t like using a brush but you can if that''s what you like. The smell fades away after a while. If you like to lip your lips too this product tastes delicious like sherbet. This is because it contains icing sugar , dried raspberries and sherbet. I think this lip balm works amazing and moisturizers my lips so well. I love this product now as the tint really brings some colour into my face and makes it look like I have made an effort in the morning. Overall I would definitely recommend buying this product as it is wuite reasonably priced and is super amazing for any age .
I'm reviewing my Snow Fairy lip tint.
Lip balms are something I use regularly but I've never really ventured into using tinted ones . However this one was in a box of Snow Fairy items I got last Christmas and which I have only recently got round to trying out.
This comes in a tiny circular tin . The lid needs a slight twist to remove it .
The lip tint itself is quite a startling pink (in the tin) and there is a fair amount of it. Some tinned lip balms can be a bit skimpy regarding product , but this one isn't. Tiny tin, but full to the brim.
It smells really sweet ,but in a foody way rather than floral or perfumed. The smell is similar to bubble gum or candy floss and quite pleasant.
***USING and MY OPINION***
I started using this about two months ago and have found it rather nice to use.
Personally I apply this with a finger tip and for some reason I always use my pinky (smallest) finger . It can be applied with a brush but I've never seen the point of using a brush for a simple daytime lip tint or balm.
The smell of this might be off putting for some, but personally I prefer this type of foody/sweet/bubblegum fragrance for anything used on my mouth, rather than a perfumed or medicinal smell .....and the smell fades when it's on for a while anyway .
Should you be a lip licker (I'm not) it tastes nice too. And so it should since it contains sherbet, icing sugar, and dried raspberries !
So far the lid has never worked loose in my handbag, unlike some tin balms.
So, does it work ? Yes ,for me it does. I've found my lips are nicely protected if I use this in the colder weather and the slight pink hue means I can look a bit like I've made an effort with my daily make up . These tints suit my routine which revolves around a bare but fresh look. I rarely wear lipstick at all but when I do it goes on easily because I look after basic lip care by moisturising regularly with lip balms and this one has been doing rather a good job for me.
According to my Lush leaflet this contains quite a few different moisturising elements, including Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Japan Wax, Shea Butter, Carnauba Wax, Cupuacu Butter, Murumuru Butter.
Colour wise it is perfect for me. I use just a very light glossing of this product and spread it evenly, and it means my lips don't look entirely bare and also have a very slight gloss as well as the subtle tinge of colour .
You can of course vary the colour or glossiness by adding a thicker layer, but I prefer to use lip tints as just a hint of colour and if I want a stronger colour I'll use a lipstick.
The only down side is that it contains parabens and that might be a deal breaker for some consumers.
Pricewise this is around the £5 mark, which has shocked me. Personally I would never pay that for a lip tint/balm, no matter how good, but as this was part of a present I can't complain really.
This Snow Fairy range is generally a Christmas product and not available during the rest of the year, although if they do a new year sale you might find it on offer there or even on ebay .
Rating this I'd be happy to rate it 5 stars, but the frugal side of me balks at the price tag and I should think most people might feel the same. So on the basis that the price is a bit exclusive I'm removing one star.
The Lush Snow Fairy lip tint is part of the Snow Fairy range that is released over the Christmas period. All of the products from this range are based around a very pink and very girly scent.
The lip tint comes in a small metal tin which is really good for just chucking in your handbag as the packaging is really sturdy. The lid also stays on really secure which again makes it great for travelling.
As soon as you open the lip tint you are greeted with a bright pink product that has the most gorgeous smell. The over riding scent is the bubblegum which honestly smells good enough to eat, although this is not recommended!
To apply this lip tint you have to use your fingers, although you could use a brush if you really wanted to. The product is easy enough to apply with your fingers and transfers with ease.
Once applied to your lips the next thing you notice after the scent is the lovely colour. It gives my lips a nice pop of colour without looking over the top. If you want pinker lips that still look natural then this is a great product to achieve this look. I find that it makes my entire face look healthier. My favourite way to wear this product is with a baby pink gloss over the top as I find it gives the most beautiful lip colour.
In terms of longevity I have found that this tint does last a couple of hours before starting to wear off. However it does transfer onto products really easily, if your have a drink for example you will find a big pink mark on your cup.
One thing that I do not like about this product however is its moisturising qualities. Having looked on the lush website I found hat this tint contains coconut oil and shea butter which I would have guessed would have been ultra moisturising. Personally I do not find it very moisturising at all and in the winter I would definitely wear another lip balm along with this.
This is not the cheapest lip product on the market costing around £5.50, I do think this is over priced. I think if it was half this price I would repurchase for the lovely colour that it gives my lips but considering I did not find it as moisturising as other product I have found I would not repurchase other wise.
Last year, as part of my Christmas box from my fiancé, I got a lovely little box of Lush goodies, in the box,(which was called Christmas Fairy I think) was a lot of lovely snow fairy Lush products. The snow fairy products are my favourite from Lush and only available around Christmas time, they smell amazing. In among the products, I got a little pot of Lush Snow Fairy Lip Tint.
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 really love this lip tint, it just has a really festive, special feeling to it. It looks great on my lips, giving them a light pink tint which is easy to apply evenly.
I liked that this lip tint does not come off my lips too easily, it has quite a thick texture to it so it sticks well on my lips and the coverage and colour stays quite even on them as well, even when I am drinking or eating.
I have found that this lip tint keeps my lips really well moisturised, it is really good at protecting them from chapping the colder winter weather.
This lip balm has the lovelies t scent to it, it smells of bubblegum and berries, it is really lovely and it always makes me want to apply more of it.
Price and Availability
You can buy this lip tint only in Lush stores for around £5 a tin. I think that this is quite a high price for such a small tin of lip tint, however I am really glad I received it as a present and if it is bought as part of the Lush Christmas boxes, it may work out better value.
I think that this is a lovely little luxury item, it looks lovely on, smells amazing and even though it is a little overpriced, it still makes a lovely little gift. Overall I would give this lip tint 4 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
I love lush and most of the products they do, but this is one instance where I believe they got it wrong.
I regularly use the 'it started with a kiss' red version of this which I cannot do without, and I love the other snow fairy products they do around christmas, so as soon I saw this I purchased it. However I was very disappointe with it.
The lip tint itself comes in a small flat metal tub that has a screw off top and a pink label on the top. The lip tint inside is bright pink and smells absolutely lovely, sweet and sugary like bubblegum and sweets - but this is the only positive aspect about it. The lip tint is quite hard to use at first but once it softens a bit it becomes easier to get out the tub and apply to your lips. I find that it doesnt really tint my lips with any colour at all though, I was hoping for a lovely bright pink tint but this isnt what I got. I also find the texture to be really strange and waxy which I didnt like at all and found it felt horrible on my lips.
I was deeply disappointed with this, especially because it cost me £5! I definitely wont be investing in it again and will be sticking to red one, which is a hundred times better than this one. If your looking for a nice bright pink lip tint - then this isnt the product for you!
Lush is known for their great quality handmade products with natural ingredients, there are so many good things being said about this company I'm never hesitant to try out some of their new products despite their fairly steep prices. One of the products I'm glad I tried is the Snow Fairy tint. I'm a massive fan of Lush's snow fairy range, the scent that resembles candy love hearts just brings back memories of my childhood and is great for the days that I want to feel really girly. Keep in mind that this product can only be purchased on and around the Christmas season.
This product is designed to put the pinkish blush back into your lips accompanied by the additional luxury of a sensational taste and scent. The small tin tub costs around £5 when I last checked in my local store, I would never dream of paying out this much for such a small tub if it was Vaseline or another brand, but I knew lush produced great things that always amazed me so I was willing to part with my cash.
When you first start to use the product you'll find that the lip tint is solid and feels as if nothing will come out, but fear not, only a small trace of the product is needed for your lips to feel and show the benefit.
After you've been using the product for a while it will soften and seem easier to and more pleasant to use. However if you find it unbearable to use in its solid state then you can speed the softening process up by warming the tin up. I find that putting the tin in my jean pocket during the day helps but I'm sure there are many other more efficient and quicker ways.
As I stated before the scent reminds me of all the girly aspects of my childhood, love hearts, bubble gum and everything sweet. The taste of the tint is no exception to this, however there is a slight sense of wax but I put this down to the texture of the tint. This product is very sweet and strong so not for those who prefer the subtle scents and tastes.
I find that after the application the colour and taste lasts up to two hours however he benefits and effects from the product continue to work for hours after the colour and taste has worn off.
The small 10g tin lasted me a surprising 4-5 months using it a several times a day in small doses. From the time I purchased the product to when I had finished the tub I could see and feel the benefits and changes in my lips. I used to have very pale and cracked lips however now I just get a few peeling moments every now and then and my lips tend to stay smooth. Definitely worth the £5 if you ask me!
Lush is a company which offers beauty treats on the high street and online. Their products are often made with fresh, natural ingredients and they do not test their products on animals.
*Snow Fairy Lip Tint*
Lush offer a few lip tint/balms. The 'Snow Fairy' range is a Christmas exclusive range from Lush. The range includes a shower gel, perfume and a lip tint. This lip tint as a few key features :
*Special Ingredients - a blend of extra virgin coconut oil, shea butter, murumuru butter and cupacu butter. For moisturisation and protection from Winter weather.
*Flavour and colour - this lip tint is enriched with various flavours which create the 'Snow Fairy' scent. A blend of icing sugar, sherbet and dried raspberries are mixed with pink pigments to offer taste and colour to your lips.
This lip tint is suitable for vegans.
This lip tint is presented in a round, metal tin which is the perfect size to slip in a pocket or handbag. A pink label adorns the tin and the ingredients and best before date are noted on the bottom of the tin.
This lip tint retails at £4.95 for 10g. It is released each year and is part of various gift sets. Throughout the year, it can be bought on eBay for around £5.00.
During a recent Lush splurge, I picked up several Christmas goodies. I was looking forward to trying this lip tint after reading some positive reviews. I was stocking up on the shower gel (which is simply divine) so decided to buy a candy based gift set. It contains soap, shower gel, this lip tint and I can't remember what else is in the box!
I feel I got a real bargain with this lip tint and would happily pay the rrp of £4.95. My tin has a best before date of February 2013 and i doubt I will have even used it all up by then! The tin is a little fiddly to open but once inside, the tin is jam packed with bright pink lip tint! Very girly! I use lip balms daily to keep my dry lips in check and this one has been used exclusively since I purchased it.
*Pink Lips and Sugar Kisses!*
This lip tint is pretty solid and has a smooth, wax like consistency. It doesn't transfer instantly from tin to finger and does need warmed up a little and "melted". When I first opened my tin, I immediately recognised that delightfully sweet and addictive scent of Snow Fairy.
Once the tint has melted onto my finger, I need to apply it straight to my lips. If the tint is exposed to air for too long, it starts to dry on my finger which gets a little messy! The tint smoothes across moistened lips and only a small amount is required to give my top and bottom lip an even coating of lip tint. The tint feels incredibly light on my lips but at the same time, they feel moisturised without being too greasy. The tint doesn't leave a sticky layer on my lips which is always a bonus when you have fly-away hair!
Snow Fairy gives my lips a healthy appearance and any dry bits aren't enhanced. The tint provides ample hydration which lasts through the day and long after the colour and flavour disappears. The colouring offered by this tint is quite subtle but noticeable - a healthy pink tint which is quite girly and not overdone - just pretty and natural looking which I prefer. The colouring despite being subtle, lasts quite well on my lips but starts to fade after a few hours and quicker if I am eating or drinking a lot.
On my lips, this tint has a pleasant taste. I can taste a little wax but the main taste is very sweet and fruity with a hint of bubblegum. The flavouring won't be to everyones tastes but I love sweet things so this suits me perfectly. It doesn't last very long but is delightful for the length of time that I can "taste" it on my lips.
I love this lip tint! It is very gentle yet effectively moisturises dry lips. I have used this prior to going out shopping or elsewhere and have noticed that my lips do not suffer as badly from the cold wind. My lips feel protected when I wear this but I am happy that they also look good at the same time! Because only a small smear of tint is required, my tin looks barely used and I can see this lasting incredibly well so value for money. Even if I do need to re-apply for colour and flavour, it is well worth it!
I would say Snow Fairy Lip Tint would suit anyone who likes to have pretty and moisturised lips. It would be a great stocking filler for a teenager or any girly girl and is well worth the £4.95 price. I will be stocking up again next year!
Thanks for reading :) x
*originally posted on ciao*
I paid £4.95 for this lip tint from Lush a couple of years ago.
The tint comes in a small 10g metal tin with a screw on lid. The tin is small and compact and is easy to hold. It can dent easily sometimes so be careful with it!
The tint is hot pink in colour and it smells exactly the same as the Snow Fairy shower gel. I would describe the scent as very sweet, like bubblegum, yum! The tint is quite hard to apply so I suggest "warming up" the tin before use. You can do this by simply holding the tin in your hand for a couple of minutes or by placing the tin in the cup of your bra for a minute or two. This helps the tint to melt a little, making it much easier for you to distribute it onto your lips.
The tint colours my lips pink! It gives them a lovely flush of colour without leaving them sticky or dry. I wouldn't say that this is the most moisturising of lip products but it's not drying either. It smells gorgeous, it looks gorgeous and it lasts ages too, bonus!
I don't think you can buy this tin anymore as it was supposed to be a limited edition product for Christmas. It can still be found online via auction sites though.
Lovely lip tint, and it's pink!
Although Lush is an extremely popular brand, I have never seen the fascination with it. The only thing I have ever had from there is a solid perfume which my sister bought for me a couple of years ago. One night while at work, Katie, my colleague, asked me if I wanted to try her lip tint... as it was pink and pretty, I said yes!
The lip tint in question was Snow Fairy, a Christmas product from Lush. As this is a Christmas product, you can only buy it during this time but I do know that eBay sellers do sell this year round if you are desperate. I couldn't actually get any in Nottingham where I live but my lovely boyfriend managed to get some some in the sale elsewhere for half price. Knowing I can't get it at any other time of year, he got me a couple of tins.
In each small metal tin, there is 10g of product which may not seem like a lot at all. The tin is actually full right to the top though and you do only need to use a little bit each time on your lips. As I haven't gone through a full tin yet, I have no idea how long they generally last but I won't be using it all of the time so I can imagine mine to last quite a long time. The colour of the tint is a lovely, girly pink both inside the tin and on your lips. I think it's a very romantic colour.
When it comes to taste and flavours, this has sherbet, dried raspberries and icing sugar as well as oils from the Bubblegum lip scrub. I'm not sure what it is actually meant to taste like but to me it is very much like Cherryade. The taste is very sweet and sugary but I love it! My lips taste fantastic! I first smelt the lip tint and it smells exactly like Cherryade as well. The tint itself is very hard and waxy to begin with but it soon softens up as you use it. At the same time, on your lips, it softens and moisturises them which is a great bonus to get. I don't like to have to mess around with my lips with either lipstick or tint so this was a great product for me as it lasts a long time as well.
Overall, I love this lip tint and will happily buy (and stock up) on it every Christmas. Next year, I am going to Lush to buy everything in the Snow Fairy range!
I love this time of year, as it's when Lush bring out all of their Christmas goodies. One product in particular comes back year after year, and it's a special favourite of mine - Snow Fairy. This shower gel is bright pink with subtle iridescent sparkles, and smells like sweeties. It's the ultimate product for anyone who likes girly things!
Last year, a Snow Fairy Lip Tint was released. Lip tints are relatively new additions to the Lush range, complementing the lip balms that have been on offer for years. They come in the standard little silver tins that are small enough to carry around easily in your bag or pocket. Each has a different coloured label to mark it out from the others - Snow Fairy, naturally enough, has a bright pink label. The tint was popular enough to be brought back this Christmas too.
The tint contains yummy ingredients that sound good enough to eat: icing sugar, sherbet and dried raspberries (which also help to create the product's lovely pink colour, along with some pink pigments). It is also flavoured with the blend of oils from the Bubblegum Lip Scrub (another Snow Fairy themed product). In order to help keep lips moisturised, the tint contains extra virgin coconut oils, japan wax, and several butters - shea, murumuru and cupacu - which maintain the softness of the lips. Vegans will be pleased to know that the Snow Fairy Lip Tint contains no animal-derived ingredients and is therefore completely suitable for them.
The lip tint looks solid when you first open the tin, and indeed it is fairly hard to get the product out at first. You can either scrape a fingernail's worth of product to apply to your lips, or just rub your finger over it. I tend to use the latter method, though it does take a bit of effort at first. The tint is easily rubbed over the lips to add colour. I don't find the tint amazingly moisturising, though I wouldn't describe it as drying. I do need to use a lip balm underneath, but then I do have very dry lips naturally - someone who didn't would probably have no problem using this product alone.
The tint smells deliciously bubblegum-sweet and sugary in the tin, and continues to do so on the lips - almost good enough to eat! In fact, if you lick your lips you do get a taste of sweet sugar - so you have to try not to or else your lips will dry out!
On the lips, the lip tint doesn't look anywhere near as bright as it does in the tin. It adds a definite pinkness to the lips, which I find complements my pale skin well and makes me look healthier. I feel it could be worn either during the day or in the evening, so it is very versatile. Just change your eye makeup to vary your look. I'm not sure if it would suit those with tanned or yellow-toned skin - it's more of a cool pink to me. However, you can pop into a Lush shop and test the product out if you're not sure.
I find that the tint lasts up to a couple of hours on the lips, depending on whether I eat or drink anything during that time (and of course whether or not I lick it off!). Drinking does transfer some of the tint to the cup, but not all of it. The staying power isn't as good as some lipsticks I have, but it's about what I would expect for a tint like this.
In the pot, the tint is lasting for absolutely ages as only a tiny amount needs to be used each time. I've used it quite a bit and it's hardly gone down at all, which makes the £4.25 price seem like excellent value.
Overall, I don't have a single bad thing to say about this lip tint. It's a lovely versatile pink shade, smells and tastes delicious, and is excellent value for money. I highly recommend it, and I also think it would make an excellent stocking filler for both little and big girls!
I am a lip balm and lip gloss addict and I was recently given this Snow Fairy Lip Tint as a gift. It's from the body cosmetic store Lush and I have never previously used it although I have tried and loved many of the shop's soaps and bath ballistics.
The lip tint comes in a small round tin about 3 1/2 centimetres in diameter and approximately 1 centimetre deep. It's a perfect sized tin which is not too heavy and can easily be carried in a handbag or cosmetic purse. The tin is pacakaged with two labels - one on the front which shows the product name and one detailed label on the back which has details such as use by date, full ingredients and contact address for the brand.
The tin has a screw off top which you don't need to fasten very tightly. I have used lip balm tins before which I find impossible to prize off and break my nails trying so I love the design of the Snow Fairy tin. The lid is also a little bit wider than the bottom half of the tin so it's easy to grip.
When I first opened this I was very excited. Inside the tin the lip tint product is bright shocking pink and has the most wonderful scent. It smells like bubble gum, sherbet and butter iced cupcakes. It's a girly dream product basically and I think it would appeal to anyone who is into make-up, lip care and likes ultra sweet fragrances.
The super strong scent made me think this must be chemically enhanced so I was surprised to read the list of ingredients. The formula is comprised of some interesting (and strange) things including: extra virgin coconut oil, Japan Wax, Shea Butter, Icing Sugar, dried raspberries, sherbet, Carnauba Wax, Murumuru Butter and Cupuacu Butter. I've never heard of half of the exotic ingredients before but what stuck out for me were things like icing sugar and sherbet! It's kind of like what Willy Wonka would put into a lip tint if he were in charge of the factory! The ingredients and method of manufacture mean this product is suitable for use by vegans.
To use the product you have to rub your finger into the waxy pink substance. It is too hard and dry to be able to use a brush. Infact it is so dry that unless your finger is warm then it's difficult to get the product to rub off. You have to rub around in a little circle until the substance begins to melt. It is left on your fingertip as a bright pink smear of wax which you then need to apply to your lips.
Application is quite difficult for me. I find it's time consuming and difficult to get the right amount of tint onto your fingertip due to the hard consistency of the product and the way it melts. It's also quite hard to get it to go on your lips evenly and within the lines of your lips. This is because it's so difficult to get the product to go on your finger from the tin that you end up with it spread over most of your finger end rather than just the tip.
The lip tint is best applied over a clear lip balm. I find that if I use it alone my lips start to become quite dry straight away. The bright pink colour means it's not supposed to be used over a lipstick or other colour. I really like the pink shade - it's a fun, feminine colour. It looks like a very strong shade in the tin but obviously it thins out when you wipe it over your lips and the colour enhances my natural lip colour and brightens my smile.
I find that the way the lip tint feels on my lips is a lot drier and stiffer than I would like it to be. It isn't soft like a lip gloss or lipstick. It's more as if I have used a lip pencil all over my lips. It's not a great feeling but the dryness can be alieviated by using a thick clear lip balm underneath the tint. Another thing I dislike is the fact that there are lumpy bits in the tint. I am not sure what the bits are but I think they might be either the dried raspberry pieces or lumps of sherbet. Either way they stick up in the wax in the tin and have to be basically crushed down into a smoother paste when you apply the tint or else you can feel little pieces on your lips as though you've been eating toast and the crumbs got stuck there!
The lip tint has quite good staying power but needs to be reapplied regularly. As a person who always has a lip product on I really don't like to apply this if I know I'm going out in the cold weather as it doesn't provide any kind of protection and would probably even make my lips drier.
Overall I'm afraid the lip tint has much more negatives than positives for me. I wouldn't ever buy it myself and although I think it's a nice gift to have received I'm completely sure it's NOT worth the £4.25 pricetag for the 10g tin. I give it two stars for the colour, the scent, the exotic ingredients and because I applaud Lush's ethics and manufacturing process.
This review is also on Ciao!
Snow Fairy shower gel is one of my all-time favourite Lush products and I look forward to stocking up on it every year close to Christmas. The Snow Fairy lip tint is a product that I had no idea even existed until a couple of weeks ago when I noticed it in my local Lush shop. This is quite surprising as I thought that I had bought every lip balm and tint that Lush had even done. I had thought it was a brand new product but according to the staff it isn't so I must have just missed it.
Obviously as soon as I saw it I had to buy it as I knew being from Lush I would like it as their lip balms and tints are excellent. The fact that it was Snow Fairy just meant that I was extra excited to get it home and try it out.
It costs £4.25 for a little 10g tub which is quite good value when you consider the high quality ingredients used in its production and the fact that it is so nice.
The lip tint is one of the most gorgeous pink colours I have ever seen and really made me curious to how it would look on my lips. I was a little nervous it would be really bright on my lips but when I put some on it left my lips with just a lovely light pink hint of colour. It also left my lips with a lovely sheen that wasn't too shiny or sticky so I could wear it during the day with minimal make-up without feeling like I had overdone the slap.
The colour is gorgeous and it works wonders for dry lips but the thing I was most impressed with was the fact it acted like a deep conditioning treatment for the skin on my lips and the oils in the tint really penetrated the skin and left my lips looking plumper and super smooth.
When the weather was bad my lips didn't get dry and chapped in the wind and were just left feeling lovely and moisturised.
For those of you not familiar with Snow Fairy it is one of the nicest smells that Lush do in my opinion. It is quite sweet and girly and contains ingredients such as sherbet and icing sugar to give it the sweet but not sickly smell. I personally think this is one of the best lip tints/balms that I have ever used and I was left feeling really impressed with it.
Longevity was quite good too and although I needed to reapply every couple of hours I thought that this was quite good for what is essentially just a coloured lip balm. I also only needed to use a tiny amount of the tint to cover my lips and as it comes in a tub where you use your finger to slick it on it means that you get more out of it and can control the amount better than you can with one that you have to squeeze on your lips.
I bought this on eBay recently for £4.80. It is actually a seasonal product which was sold at Christmas so therefor it is currently unavailable from Lush and so I am unaware of the official RRP, however there are a few eBay listings on eBay currently from people selling it so if you are interested i'd have a look on there. Hopefully Lush will sell the snow fairy lip tint again this Christmas as I am quite fond of it despite the few negatives it does have, and if they do sell them again I will definetly be stocking up on a few more tins. The Lush Snow Fairy lip tint comes in the usual Lush packaging - a small metal tin with a pink label on the front which has the product name in white writing and the Lush logo at the top. The bottom is cute as it has a 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. The jar is very small and is holds 10 grams of product however the lip tint is all the way up to the brim so you do get a generous amount. There is also the time and date that your excact lip tint was made & the expiry date - mine is 2 years from now which is plenty of time.
This smells just like the Snow Fairy shower gel which is gorgeous but it did put me off a bit because I kept stupidly expecting it to taste of soap lol. The actual taste though is nice - a sweet, fruity bubblegum taste with a hint of candyfloss. It does not taste sickly or fake, it's lovely. Smell wise it smells the same as the Snow Fairy shower gel which is very sweet. I would definetly say the smell is quite overpowering and not very subtle, and the taste is just right (not too sweet, not too bland), but unfortunetly the smell out lives the taste. I don't mind the smell been strong, don't get me wrong, but when I am out in public I do feel a little concious that I smell like a candy store lol. It's probably not as noticeable as I think, however I have had a comment from a friend of mine that I smelt nice (I was only wearing a fragrant free deodrant and this lip tint), so it is obviously noticeable to others if you're in close range of someone.
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. The lip tint itself is not creamy at all - it is waxy and hard in consistency - nothing like vaseline or the usual brands of lip tints/balms. I apply mine by rubbing my finger into it until it has melted a little (this doesn't take long at all), and when there is enough product on my finger I apply it to my lips. The colour of the tint when in the tin is a bright, neon pink which I would liken to a flamingo pink, it is extremely well pigmented. Texture wise it is waxy as I mentioned before and has a slight grainy feel to it which once on my lips I do not notice. When applied to the lips it glides on smoothly and leaves a gorgeous shiny but discreet tint, it doesn't add a noticeable amount of colour and just gives a natural, glossy finish. It is not bright pink on the lips like when it is in the tin.
The lip tint in my opinion is a suprisingly hydrating lip tint and makes my lips feel moist and refreshed. It can also be used as a blush to add a bit of subtle colour to your cheeks - trust me, I do this and it looks great, it's so easy to blend and is not greasy in the slightest. The pigmentation is just right - quite sheer when blended properly, and is no where near as bold as I was expecting which makes it perfect for a blusher base or a cheek tint. Lasting power is not great, I usually top up on this every hour or so as once it has absorbed into the lips I feel that my lips are too dry so have to moisten them up again with another coat of the Snow Fairy. Despite regular top ups it does last well as only a little is needed. Overall a product I would reccomend! It is suitable for vegans and vegeterians and like all Lush products it is 100% cruelty free.
A Santa special
This product is one of the Lush Christmas products, which I received as part of a giftset. Although you can only get this one at Christmas, there seem to be a few available on ebay currently, and Lush does sell other lip balms in the same packaging, all around the £5 price mark.
The Snow Fairy lip tint comes in a tiny little silver coloured tin, which weighs 10g (exactly half the size of the much cheaper Vaseline tins!). There is a pink label on the front telling me the name of the product, and a label on the back giving me a full list of ingredients, and other info such as who in the Lush factory packaged my item and when, and that the lip balm is suitable for vegans.
Unscrew the lid and inside awaits a terrifying flashback to anyone who was a child of the eighties. The lip balm inside is a bright neon pink, which I am sure would glow in the dark. This will take many of us 30-something dooyooers back to the days of day-glo shoelaces, legwarmers and Wham and, honestly, I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing.
Thankfully the lairy and scary colour of the lip balm is redeemed slightly by the lovely smell! It is candy floss sweet and a girlie smell that suits the balm's colour scheme. It's quite a strong smell which I really like, but I can imagine this would be a bit sickly and off-putting for some people - it is one of those love-it-or-hate-it smells.
Frankly I was terrified about putting this product anywhere near my skin, given its frightening appearance. I decided to try it out in the privacy of my own home and ensured I had no immediate appointments or would have to face anyone before I had time to wash it off. I don't think neon pink is a good colour for anyone's lips.
But before I got to check out the full extent of the damage this would do to my appearance, I had to contend with the rock solid texture of the balm. Expecting something similar to other balms - slightly greasy but smooth - I was quite surprised that rubbing my finger across the top of this product delivered pretty much nothing. It has a hard waxy texture and you have to press quite hard to get any of this product onto your fingertip. It also helps if your hands are warm as this seems to help soften the balm. On my fingertip the balm still has the scary pink colour, and it does look and feel a little waxy.
By this point I was fairly fed up of this product - the colour had scared me and it required much more effort than should be necessary to apply a lip product! But as I had come this far of course I had to try it out.
This didn't feel very smooth when it went on my lips - it felt a little 'bitty' and, again, slightly waxy. It took a big leap of courage for me to look in the mirror as I wasn't expecting much from the horrible pink stuff.
A sweet surprise
Thankfully I was in for a pleasant surprise ... it looked lovely! Amazingly the neon pink colour does not transfer to the lips at all - instead it leaves a really nice healthy tint on my lips as well as a nice natural-looking sheen. It has a very slight shimmer to it, but nothing over-the-top, and it makes my lips look nice and healthy.
The nice sweet taste is definitely evident and it is quite a pleasant flavour for a lipbalm. This flavour lingered, and I found the balm lasted a good while - longer than Vaseline, for example, which I find needs more frequent reapplication.
Overall I have really mixed feelings about this product. Once it's on it looks so lovely, but I hate the texture of it in the pot, and even though it has good staying power I do think it's overpriced (I reckon it costs about eight times more than Vaseline tins, if you take the quantity into account, which is extortionate). So I think it's only right I take off a star for the price and a star for the texture. So that makes three from me!