Product Type: Body Shop makeup
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A sticky shine!
The Body Shop Lip Shine
Member Name: Clurbur85
The Body Shop Lip Shine
Advantages: Impressive ingredients.
Disadvantages: The price, packaging, texture, longevity and taste.
My friends and family all know how much I love Body Shop cosmetics. After a stint as a Body Shop consultant a few years ago, I really fell in love with the natural, ethical, good quality ranges. So every birthday and Christmas I am pretty much guaranteed to receive something related to The Body Shop.
This hi-shine Lip treatment was a gift that I received for my birthday back in July... I know Dooyoo calls it 'Lip Shine' in the listing, but this is the old name for the gloss - it is now known as the 'Hi Shine Lip Treatment'.
The colour I received is a deep pink colour (like the one in the picture). I wouldn't usually go for a shade like this, it is a bit deep for my tastes, but there are nine shades available on the website, so there is lots of choice when it comes to colour.
Each 14ml tube costs £9.50, which I think is quite a heavy price tag for a lip gloss. To be fair though, my lip glosses usually get lost after a few weeks, so I resent paying more than a fiver usually. However, this lip shine has lanolin oil, avocado oil and marula oil - these natural properties all help to moisturise the lips - and I presume that they are also rather expensive to source, which probably goes some way to justifying the price tag.
This gloss comes in a long thin tube which can be lightly squeezed and applied directly to the lips. Personally I like my lip glosses to be applied with a stick, so this isn't the best design for me, but its still perfectly useable.
I find the gloss itself rather thick and sticky and it always comes off as soon as I put a glass to my lips. I also find that I don't really like the taste of this - yes I know you're not meant to eat it - but when lip gloss gets in your mouth (like it often does), it its nice if it tastes half decent. This product, unfortunately, doesn't.
I am quite disappointed with this item and I don't think it meets The Body Shop's usual high standards. I like the sound of the product ingredients, but the price, packaging, texture, longevity and taste didn't impress me.
I am awarding this a disappointing two stars.
Summary: Not for me.