Ed’s note: Even though we were given this at the Lush Christmas blogger event, our reviews are honest opinions. We don’t believe in sugar coating unless it’s on our food. Our guinea pig today is the lovely Lisa Ginnane. However, our contributor Andrea Reitano just sent through her thoughts as well (she bough the Lip Tint during a Lush shopping spree). So double the reviews today. YAY!
Product: Santa Baby Lip Tint. What Lush says, “Loaded with Fair Trade butters to soften and nourishing carrot oil to care for the lips; with extracts of cherries and dates to give a sweet hint of festive flavour; and extracts of cinnamon stick to plump up your pout.”
Price: Was $9.90 but now reduced to $4.97. Unfortunately it’s out of stock online, but you could try your luck instore. Otherwise, only about 270 sleeps to go until it arrives for the 2014 festive season.
Lisa’s Thoughts: I love this product! The colour is awesome, and it’s a tiny tub so fits easily into the tiniest of purses. I’ve worn it a lot over the festive season, and a little goes a long way so I’m sure it will last me many months to come. My only small gripe is that the tub is hard to twist open if you have long nails, but for me that’s a minor inconvenience. I have a feeling Mrs Claus would be stealing this from Santa.
Andrea’s Thoughts: I did a lot of Christmas shopping at Lush this year, so I thought I’d treat myself to a little something as well. Santa Baby is a beautiful cherry red and the smell reminds me of Cola lollies. While the colour is strong it’s not too in-your-face, so it can pass nicely for daytime. If you don’t plan on eating for a while, the colour will last. It is, however, one of the longest lasting lip tints I have tried.
It keeps your lips nourished (thanks to a tinge of carrot oil). I thought it looked best if applied with a lip brush – it’s quite a messy turnout otherwise. Definitely one of my favourite Lush products. My only regret is not testing out the matching lip scrub before it sold out!
Product: Santa’s Lip Scrub. What Lush says, “The caster sugar in this scrub will gently exfoliate away any dry skin from your lips, whilst the extra virgin coconut oil moisturises, leaving them soft and conditioned. This lip scrub has the fragrance of fizzy cola sweets for delicious tasting kisses, with a hint of festive red.”
Price: Was $9.90 but now 50% off. Again, out of stock online, but try your luck instore.
Lisa’s Thoughts – This product smells amazing – like a mouthful of cherries with a hint of cranberries and lime. However, the texture is odd. It’s not your usual grainy lip scrub and feels like sea salt. It didn’t exfoliate my lips and just felt chunky and awkward. The packaging is cute and the smell is out of this world, but I wouldn’t buy it again.
Kate’s thoughts (the contributing editor): I was lucky enough to be given Lush’s Bubblegum Lip Scrub earlier this year. Comparing the two, I’ve found the Santa Lip Scrub to be finer and more gentle while the Bubblegum Lip Scrub is more effective for curing dry lips.
Andrea Reitano is a Communications student, computer whizz and ice-cream connoisseur who spends her spare time studying Grade 7 piano. That’s what I call one talented lass. Follow her on Twitter.
For more reviews on Lush lip products check out our posts on:
- Bubblegum Lip Scrub
- Mint Julips Lip Scrub
- Emotional Brilliance Lipstick in Strong
- A Million Kisses Lip Tint
Have you tried this Lip Tint or Lip Scrub? If so, what did you think?