The stores are now decking their display shelves with holiday collections. I am a holiday-loving girl and I like gawking at the pretty holiday displays. Lush is one of the stores I frequent because I simply love their soaps and shampoos (I am currently addicted to their Curly Wurly shampoo – which is another review altogether :D). So anyway, as I entered the store, the sales people are just un-boxing their holiday stocks and one of the items I was waiting for is the Snow fairy bath gel… I saw them un-boxing a new item – the snow fairy lip tint!!!
I immediately wanted to purchase both but since they were still in the inventory phase, I was asked to come back… but I made sure I already got my snow fairies reserved – both the bath gel and the lip tint… I love the snow fairy bath gel that I just had to try the tint.
Before I make any beauty purchase, I read blogs to somehow help me make a wise purchase (and control my spending to quality finds :P). I was already warned that although the product is good, it does not help much on the “tint” area for pigmented lips. I turned a blind eye and still pushed through with buying one since it really smelled great and it has this really pretty dark pink shade.
Consistency – it has a creamy consistency not the least bit waxy. It glides smoothly on the lips. It’s creamier than the normal Lush lip balms but I’m thinking it’s not supposed to be like a balm since it is supposed to be a lip tint. It is moisturizing and makes my lips feel really soft.
Color pay-off – as you can see on the swatch above, it has a lovely shade of pink and with a little blending, it has a healthy looking pinkish color. I have read in one of my favorite beauty blogs (Musings of a Muse) that she used it as cheek color and it worked really well. I tried that and it actually does show a nice hint of color on my cheeks (although it is a lip tint). On my lips however (pic below~on the left is my nude lips and on the right are my lips with snow fairy), it was uneventful and it only looked as if I had lip balm on my pigmented lips. Maybe on pale-colored lips, this tint would look like a natural flush of color.
Price – Php 325 ~ Roughly $7
Overall, I think this product is ok for pale-colored lips as it would give a nice natural tint. For me, it is currently serving the purpose of both a lip balm and cheek tint since it actually looks nicer on my cheeks :D. It gives a healthy flushed look.
Tip: Use it on the cheeks as base color then sweep a highlighting powder (i used smashbox soft lights) on top. You’d get a natural blush with a dewy effect. Since the lip tint is also moisturizing, it helps hold the highlighting powder.