But I was thinking of sunnier days, since I was coming to the end of my testing of the new Lush products I picked up in Maastricht last month. I don't normally shop in-store at Lush in Canada, for a few reasons:
- I don't live near a Lush and haven't for most of my life.
- Lush employees are really pushy. Just let me browse in peace!
- The stores end up being so heavily fragranced due to all of the unwrapped bath goods that it gives me a headache.
When I got home, I found them all on lush.ca. Go figure.
Anyway, I picked up a Key Lime Pie lip balm, since my Haus of Gloi lip balm had fallen into sand the day before, and two lip tints: Strawberry Bombshell a bold, bright pink, and Sunkissed, a pinky nude shimmer.
The Key Lime Pie balm smells like sweet lime, and warms easily to touch, so I don't feel like I'm digging my hand in the tin. I wish it was a tube, but beggars couldn't really be choosers, I suppose, and the lime scent is really good. It's moisturizing and of a thin consistency, so it wears well under other lip products.
There is some kind of glitter in the tin that's not really visible here. It doesn't show up on my lips, so it works.
L-R: One swipe of Strawberry Bombshell, two swipes of Strawberry Bombshell, one swipe of Sunkissed, two swipes of Sunkissed
Of the two tints, I like the colour of Strawberry Bombshell the most, but I like the formula of Sunkissed better. I used to have a Lush lip tint that came in a tin and that was the worst because it turned my finger bright red every single time I wanted to wear it, so I was super excited to see the tubes.
Sunkissed is described as a "petal pink shimmer" and is scented with "cardamom, neroli, and lavender oils." It smells vaguely soapy, to be honest. It doesn't taste like anything and the scent dissipates quickly, so...whatever. I somewhat disagree with the colour description. It's more of a shimmery pink nude. It's actually the kind of colour I should hate: frosty, paler than my lips, and a nude. But I kind of really love it. I don't think it's flattering, more like it's just fun. It's quite pigmented, and builds up easily. Less of a tint and much more similar to the heavily pigmented indie balms I used to have so many of.
Sunkissed on bare lips.
The formula is really moisturizing and while it does have some slip, I haven't had any issue with it migrating while snacking at work.
Strawberry Bombshell on bare lips.
It's described as a "bold, purply fuschia," and is scented with "fresh strawberries and organic agave syrup." It's lightly fruity and I'd say it's more of a bright pink with a hint of berry. It is so pretty, though. I stumbled across it on the Lush UK site last spring and considered ordering it till I came to my senses and realized exactly how much shipping would be. I was very excited to find it in Maastricht.
I'm pretty happy with these things. As I am happy with the box of Girl Guide cookies I just cracked open. Thank goodness for fall.