I wrote a review on this lip balm in 2009, this review now is an updated version for 2014. Because as you will see in my old review, I really didn't like this in 2009, I didn't purchase it again until now. The reason I purchased this was because I ran out of my beloved (really beloved) Chocolate Whip, and my lips were really chapped recently because I keep forgetting to put my other lip balms on it, there were these dead skin sticking out on them. I thought Chocolate Whip would be a little too hard on my lips, as it is a lot thicker, I gave None of Your Beeswax another chance when I went to Lush, as I remember it was a thin formula. They definitely changed the formula on these, they are now very liquid-y, and no longer grainy and gritty!! They now have a very smooth formula. There is a harder layer on top of the balm, as Lush's balm's first layer is usually dried out a little. When I dug my finger in, I was very surprising that the product underneath is VERY soft, and melty. I almost have a feeling that once I use up the entire top layer, the balm underneath might slide around in the tin and make a mess, that's how soft they felt. We'll have to see if that happens. The balm still smells like the amazing lemon + vanilla + shea combination I remembered from years ago, and doesn't taste weird. Due to the thin consistency, it is easier to work with on the lips when your lips are extremely chapped. It gives a nice shine to the lips, and doesn't last as long as thicker balms as expected, but it never dries your lips out! Which is great, since many thinner lip balms actually dry lips out in the end. Overall, I love this balm now. I feel like Lush has been constantly improving the textures of their lip balms, which is something I really appreciated, as a lot of companies don't care for the minor details, and lip balms are not even Lush's sell points.
Review from 2009
Lush recently decreased the price for all the lipbalms. They are now $6.95. This is new and this is terrible. It is incredibly gritty. It almost feels like lip exfoliator instead of a lip balm. But it smells divine and it moisturizes. It is relatively thin and runny, but it does not dry out your lips. I so wish there is a lipbalm that smells like this, lemon+vanilla, but has the texture of Honey Trap. Overall, I wouldn't buy this again. And this one is going back to the store.
I really like this lib balm from LUSH.
I tried the Honey Trap one before and I prefer this non-beeswax formula.
The consistency suits me more. It feels like it sinks into your lips better.
This is a great option if you are vegan, as well!
The smell is also pleasant. A nice hint of lemon : )
Although not overpowering.
5/5 Lippies! :)
Much to my surprise, I actually like the None of Your Beeswax lip balm from Lush. It is much smaller than I expected it to be (I ordered it online) and I probably would not have spent the money on it had I realized how small it was. However, I know that I'm getting every last bit of the lip balm out because of the tin packaging.
I really like the packaging, actually, because it's a little easier to carry around than a tube and it can be easily reused for DIY solid perfumes and lip balms, as well, so I'm very happy with the packaging!
As for the lip balm itself, it is a thick and waxy yellow balm that is distinctly lemon in scent. I like the buttery, waxy consistency because the lip balm stays on for a very long time and truly coats my lips. The flavor isn't fantastic, but obviously this lip balm isn't a foodstuff, so there is that haha. I prefer all natural products and have found that Lush doesn't actually deliver on that front- many of their products contain ingredients that we all-natural buffs tend to avoid- parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, fragrances, flavors, etcetera. This lip balm contains "flavor" as its only really questionable ingredient, and I'm content with that.
I love how it starts rough and melts into a nice butter. after a day of using it I did have a little bit of a plastic-ey feel to my lips, but they were very smooth. I love the scent!
I'm really not a fan of this. The texture is weird and I can't stand the smell. It's got a distinct smell of lemon, but mostly it's just something artificial and waxy. I'm really put off by how it looks as well.
It doesn't really do anything for my dry lips either, so I really have no use for this. I was hoping it would help with the dryness of my lips, but it really didn't.
Overall, this is a good balm. It does require warming before application because otherwise, it'll apply quite gritty and not sink in too well.
I find that it works well on super-cold, dry days when I need to have a protective barrier. However, in terms of long-lasting moisture, it falls short. It's not quite as absorbent as some other balms I've tried, so if you're like me and you have an issue with dry, cracked, flaking lips, this might not do much.
In a pinch, it's good. It'll do the job temporarily. It's compact, so it'll fit in your pocket with ease and is really portable in that respect. However, it's in a tin, which can make for some issues with hygiene. I'd prefer a stick, though I don't know how well this formula would hold up in stick form.
For now, I'll stick with my Crazy Rumors balms as I find them to be far superior in formulation (longest lasting moisture ever - my lips get so plump!), and they are easier to just pop out of my pocket and apply without the greasy finger after effect of dipping into a pot. But if those ever get discontinued (OMG PLEASE DON'T), I'd probably go with the Lush balm as an in-between fix until finding something better.
The smell, however, is lovely.
expensive for something so tiny BUT definitely worth every peso i paid for it. me and my 5 year old daughter have very dry lips--hers is worse because they crack through the night making smiling painful for her. we've used blistex, chapstick, petroleum jelly, argan oil, etc but although they helped a bit, none of it was a long term solution until this product. what a miracle worker this is! within ten minutes, the beeswax was absorbed by the dry skin making it really easy to exfoliate the dead skin. maintaining our soft lips requires application once at bedtime only. suffice to say we've kissed dry lips goodbye!
First off, let me explain the horribleness of my lips. They're gross, wrinkly, peeling, dry and need constant exfoliation. After exfoliation, I slather these on and presto! Amazingly soft and moisturized lips. it's kind of glossy, and goes on thin so there's hardly a case where I over apply. It doesn't last that long, only about 1 or 2 hours, so that's a downside. And the tin is not the best container for it, but its small and I can fit it easily into my uniform cardigan pockets. The balm itself is a bit solid, but once you apply it it melts right into your lips. It's about 7 or 9 dollars CAD, which is cheap compared to alot of hit and miss lip balms I have. I am definitely repurchasing!
I used to love this but something changed. I compared their old tins to the new ones and the ingredients are different. It smells great but it's not moisturizing. It's very thick and is more of a protective barrier than a moisturizer. Great for skiing and winter time, but not so good for chapped lips.
The grittiness others' mentioned is hit or miss, I've bought about 10 of these in the course of my life (I'm vegan, not many other options) and experienced the grittiness twice. If you let them melt they turn into something completely different that works better, IMHO.
The thick waxiness I experienced before was a layer over the top. Since getting through this layer it's been applying much better. It also helps to really melt it with your finger before applying it to your lips.
As a vegan, this was my only option to try a lip balm from Lush. It does smell a bit lemony, but also somewhat artificial and 'waxy'--smells similar to how it looks. I tend to have dry lips (even though winter is over) and have been trying to repair them with a lip balm, without much success. On normal lips without any problems, this balm could be useful. But if you have lips that easily dry out and peel from time to time, this won't help.
+ interesting texture and smell
+ cool packaging
- unsuitable for normal/dry lips that need repair and moisture. re: never try putting this on very dry lips--a thick layer of this balm will just sit on the lips, still visible, and never soak in.