AMAZING! I have to admit I'm a lip balm addict and have used lip balms from almost every brand under the sun. I picked this up on a whim (as I have about 5 different unopened lip balms at home) for $9.95AU which is a little pricier than other lip balms I've purchased.
The lid is a bit difficult to open as it's quite little. What I've learnt to do though is you place the pot in the palm of your hand, and then with your other hand push the pot into your palm and twist the lid open like that. It works like a charm!
The product is pretty easy to scoop out with your fingers, and when you apply it to your lips there's almost a stinging sensation which sounds a bit unpleasant but what I've noticed is that it really plumps up your lips and makes them feel so soft. This lasts for a while and overall is an amazing lip balm.
I would give this more than 5 lippies. My Lips are on the dry side and they crack and peel easily and with chapstick it gets even worse ive tried lip balms from the Body Shop ive tried Carmex, Blistex and some high end balms and i cant tolerate any of them. Im a regular Gloss and Lipstick wearer (mostly MAC) and i wear honey trap underneath or on its own. The Price is reasonable because you get 10 g of NATURAL balm in a tin. The texture is great too not to waxy, glossy or greasy stays on my lips much longer than other balms. The scent is mostly honey i can smell a little mint and subtle White Chocolate its yummy but i cant smell it once its on my Lips which is fine its mostly tasteless maybe just a lil sweet if you lick your lips. I will not stray from Lush balms and get another Honey Trap for sure.
I get obsessed over products easily and am constantly lemming new things, particularly lip balms. I am the kind of person who carries my lip balm in my pocket wherever I go because dry lips will ruin my day. I was reading the product description for this on the LUSH website and decided it must be mine. There is no LUSH where I live, but my darling mother picked it up for me on a trip.
My first impression is that it's very hard and has a very strong scent. I don't mind that it's packaged in a tub
(although it does make it harder for me to carry around), but it's tough to get the product out because it's so solid. The scent is also very strong and definitely not sweet or honey-related, at least at first. After 20-ish minutes the smell becomes totally different and pleasant and not overwhelming like the initial scent.
My biggest beef with this lip product is I don't find it that moisturizing. My HG lip chap is Chapstick All Natural (which has been discontinued!! ) and it's significantly better at hydrating my lips. As a result, I don't use Honey Trap as much as I thought I would.
I had high hopes for this product, but it failed to deliver so I doubt I will be repurchasing.
This is my favourite Lush product and it is the one item of makeup I always wear. The texture is perfect-- protective without being to waxy, moisturizing without being too greasy. It smells nice, too. I just wish it came in a stick.
I bought Honey Trap when I'd run out of my favourite lip balm & couldn't find anything else to use. I'd tried a couple of Lush's balms before but wasn't overly thrilled with their performance. If I'm honest, it was the scent of Honey Trap that lured me in.
I'm glad I gave it a try, unlike Eggsnog, Lite and another I tried (I can't recall the name right now), this particular balm works well for me. It not only moisturises my lips whilst it's on, they stay that way for a while after it's worn off.
The scent is lovely. Honey, chocolate & a slight hint of mint. It may not be for everyone but I like it a lot. It makes for a great night lip balm, your lips feel very soft when you wake up the next morning.
The tin may not be the most attractive form of packaging but it's definitely functional. Unlike a Badger balm I'd previously tried, I can actually open this little tin without resorting to using sharp objects to try & prise it off. Because it's small, it's portable & manages to keep an debris that may be floating around in the bottom of my bag away from the product within.
Whilst I'm not giving up my favourite balm, I'm more than happy to buy this again to keep on my bedside table. continued >>
Excellent lip balm. I advise to use a lip scrub and apply this overnight. What I love most about this product is that it gives a cushion feel and effect. I don't mind the tin because I believe that this is an overnight treatment and really shouldn't be used over lipstick and gloss.
* Moisturizing ( has olive oil )
* Smells & tastes sweet ( has honey - almond oil - vanilla - white chocolate )
* Gives a little tingle when applied ( has peppermint oil )
* Comes in a little tin which make it hard to apply & unsanitary
It was great to have, but with the price I think it was disappointing. The tins lush use are cute but they always end up getting tricky to open for me, and the texture of this lip balm but me off. I will try their other balms though until I find one I fall in love with.
I'm on the second pot of this stuff. I love it sooo much! It smells and tastes yummy, and it's super moisturising. I hope it never gets discontinued, otherwise I will be sad.
Honey Trap. Everytime I read the description on LUSH Times, I wanted it SO BAD. I once bought Lip Service and was a bit disappointed (very very hard lipbalm), so I was hesitant about this one. But ultimately I gave in. Two weeks later, I got one for Christmas, ending up with two Honey Traps I'm not pleased about! Why, you ask?
Well, first of all, the scent! Most of you seem to think the scent is a big plus. Both of my Honey Traps smell godaweful!!!!!!! No vanilla, no white chocolate, maybe a tad bit honey and LOTS of mint and grossness. It's nauseating, the type of scent you get a headache from. You know this particular scent when you're walking in an old church (with buried corpses beneath and around the church ground)...THAT scent: IT SMELLS LIKE AN EMBALMED CORPSE!!!
I gotta give it to you, the first week, the smell wasnt that horrible, but it got worse by the day. Both of my Honey Traps smell like this. Maybe a bad batch (with a LUSH labworker that fell into the Honey Trap mixture and got mashed in it?!)...
On the LUSH Times it was described like some sort of lipbalm that would make men come running to you for a kiss. Believe me, men in my life (with that I mean: my boyfriend, brother and brother in law) think this is SICKENING. Everytime I have used it, they would ask me what the hell that gross smell was! My sister hates it too.
I wished there was some kind of "smell" function on computers, then everyone would know what I'm talking about and would be convinced not to get this crap.
Also, I don't really like the packaging. It's a small tin with 10 gram of Honey Trap. I rather have a stick. I don't like tins and tubs that much, because you end up with greasy fingers (I always rub it on my cuticles, but still there will be some residue). I bought it for about 7 euro something. More expensive than your usual drugstore lipbalm. But at least it consists mostly natural ingredients. A big plus!
The product itself serves its purpose. But I have to say, not better than any Labello, Blistex or Carmex on the market. It takes a long time before the lipbalm sinks in. Yeah, it's a thick texture and kinda waxy too. Compared to Lip Service, the texture is less hard. In winter it would be almost as solid as Lip Service, but more easily melted.
After it has sunken in, my lips do feel nice. But like I just said, not softer/better compared to my Labello. I haven't noticed the plumping effect other MUA'ers are talking about. I think that's why they added the mint. Gosh, I really wished they had left it out!
Honestly, I love LUSH. But Honey Trap..never again. So far, I have been disappointed by LUSH lipbalms. I just ordered "It started with a kiss" liptint/lipbalm though. I couldn't help myself, temptation temptation.
Being on the generous side today, I give 2 out of 5 lippies.
+ natural ingredients
+ works ok
- too strong mint scent (mint mixed with honey is nauseating)
- the sickening corpse undertones
- the scent
- the scent
- oh yeah, did I mention THE SCENT?!
- tin (not very convenient)
- price/quality ratio is below par (almost 8 euro for an average lipbalm that smells like a corpse..nah-uh)