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Lip Treatments - LUSH - Honey Trap Lip Balm

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rated 4 of 5 on 4/2/2011 8:09:00 PM More reviews by sthom87

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

Makes my lips feel very soft. Feels absolutely lovely. :)

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 2/26/2011 11:45:00 PM More reviews by apgoh2

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I'm only gonna comment on the texture of this.... The photo uploaded pretty much explains the packaging of this. Let me start off by saying that this is probably the only LUSH product that does not melt under the hot tropical weather. Honey Trap successfully remained solid despite the high temperature-I suspect that beeswax contributed to this success :) I would almost give it a 5 star rating if it was easier to apply. I mean, you have to relayer your application a couple of times to keep lips moist. I meaits that kinda lip balm that makes yur lips look matte, not overly oily. And it does stay on the lips for some time. Comes in a delicious vanilla-honey scent, the same scent as Honey I Trapped The Kids soap.

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/21/2011 3:31:00 AM More reviews by xXHugaholicXx

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Honey Trap smells like the Mange Too massage bar, which I'm not too fond of actually.

When I leave this balm on it settles into the fine lines on my lips /: it happens no matter how much, or how little I use :(

I gave this a three star because as a lip balm it really does work, it leaves a slight cooling sensation from the peppermint oil and that's about it /:

Not a must have, but it was worth the try :)

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/17/2011 11:21:00 AM More reviews by mhelena

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Green

not good as a lip moisturizer just like the blistex, but smells good:) I am a scent junkie, so I might be buying this again..

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rated 5 of 5 on 11/28/2010 7:17:00 PM More reviews by mixedgreens

Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

I went through a huge LUSH phase a couple years ago, but stopped buying their products because I didn't think they were that great (although they smelled really good). Honey Trap Lip Balm is one of the two LUSH products that I will keep buying, though. It smells good, it lasts a long time, and I find that it heals chapped lips quite well. This is a balm that sticks to your lips, and won't slide off, which is a big plus for me. It can get a little soft mushy in the summer,though, so I use this mainly in the colder weather.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 11/25/2010 9:38:00 AM More reviews by illeyad

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

The best lip balm lush has to offer out of their range.

PROS: (1) scent- smells like smooth honey, mint, and chocolate- however the scent is not sweet, so it won't feel like you smeared dessert all over your lips. (2) very moisturizing, not only does this lip balm act as a protective barrier over the lips,, but it deeply conditions them. (3) after an overnight treatment, my lips are soft and plump the next day. (4) a thin layer over lips guarantees perfect smooth lipstick application (works better then the lip primers I have used, and for 1/3 of the price!)

CONS: (1) packaging, I wish it came in a push up stick for quick discreet application when I am in public, I only use this at home or work with clean fingers.

I honestly think Lush should do a honey based line- especially with Manuka honey, because honey in general is packed with micro and trace nutrients that your body needs, is moisturizing and healing (plus it is the only organic matter in the world that never expires)- probably one of the best ingredients mother nature has to offer. I highly recommend this to keep on your night table or in your purse to guarantee lush-ious lips.

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rated 5 of 5 on 11/22/2010 4:49:00 AM More reviews by Nicola82

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

This is the second best lip balm ever. It loses first place to the Burt's Bees stick for ease of use and flavour. However, it is beautifully moisturizing.

I find it so difficult to get a lip balm that works and doesn't seem to leave lips worse off. I used to use Lip Service but find this softer and easier to use - Lush's range can be a bit too hard, especially in UK winter.

I'm not put off my flavour - as far as natural scents go I can stomach a lot for a product that works. Other's might find it too reminiscient of play-do, or honey!

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 11/1/2010 1:26:00 PM More reviews by alt629

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

i love the smell of this one. sort of chocolatey (must be the white chocolate) and a hint of minty-ness which tingles on the lips. it's nice and creamy and soft. seems to work the best on my chapped lips than anything else i have tried. i wasn't able to pick up any more on my last lush run b/c apparently it's everyone else's favorite too.

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rated 3 of 5 on 10/11/2010 7:20:00 PM More reviews by Msdoodle68

Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green

Hmm, not so sure about this one. It smells, lush, and goes on thickly, my lips feel ok after use, but when you use for a few weeks, it goes bumpy and grainy in the tin and when it's almost all gone, it goes really funny. I haven't ever really found a lip balm that actually works, and this is the better of the ones i've used, so i will stick with this one.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 10/5/2010 1:37:00 PM More reviews by TheReviewLady

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black

Warning: unless you're in the mood for a story, you are going to be bored by this long review.

I'm going to go against the grain and say that the scent and taste of this lip balm are really nice. It smells like honey, vanilla, and only a little bit of mint. It smells like... fried vanilla ice cream topped with honey and a sprig of mint. Have you ever had fried ice cream before? Or banana fritters with vanilla ice cream and honey... and then a sprig of mint on top? Wait... I was talking about the lip balm. Well, back to it!

I have always said that if I could find a product that worked as well as Smith's Rosebud Salve on my lips and also didn't contain petroleum (because it's not a renewable resource), I would buy it. Well I'm glad I bought this. Because ever since I bought this lip balm I've been using it every day, a few times a day; not because it's so ineffective that I have to keep putting in on, it's effective enough that if I skip a day my lips stay soft. I just like the smell and the feeling of rubbing my finger on the balm and then rubbing that finger on my lips, yum -- sorry, I got excited... what was I saying? Oh yeah. I was going to talk about the Body Shop. Yes, I know this is a LUSH product. Before you tar and feather me, hear me out first.

A long time ago in a country far away, I used to use the Body Shop's lip balm in Kiwi Fruit, which was moisturising but not glossy, smelled and tasted delicious, and worked really well under lipstick. I think I also owned a Strawberry flavoured lip balm. My sister had the Morello Cherry flavour. It was 1994 and the Body Shop still sold White Musk in its original formulation, which did not become metallic and horrible on my skin (because everyone has different chemistry) unlike the new reformulated version. I was saying... it was 1994 and the Body Shop still sold a massive variety of excellent quality perfume oils [raspberry, lilac, jasmine, mostly musk, rose musk, tea rose, liquid gold (no, just kidding), sandalwood... do you guys remember this (AWESOME) stuff?], and really lovely shampoos and hennas and eyeshadows the quality of which I dare say rival Stila's. I was wearing flannel shirts and Doc Marten boots. And I was also using the aforementioned lip balms. And then -- sooner than you can blink -- I was older (where did the time go?) and my lips were drier and the lip balms went away. The Body Shop replaced them with newer formulations that simply did nothing for my dry lips. What I liked about the older balms was that they contained a variety of oils and beeswax.

Fast forward to 2004. Because I was so upset at ALL my favourite products having been reformulated, I started looking for them online. This is where I learnt that Mark Constantine, a herbalist, was once contracted by the Body Shop to make awesome stuff. And also, Mr. C was the founder of LUSH. I would never have walked into the LUSH store if I didn't know that. 'Cause I'm a sour puss, I thought that LUSH was for teenagers. But I bought a lovely massage bar. Then I bought some shampoos that I didn't like. But I gave Honey Trap a chance and I dare say that it is almost as nice as the Body Shop's discontinued lip balm. It smells and tastes nice, moisturises but isn't glossy, and works excellent as a lipstick primer. This is nicer than Smith's Rosebud Salve, which was really my segue product. I just don't know what to do about the rapid expiry dates on some of LUSH's products. I hope I finish this tin before 09/10/11.

Also, I like to put Honey Trap on my honey. He's talking and talking and I'm nodding my head and rubbing balm on his lips as he keeps talking. If I stop, he says, "hey, keep doing that." He doesn't seem to like it when I put anything else on his lips because Honey Trap sinks in and doesn't feel greasy or look glossy (it's not matte exactly, it's has the look of a lip primer -- not glossy).

One more thing: LUSH's lip balms are $10AUD here. I almost said "ouch" when I handed over the cash cause I'm stingy like that.... I should also mention that I like the tin because it's small enough to carry everywhere without weighing me down.

Sometime later... I find that after a while the top layer of this balm dries out. I have to rub it off with a tissue to make it soft again.

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