Average Rating 3.5/5
Review by lareinarumbera
the good stuff: yummy citrus smell (but no sweet icky flavor, thank goodness), good lasting power & softens really well. not too shiny, my guy friends borrow this if they're standing out in the cold and they don't have their chapstick. it's also 100% vegan - no animal products whatsoever. it's solid-looking but once it melts it goes on nice and thin, not gooey and tacky. since it's not sticky, i can just rub the excess into my cuticles, instead of being grossed out by the fact that i can't wash my hands. it has that hard-to-overapply consistency that i enjoy with most LUSH balms. however, i'm more of a whip stick girl, and although this is decently long lasting, i prefer the rich moisture that i get from whip stick and lip service. compared to other LUSH balms: grainier... could be because there isn't any beeswax in this to hold the formula together. i have two pots (one for the office, the other in one of my purses), and both pots contain round balls of waxy stuff, although one applies less grainy and more smooth. compared to other LUSH balms this has a lighter consistency, and isn't as smooth (which makes me covet whip stick even more)... i also like happy talk (the coffee + black pepper one), which got discontinued, much better than this. however, i prefer none of your beeswax to let them eat cake (revolting flavor and white residue on lips) and honey trap (too strong!). the bad stuff: i hate the tins. they get dented too quickly and since there is no seal on it if it melts you're left with an oily mess (the stuff will leak out like crazy). i also feel that balms that are this solid should be in stick format, which would be so much more hygenic (2 lippies off for that)... overall though, i would probably buy this again... but i still love whip stick better, and consider this 2nd place.