LUSH • Eggsnog • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||24%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've worked my way through a couple of tins of this but I'm not going to repurchase.
The smell is absolutely lovely. So much so that I've had to engage in a tug of war with one of my pet rats when they've decided to try & steal the tin :)
It goes on well and gives a nice, slightly glossy finish but I didn't find it moisturising enough for my lips especially when they get very dry in the winter.
If it did moisturise more, I'd definitely buy again (and hide it from the rats!) but as it doesn't, I've moved on to find something more suitable.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I really thought i was goin to LOVE this, slightly disapointed.. the texture is lovely really creamy and goes on ur lips smoothly, also looks glossy which is nice, when its soaked in it leaves them soft. smells creamy & 'spicy/christmassy' (lol) in the tin but when applied to lips its just cinnamon, really overpowering cinnamon n cloves, it even makes my tongue/lips go slightly numb (clove oil is known to do this-used for toothache etc.) i usually love cinnamon but this, i can taste & smell it for ages after its applied and it actually makes me feel queezy, its that strong! i still use it coz its kinda pricey & it does make my lips smooth but eugh
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
I had to write this review because I LOVE EGGSNOG! It's so amazing that I buy it repeatedly whenever Lush stock it for xmas (even if I've still got last years!) it really puts me in a christmas-y mood. The smell is wonderful like other reviews have said. However I don't agree with the texture issues, it does melt into an oily cream when you apply but surely that's a good thing? Something liquidy that the skin on your lips can actually absorb rather than a gross layer of some mineral wax that coats your lips and does nothing to moisturise them?! Lip balm, IMHO, is supposed to moisturise not a protect your lips from ..well whatever people think their lips need protecting from. Packaging isn't great but if you hold the tin between your palms and twist the lid seems to come off easily enough. Also a great cuticle cream! ps I use this all year, and don't believe the use by date, some of mine are like 4 years old and still smell and look fine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Do I have a different Eggsnog than everyone else? I got mine for free when Lush was purging all their stuff made in 2007 at the beginning of 2008. Mine is so thick that I need to hold it to the side of my computer to get it to melt a little, otherwise I don't feel like I can get a good coating of it on. Once I do, my lips feel so smooth and protected, like nothing can get through it's seal. I recently got a Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Chai Tea for the first time, and I couldn't figure out why it smelled so familiar when I've never had it before and then it hit me today - it smells exactly like my Eggsnog! Spicy and cinnamony and vanilla-y, really yummy. Eggsnog has no taste, which I don't mind, and the smell is light enough that I don't smell it unless I pucker my lips right under my nose. I generally don't like lip balms that I have to use my finger for, but I don't mind this one. Overall I really like it, and would like to try some of Lush's other lip balms, too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Oh, I don't get the negative reviews! I realise this review may be a tad redundant, as Lush did not release this for Xmas 2008, so it may be discontinued.
Okay, bad points first:
Don't put it in your pocket, because it will melt and make a mess when you open it.
The smell is great, dunno what it is, but I love it
Its super moisturising
Unlike some of my other fave Lush lipbalms, this one is a glossy one (Lip Lime was like this also, but discontinued) and was great to layer over tints and lipcolour
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is has the texture of like T Tree Simplex, which I dont care for. It's too light and you have to apply alot and repeatedly. And the taste and smell is not as sweet as I was expecting. Up for swaps.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
This smells heavenly! It really does smell like a rich, spicy egg nog. The pleasure ends there.
The texture, first of all, is like rubbing oil on your lips. Oil that quickly dissipates/absorbs. I like my lip balms to coat the lips, and actually feel like they are doing something-- protecting and moisturising the lips.
The taste of this is completely atrocious. It's very bitter and tastes like a whole bunch of chemicals. I was very surprised by this. How can something that smells so delicious taste so horrible?
The formula, aside from not performing well as a lip balm, is bizarre. It melts so easily! If things get a tad on the warm side, forget it. The whole thing will turn to liquid. Don't dare think about putting it on your pocket.
Yes, it's fun to sniff this in the tin... but it's a lip balm, not some aromatherapy product! Ultimate failure, Lush. I'm not even sure why they bring this back seasonally. It's horrible. I didn't even finish my tin. It expired, then I pitched it in the bin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
When I opened this, I about puked! Way too strong for me as far as scent goes. This also melts VERY easily in the metal tin...so please keep that in mind.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I gave this a two, just because it's not totally evil. It makes my lips shiny and it's in a cute tin. And that's pretty much all that is good about it. It doesn't make my lips soft, its texture is awful, it smells gross. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this except I wanted something Christmas-y and the Lush girl told me it was good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
PRICE: Quite expensive for a lip balm, which is why I asked for it on my wishlist : )
PACKAGING: Funky tin, cute size because it's so small; a pain to open - the screw-top and shallow depth make it hard to grip - especially if you have nails.
SMELL: Delicious - spicy, vanilla, eggnoggy.
TASTE: Nothing; not meant to be licked; nothing like the smell.
TEXTURE: Hard when it is in the tin - I scrape it off with the surface-side of my nail to get it out. When I first apply it, it looks thick and waxy, but then quickly melts away to a gloss.
EFFECTIVENESS: Just OK. Slight sting to start with; becomes a light, slick coating that temporarily wets your lips. Nice shine, but not really moisturising.
CONCLUSION: Adorable packaging, amazing smell, but ultimately: more show than go. This is one of Lush's limited edition Christmas products, which made me want to try it even more! It was my first ever Lush lip balm. I'm still keen to try all the others out of curiosity and because Lush stuff always feels fun to use... but I won't get this one again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
TWICE I have made this mistake! Shame on me. It just smells so good, and the Lush girl promised me that this year's formulation was creamier than last! She lied. Eggsnogg looks creamy, like custard, so I expected it to feel creamy and delicious, much like many other Lush balms that I love. Not so. Eggsnogg is filmy, oily, and it tastes DISGUSTING. I have never known the fragrance of a lip balm to be so far removed from the actual flavour. The scent is warm and yummy like sugar cookies. The flavour is not. Do not kiss anyone while you are wearing this, provided you ever want to be kissed by that person again. In fact, don't wear this in the first place. Turn your nose up at it haughtily and spend the money on a butterball bath ballistic instead.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
First off, i love the smell. BUT it doesnt moisturize well enough at all for me!! its kind of upsetting. as with all of the LUSH lip stuff in a tin, you have to kind of warm it up with your finger to apply or scratch with the top side of your fingernail to remove. i dont mind this so much, but it doesnt stay on very long for me nor does it leave my lips moisurized, kind of like i used nothing at all...i prefer lip squeak so far!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Pretty hopeless, too thin to stay on the lips or do much in the way of moisturizing. Grainy.
It smells Christmassy in an 'American' way - personally it reminded me of Cinnamon Grahams and brandy, both of which have disagreed with me in (separate!) incidents involving a park roundabout and general excess respectively - so needless to say I wasn't impressed. It gets a point for being a sweet idea.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
smells nice (though not like egg nog) feels nice and looks nice when you first put it on (shiny and slippery) but disappears really fast and does not moisturize my lips in the least.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Oh, it is all right for the taste-smell qualities. Leaves lips buttery-shiny, but also dries up in a sort of a dry film between lips - so not really long-lasting or moisturizing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is one yummy smelling lip balm, but unfortunately this does nothing to moisturize my lips...this is one of those lippies that sit on top of your lips and leaves that odd wrinkely/waxy feeling on your lips. It is definitely a bit too pricey to make chapped lips worse.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I received eggsnogg in swap, and I use it daily before applying my makeup. By the time I'm ready to do lip colour, it's melted in and feels really nice. I don't have any issues with the myrrh in this, because before reading the reviews here, I didn't realize it was even in there. It smells like egg nog to me. I would purchase one myself.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like the buttery texture of this lip balm, and it moisturizes my lips well. The scent is fun for Christmas time, but gets boring/annoying/overpowering after that, and there is no way I can use up a tin of eggsnogg in one Christmas season. I'm now using my same tin from last year and it's still fresh though, so maybe that's not such a problem. Unfortunately, this lip balm does tend to break me out/clog my pores if I get even a smidgen outside my lip lines, so I have to be careful. I dislike the packaging because I don't like using my finger to put stuff on my lips. Overall, this is an okay product that I will not purchase again because there are better balms out there, and there are enough other Lush products that I love that I don't need to go for their lip stuff too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
it smells like creamy Eggnog or Cheesecake in the tin. its not greasy, you apply it and its gone from your finger in moments. small package, not hard to open, just gently twist. freshly made with natural ingredients and vegan.
**This is my third time editing this review. To sum it up:
I loved it, I hated it, I loved it, I hate it (forever).
It started doing that "burning my lips" thing.
I made my boyfriend throw it out for me, I couldn't do it,
I love and hate this Eggsnog. I will not buy it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Oh, goody. I was just looking up myrrh on wikipedia, because I saw it was one of the ingredients in Eggsnog (blech!), and I suspected it was the ingredient that turned the yummy eggnoggy goodness into a bitter mess. While it's true that myrrh has healing salve properties, it's also true that the word "myrrh" comes from the Hebrew word for BITTER. So, NEWS FLASH, LUSH!!! MYRRH IS BITTER. I'm mad at myself because I bought this when I was in a bad mood and needed a pick-me-up, even though I'd already read the reviews. *kicks self* The screw-cap of the tin is fiddly and annoying. I actually don't mind the greasy-balm texture. Gudonya's Lip Smoothies are 1,562 times better than this, and much cheaper. If anyone finds a good eggnog lip balm (not gloss), let me know. Because, baby, this ain't it! I think I may use this as a nail butter. Or to fix squeaky hinges or something...