LUSH The Kiss Valentine’s Day Limited Edition Lip Gloss Review, Pictures, Swatches


I’ve been on a LUSH kick lately, and blogging about it made me want to buy more from them. Today is Valentine’s Day, and it really doesn’t matter if you have someone to celebrate it with or not, there’s just no reason not to spoil yourself a little bit đŸ˜‰

As always, LUSH released a special Limited Edition Valentine’s Day collection of items, that includes The Kiss lip gloss, Tender if the Night massage bar, Close to You massage bar, Love Locket bath bomb, Prince Charming body wash, and Neon Love soap. In addition to individual items, there are also three new gift sets: Lots of Love, Neon Love and Toucan Love.

LUSH The Kiss Valentine’s Day Limited Edition Lip Gloss

LUSH The Kiss Valentine’s Day Limited Edition Lip Gloss

I ended up purchasing the lip gloss just to try it and both massage bars, because I am a huge fan of those! In this review I’m going to talk about The Kiss, which is listed as a lip balm on LUSH website, but clearly says “lip gloss” on the tin.

According to LUSH, The Kiss “has it all; vegan, preservative-free, highly moisturizing and softening, subtle color and lots of shine.” Despite a slightly high price tag for such a tiny quarter-sized tin, I was immediately drawn to this product, because it contains no mineral oil and no preservatives. It’s almost edible!

The packaging is a simple aluminum tin with a twist-off cap, kinda similar to Cargo makeup tins, if you know what I mean. The fragrance reminds me of strawberries, however there are actually none in the formula, which makes me think my nose is smelling the mix of organic agave syrup and sicilian mandarin oil. The application is your standard dip-and-slather, and the product spreads evenly across your lips. I used my finger, but you can use brushes if you want, the effect will be the same.

The pigmentation is very sheer and adds a very lightly tinted pink sheen, providing that beautiful your-lips-but-better effect. Not only does it look and smell good, it also feels absolutely fantastic! Thick and oily texture glides on like butter, instantly moisturizing even the driest spots, and evening out the surface by masking those little lip lines.

The sheen lasts a couple hours [without eating, and very careful drinking], but the moisturizing effect actually stayed with me all day. Those dry spots didn’t become dry again as soon as the product rubbed off, making me think all those organic oils and extracts worked hard to improve the condition of my lips.

As awesome as this lip gloss sounds, it does have a con: the packaging. Constant finger dipping invites bacteria, and the lack of preservatives in the formula provides perfect breeding ground for all those germs. The redeeming quality is the size of the thing; you are likely to use it up before the pot gets too gross.

On the lips – LUSH The Kiss Valentine’s Day Limited Edition Lip Gloss

The Kiss is a fabulous product for anyone looking to physically improve the condition of their chapped lips as well as making their lip lines less visible. However, I would recommend using it up quickly, because constant finger-dipping invites bacteria.

96%, A
Formula 10/10 | Application 10/10 | Pigmentation 10/10 | Longevity 8/10 | Product 10/10

$9.25 USD for 0.2 oz. Available at LUSH USA, LUSH UK.

Shop the entire LUSH Valentine’s Day collection here.

Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) , Organic Castor Oil (Ricinus communis) , Organic Agave Syrup (Agave tequilana) , Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma grandiflorum) , Glycerine , Flavor , Sicilian Mandarin Oil (Citrus Nobilis) , Almond Essential Oil (Prunus dulcis) , Guarana Seed Powder (Paullinia cupana) , Geraniol , *Limonene , Tin Oxide , Iron Oxides , Mica , Titanium Dioxide , D&C Red No. 7 , Calcium Lake , D&C Red No. 28 , Aluminium Lake

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