This is my first 'cruelty free' beauty post! As I mentioned last week, I will be gradually changing my make-up bag to contain non-animal tested cosmetics.So, I've been making a mental list of all my makeup 'essentials' and what to change first... Apparently having red lips is high on that metaphorical list!
I've not always been a lipstick fan, but whilst in Spain I picked up my very first one (late on the trend, what can I say) - and since then, my collection has grown & they have become a staple in my everyday makeup. However, most of them are MAC, so, when I was in Lush the other day and I spotted 'It Started With a Kiss' (£5.50) lip tint...
*a chorus of angels sing*
... it felt like instant love.
I was never a fan of lip 'tints' as they always end up where you don't want them, they dry your lips & sometimes end up staying on for longer than you want BUT! I was so surprised by how 'balmy' and moisturising 'It Started With a Kiss' felt. The colour is long lasting (cerca 3-4 hours), yet doesn't permanently stain, and unlike most lip tint products, this actually protects & smooths lips at the same time! OH! And it tastes cinnamon-y... Not sure what more you could ask for?
The colour is fairly light for a red, but I still really like it. I think it may suit women with 'cooler' skin tones - even though I'm pale, I have yellow undertones - and would really work well with that kind of colouring.
Would I buy another? YES. Lush have quite a few different versions and I, 100%, will be checking them out.
I paired it with Bubblegum scrub (£4.95) before applying (made of sugar, I tend to just end up eating it) and lined with Body Shop Lip Liner in Mauve Berry which I got in my Models1 goodie bag.
Overall, super impressed. One I will definitely keep in my handbag for emergencies!
Have you ever tried Lush Lip Tints? x