A while back, I posted my mini Lush Halloween haul. I only got a few things this year, and this Black Rose Lip Tint was one of them. I used it, and I wanted to review it for you guys!
First of all, the color does look really dark when you open it, which might be intimidating to some, but it's actually not nearly as dark as it looks. Honestly, it leaves a really pretty fuchsia color on your lips.
Instead of calling it a lip tint, they should really call it a lip stain, and also a finger stain, and a bag stain, and a whatever it touches stain. I didn't know this at the time of applying it, but as with most lip balm, due to the shape, it doesn't apply precisely. So, I had kind of made a mess of my lips, and I used my fingers to try and fix it, but it was stuck on there as quickly as I applied it. Then, it was stuck on my fingers, then I must've touched my bag, and it's still now stuck on there. I tried removing it, but I can't get it off my bag, which I'm totally bummed about, since it's my adorable Beast bag, and his fur, eye, and nose have stains on them now!
Also, my lips we're dry, and I had forgotten my lip balm, and panicked of course, which is why I used this, hoping it would moisturize my lips, and based off the ingredients, I figured it would.
But, this formula is actually pretty drying. It highlighted the lines in my lips, because they we're already dried out. Lip balm is life guys, you know this. It's just life. So, I was pretty disappointed in how much drier and unhealthier it made my lips look. Had I had my lip balm on already, then applied it, I think it would've been a different story.
I really need to talk about the staying power. Like, it's ridiculous. I applied it mid day, wore it the rest of the day, and it stayed on through lip balm applications (although, you guessed it, it stained my lip balm too), and accidentally fell asleep with my makeup on (we've all done it ladies, don't judge me!), and when I woke up, it looked the exact same as when I applied it. It didn't smear on my face and didn't smear on my pillow case. I was blown away. It took make up remover to get it off. So, it stays. You can bet that.
I didn't realize when I bought it that it was $10, and had I known, I probably wouldn't have bought it. I wouldn't pay $10 for lip balm, tinted or not. Now that I know it's basically like a long wear lipstick, I don't feel so bad about the price tag. It's still online, but it's your last chance, so if you're interested, I would snatch it up soon! You could probably call your local Lush and see if they have them in stock too, you never know!
Pucker up buttercup!