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June 25, 2013

Hooked On Honey: Lush's Honey Trap Lip Balm

soft effective honey and white chocolate lip balm intense hydrating formula soft smooth lips
soft effective honey and white chocolate lip balm intense hydrating formula soft smooth lips

I know that the convention is to get hooked on the idea of a product, or the smell of a product or even the look of a product before you purchase it, but sometimes, especially where impulse purchases are concerned, this process of falling in love with a product happens the other way around. Lush's sale assistants are notoriously charming people. I have yet to meet one who isn't cheerful, bubbly and helpful, and more often than not their disarming manner results in more than a few unplanned beauty purchases. Lush's Honey Trap Lip Balm is a prime example of this phenomenon. I don't need any more lip balms, especially untinted ones (tinted lip balms are a serious vice of mine) and I don't usually indulge in honey scented products. This spur of the moment purchase had all the makings for a future full of regret and self loathing, and yet somehow something magical occurred instead. I used it, re-used it and realised that it was wonderful. I had found a product, completely by accident and completely against all of my beauty shopping 'rules', that I liked every aspect of. In short, I realised that I had stumbled across my perfect lip balm.

Honey Trap advertises itself as a 'white chocolate balm for vanilla-honey kisses' and I'm sitting here now smelling it (if I'm honest, I never want to not be smelling it- it's like nasal heaven) and I can't decide if I can smell the chocolate and vanilla aspect. I can tell that the scent isn't 100% honey, it isn't quite strong enough to be so but I can't pinpoint the vanilla (although I don't doubt it's presence). All I can tell you is that it works, whatever is going on works really, really well. The good news is that its scent isn't even the best part, you have to brace yourselves for the formula. This lip balm is whipped like nothing else I have come across, it is soft and buttery and superbly whipped. It comes out of the pot smoothly on to your finger and then surprises you (every single time) by melting into the most nourishing, buttery texture on the lips. It contains both shea butter (first on its list of ingredients) followed by almond oil, this moisturising duo is good to spot as the two do a wonderful job at keeping lips soft and hydrated. Once there it doesn't sit on top of the lips but it doesn't disappear either, it occupies a satisfying middle ground where you can feel it working (probably the small proportion of peppermint oil it contains) but you know you don't have to keep constantly reapplying it. Oh gawd, if you're not already on the Lush website scoping out this bad boy then I have to wonder what it is that you're looking for from a lip balm! Honestly, its name is beautifully accurate, once you try it you'll be within its powers for good.  

Coming in at a not so sweet £5.50 you might think I'm mad. Is a lip balm worth £5.50? Well, maybe a lip balm isn't but the perfect lip balm definitely is. I'm never going to not have one of these. There's a statement for you! In all seriousness, this is the best lip balm I've tried in a long, long time (and I've tried a lot of lip balms). It perfectly skirts the line between functionality (it really works brilliantly) and fun (the scent, the packaging, the name) whilst also not being tested on animals. I'd highly recommend it, especially if you're a honey lover. 

Have you tried any of Lush's lip balms before?



  1. Oh no! I have definitely been in a similar situation at Lush, but I'm glad you ended up falling in love with your product. I ended up with a massive jar of body wash that smells like honey (yum!) but that I didn't need. I do not need any more lip balm at all but this one does sound delicious :)

  2. Not tried this myself, £5.50 is a bit pricey for a lipbalm! x

  3. The way you describe this lip balm makes me want to jump on their website and get it right now! It sounds lovely!!!! Fab review as always!

  4. I've used this for years, it's the BEST lip balm ever!!!!! :)

  5. that does sound gooooood! Everytime I come accross something a tad expensive, I just think of it in terms of "entertainment" budget. If you think of this lip balm as 'entertainment' then 5pounds is not that much for months of 'entertainment' ;)

  6. I love lush cosmetics! I had this balm sometime last year and i loved it!

  7. I know what you mean! It really is one of the best lip balms which makes the price forgivable :-)
    Great review as always

  8. I really really don't need this either but you've made me want it! I'm gonna have to check it out in the shop x

  9. Okay, you've sold me! I love honey, I love sweet sweet lip balms that are moreish.
    I really must pop into a store to find this beauty, I trust your words!

    Peach Pow XO


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