Gals that wear bright, pale, or bold lipsticks should really invest in a lip scrub. There is nothing worse than a “statement” lip or an “understatement” lip with flakes. I waited too long before trying lip scrub products. Remember my Sara Happ review? Totally love the stuff. While at LUSH, I noticed these little lip scrubs and their little price tags. I had to give the LUSH Lip Scrub a try since I now love lip scrubs. Especially love them during the winter!
I chose LUSH Mint Julip Lip Scrub because mint seems neutral enough for my boring tastes. Bubble Gum? Couldn’t do it (even though I read it isn’t as bad as it sounds). The fragrance of Mint Julips is less minty and more sugary sweet with cocoa, think York Peppermint Patty. I do like the scent/flavor. This is delicious and something I don’t mind spreading around my lips. However, I say that but sometimes I don’t want chocolate sweetness, for example, after brushing your teeth. It seems wrong. I find “minty fresh” like toothpaste much more neutral to use.
Now the formula…It is a “dry” formula. Imagine trying to rub packed brown sugar on your lips. It’s like that. OK, like that with a little bit of jojoba oil. It’s super messy. Sugar crystals will be all over your face. You’ll look like you stuck your face in the cookie jar. I apply the scrub to my lips with my fingers. I rub in circular motions. It’s scandalous to rub sugar all over your mouth! I didn’t realize that until I started doing it. This when the sugar goes everywhere. I then take a damp wash cloth to remove any residue. I usually get most of it off. It never fails that the sugar crystals are somewhere else on me and all over the sink.
Now to the results…I like the way this formula makes my lips feel. It works. It does what it claims to do. My lips are smoother. I apply a rich treatment such as Smith’s Rosebud Salve. I let them marinate either for a 30 minutes- all night. My lips are then ready to apply and “take” any darn lipstick I so choose.
I like the fragrance and the results of LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub. I am not wild about the mess. Plus, the formula makes me wonder if I could get the same results scrubbing my lips with brown sugar from the kitchen. But, I won’t do that. I do prefer the Sarah Happ Lip Scrub over the LUSH one becuase the Sarah Happ has a more “jelly” like base/less messy. However, the price of the LUSH one makes the mess seem well…forgivable. You all know that I have fragrances to buy! 😉 I haven’t decided if I’ll repurchase. It works but it is messy. It depends how much money I have in my beauty/fragrance budget in the future.
This scrub retails for under $9 and is available at LUSH. I recommend it for anyone looking for a cheaper lip scrub or for anyone that doesn’t want to make their own lip scrub.
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