Review: LUSH Honey Trap Lip Balm

January 26, 2014 Lip Care
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To a lip balm addict, picking one lip balm to hold the holy grail title is like choosing a favourite child. But for LUSH’s Honey Trap lip balm, I’ll do it a thousand times over.

Lush Cosmetics are just good at keeping their Lushies happy by offering such a great variety of different products and catering for people with different expectations.

What is it?

Lush says:

“…the embodiment of sweet, soft, sexy and wicked…”

“Smooth on some wicked white chocolate, sweet honey, softening butters and delicious vanilla for temptingly tasty lips.”

 

To a lip balm addict, picking one lip balm to hold the holy grail title is like choosing a favourite child. But for LUSH's Honey Trap lip balm, I'll do it a thousand times over. Lush Cosmetics are just good at keeping their Lushies happy by offering such a great variety…

In a nutshell

Formula
Scent
Efficacy
Packaging
Price

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There's a reason that this is my holy grail lip balm. To me it's an all-rounder because it lasts me ages and smells gorgeous, not to mention it actually works great for me!

The Breakdown

The formula

The consistency somewhat resembles a solid block of butter and it warms and softens to the touch. The top three ingredients of oat milk, almond oil and beeswax work quite well together as the base of this lip balm because the liquid ingredients counter the beeswax’s solidity.

Staying power isn’t amazing, meaning that you may need to re-apply after eating a meal or smooching!

The scent

White chocolate, honey and vanilla. Need I say more? I guess I do because this is a review…

This is seriously the best honey-flavoured lip balm I’ve ever come across. You know how most honey-flavoured products end up smelling artificial? Or too boring? Well Honey Trap just smells so tasty because the white chocolate and vanilla really compliment their honey counterpart.

The efficacy

After using honey trap religiously for a couple of months, my lips didn’t need lip balm as much as they did. I’m not sure if it’s because Lush’s honey trap has satisfied my lip balm addiction entirely or what but I guess the only other conclusion is that it work for me!

The price

Like all of Lush’s lip products, this one goes for $9.95 AUD. No, it is not really something that everyone can justify for a lip balm (I’ve been there), but if you were to buy just one lip balm from Lush – this should be the one.

I’m still using my first one (even though I already bought a backup), and it’s been almost half a year since I bought it and it’s still got a month or two of use in it. So it’s definitely worth the dollars, if I may say so myself.

The packaging

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The small tin is actually quite hard to open, especially if you have freshly moisturised hands. I get that minimalistic packaging is one of Lush’s environmentally conscious decisions, so all is forgiven! 😀

You can work around that stubborn packaging by placing it in between your palms like you’re praying and then twist the lid and the base of the tin in opposite directions. This usually works for me, and hopefully works for all you peeps out there too.

The other one is melting the lip balm and replacing it in something that you prefer… perhaps a lip balm tube? or another small tub that won’t take too much elbow grease to open.

The Verdict

There’s a reason that this is my holy grail lip balm. To me it’s an all-rounder because it lasts me ages and smells gorgeous, not to mention it actually works great for me!

I don’t use this under lipstick because it’s too buttery for lipstick to stay put and besides, Lush’s lip service serves that purpose better.

If you like Honey Trap, you could check out my favourite lip balms of 2013 which are somewhat similar/different in their own ways.

Much love,

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2 Comments

  • Reply Hannah March 22, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    I spent forever trying to open my lip balm so i ended up googling it and i was very lucky to stumble upon this. You hand trick thing opened it so well

    • Reply leann July 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Argh! Seriously, I still struggle with my Lush lip balm tins and sometimes I make the mistake of putting hand cream on before I apply my Lush lip balm. Haha, but I’m glad you found the trick helpful!

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