When I heard about Lush’s new Latte Lip Tint ($6.95), the first thing I did was lick my lips and moan, “Mmm…” Then, I imagined what it might look like and pictured a muddy, flat brown.
Wait — that doesn’t sound appealing, does it?
Ah, but then I tried it on.
Lush may not have done their latest lippie justice by referring to the color as coffee. It’s a thin, smooth, non-sticky tint that goes on looking like a pigmented, frosty golden bronze, and I think it’s outright lovely on the lips.
More often than not, Lush’s flavors and scents aren’t exactly subtle, and Latte Lip Tint also packs quite a wallop. I like the scent, which reminds me of coffee and cocoa butter, but the flavor? Let me put it this way: Starbucks, it ain’t (unless Starbucks sells a vanilla latte made with a shot of wax).
If your lips crave moisture in winter like mine do, Latte delivers. I don’t think it’s as hydrating as Clinique Super Balm or Philosophy Kiss Me, mind you, but it should be moisturizing enough for most days.
I wish the tin were easier to open, especially with moisturized hands, and I’d prefer a tube applicator to packaging that I have to dip my fingers into, but even with those couple caveats, I still like this lippie a latte.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Lush stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. OOH! So totally not Lush-related, but I was just browsing the Sephora site and stumbled upon a couple of cute things from Laura Mercier. Have you seen the new Baked Eye Color Palette ($48) or Nudes Mini Lip Glace Set ($38)?
I love the soft pinks, browns and purples. So pretty…
The polishes are pricey, but I bet they’d look great with the pieces from Laura (I like to match, LOL!).
They seem kinda springy, dontcha think?