Back in October I made a huge Lush Wish List full of Lush’s Christmas products for 2013 and I imagine like most wish lists, they contained Santa Baby Lip Tint, just like mine did.
Lip products wise I’ve only ever owned the Bubblegum Lip Scrub by Lush, which in all honesty I felt was a waste of money!
I’d had my eye on this for ages so when I finally went into the Coventry store in November (you can find the haul for that here), it was one of the last things I picked up, sneaky Lush keeping these at their till!
When I tried this out in the store I loved it, the colour pay off was amazing and although it felt dry, I knew I would be able to prevent that with some generous applications of lip balm and gloss throughout the day.
I tried this on the evening after buying it and it was gorgeous! Tasted like cola and when I was giving my boyfriend forehead kisses, it didn’t transfer onto his skin!
However when I got home with this I found it to be really quite drying and it wasn’t staying on my lips. I felt somewhat disappointed at first but then I thought to myself that I’d only just tried it, I had to give it a chance and boy am I glad I did!
This has fast turned into one of my favourite shades to wear to feel Christmassy and I’m going to tell you why!
As you can see Santa Baby comes in a little tin, which is handy to keep in your pocket or handbag, which is what I’ve been doing with it. Although this is tiny, you don’t really need a lot of product to get good pigmentation.
The use by date on my Santa Baby is 19/11/14 which I reckon I’ll have used up by then and possibly looking forward to Lush bringing this out again for 2014.
As you can see Santa Baby is a red lip tint, which is more orange toned but with plenty of applying of this product you can make it a somewhat classic red, but personally I like the orange tint this one gives. As well as that it smells and tastes of cola but it’s not too strong or noticeable so even if you aren’t a huge cola fan, I reckon you would like this one.
Santa Baby doesn’t just make your lips look gorgeous and red for the Christmas season (or any season for that matter) but it also moisturises your lips too as it contains fair trade shea butter, whilst cherries and dates give it that sweet cola scent.
When applying this to the lips I’ve come up with my own method of applying it. I know you’re probably meant to put it straight onto the lips but I like to apply a lip balm before hand as I find it helps the lip tint to glide onto the lips without any dragging, due to it being dry. The one I have been using the most with this is Vaseline’s Paint The Town Red Lip Tint (review here), which works perfectly with Santa Baby! I apply Paint The Town Red first and using the same finger (my ring finger) I apply Santa Baby over the top. I usually blot Santa Baby a couple of times after applying the first time and apply another generous amount. The lovely woman who served me in the Coventry Lush store suggested that you can apply this with a lip brush, but when I tried that I found it more awkward than using my finger, but I guess it’s each to their own!
On the lips this lasts ages! I’ve worn it to work and after six hours of talking and every now and then having something to drink I usually come home and it’s only just wearing away! This makes me happy as it means I don’t have to worry about reapplying with dirty fingers.
This is the perfect red lip for Christmas, as well as for the duration of Winter which is officially upon us on Saturday!
This would make an awesome Christmas present for someone if they want to create the perfect red lip or for someone who loves Lush. Added bonus points if they love the taste of cola!
At £5.50 each these aren’t cheap at all, but to be honest I think they’re worth the money. I know so many people who will pay a lot of money for a MAC matte red lipstick and whilst as a MAC lipstick lover I can totally understand this, some people can’t really afford MAC and at £5.50 this is definitely a stocking filler, if I do say so myself.
Of course this is a limited edition product for Christmas, which is somewhat sad as this is really nice but of course there is It Started With A Kiss which itself was originally meant to be a Christmas product, but was kept as a permanent product!
Overall I love Santa Baby Lip Tint and whilst it is on the expensive side, I use it all the time for work as well as when I’m out with family and friends as well as when I run errands.
So, what do you think of Santa Baby Lip Tint? Will you be picking it up, or have you already? Let me know in the comments down below!
Until next time take care all and I hope you’re getting ready for Christmas! Less than 10 days to go now!