Review // Lush Buttered Brazils Lip Balm
Remember when I went to Austria and bought Honey Trap lip balm from Lush? Well, I did it again. Not go to Austria and buy Honey Trap lip balm, you understand, but go to Sweden and buy Buttered Brazils lip balm. They're the perfect item to buy when you're travelling with hand luggage only since they're so tiny. Besides, you can always do with a new lip balm, right? One for the living room, one for the bedroom, one for the spare room, one for the shed...
As I said, Buttered Brazils is packaged inside a tiny 12g pot but that doesn't mean you get short changed- there's still a lot of product included! Since it's so thin, it's super convenient to throw into your handbag or pocket but the screw lid is a little fiddly.
Considering the name, you'd be forgiven for thinking the fragrance will be one of either brazils or... well, butter. Turns out to be neither. Instead, it's chocolate-scented. In fact, it tastes like Scratch n Sniff chocolate, so more of a synthetic cocoa feel. Of course, Lush only use natural ingredients so it's packed with chocolate and cocoa extract, but I think it's the inclusion of vanilla and almond that gives that slightly artificial note. I'm not complaining because I still really like it!
The consistency is a little lighter than Honey Trap, so I've found I need to use a lot more in order to moisturise my lips fully. The more I use it, the more it seems to be thickening up but it's still not as nourishing as the former. The upside of this is that it absorbs faster and feels less greasy on the lips. It's more one for summer, when you don't need quite as much moisturising.
I am enjoying Buttered Brazils but it's more of a second choice for me. Still, I'm excited to try some different lip balms from Lush. I'm going to Germany later this month...
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