Lush Maple Taffy Lip Balm came across as a tad weird for a Holiday release. I think maple and I automatically think Fall. But Lush released it as special ode to Canadian friends, inspired by the tradition of tapping maple sap and making sweet candy treats from it.
A lip balm scented and flavored like rich, ooey, gooey maple syrup!
This smells quite lovely and is spot on for maple syrup but…
I don’t like it.
I got caught up in the description which read, “sweet and syrupy balm” and proceeded to think, “oh maybe this is a slick balm…” Sadly, like most Lush Balms, it’s really hard textured. I don’t particularly find warming it up easy and dislike the harder texture with a passion. I know a few people had mentioned popping it into my pant pocket and I’ve tried this in the past with other balms from Lush and it sadly doesn’t do incredible favors for the density of the product. It’s just hard.
Now the scent of the product is really nice. It’s very rich and warm and in some aspects candy-like. Kinda reminds me of a big stack of pancakes with warm maple syrup dripping down them. At first swipe on my lips this comes across very true to my imaginings but than it turns a bit rubbery and wax tasting and kinda coconut mixed into that. It’s a weird concoction.
The formula isn’t only densely packed but it also comes across very waxy on lips. It’s not pretty to say the least.
- Anyone who already loves Lush Lip Balms (although I personally feel the flavor is a bit funky on this little guy!).
- Anyone who wants a hydrating lip balm (this is just waxy so if you like chapsticks you might see the joy in this).
- Anyone who isn’t keen on flavored, scented products.
I didn’t personally like this but lovers of Lush Lip Balms might adore it however it tastes really off to me. It starts off fine but comes across rather strange soon after. I do wish it was more of a hydrating balm but I can see those who like chapstick enjoying this formula easily.
For me it was a bit of a bust but I’m really looking forward to what other Lush lovers think of this one.
Available now from Lush.