I haven’t actually ever tried MAC Lip Conditioner outside the tinted ones. Just wanted to throw that out there before you started reading this review.
How about you? Anyone try the transparent, colorless versions? Dunno why I never indulged considering I love the tinted ones!
Thanks to MAC Cham Pale I get my chance to try out the MAC Lip Conditioner + Lavender.
Let’s have a peek!
A limited edition version of MAC Lip Conditioner with the soothing properties of French Lavender.
Ok, so let me say that this is just dumb. MAC why the + Lavender dude? It doesn’t taste like lavender, it doesn’t smell like it…so what the hell? Bueller, Bueller, Anyone?
I’ve no idea why they have that in there but ok, whatever.
It actually has a tasty peppermint flavor though which I’m more than happy with so I’m not complaining too much. This is a milky balm that pretty much turns into an oil-like gloss once it warms up on lips. It really soothes dry, tired, chapped lips as I’m sporting ’em right now and it did the trick at easing some of my pain and suffering, yes, pain and suffering, I get mega chapped lips.
The balm has a smooth, emollient texture that runs a tad on the thick side but as I said it quickly turns into a glossy oil. It leaves behind a high shine and sports an identical texture to the tinted conditioners. I thought this version wasn’t great for walking out of the house in as it does turn transparent for the most part but the finish seems a tad too hubba bubba lip looking for me to walk around in. Either that or the combination of my chapped, red lips and the conditioner made it look ten times worst.
I think I prefer leaving it by my bed as an overnight treatment. It really did heal up my lips quite well and made them soft come the AM after a PM application!
It’s in a jar so finger application is unfortunately necessary, sucks for us anal avoid bacteria at all time types!
- Anyone wanting a balm for soothing dry lips!
- Anyone who wants an overnight treatment for soothing dryness or chapped lips!
- Anyone expecting some sort of lavender scent or flavor (this is crisp, cool peppermint all the way).
- Anyone who wants a clear balm for treating lips on the go (I felt like it was a bit too overly shiny and milky in finish to wear out of the house).
I’ll buy it again and will definitely leave it by my night stand for overnight treatments for sure. I liked it alot however Rosebud Salve does remain my all time favorite so if you already own a few tins of that you probably don’t need this. I’m not sure where MAC is coming from with the + Lavender. It probably is in the mix but it might be considered a tad misleading if you go into purchase expecting it to smell or even taste like the herb. Quite a nice balm and warrants a repurchase in the regular format when this LE version is gone.
Anyone a MAC Lip Conditioner fan?
Gearing up to try this one?
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