Urban Decay Lip Love Honey Infused Lip Therapy Review, Swatches, Photos
I wish Park Si Hoo would stop posting hawt pics of himself on Twitter, it’s distracting me from work.
It’s one of those days I’m procrastinating madly….! How about you? Must be the upcoming weekend.
Anyway, I was test driving Urban Decay Lip Love Honey Infused Lip Therapy this week and I remember why I didn’t love MAC Honey Salve, the gawd awful cat pee taste. Not that I go around tasting cat pee mind you, don’t get any wrong ideas…but damn honey anything really tastes rubbish…anyone agree?
A lipgloss infused with a honey flavor, natural oils, and collagen-boosting vitamin C.
I think one of my primary concern with the new Urban Decay Lip Love Honey Infused Lip Therapy was the size. It’s a lighter, smaller tube than their Lip Junkie and XXX Shine line but on further investigation they actually contain the same amount of product at 0.34 oz. Putting my mind at ease I was still getting the same amount of gloss here I started to embrace the small size of the tube and felt like it was super travel friendly because it didn’t overtake my makeup bag. Likey! Good call Urban Decay on the smaller packaging!
I only picked up a single shade because no matter how you splice it they are all pretty sheer so it’s not something you need to haul all five variations of since most will only give a mild tint to lips or apply transparently.
The formula is smooth with a glossy, shiny finish. I love Urban Decay’s Lipgloss formula as they always have a knack for creating a lightweight, super shiny gloss without bein tacky or sticky.
The brilliant thing about the gloss is it actually treats lips as you have it on, so well after the gloss was gone my lips still felt smooth and hydrated. It’s packed with Vitamin C, which boosts collagen as well as jojoba, and apricot kernel seed oils moisturize, replenish and promote cell turnover. It would probably be best suited for a Winter lipgloss when lips are dry and cracked but if you’re outside alot during the warm weather it’ll give parched, dry lips a moist, plump, and hydrated feel.
I grabbed the shade Failbait which is a transparent shade of yummie peach. I do wish it was more pigmented as the color is gorgeous. It leaves behind a minor tint on my lips but nothing dramatic…
The problem with the gloss that I had…
was the taste!
I prefer a more caramel tasting honey if that makes sense where as this tastes like a true, floral honey…a la cat pee….yeah, sorry, that’s kinda what I get from it. The flavor kinda has a floral honey perfume thing going on and isn’t very pleasant. It’s no fault of the product as it is marketed as honey infused…but ugh…the taste throws me.
The wear time on the gloss is very short since the formula is thinner with alot less tack and stick than say a lipglass so it’s liable to slide off within an hour or so and will need a touch up rather quickly!
- Those who actually like honey flavored products.
- Those wanting a lightweight, glossy finish lipgloss without a sticky, tacky texture.
- Those seeking a pigmented lipgloss with a little or alot of color pay off (the color I got was very sheer and for the most part the rest of the shades available will probably apply the same way).
- Those wanting a long wearing lipgloss (wear time is short do to a non-tacky formula).
- Those who aren’t keen on scented/flavored gloss or aren’t a lover of honey (the flavor isn’t very pleasant in my opinion).
I like the gloss formula overall and probably wouldn’t mind the shorter wear time if it wasn’t for the taste. That did turn me off and made it impossible for me to really love on the gloss. The smaller packaging is very convenient compared to some of Urban Decay’s other gloss products which sport larger tubes. The lightweight formula is comfortable on my lips and would be an ideal warmer day pick however I wish it had a little bit more color pay off as the shade I choose, Failbait, would be lovely Summer shade.
Overall, a bit disappointed here.
Have you tried Urban Decay Lip Love Honey Infused Lip Therapy?
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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