Lush the Kiss Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

Lush the Kiss LipGloss

Lush’s first ever lip gloss for Valentine’s Day makes my lips pucker in delight. Lush the Kiss Lip Gloss was recently launched with their Valentine’s Day 2013 Collection and I was a little skeptical about trying it. Typically Lush lip balms are very dense…as much as I love the brand I haven’t loved a single one of their lip balms.

Le sigh!

The Kiss I was skeptical of but also very interested as it wasn’t called a balm but a lip gloss! Wow…this is the first potted lip gloss in known history.

Is it good?

Hells yes. If your OCD good nature can get over having to apply it with your fingers you’ll be a-ok to grab it. Yeah, the tin design makes it difficult to travel with as seriously who wants to dip their nasty fingers into a lipgloss and apply on the road? Not I!


If you can get past all that Lush has successfully created a lovely little gloss for lips.

The texture resembles softened taffy and is a pale shade of pink. The pink does transfer to lips at first and comes across rather deathly mod on my lips, not a good look. But what starts out as a thick, odd shade of pink on my lips quickly morphs as it warms up. The thicker texture goes glossy, the pink dissipates and becomes clearer, and you’re left with soft, smooth, shiny lips all ready for kissing.

Lush the Kiss Lip Gloss

Lush the Kiss Lip Gloss Swatches

Real almond and mandarin flavoring give this a sweet yet foody taste with shea and cupuacu butters to keep lips hydrated through the wear.

It’s a winner!

Loves this stuff.

It almost feels like a lip oil of sorts so my cracked, flaky lips are soaking in all this extra moisture and loving.

Don’t like the packaging but love the gloss.

Excellent job Lush!

Now recreate all your past balms with this new formula and I would be a very happy Muse.

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  • 2/7/13 12:16 Jeanne:

    Boo we won’t be getting The Kiss here in Australia because of “manufacturing issues”. A bunch of the Emotional Brilliance shades were missing at my local store when they were first launched because a problem with shipping. I think I remember reading an older post of yours about how Lush doesn’t accept responsibility for anything happening during shipping – I’m not surprised, they can’t even ship products to their own stores properly!


  • 2/7/13 12:21 Cj:

    Wait wait wait a lush lip tin that ISN’T dry and hard as a rock???


    • 2/7/13 12:40 the Muse:

      RIGHT?! 😀


    • 2/7/13 13:08 Tammie:

      And grainy, can’t forget grainy!


  • 2/7/13 13:40 Sev:

    Blergh. I’ll have to stick with my chemicals and gloss in a tube since I’m allergic to almonds. It looked kinda cool in its little tin…


  • 2/7/13 14:33 Shelby:

    I loooove Lush’s lip balms – well I’ve only tried Honey Trap but I like it. I wanna try this one tho!


  • 2/7/13 15:18 Shirley:

    Must get!!! My dry lips need help :( and I have a thing for small metal tins


  • 2/7/13 17:15 Lauren:

    It does look like a soft taffy in the tin! Like a tin of candy :)


  • 2/7/13 18:34 Gabriella:

    I want this! Perhaps the boyfriend will get it for me for vday??? :)


    • 2/14/13 16:31 the Muse:

      oh gabrriella’s BF you heard it hear first, your lady love wants Kiss Lip Gloss ;D


  • 2/7/13 21:55 Louise:

    It reminds me of a squished marshmallow or something in the tin. I would love to try this but I don’t think it’s available in Australia :(


  • 2/7/13 23:50 christine:

    muse, if you like lip glosses in a jar then you try etude house shini star “lip balm”. it calls itself a lip balm, but it feels like a glossy and fairly pigmented lip gloss ! O_O (with good ingredients of course!) i swear, when i wear it people think im wearing lip gloss.


    • 2/14/13 16:00 the Muse:

      hey chrstine! I’ve tried, LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 😀 Etude House makes some great lip balms even if they are in a pot ;-D


  • 2/8/13 23:38 Danii:

    Bleh. I don’t care for Lush lip balm :/ Snow Fairy, as cute as it is, doesn’t play nice with my lips. Just dries them out more! I won’t be giving this a try, since I ALWAYS need a napkin after using these little tinned products.


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