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13 June 2015

Buttered Brazils Lip Balm


While I am in no way opposed to the smell of cocoa butter or products that are heavily 'chocolate-scented', it is definitely not a fragrance that I would naturally gravitate towards. If I had a choice between something sweet and something fruity, I would always lean more towards the latter, which is why I opted to try the other new lip balms out before I made my way onto this one.

Buttered Brazils Lip Balm is another of Lush's new releases that doesn't smell like you would expect, given its name. Instead, this Oxford Street exclusive smells much more like a dessert than it does a type of nut. While those expecting the brazil nuts to dominate will be sorely disappointed, those who like things decadent will be rather impressed. 

With three oils and three butters in the ingredients list, this product is guaranteed to leave your lips feeling smooth and smelling gorgeous to boot. Both the shea and cocoa butters give this lip balm a really nice base. The product maintains its consistency and doesn't melt very easily in warmer weather, nor does it harden all that much in colder conditions. 
While the balm does smell very heavily of cocoa butter, it gives off a much stronger, more rounded and far richer chocolately aroma than most of the cheaper alternatives you'd find in other shops. The inclusion of the dark chocolate and the golden syrup mean that Buttered Brazils has an almost treacle edge to it which makes it a very 'foody' scent.  

While the Brazil nut oil doesn't offer a particularly strong aroma, you can detect a warm, gentle nutty element to the balm that shows it is very much present. Although I wasn't blown away by the scent, this is not because it wasn't delicious - more because it wasn't a smell that I would ever choose over a fruity one.

Much like Rose Lollypop, this balm is very similar in consistency to the likes of Lush's older balms. To begin with, the product was rather rigid and you'll be hard-pressed to get much onto your finger without having to work it for a good 30 seconds or more to soften the balm. 

Once it has been used a few times, you'll find that it's rather sticky and waxy in the tin - a component that worried me at first because I assumed that it would be the same once it had been applied. However, once massaged over the lips, Buttered Brazils melted easily and became a normal balm - resting with a sort of shimmer that gives your lips a wonderful glow about them. 

Not only does it nourish and moisturise your lips and leave them noticeably softer after only a single day, it also gives your lips a shiny, glossy look that remains prominent for a good while after application. Although it is not my first choice of lip balm, I cannot deny that the smell is very exquisite if you like those chocolately, buttery fragrances, and it does do a wonderful job at improving the look and condition of your lips. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Brazil Nut Oil (Bertholletia excelsa), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Organic Castor Oil (Ricinus communis), Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma grandiflorum), Water (Aqua), Coconut Wax (Cocos nucifera), Dark Chocolate, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Flavour, Cetearyl Alcohol, Golden Syrup, Cocoa Roasted Extract (Theobroma Cacao), Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis).

Vegan?: Yes.

2015 Price: £6.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2015. 

5 comments

  1. Can I ask for your recommendation? I really want a lush lip balm and I'm especially intrigued by the key lime one and the rose lolly one but I don't want a lip balm made for girls that would leave my lips overly glossy, or tinted, or sparkly or something like that. I just want a lip balm that is animal-friendly and moisturising (and that smells good!). Do you know if any of the lush lip balms are suitable for men? Thanks! :)

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  2. Christopher, while I can't comment on the new Oxford balms, Honey Trap and Lip Service would both work for you.

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  3. Was lucky enough to score this in the Lush Kitchen. I think it smells like Sweet Lips lip scrub.

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  4. Hello,
    I have a question, does it smell similar to late Happy Talk lip balm?

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