|My current tube after roughly 3 weeks of use.|
Before I get into the review, I'd just like to point out a quirk I've noticed in regards to the coating on the outside of the tube. Over time this begins to break down & wear off, to the point where it is non-existent by the time you finish the tube. You'll understand what I mean when you see the comparison photo below, which I shot before I started TNL. The top tube (aka my current one) had had about 3 weeks of use at the time, whereas the bottom empty one looked that way after approximately 1 year of use.
And just as a point of reference, here's what my current tube (which looked pretty new in the first photo) looks like after 4 months of use:
Now for the rest of my thoughts:
Smell: When I first purchased the Agave Lip Mask & had a sniff of it, I began racking my olfactory memories to figure out what it smells like & all I could come up with is that it smells exactly like a Maccas (or McDonalds for the rest of the world) chocolate fudge sundae. In other words, it smells fucking delicious. I'm not gonna lie, there have been numerous times where I've wanted to eat it rather than wear it and some mornings I will lick whatever's left off my lips. #noshame I presume this has
Consistency: Like most lanolin-based products (which the Agave Lip Mask is), the consistency of the product varies with the weather & the seasons - one minute it's thick & really hard to squeeze out of the tube, the next it's runnier and therefore much easier to squeeze out. Generally speaking, it's easier to squeeze product out of this during summer as opposed to winter.
How long does it last? The tube generally lasts me about a year. You don't need to use too much of it at any given time, although if you're using this as an all day lip treatment, then you'll probably go through it quicker than I do.
Other points of interest: For the most part I use this strictly as my night-time lip treatment all year round & not once has it let me down. Each & every single morning I wake up with soft, smooth lips, regardless of whether I've exfoliated them recently or not. I've also used this before applying any of my BITE lipsticks (which are all creamy mattes) and its helped keep my lips moisturised as well, which is a general problem for me since my lips are prone to chapping & dryness. I'll talk further about the formula of BITE lipsticks down the track, but I'll say for now that I don't have too many problems with it.
Overall I just love this product and I know I'm not the only fan of it. It seems like every beauty blogger & her dog has been singing the praises of this lip mask, so no wonder it comes highly recommended. If you're like me & your lips are easily chapped regardless of the weather, then do yourself a favour & splash out on a tube. Who knows, maybe you'll attribute HG status to it like I have. :o)
Australians can purchase this from Sephora stores (or on their Australian website, if you dare to go there), Natural Supply Co, Nourished Life and countless other places.
For my overseas readers (particularly American, Canadian, Japanese, UK, German, South Korean, Dutch or Norwegian folk), you guys can get it from Sephora. For anyone else who lives outside of those countries, maybe try & see whether any of the above sites will ship to you, or if you know someone who can get it to you.
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