It will come as no surprise to you that I am a big fan of lip products In fact I can almost hear everyone who has ever read any of my posts rolling their eyes and saying Duh. In the winter that can be an issue. Lipsticks, both liquid and traditional, can dry out your lips something fierce. Some formulas are better than others of course and I usually try to go for those, but then I will see a color in my collection and just be unable to resist, even though I know the formula is drying.
Then there are the winter winds and of course the central heat. Both serve to do extra damage to my lips than I prefer. Also I have to confess to a bad habit. When I work at my desk and my lips are dry, I tend to pick at them. I have been trying to break myself of this habit for years, but every winter there will come a point where I will be working on something and not think about it and just pick at the dry lips while I am trying to figure out the wording of a sentence.
And so I take steps to ensure that my lips remain chapped as little as possible. I need protecting from myself. I am a huge fan of both lip scrubs and lip masks. Lips on their own don’t really shed skin cells the way the rest of your body does and they need something to kind of buff them out every now and again. And while most lip scrubs have an oil component meant to hydrate and moisturize, I almost invariably end up wiping much of it off when I wipe away the extra particles. Hence the follow up with a lip mask.
Now I’ve talked about the Milk Makeup Kush Lip Scrub before so I won’t go in as great a detail with it, but I really do like it. It has a nice peppermint scent and a magnetic cap. The magnet in the cap is quite strong so I could drop it into a bag with no fear of it coming undone. Mostly though it lives on the sink next to my toothbrush and toothpaste.
I really love the stick formulas of scrubs as I find them tidier than their jarred counterparts. I’ll use both, but I really like the stick form. You can tell I really like it as if you look at the picture you can see that it is almost completely used up. Sadly, that is all of the product I have left. And yes, this will be repurchased. It has a good oil formula with it (providing you don’t wipe it all off) and a fine, but not harsh particulate. It is a very gentle scrub.
Paired with it is the Kush Lip glaze which I have been using as a post scrub lip mask. I find even if i don’t wipe off my lips after using a lip scrub, it is best if I add a hydrating lip product to my lips as soon as I am finished so that the newly exfoliated skin has the best chance of staying hydrated and not simply drying out While this Kush Lip Glaze is an easy formula to wear throughout the day, I really like it as an overnight mask. I really enjoy putting it on just before bed and leaving it. The scent has a slight hint of peppermint to it, but it has a back note of sage which makes it slightly herbally. Personally I really enjoy the scent.
According to the Milk Makeup Website, this product:
HYDRATES: Conditioning, plant-derived helps hydrate for smoother lips.
SOFTENS + SMOOTHS: Shea, cocoa, and mango butters soften lips and improve texture. Jojoba and olive oils help provide antioxidant benefits.
SHINES: Liquid formula locks in hydration. Sage extract and peppermint oil combine for a subtle, natural flavor.
DIRECTIONS: Glaze glides on easily with cooling metal applicator. Use day and night for deep hydration. Can also be used on top of Lip Color for a high shine finish.
Ingredients:Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Squalane, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de Candelilla, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Lauryl Laurate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de Carnauba, Octyldodecanol, Dextrin Palmitate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil/Huile Végétale Hydrogénée, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Extract, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Daemonorops Draco Extract, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Ethylenediamine/Hydrogenated Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer Bis-Di-C14-18 Alkyl Amide, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Silica, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Lecithin, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Stearoyl Glutamic Acid, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Propylene Carbonate, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Limonene, Linalool, [+/- MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]Milk Makeup
You’ll notice that in addition to the mentioned Shea butter, Squalane is pretty high up the list and my skin always reacts well to squalane. It is an ingredient I love to see in my skincare and in my lip care. Looking at all of the claims, I have to say that the Milk Makeup Kush Lip Glaze meets and even exceeds my expectations. I love the metal applicator tip as it is an easy glide over the lips as well as easy to keep clean and with the Kush Lip Scrub is a winning duo if you are trying to fight winter dry lips or just the effects of overly drying lip products. .