The Body Shop Hi-Shine Lip Treatment Review, Swatches

The Body Shop Hi-Shine Lip Treatment Review

What it claims: A range of ultra-shiny, sheer tinted, wet-look lip glosses that offer intense moisturisation and conditioning for the lips. Each subtly scented with a passion fruit fragrance. Dermatologically tested.

The Body Shop Hi Shine Lip Treatment

Quantity: 13 ml
Price: Rs. 575
Marula Oil – Is a very effective moisturiser that also helps to condition the skin over time. Also provides essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin’s moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness.

Lanolin oil – Is one of nature’s richest moisturisers.

Avocado oil – Helps to moisturise the lips.

TBS Lip treatment tube

Shades I own: Coral Spice, Cherry, Stop Violence

The Body Shop Hi Shine Lip Treatment swatches

(L-R): Cherry, Coral Spice, Stop Violence

What I like about The Body Shop Hi-Shine Lip Treatment:

  • Not tested on animals
  • It keeps my lips feeling soft, supple and moisturised even much after the gloss has completely vanished from my lips.
  • I do like the quality of the in-built plastic applicator. It is one of the smoothest applicators that I have used so far with respect to tube glosses.
  • Very small quantity is required for each application. I use it several times a day when I am out but it seems that these tubes are going to last me for another decade!
  • I simply adore the peaches, apricots and passion fruit fragrance! It makes me feel instantly awake and fresh ! 🙂
  • These tubes work best when layered over a lipstick. They do indeed create a 3 dimensional shine and a pretty pout 🙂
  • Extremely portable and non-messy in my purse 🙂 (of course, it goes without saying that you have to be careful while closing the cap).
  • Staying power is a good 3-4 hours if you are on a hunger strike. Else it does tend to fade off a bit while consuming meals.
  • The consistency is on the thicker side but that does not tug at my lips or make them feel uncomfortable.
  • It is indeed a “lip treatment” for those with dry or flaky lips.
  • Makes lips look fuller and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Coral Spice
Coral Spice


What I don’t like about The Body Shop Hi-Shine Lip Treatment:

  • It is slightly on the sticky side but my lips adjust to the stickiness within a span of a couple of seconds.
  • These do tend to be sheer particularly the lighter shades. Even the color of the darker shades tends to fade off in an hour or so. Nevertheless the “glossy shine” remains albeit the absence of color.
  • I am sure many people out there will find the scent overpowering even though I personally love it. I would advise those intending to buy this gloss to first sniff a fresh tube at the outlet as all the testers are odourless ! (I guess the smell has vanished due to persistent use and exposure to air!)
  • I find it a bit difficult to remove.
  • It also requires a bit of an effort to spread the gloss evenly across your lips because of its thickness.

Verdict: A good addition to my collection of tube glosses 🙂
Rating: 4/5
Would you purchase again? : Yes, without doubt. :))
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64 thoughts on “The Body Shop Hi-Shine Lip Treatment Review, Swatches

  1. I got this free with my body butter purchase but since the colour was way too frosty for my liking I never used it. :(( You are right that they are pretty sticky bt not bad picks at all. i loved the coral shade. 🙂

  2. even after i pUrchase them i found the same thing in Avon but that too sticky((but my b.f likes d taste :kissed: :kissed: )),…

    1. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: yeah i guess, i like the fragrance n the taste too though can’t really commenton how men would like it…..ahem :shutmouth:

  3. i have the pink version “Stop violence” with me…completely agree on all the negatives mentioned by you…use it very sparingly….best looks good when paired with a good lippy for me 🙂

    1. yeah, too shiny shiny tht one….i guss “party pink” is less OTT than stop violence but then again, I do like over the top glosses every once n a while :toothygrin:

    1. lol….i am not sure if i like them soooo much….just that i was on a bulk shopping spree and i hate the smell of mst tube glosses….i guess just an impulse purchase….i definitely prefer bath n body works tube glosses anyday over these! :toothygrin: but sadly they aren’t available in india :((

      1. oh… thn its fine.. me also like shopping spreesss…. m going all crazy shopping thz days.. post winter sale is full on in delhi…. looot lo saare malls..yippeee :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  4. hiya scarlett, how have u been? yeah, i have been missing from action for a long time now n missed u guys….hpwz literature ki padhai coming along? need any help? :toothygrin:
    i luuuuuuuuuuv coralspice :-*

    1. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: oye tell me na….i will be most glad to help…just busy with shopping, cousins, packing/unpacking…. :toothygrin:

    1. okies…u mean u have emailedit to rati? :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: will look wd to it…i hope u have included a 10 page “thank you speech for natasha” in it :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

            1. umm..not a 10page “thank you speech for natasha” but yes a one-liner “thanks to natasha for her recommendations” is that okay 😀 :beauty:

              1. :clap: thats ok too ankita :toothygrin: i have been dweeling over buying “pink blush” but can’t seem to decide….doesn’t it make the lips look a bit dull? i mean compared to peach creme…peach creme makes m glow like anything! :yahoo:

  5. they are all great especially on ur lips but i do think tbs tests on animals coz its been brought by loreal and loreal on the whole does.
    correct me if am wrong pls

    1. i had no clue that loreal has taken over tbs….in that case, i don’t think tbs has updated their website coz it still shows up as “not tested on animals” 😐

  6. in the wikipedia loreals subsid comes tbs!

    The fact that L’Oreal’s acquisition of The Body Shop will provide plenty of potential growth opportunities is undisputed, but the question of how well the acquisition sits in the portfolio of the world’s largest cosmetics company is another matter.
    The main area of concern is The Body Shop’s strong ethical stand – a key feature of the company that has helped to bring about an image of a progressive and socially responsible business.

    As a result of this stand, the testing of ingredients on animals has always been out of the question. Indeed The Body Shop has vehemently opposed the testing of all its products on animals, long before the EU introduced the ban on finished cosmetic products.

    On the other hand L’Oreal has been criticised for continuing to test certain ingredients on animals. Animal rights groups have protested relentlessly of this issue, saying that the company should be doing more to stop the practice ahead of a total ban on the testing of animal products on ingredients, proposed for 2008.

    Together with industry experts, animal rights campaigners are asking how The Body Shop can continue to wave the ethical banner when it is owned by a company with seemingly opposing values.

    In the UK the RSPCA has expressed confusion over the takeover, describing it as looking out of place, particularly in view of the companies very different backgrounds.

    Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, and respected business figure has also come in for some wrath, with many critics saying that the sale has been a cop out.

    Roddick and her husband Gordon are estimated to be banking around £120m (€173m) as part of the takeover deal.

    UK publication Ethical Consumer has described the takeover as ‘unethical’, suggesting that the deal might not sit well with consumers.

    But how customers react to the takeover remains to be seen. With the market for ethical goods estimated to be worth £25 billion in the UK alone and rising by 15 per cent, there is potentially a lot at stake.

    UK-based Organic Monitor says that the takeover could put a number of natural and organic personal care companies in a stronger position to compete against The Body Shop.

    It believes that some consumers will switch to other natural and organic personal care products for ethical reasons, highlighting UK company Neil’s Yard Remedies as likely to be one of the major beneficiaries of the buy-out.

    However, the business world has largely applauded the sale, in view of the immense opportunities for expansion that the takeover represents. L’Oreal was in desperate need of diversification, and The Body Shop could prove to be perfect.

    Indeed, if the takeover might pose a potential threat to The Body Shop’s squeaky clean image, it will probably prove to be quite the opposite to L’Oreal’s image, lending it a credence that up until now it has not had.

    Equally it offers plenty of opportunities for further expansion of The Body Shop, with the business now being able to tap into the huge marketing as well as research and development resources that L’Oreal has.Ultimately it will be the consumers who will decide and should prove to be a test of just how strong ethical consumer beliefs are.

  7. The Body Shop doesn’t.

    BUT Body Shop is owned by L’Oreal, and L’Oreal tests their products extensively on animals. So, though the store’s products haven’t been tested on animals, ultimately, you’re supporting L’Oreal’s animal testing by your purchase.

    1. thaks jomolaaaaaaaaaaay :toothygrin: how have u been? :toothygrin: i will be getting your parcel couriered in a day or two :toothygrin:

  8. Staying power is a good 3-4 hours if you are on a hunger strike :lol2: :lol2:
    nice review natasha… coral spice looks very good on u…. 🙂

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