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Product Review: Lust for Body Luscious Body Lotion by Lust Cosmetics

October 4th, 2009

I am a lotion fanatic.  And I’m not picky.  If it smells nice but sucks at moisturizing, I’ll use it.  If it’s practically odorless but moisturizes like a champ, I’ll use it.  I don’t really care if it leaves my skin greasy, or “slimy” as M calls it.  A lotion, for me, has to meet three qualifications.  It must be a smell M can tolerate, sooth the itchiness of my normally ridiculously dry hands and live up to its price.

M is particular.  Ridiculously so.  It can’t be too girly or greasy.  Matter of fact, He’d much prefer His lotion have no fragrance at all.  I mean, He’s just going to stuff His lotioned-up feet into socks and sneakers.  What’s the point of a fragrance? But, for once, what M thinks doesn’t matter much cause the fragrance of the lotion I’m about to review is too feminine for Him anyway.

It’s mine! All mine! cue maniacal laughter

The other product Lust Cosmetics sent me, if you haven’t guessed by now, was Lust for Body Luscious Body Lotion.  As much as I hate to say it, I’m really torn on this product. 

Lust for Body Luscious Body Lotion comes in a white plastic tube with a screw off lid sporting Lust Cosmetics’s trademark lady in red and “Lady Lust” scrawled across the front.  On the back is a list of its all natural ingredients (too many to list here).  It’s available in 120ml (or about 4 fl. oz.}.

The site lists this lotion as “lightly fragrant” and they’re really not kidding.  A nose close to the skin will pick it up but, more likely than not, it won’t be detected from much further away than an inch or so.  For some people, like me, that’s a good thing.  Just a hint is enough.  Others, though, like you to smell them coming.  For them, this lotion will be too light.

Back in high school, there was this perfume that was really popular.  Matter of fact, I’m kicking myself for not having a bottle in the house because I still love the fragrance.  You might remember it.  They still sell it but it’s nowhere near as popular as it was in the 90s.  It’s called Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden and it’s one of my absolute favorites.  Lust’s body lotion smells rather similar to that perfume.

I’m not sure how I feel about the texture of this lotion.  I’m all over the place with my preferences in these things.  Usually, I like thick, creamy lotions that only require a dab.  But only if they don’t leave me sweating and feeling like I just bathed in Crisco.  They sooth my skin and make it look less dry and papery.

Occasionally, I find myself really enjoying mineral oil based lotions like Lubriderm.  They’re thin and light and absorb quickly.  But often they leave me feeling as if I just rubbed water into my skin.  There’s no real substance to them and they don’t do much for my dry skin.

Lust for Body Luscious Body Lotion falls somewhere in between.  It’s about the texture of hair conditioner and absorbs quickly, for the most part.  It feels really nice on my hands after having them in water all day (I hand wash clothes and dishes.).  The only downfall I’ve found, so far, is the slight Crisco-y feeling it leaves behind.  However, I don’t want to say this is something that will happen with everyone because it might not.

I also want to stress that it’s not an altogether unpleasant feeling.  The only time it bothers me is when I’m typing.  My hands began to sweat a little being pressed up against the keyboard.  Otherwise, I can’t stop touching my body where I applied the lotion.  It’s soft and satiny rather than dry and ashy.

I can’t really speak to the product’s moisturizing properties.  On someone who doesn’t do quite as much damage to their skin, it might moisturize quite well with lasting effects.  My skin may be just too dry.  However, I don’t have to apply this lotion more than once or twice a day to stave off the dry-itch I often deal with, so that’s a definitely plus.

I’m not really sure what it’s missing.  What’s keeping me undecided.  Perhaps if the “I just put on lotion” feeling dissipated more quickly or the fragrance was just a tad heavier I’d be as in love with this product as I am with Lust’s Edible Massage Oil.  I do like it, though, and use it probably as often as my other lotions.

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