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barbedwire
26-06-2008, 04:40 PM
Hiya all

Good to be back on here after a few days away with the forum being down :) .

Am justwanting to ask if anyone has experienced any problems with the Gale Hayman Liplift product?

I ordered it as I was running out of lip salve and wanted to try something new, I usually either use Superbalm or Emma B Goode Wild Mint Balm. After reading rave reviews about LipLift on the QVC website and also hearing how much my mum liked it too, I bought a kit with that and a Pink Quartz lipstick in it.

About 12-24 hours after I applied it, and re-applied it maybe twice my lips started to burn and the skin started to peel off them, and became so sore I could hardly stand it:eek:. I sometimes get sore lips in Winter but I've never had them so sore before. I ended up smothering them in Vaseline as it was the only thing that would comfort them - and more than 96 hours later they're still hurting!!

Was just wondering if anyone else had experienced similar or whether it's just me who is possibly over sensitive to it. I don't normally react to cosmetics unless they're really harsh or over chemically.

TIA

Kath
xxxx

Tilly
26-06-2008, 05:30 PM
Poor you. Sorry to hear of the reaction you have had with liplift. I didn't have any reaction when I gt one in a TSV. It was fine but I wasn't overly impressed with it.

I use Fran Wilson's daily lip moisture and night lip cream and think they are very good.

Snuffles
26-06-2008, 05:34 PM
Hi Cavegirl,

I have not used this or been tempted by it. The girl who fronts the brand looks so rough I am permanently put off the stuff.

I always used to use a product to help seal a lipstick- not sure if I can name it - but think of Lip and another spelling of Coat. I used it once when my upper lip was a bit sore - my own fault I know - and it sort of burnt my lip just above two front teeth. There was almost nothing I could put on to help heal. For a very very long time after, and I am talking a few years, the skin would constantly peel off that little patch.

I would never use anything on my lips now other than a good quality gloss or lipstick.

Hope you are not in discomfort for too long and that you can get your money back.

Sally

barbedwire
26-06-2008, 05:51 PM
Thanks guys :)

Snuffles, actually thinking about it, the same thing happened to me too with Lipcote,it's years since I used it but it wrecked my mouth.

I'm doing ok just keeping applying vaseline to it but it's still not right - and can't get my money back now, as I stupidly assumed I'd be ok with it and shredded the returns label and threw away the envelope it came in *d'oh* .

daydreamer
26-06-2008, 06:02 PM
I used the lip lift a few years ago..it was ok, easy to put on and less greasy than a lot of lip moisturisers, but nothing to write home about, only bought it as Alison kept raving about its virtues so much :o..so this year I went for the new set which included the lip buff..it went back after a few days as my lips felt as if I'd rubbed lemon juice on them..so either my skin has changed or the product has..anyway, glad I got my refund :rolleyes:

daydreamer

Crafty Beauty
26-06-2008, 06:12 PM
I used to use Liplift all the time and never had any problems with it (now mostly use Elizabeth Arden instead), but I haven't used it for a while so don't know if they've changed it at all.

I hope your lips heal soon - sounds sore.

Janey
26-06-2008, 06:15 PM
Thanks guys :)

Snuffles, actually thinking about it, the same thing happened to me too with Lipcote,it's years since I used it but it wrecked my mouth.

I'm doing ok just keeping applying vaseline to it but it's still not right - and can't get my money back now, as I stupidly assumed I'd be ok with it and shredded the returns label and threw away the envelope it came in *d'oh* .

If you're still within the 30 day MBG I would give QVC a call & explain what's happened & see if they can send you a duplicate invoice or equivalent so you can return it.

Hope your lips recover soon :)

dingledangle
26-06-2008, 06:26 PM
I've never understood the hype about this product. The bullet keeps breaking and it just feels greasy on the lips. I love the pink Gatineau one, though!

Mrs D
26-06-2008, 06:30 PM
I have used this product for a while and not had any problems like this. It sounds like you had a really bad reaction to something in the product.

Rainbowwand
26-06-2008, 06:34 PM
I used to use the lip lift and really liked it, but not used one for a while now, i keep promising myself i will buy a new one, i might not now though if thats what it does :confused:

grovesy
26-06-2008, 07:03 PM
i have used this for years and not had a reaction to it. The ones i am using at the moment I bought off Cosmetics direct.

Fallen Angel
26-06-2008, 07:12 PM
Lip Lift did nothing for my dry lips, I use either Burts Bees or Pure Shea Butter.

sunshinegirl
26-06-2008, 07:54 PM
Lip Lift did nothing for my dry lips, I use either Burts Bees or Pure Shea Butter.

Did nothing also for my dry, chapped lips, another user of Burt's Bees and have also discovered Balm Balm 2.99 a pot available from Boots, DD told me about this range am very impressed.

mollyw
26-06-2008, 11:43 PM
i have bought ot once but was not really impressed. it has paraffinium which is a petro chemical. it is not better than a normal lip balm. if you want a chemical free product a'kin or liz earle would be better. i also think fran wilson products are worth a try.

mediastar
26-06-2008, 11:48 PM
I believe it contains lanolin, so it may be that.

vectra
27-06-2008, 10:53 AM
i can't use it either when i did the same thing happened and it was the aloe vera that dosen't aggree with me so it went in the bin

cupcake
27-06-2008, 11:49 AM
If you're still within the 30 day MBG I would give QVC a call & explain what's happened & see if they can send you a duplicate invoice or equivalent so you can return it.

Hope your lips recover soon :)

Yes - I was going to suggest that too. It's not like you changed your mind - you've had an allergic reaction. They were helpful when I threw away the box something came in, then had to return it due to a reaction. Good luck.

Jabbathehut
27-06-2008, 03:18 PM
I've bought a couple of times in the past caught up in the hype of the moment and I was really underwhelmed to be honest!

iclaudipuss
27-06-2008, 04:03 PM
I think it's a load of overpriced carp. Ali Young goes on about Gayle Hayman being a prestigious brand which is a porky too far IMO. Literally.

Marimo
27-06-2008, 04:22 PM
I bought one off ebay some years ago it was just greasy didn't do anything on my lips and the smell was awful! Went straight into the bin :mad:

barbedwire
27-06-2008, 04:27 PM
Thanks to you all for your replies and opinions, it's ace of you. I think I will ring up and try and get something sorted out, and I'm glad I wasn't the only one who had a reaction to it. Like some of you've said, it's easy to y things because of hype - but I genuinely thought I'd be ok with it. Reckon it's back to Superbalm for me from now on, lol!!

Love K
xx

clemenzina
27-06-2008, 08:32 PM
Lip Lift is one of few lip balms that do NOT sting my lips :confused: But I lashed out on Kanebo Sensai lip stuff in a pump pot, and I calculated that at 50 (when I bought it from QVC) it probably worked out cheaper than Lip Lift cos it lasts so long. But then I thought "Yeah, but you don't keep slapping it on all day like you do with Lip Lift, you only use it at night".

Anyway, they're quite similar except Lip Lift is solid-ish. I'm still looking for my HG lip balm that stays on a while and doesn't sting and that I can afford to use lavishly.

clemenzina

fruitopal
28-06-2008, 11:10 PM
Wasn't it also mentioned that the lip lift formula had been 'improved' the last time it was on - so much for the improvement !

Snuggs
29-06-2008, 02:25 PM
Cavegirl I feel for you after what happened with using lip lift. I bought the try me kit with the lip lift and lip buff after wanting to try the range and my lips stung so much with the buffer (used gently) and became more drier with using the lip lift. I was so disappointed as was looking forward to using them. They are so overrated IMO. xxx

backstreetgirl
29-06-2008, 03:27 PM
I must admit that I didn't see any benefits in the Lip Lift that I didn't get in an ordinary lip balm (and that's a lot cheaper!)

I also like using Superbalm on my lips at night. :)

barbedwire
29-06-2008, 05:39 PM
I think that's part of my problem with it all, I'm annoyed wth myself for getting sucked in with the hype and believing everything the presenters said about how good it was, paying top whack for it and then it wrecking my lips, they're still so sore a week on - so never again. I've decided in future to buy what I can afford and what I like the look of rather than what someone else on TV tells me is great!

trekker
29-06-2008, 06:20 PM
I must admit I do like the lip lift, use it twice a day,do not think that I will be recommending it to anyone else though just in case they are allergic to it.:eek:

trekker
29-06-2008, 06:27 PM
I think that's part of my problem with it all, I'm annoyed wth myself for getting sucked in with the hype and believing everything the presenters said about how good it was, paying top whack for it and then it wrecking my lips, they're still so sore a week on - so never again. I've decided in future to buy what I can afford and what I like the look of rather than what someone else on TV tells me is great!



feel sorry for you cavegirl,sore lips are awful,hopefully they will heal real soon.x