Vegan and certified organic lipstick and lip gloss, what more could you want!
I am a major fan of lipsticks and glosses, I wear them every day, I love how they feel and the way they can add that extra touch of beauty and brightness.
The main reason I changed to organic lip care was because of the toxic ingredients which are used in mainstream lipsticks, including lead and aluminium! Why would I want to be ingesting these dangerous ingredients when there are healthier and better options out there.
When I received my lipstick from tmf - makeup factory, the first thing I noticed was the gorgeous scent, it reminded me of a vintage rose scent, kind of like how my mums expensive looking lipstick used to smell when I would take it out of her handbag when I was little, maybe this is why i have such an obsession with lipstick now :)
The shade of lipstick I chose is ‘kate’. It's a lovely rosey pink colour, not too bright and gives a stylish matte finish.
Made with soothing and moisturising ingredients such as jojoba oil, avocado oil, rose oil and candeiliia wax. It keeps my lips feeling and looking smooth.
The texture is very silky and stays looking fresh for hours.
The lipgloss shade I chose is ‘perry’. Enhanced with vitamin e, cacao butter and kaolin clay. The colour of this gloss is also a rosey pink colour, so it goes really well over the ‘kate’ lipstick.
I didn’t realise until after I chose them that I chose ‘kate perry’ I love the names of these lip products!
If I’m in a hurry or am going for a lighter make up look I will use the lipgloss on it’s own and it adds a nice sheer pink tint to lips. The gloss also has good staying power, I think this may be due to the kaolin clay.
These are gorgeous lipsticks and glosses, there are also many other beautiful shades to choose from.
Available at tmf, an Australian owned earth friendly company, all of their products are chemical and cruelty free.
Inika are an Australian certified organic and cruelty free cosmetics brand. Their original lipstick was actually the very first organic lipstick I purchased for myself when I changed over to using chemical free beauty products.
Winners of over 35 cosmetics awards, the company started in 2006 and their range have become world renowned for out-standing performance. They have one of the highest safety ratings in the world and contain absolutly no chemicals.
Made according to strict European Union directives. The products do not contain petrochemicals, parabens, artificial fragrances or PEGS.
Researchers have detected nine toxic heavy metals including lead, aluminium, cadmium, manganese and chromium contained in lipsticks from many well known mainstream brands. This is why I stopped wearing cosmetics which are not natural a long time ago.
Recently Inika have released their vegan lipsticks with a new formula and I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on one.
The colour I’ve been wearing is Cherry Blossom. It lives up to it’s name and looks and even tastes amazing.
The lipstick is actually infused with essential oils, as soon as I placed some on my lips it tasted like a creamy fruity treat.
I wear lipstick every day, even when I’m not going to work. I love how a bit of colour lifts me up and when using organic lipsticks my lips are kept soft and healthy.
I found that this lipstick lasted a long time, it was very moisturising. The texture is creamy and the colour stayed on my lips after drinking and eating, with a touch up at lunch time.
I didn’t end up with that lipstick trail around the edges of my lips and it didn’t go all flaky.
For an organic lipstick, the staying power is impressive. A lot of those non-natural ‘long wearing’ lipsticks last a long time because they contain dangerous chemicals and they are also very drying.
The colour is natural and pretty, it suited my complexion, as having pale skin I have to be careful I don’t look too washed out, so I tend to go for warmer colours like this. It has a matte texture with a tiny bit of shimmer. It glides on easily, which I think is an improvement with the new formula, it seems to feel more silky.
It contains certified organic avocado and jojoba seed oils, shea butter and argan oils.
I like the stylish black packaging, which is made from sustainable materials.
There are 8 colours to choose from ranging from natural browns to pink and red, something to suit all skin tones.
The lipsticks also come with matching lip liners. I always use a lip liner with lipstick as I think it defines the lips and looks very classy.
Available at the Organic Beauty Shop.
Imagine how much money you could save by making your own natural cosmetics!
I’ve been lucky enough to have the pleasure of testing out a natural DIY lipstick kit from Create Your Cosmetics, an Australian owned company founded by Lana King, specialising in helping you create your own cosmetics at home, using natural ingredients.
I don’t have a lot of experience when it comes to making my own cosmetics, so this was very new to me, but it turned out to be quite a lot of fun and very easy and quick to make.
The kit I used was the Pink Amour (with Pink Mica and deliciously tasting natural Strawberry Fragrance Oil, it smells so good!). I also had a few additional Mica colours to play around with.
It’s basically a matter of melting and mixing and in a very short amount of time your lipstick mixture is ready to pour into the mould.
The first time I didn’t get it exactly right as I forgot to place a rubber band around the mould and the mixture was too hot when I placed it in the mould, but practice makes perfect and second time around it came out looking great.
I even tried mixing up a few different colours, the Mica Pearl added a shimmery touch to the pink lipstick and Mica Pink and Mica Orange turned out to be a pretty coral colour lipstick.
The ingredients used in this are very moisturising, such as the jojoba oil and shea butter and the actual lipstick colour gives a very pretty sheen to lips. You can always add more mica in, depending on how strong you want the colour to be.
If you want to get really creative you can buy a whole pack of mica colours and start experimenting.
The great thing about this kit is you know exactly what is going into your lipstick and onto your lips.
The ingredients used are all natural and of a very high quality -
You receive enough ingredients in your kit to make enough lipsticks to last for many years! The kit also comes with droppers, lipstick tubes, lipstick mould and stirring sticks.
I can’t wait to try out the other DIY kits, they have lotion Bar DIY kits and soap making DIY kits, as well as many beautiful fragrance oils to make your own perfumes.
All ingredients are safe and natural and perfect for beginners or experienced DIY artists.
You can click here to view or purchase the DIY lipstick kit.
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