Skincare

Lipstickery

If you’ve been reading my blog extensively, you’ll know I am an AVID organic/eco-friendly lover. Especially of organic, natural makeup and beauty care.   In a nutshell, the products you put on your face are absorbed into the skin.. And if you learned that your food had nasty chemicals that caused all kinds of havoc on your body, would you continue to use them? NO! So, it’s important that you stay conscious of what you put IN and ON your body. (Read my Why Organic Skincare Matters  and Proof Why Non-Organic Sunscreen is Bad for more information!)

I’ll admit, however, that finding good, lasting, decently-priced organic skincare is a bit tricky. This kind of skincare really only came onto the market in the last six to ten years.  As a result, not everything you try is going to give you anywhere near the same results as other skincare products, like LASTS 48 HOURS! NEVER DRIES OUT SKIN! WATERPROOF FOR 12 HOURS! 

I mean, if you think about it, all those ‘promises’ are chemicals formulated to stick to your skin.  (And I sure as heck hope ya’ll wash that ick off nightly! NEVER EVER keep makeup on overnight! Are you crazy!?)

Alright, so what am I getting at after ranting for a couple hundred words?

Organic/Natural Lipstick Reviews

Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard and Sedona Sands $9

 

From top: Burt’s Bees Crayon in Napa Vineyard and Sedona Sands and Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Soaked Scarlet

Burt’s Bees has a whole line of beauty and skincare products that I’m a fan of for a number of reasons.  They use natural products and recycled containers and they’re decently priced. You can find these at Target and beauty stores, so they’re fairly easy to come across.

Personally, the Napa Vineyard is my favorite shade, while Sedona Sands blends in with my natural lip color.

Pros

– Vibrant colors

– Goes on smooth

– Natural ingredients

Cons

– Leaves feathering on lips/cakes quickly

– Not long lasting

Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Scarlet Soaked  $9

Pros

– Vibrant colors

– Goes on smooth

– Keeps lips moisturized

Cons

– A bit more greasy than the crayons

– Lasts longer*

– Definitely comes off on drinkware

*Longer, as in more than a couple hours, but not all day

Pacifica Lipstick in Power of Love $10

Pacifica is another brand that is decently priced, readily available at Target and beauty stores, and is of course, chemical free.  They use 100% recycled packaging that is darn cute, and instead of beeswax, use coconut oil.  Coconut oil is incredibly moisturizing.   I like this tint, but I think I’d like to get a darker red next time.  

Pros

– Goes on smooth

– Non-greasy

– Keeps lips moisturized 

Cons

– Does not last

– Comes off on drinkware

Pacifica Lip Tint in Blood Orange, Sugared Fig and Coconut Nectar $5

From top: Pacifica Quench Lip Tint in Coconut Nectar, Sugared Fig and Blood Orange

I’m definitely a fan of Pacifica, just not these specific tints.  While free of beeswax, all the bad things, mineral oils and propylene glycol (the BIGGEST bad guy out there), they are incredibly drying to the lips, and sheer.  

Pros

– Cute packaging 

– Good price

Cons

– Sheer

– Smells funky

– Hard to get on 

– Dries out lips

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