Osmia Organics’ Lip Glosses beet up dryness somethin’ fierce! They’re veggie-rific!
OK…sorry, that was just terrible. I’m not 100% awake yet.
At any rate, these lightweight, non-sticky lip glosses by Osmia Organics ($18 each), a boutique organic bath and beauty line based in Colorado, are more like balms than glosses, really.
They represent my maiden voyage trying the brand, and I see that they also make all kinds of neat-looking soaps and body products.
The glosses contain beets! Isn’t that cool? Presumably it’s for color, but I’m not totally sure.
I am weirdly stoked about the whole idea (because you know me and root vegetables — we’re tight like that).
As someone whose lips are almost always hella dry, I’m always on the market for a new vegetable…
Wait — I meant “new moisturizing gloss.” And my lips have been a little less uncomfortable since Shimmer, Whisper and Luster entered my life.
Some thoughts on the three Lip Gloss shades from the perspective of a perpetually dry-lipped girl…
- Moisture — Off the hook! The hydrating ingredient-ology includes Cupuaçu butter (related to cacao), and GMO-free vitamin E oil, both of which are high on the ingredient list.
- Finish and coverage — All of them are quite sheer. I can’t deny that I was hoping the colors would be more intense, and distinct from each other, but all three of them look more or less the same on my pigmented lips.
- Flavor and scent — Hmm… Waxy and earthy? I can’t say it’s my favorite scent, but it does seem natural, I guess.
- Formula and texture — Utterly adverbially excessively great. Just lots of “ly” words to the extreme. They feel light, slick, non-sticky and smooth on my lips, but that lightness of the formula may also be why they don’t last very long. I get less than an hour of wear time from them and have to reapply often.
I don’t feel the need to carry all three of them with me wherever I go, since they are quite sheer and do look similar on my pigmented lips, but I like the moisturizing formula enough to roll with at least one tube in my purse.
If your thirsty lips do like organic beauty products and don’t mind a limited wear time, they’re a good option.
PRICE: $18 for a 0.04-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now online at osmiaorganics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Crazy cat lady SALE ALERT!
Do you remember the red and blue cat dress I drooled over at Anthropologie a while back?
It’s on sale right now!
If you’re interested, it’s marked down to $119 from $198. Unfortunately, I’m no longer seeing it online, but it might be at your local Anthro. I saw a few of them left on the rack the last time I visited the store in Corte Madera.
Cat lady fashion 4 life!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day.