Osmia Organics Lip Glosses Give Dry Lips a Beet-Down

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Osmia Organics Lip Glosses

Osmia Organics $18 Lip Glosses are powered by beets!

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).

Osmia Organics Lip Glosses

Shimmer (an orange), Whisper (pink) and Luster (a red)

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.

Osmia Organics Lip Glosses

From the left: Simmer, Whisper and Luster

Some thoughts on the three Lip Gloss shades from the perspective of a perpetually dry-lipped girl…

    Osmia Organics

  • 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.

Osmia Organics Lip Glosses

Osmia Organics Lip Glosses

From the left: Simmer, Whisper and Luster

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

Crazy cat lady SALE ALERT!

Do you remember the red and blue cat dress I drooled over at Anthropologie a while back?

Peter Som for Anthropologie Cat Dress

Love this dress!

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. 🙂


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So far, 14 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Don’t even care about the beet-boosted lip gloss anymore, how cute is that dress?! 😀
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  2. Vineetha says:

    I think I will love these as sheer lip balms! 🙂 BTW that dress is super cute!
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  3. Trisha says:

    Cute dress! Ahhh!

    I like all of those lip gloss shades. Such a bummer that they don’t last very long.
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  4. Rhea says:

    They seem pretty nice and the color looks nice;)
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  5. Erin says:

    Luster looks like a winner!
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  6. hanna says:

    That dress is so cute.
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  7. Amanda says:

    I’m so glad you discovered this brand. I discovered it in December and have been using the skin care ever since. You should try it, its amazing!

  8. Natalie says:

    These look so cool! Beets, that’s awesome. I’m glad they aren’t sticky. But I also with they packed a pigment punch. Oh well.
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  9. gio says:

    That dress is so cute!

    Love the glosses too, but I wish they lasted longer.
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  10. Fancie says:

    That dress is SO cute!! I was all about the glosses until I scrolled down lol. You just made me want to go shopping
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  11. sylirael says:

    As a fellow perpetually dry-lipped girl, I would be all over these if they sold them here!
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  12. I love trying out new glosses! I was hoping these would smell of lavender, going by the illustration on the packaging!
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  13. Ahh! It makes me so happy to see Osmia on MABB, Karen — I love their lineup alllllmost as much as I love cats. (Okay, not nearly as much, but I love cats a LOT.) Their Lip Repair and fragrances are seriously top-notch. 😀
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