Lush Liquid Lipstick Review: Perspective

When I went to Mall of America’s Lush store, I decided to check out their makeup line. Since Lush prices are high, I only walked out with 1 thing from their makeup line, although I would have liked to try some more as well. Once I decided that I was going to get a liquid lipstick, I swatched most of the shades in store. I decided on the shade Perspective, which is a dusky rose. I find it to be a gorgeous shade!

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What Lush says about Perspective, “This natural, dusky rose lipstick is perfect for everyday use and looks beautiful on a variety of skin tones. The rose wax and jojoba oil base ensure the lipstick goes on smooth and keeps lips hydrated all day long. We’ve heard fans calling this their all-in-one, as this creamy lipstick can also be used as a blush for a rosy glow. Wear Perspective when you need a new way of regarding a problem or situation; now you can see clearly.” More information found here. 

Lush Cosmetics is all about making fresh products with fresh ingredients. That is something that I love about the company. Since their products are fresh, they leave a lot of preservatives out of it. With that being said, their products expire faster. Although, they do still have to add some otherwise it would need to be put into a refrigerator. This product is vegan. I also love that they stand against animal testing! That is a big pro for the animal lover in me.

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Ingredients (Information also found in link above)

Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Rose Wax (Rosa damascena), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Iron Oxides, D&C Red No. 27 Aluminium Lake, Titanium Dioxide

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Packaging 

The packaging is a lot different than any other products like this that I have tried. Although, I honestly haven’t tried that many liquid lipsticks. I think that the packaging is easy to use. The applicator is a dofa applicator so application is pretty easy. There is no chance of spilling with how they produced the package as well.

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Swatches & on the Lips

I really fell in love with this shade when I swatched it in store because it is a natural wearable rosey pink. I am not big on bold lips so I think this shade is perfect for me.

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Here are some pictures of me wearing the shade. Also, in case you’re wondering what is on my eyes, it is the one and only Naked 2 palette from Urban Decay. Love that palette!

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Here is another picture with the lipstick and I am also sporting my new sunglasses!

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Formula

The formula is really pigmented and creamy. The consistency is hard to describe because it feels a little grainy or gritty when rubbing the lips together right after application. I actually think that it feels nice. It is very hard to describe. I recommend going into a Lush and trying it out for yourself. It does have an average wear time, so nothing too special. Of course, it does need to be reapplied after eating. I feel like when lipsticks last all day, they most likely have nasty ingredients in them. How else would they last that long?

Pros

  • Non-sticky
  • Fragrance free
  • Pigmented
  • Handmade
  • Natural shade
  • Creamy
  • Easy to apply

Cons

  • Price
  • May not be visible on all lip shades
  • Average wear time

Overall, I think that it was fun to try a Lush liquid lipstick. It is good to think that it is more natural than a lot of other lip products out on the market. Just think about it…I wonder how much lipstick or lip product a person ingests throughout their lifetime? Might as well be more natural…right?!? I do think that I would repurchase it again once I use it up. Although, I think it might take me awhile because I don’t wear it everyday. I have a year before it expires. *Goes and applies it to lips*

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Day 25: Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint Review

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When I was browsing through the more natural section at Target, I came across a brand named Pacifica. I saw they had a variety of beauty products, but the color quench lip tints were catching my eye. I didn’t pick one up right away, but after a few different times at Target, I decided to take the leap. Since then, I have bought the whole line of the lip tints. Ulta got me there with the, buy 1 get 1 50% off! I also sent one in my transatlantic box swap, and I have one included in my giveaway that is going on right now! If you haven’t entered my giveaway yet, make sure to do that! It ends the last day of this month! 

Pacifica is a beauty brand that offers many products such as: makeup, skincare, nail polish, perfume, and even candles. It was started by a lady named Brook Harvey Taylor.  You can find more information on the brand here.

I really like Pacifica’s morals! They strive on being natural! Their products are 100% vegan, cruelty free, and paraben free. That is hard to come by in most beauty brands.  I mean even Lush Cosmetics uses parabens in their products! They also work as a company to help the environment. On the back of each lip tint box it says that a “portion of proceeds support clean water.” These products were also made in the USA.

What Pacifica says about their lip tints,Give your lips the love they deserve! All Natural Color Quench lip tints packs major lip moisture, nourishing naturals and gorgeous, sheer lip color into one perfectly portable, 100% recyclable tube. Essential fatty acids from rich and amazing avocado and coconut oils leave lips luscious and healthy. Natural flavor and 5 perfect shades produce the prettiest, most kissable mouth ever. 100% vegan and gluten free. Your lips will love you back!” More information found here

Packaging 

I think that Pacifica’s packaging is gorgeous! I just love the details that they put into the outer-boxes and the tubes themselves. The lip tints come in an array of colors and the shades match the outer packaging as well.

Each tube of lip tint contains 0.15 oz or 4.25 G.

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 Ingredients (as found on their website)

cocos nucifera (coconut) oil [emollient/ moisturizer], glycine soja (soy) wax [emollient/ mositurizer], euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax [emollient/ mositurizer], theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter [emollient/ mositurizer], persea gratissima (avocado) oil [emollient/ mositurizer], natural flavor [flavor], vitamin E [emollient/ mositurizer], rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract [beneficial].  May contain [colorants]: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides.  100% vegan. Gluten-free.

Shades/Colors (Pacifica’s description in italics and from their website)

This line has 5 different shades/scents.

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1) Coconut Nectar Shimmery Golden Raisin

This is probably my least favorite of the 5, only because I’m not the biggest fan of coconut. It is a nice neutral shade and it is very creamy. The shade is shimmery and very wearable. When applying it to the lips, it feels a little rough due to the shimmery particles, but once applied, it feels amazingly smooth on the lips.

2) Vanilla hibiscus Pale Pink with a Touch of Pearl

This light pink shade is perfect for everyday use. It is the most sheerest of the 5. I really do like the scent. It smells like fresh vanilla with a hint of hibiscus. The formula is also very creamy and feels amazing on the lips.

3) Guava Berry Quintessential Berry Stain 

This is actually my first lip tint that I got and it remains to be my favorite as well. I just love the berry tint that is gives my lips. The formula is amazing! It applies to the lips like butter. The scent is also amazing! This lip tint was the reason that I wanted to try the others out. This is also the color that I sent in my box swap and the color that will be available in my giveaway.

4) Sugared Fig Rich Plummy Fig with a Hint of Sexy Sparkle

I really like this shade as well. The scent is nice and sweet. The formula is very creamy. It applies to the lips very smoothly. The shade is a little darker than the others, but still very wearable.

5) Blood Orange Sweet Coral with a Pop of Pink 

This is my second favorite of the 5, just because I love the scent so much. I also love the color it gives my lips. The formula is once again amazing.

Swatches

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Wearing the Lip Tints

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 Are you surprised that I have another Mirya picture showing up in a makeup post? Lol!  I always feel so weird taking pictures of myself, so I always add Mirya in. Make sure to check out her post from yesterday to see some updated pictures of her! I may be biased, but she is dang cute!

Overall, these lip tints will be a staple in my collection! I am very very very intrigued to try more Pacifica products!  I always have guava berry in my purse.  I’m not big on bold lips and I don’t tend to wear lipstick that often. With that being said, I feel like these colors are perfect for the type of lip look that I want from day to day. They’re more of a natural lip look, which is something that I really like about this line. They’re easy to grab and apply whenever in a hurry! Some of the shades are hard to find at my Target, but usually they can be found at any Ulta. They’re super moisturizing and make the lips feel amazing. The longevity is amazing as well. I will recommend this product to anyone over and over.

Comment and let me know if you have tried these products or if you have tried any other Pacifica products! Hope you enjoyed this post! I love hearing from you!

Make sure to enter my giveaway! It will end the last day of this month!!!

Also, don’t forget to check out my previous posts from this month during the #30daysofthebeautydeputy

Day 24: Watch Mirya, my Shiba Inu, Grow!

Day 23: My Essie Nail Polish Collection

Day 22: Lush Charity Pot Lotion Review

Day 21: What I would buy if I had $500-$1000 to spend on beauty products…

Day 20: Happy Easter and The Beauty Scenario Tag

Day 19: April 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

Day 18: Easter Goodies!

Day 17: My Niece Does my Makeup

Day 16: Wizard of Oz Collection by Julep

Day 15: Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

Day 14: Soap & Glory Endless Glove

Day 13: My Top 10 Youtube Beauty Gurus

Day 12: The Spring Tag

Day 11: Beauty Box 5

Day 10: Discuss with Me #3

Day 9: Fortune Cookie Soap Spring Box

Day 8: No 3 month No-Buy

Day 7: My Weekend & an Ulta Sale

Day 6: Tag 10 Beauty Mistakes I Used to Make

Day 5: Only One Tag

Day 4: GIVEAWAY

Day 3: Miranda’s Tangerine Natural Lip Balm

Day 2: March Favorites

Day 1: Beauty & Fashion Spring Picks Blog Hop

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Day 3: Miranda’s Tangerine Lip Balm Review

So with it being Winter/almost Spring out (or supposed to be Spring out?), my lips get dry, especially during working at a hospital. I would go insane without a trusty lip balm in my pocket at work or even at home! I always wear a lip balm at night. Carmex being one of them. Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on your lip balms? For example the ingredient list for a lip balm from the brand ChapStick : arachidyl propionate, camphor, carnauba wax, cetyl alcohol, D&C red no. 6 barium lake, FD&C yellow no. 5 aluminum lake, fragrance, isopropyl lanolate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, light mineral oil, methylparaben, octyldodecanol, oleyl alcohol, paraffin, phenyl trimethicone, propylparaben, titanium dioxide, white wax. Information and photo found here under the see the label section. Those are just the inactive ingredients!

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How about Burt Bee’s?

That has to be good right because it’s considered a natural company.

Here is the ingredient list:

Beeswax, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, tocopherolrosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), limonene. Information and photo found here.

Beeswax Lip Balm

Much better, but it could get better right??

Lanolin is a wax taken from sheep’s wool and is used in creams, waxes, or oils. Information on Lanolin found here. Sounds kind of gross doesn’t it?

I don’t even want to know what is in Carmex!!!

So here comes the point of this post! I’ve known Miranda since Kindergarten! That is 20 years ago! Miranda started an Etsy shop by making her own homemade lip balm. I got fed up with all the nasty ingredients in products, I decided that I needed to try them out! She has quite a few high raves on her Esty site. She calls her shop Miranda’s Tangerine. You can find her Etsy website here. This review is going to be an honest and I’m not just going to give her a good review because I’ve known her since Kindergarten.

What Miranda says about her lip balms, “These specially hand brewed NATURAL balms penetrate the sensitive skin on your lips to hydrate and soothe. Smooth out cracked and scaly skin. After a few days of using exclusively, your lips will look and feel soft without feeling the need to use over and over again. It has a silky smooth texture, and penetrates your lips to keep them soft and allows them to STAY soft. No waxy fillers that just sit on top of your skin, just natural ingredients.”

A LITTLE BREAKDOWN INTO MY EXPERIENCE

Ordering

It was super easy to order. I just signed up for Esty and shopped in her shop, checked out like normal, and got a confirmation email.

Shipping

Came super fast, especially the second time I ordered. My lip balms came in a super safe bubble envelope.

Pricing

I think that the price is very reasonable for each tube only being $2. Remember this lip balm is handmade. She sometimes has promos going on as well!

Types

  • Tangerine
  • Lime
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Advocacy Lip Balm (comes in 4 scents: lime, tangerine eucalyptus, mint and plain!)

Packaging

Packaging is super cute and simple!

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A sweet treat

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What the lip balm looks like. They are all the same color.

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Comes with a safety seal which is always a good thing to have.

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THE EXTRA TOUCH

It was nice of Miranda to add in her business card. In case I need to order more, I will have her website. 🙂

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Hand crafted in Duluth, MN!!

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Ingredients
Here is where the fun part comes in! The ingredients! Remember all the nasty ingredients from the ones listed above?!?

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Eucalyptus & Lime Ingredients

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Peppermint & Tangerine

Refer to below for my thoughts on the ingredients.

Advocacy Lip Balm Information 

The cause: “Female circumcision is internationally considered a violent mutilation and violation of human rights yet the United States still forcibly cuts the foreskins off of baby boys every day without medical indication. Routine infant circumcision presents a vast list of complications during infancy and adulthood, including difficulty breastfeeding, hemorrhaging, shock, adhesion, loss of sensitivity, erectile dysfunction, even death. The list goes on. We simply believe that male, female and intersex alike have the right to a whole and natural body. His body, his choice. ” From Miranda’s Tangerine’s site here.

Some links provided on her site to learn more:

“Each tube is $2.00. Miranda’s Tangerine will donate $2.00 for every lip balm sold to Intact Minnesota. These funds are used for expo registration fees and informational materials to hand to Minnesota residents during expos and fairs through out the area.”

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I got mine in Peppermint.

Facebook Page
Miranda’s Tangerine also has a Facebook page. You can find it here.

My Thoughts
I love love that there are ingredients that I don’t have to be a scientist to know what they are!! Or use Google to search information about a certain ingredient. She also uses organic products which is also a plus such as: beeswax and virgin coconut oil. I love that the scent comes from essential oils and not weird chemical scents. It’s all natural and it feels natural unlike Carmex. The first time I opened one of these and applied it on my lips, I was in lime heaven! They all smell amazing and very refreshing! I love how they felt when applying them to my lips. They’re very smooth and very moisturizing! My lips felt amazing! They did not feel sticky at all after application. I do wish that the balmy feel of it lasted longer, but my lips did feel smooth after it wore off. That just means I can enjoy applying this lovely natural lip balm again and go into lime heaven! My lips were super dry before trying these out and these helped quite a bit, especially during the winter months. This paired with my Lush lip scrub! When I would apply these lip balms during the night, my lips would feel super soft when I woke up. I definitely have one of these by my bed, my pocket at work, and one in my purse. I would have to say my favorite is lime, and tangerine comes in close second. Eucalyptus smells good as well, but it isn’t my favorite either so usually it is the last one I grab for. Peppermint is lovely as well, reminds me of those red/white swirl peppermint candies. I sent one of these along with on my US to UK box swap.

Pros

  • Natural
  • Hand-crafted
  • Moisturizing
  • Smooth feeling on the lips

Cons

  • Longevity
  • No SPF
  • The seam going down the tube lifts up a tiny bit and collects fuzz, dust, etc

Overall, I am very impressed with this natural lip balm. I like what it stands for! Simple & Natural just like the business card says! Comment and let me know if you have tried these lip balms out. What do you think of the ingredients? What is your normal lip balm that you use? Comment and let me know!

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My 6 month Blogiversary is coming up! So I will be doing a giveaway! These little lovelies will be included in that giveaway! Make sure to check back during this whole month for 30 days of The Beauty Deputy in celebration!!

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Box Swap Review Item #1: Barry M Lip Paint

It was a very hard decision on what product to review first from my box swap from Stephanie Wright. She sent me a bunch of makeup/skincare goodies and I did the same. It has been a lot of fun trying out all the products she sent me. Well, now it is time for a review. I was excited to receive a Barry M product, because I’ve heard good things about this brand by reading blog posts. Most of the posts I’ve seen have been nail polishes, but still I was curious.  When I opened up this item I was happy because, I had in my possession an item from Barry M.  Opening this package, I felt like it was Christmas all over again!

Be hold readers….Barry M Lip Paint

What Barry M says, “There is a shade to suit every occasion from soft, shimmering pastels to bold, vibrant colours. All Lip Paint’s have a soft, smooth texture that is packed full of natural moisturisers to help them glide on and stay comfortable to wear for hours.” Information from their website here

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While opening the plastic off the lip paint, I was thinking, “Yay! I’m excited! Hmmmmm, I wonder what color Effie got me.” Actually, I was saying that out loud, because I was with my mom when I was opening my lovely package.

Be hold…The color! 

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IT’S GREEN!!! If I had a camera for the look on my mom’s face that would be priceless. I was thinking, “Oh ok, I’ll have to think of a creative Halloween costume, I don’t think I will sport this as an everyday look.” I’ll have to use my Urban Decay Theordora palette and use my green eye-shadows along side this new lip paint and transform myself into the Wicked Witch. Now that I am thinking about this movie, I’m very tempted to go watch it.

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It’s green, yet it’s pink in my swatch! How cool is that?!? The shade is called, Touch of Magic. So I realized at that moment, I could use it other than just for Halloween, and sighed a moment of relief. I don’t know if the green lipstick look would look very good on me. I would describe the color as a watermelon shade.

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Here is a picture of my first time trying it.

I decided to put it on my lips and it started out as a watermelon shade and kept getting darker and darker. I wasn’t that careful applying it either so when it got darker it didn’t look as crisp. But, lesson learned *spend more time applying it. Hey, I was excited and wanted to try it right away!

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When I was opening the plastic wrap off the lipstick, I didn’t even pay attention to the sticker on the bottom of the tube. I was still unprepared for the green! When looking at lipstick colors, I usually like looking at the lipstick itself before I look at the stickers because I guess it leaves open an element of surprise like this one did. (Unless I’m at a store that doesn’t have displays.)

What Barry M says about Touch of Magic, “Waterproof formula with aloe vera, lasts up to 8 hours. Alkali level of your lips determines how pink the colour will go.”

I must have a high Alkali level because my lips got pretty bold. I liked the color, it just took a bit to get used to because I don’t wear bold lips too often. But, it is something different and I like trying different. The fact that it changes to the wearer’s alkaline level is clever and a nifty idea.

Some things I noticed…

If my lips are dry in some parts, it applies very streaky. I used my Lush lip scrub and afterwards it was much better. So another lesson learned *dry patches have a higher alkaline levels.

It doesn’t smell like watermelon. I think it should because it reminds me of one!

The lasting power is amazing! It lasted pretty much all day. I put it on for the fun of it one night after supper/few hours before bed, and I’m being totally honest it still had some color when I woke up the next morning. It also lasts after eating!

Overall, this was a really fun surprise! It is fun to see how bold my lips will get when wearing this. I think it is so cool that a green lipstick turns pink! I also showed this to my grandma, “Effie, she wondered how often you wore green lipstick?” Comment down below if you have tried any Barry M products or if you have tried this lip paint where green is the new pink! Thank you Effie for the lovely lip paint.

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

EOS Lip Balm Review

The first time I saw EOS lip balms I wondered…what the heck is that? It was such an odd shape for a lip product. Big and bulky. But, yet I was intrigued and decided to pick one up. I used it quite a few times until this happened….

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Anyway during Christmas I got a new one in my stocking and was I happy. Let’s just say my EOS lip balm is not allowed anywhere near Mirya my Shiba Inu.

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So this is what the an EOS lip balm looks like. Kind of odd and bulky, but different and unique. Not every lip balm has to be in a boring tube or a tub. Lol!

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I got the scent Strawberry Sorbet which smells divine! I love strawberries so I really liked this scent. There aren’t enough good words to describe how yummy this scent is! I love the feel of this balm of the lips. Goes on smooth and is super moisturizing. I hate when lip balms or any lip products are sticky! So glad that this one is not! But, that is mostly with lip glosses that has the sticky tendency.

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I feel like with this lip balm there is a lot of product included and it will last a long time…well unless Mirya gets a hold of it! **Goes and makes sure EOS lip balm is safe**

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Here is just a picture of their logo. In case you were wondering EOS means Evolution of Smooth.

Here is a link of their company site http://evolutionofsmooth.com/

Just a little more information on this strawberry sorbet lip balm (from their site)

eos lip balm in Strawberry Sorbet is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

  • Long-lasting moisture
  • Shea butter & vitamin E
  • Smoothes on clear
  • Precisely glides on lips
  • Twist-off top

This product is sold at a lot of stores such as: Ulta, Target, Walmart, etc. They also have quite a few other products such as: hand creams, body lotions,  and shave creams. Also hooray for being natural and paraben free!

Hope you enjoyed this quick short post. Comment and let me know if you have tried any EOS products and what you thought of them.

Also I finally figured out how to add a menu to my blog so check that out too! 🙂 Thanks Effie Wright and YouTube!

Xoxox

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy