Giorgio Armani’s Lip Wax in Cardinal Red (#5) ($26.00) is described as a “bright, transparent red” in color. Lip Wax is a new product designed as a compact lipstick that’s a “blush of color” once applied to lips. It has GA’s Micro-fil technology in it to give you smoothness and act like a second-skin. I definitely consider this product to be more like a lip stain than a lipstick, just because it feels so lightweight and gives you just a touch of color once applied to the lips. It comes in a nifty compact case, gleaming and all, but you’ll need to make sure you have a retractable lip brush at the ready in your purse if you want to tote it around. I think it’d be cool if they could somehow give you a super short handled lip brush inside the compact, just for on-the-go. I also wonder if this could be used as a blush stain… hm. Have any of you tried Giorgio Armani’s new Lip Waxes?
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Treat Beauty was founded by Marnie Massie who found herself having sensitive skin, but couldn’t find the right set of products available to her, so what did she do? Create her own line of natural alternatives to soothe her dry skin! Marnie wanted her products to not only be natural and cruelty-free, but delicious, and she really hit the mark. I recently tested out these two lip products from Treat Beauty: Kiss and Make It Butter lip scrub and Sweet butter Rose Tinted lip balm.
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Crazy Rumors is a brand that seeks to turn lip balm into something organic AND fun, without any synthetic products or going over the top. These tasty lip balms were created by Brian Himmel and Edie Sherman, and they have launched twelve total flavors: six as part of the “Brew – Tea Balm” side, and an additional six under “Perk – Lip Latte.” All ingredients are natural, vegan-friendly, and never tested on animals. For you green folks, packaging for Crazy Rumors is 100% recyclable! Unlike some independent or organic brands, these products are totally affordable and even surprisingly inexpensive. $4 per lip balm OR buy a set of either Perk or Brew for only $22. I think regular ol’ Chapstick costs around there, so I think it’s a great deal. Plus, I think nearly everyone can use lip balm, which means perfect holiday gift! Small and lightweight makes it easy to carry around in your pocket for less heavy makeup days, and even non-makeup lovin’ boys will enjoy the wide range of scents.
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