I think I fell out of love for makeup in my 20s. It was a time when I was backpacking and it was no longer important to me. I'd never really worn a great deal in my teens as the mainstream brands often triggered irritation and it was a time when I became conscious of animal testing. Even to this day I'm not wearing makeup on a daily basis, I reserve it for weekends and special occasions. I have managed to build up a little collection of lipsticks over the past year and a half. These are natural brands, free from carmine but two of them contain beeswax. I thought you might enjoy taking a look into my makeup bag so I hope this would be of interest.
The newest to my collection and I am loving it. The colour pigmentation is bright but a sheer wash across the lips still gives good pay off. Very comfortable on my skin and I don't feel like I am wearing any product which is brilliant because I am very fussy.
As you can see from the swatch I would liken this to a tinted balm. It doesn't have much pigmentation but just perks up the natural colour of my lips. Very easy to wear on a daily basis and ideal for someone like me that wears minimal makeup.
A recent launch from Green People and it's being raved about across the bloggersphere but if I'm totally honest I'm not completely sold on it. I don't think the colour suits me and as you can see from the swatches I definitely favour pinks. My lips are naturally a pink tone and I think that might also be the problem, this one is too coral/orange for me to be a true nude. I will also say that I feel as if the Green People formulation doesn't sit well on my skin and it makes no difference using a balm underneath. I'm clearly the odd one out as everyone else is loving it so don't let me put you off.
I love this colour, it's the one I wore on my wedding day. I feel this really compliments my natural skin tone and it's easy for me to wear. The formulation is smooth and feels comfortable on my lips which is very important because I find many lip products drying with continual use. Love this and it will forever have sentimental value to me.
By the way I can never get a lipstick to stay put for any great length of time, it's just me and my skin so I don't bother mentioning it in reviews. Do you have a favourite natural brand of pink lipstick? Do share them as I would love to find more.
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