Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Green Beaver Lip Shimmer

If you are looking for a Canadian alternative to Burt's Bees, look no further than Green Beaver. The Canadian company prides itself on using natural ingredients that are organic and vegan as well. I was fortunate enough to be contacted about testing their products, and one of my favourites thus far is their Lip Shimmer:

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Like the Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer, this has a twist up mechanism that cannot be retracted so be careful how much you push up! Closeup of the product:

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What I like most is how the ingredients are mostly natural:

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Swatch:

The colour I received was Lustre - a sheer, very fine beige shimmer. I find that the colour is ideal for slightly lightening your natural lip colour.

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It also comes in 5 other colours as seen on Well.ca.

The product is quite moisturizing and goes on comfortably. In fact I wore it during my long 22+ hour flight (not including stopovers!) and it kept my lips well moisturized. If you look at the top picture you can see that the cap is attachable to a key ring, which makes it quite convenient for travel.

There is no perceivable taste to the product, just a faint apple-ish scent that fades very quickly. In fact the product is marketed as being mint-free, perhaps to appeal to people who don't like the tingly feel of mint on the lips. (A different direction from Burt's which has mint.)

Overall, I think the lip shimmers would make an excellent addition to any girl's purse. Not only is the product made of natural ingredients it moisturizes well without any greasy or waxy feel unlike other balms.

3 comments:

Askmewhats said...

definitely promising! i love lip shimmers too!

Farah said...

I got some green beaver stuff too and love it

MiuMiu said...

it's nice how there's some shimmer in it. have you tried the toothpaste? my mom bought the cilantro mint one and it definitely doesn't taste minty...my mouth was left with cilantro taste for a while after brushing haha
hmm...i think i should do a post about my hair XD

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