Friday, June 11, 2010

Red Lips with Face Atelier & Revolution Organics

Today I'll be showing you two red lip products that I've recently had the time to test out:

1. Face Atelier lipstick

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The colour I received to try was Revenge, a dark burgundy red. It would be a perfect shade for the fall.

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I found the lipstick to be highly pigmented, though it has a slight tendency to emphasize dryness and gather in lip lines. Don't get me wrong though, it is still comfortable to wear. I would consider the texture to be somewhere between MAC's satin and lustre lipsticks.

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The colour is more on the dramatic side, so I would probably pair this with a simple winged eyeliner look.


2. Revolution Organics Lip Gloss

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The colour I tested was called Freedom, a sheer, strawberry red gloss.

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Ingredients

Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer** (natural shine enhancer), Organic Beeswax*, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides (sunflower oil derived)**, Silica***, Flavor**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (licorice root derived)**, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil**, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (vitamin E)**, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil**, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*. MAY CONTAIN: Mica***, Titanium Dioxide***, Carmine**, Iron Oxides*** (mineral color)

* certified organic ** naturally-derived *** mineral

As you can see, the ingredients list sounds pretty good. It has no added fragrance, which is good for sensitive skin, though I found the smell of the gloss a bit strange (probably not used to the natural smell of the ingredients).

The gloss is not drying at all, probably due to the oils and shea butter in the formulation. The colour is slightly sheer, but because this is a more intense colour the red still shows up well on my pigmented lips.

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I would consider this a great starter red for anyone looking to try a red lip look. Its also an easy way to add a pop of colour this summer without worrying about creasing eye makeup!

6 comments:

Angie said...

i definitely can't pull off red lipsticks but you do it quite well. i really like the first one. wish it was slightly darker like in the second photo :D

Jenny said...

that colour really is intense! i just found out you're a toronto blogger! me too! yay! :)

Jess said...

I love the Freedom gloss on your lips! You have such cute lips actually!

Oh, love your new blog layout too!

Askmewhats said...

wow the color is just plain scary and ugly on tube but really really gorgeous on your lips! It's really "Do not judge the book by its cover" :D

Nic Nic said...

Love to see a face pic with you sporting this! I agree, perfect for fall and winter :)

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Absolutely love the color! :)

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