December 23, 2009

Shimmer & shine the organic way - Green Beaver, Burt's Bees, Kiss My Face & Physicians Formula

Natural products are certainly all the rage these days.  I like the idea of organic products on my lips since y
ou end up eating most of it anyway and I figure it counts as a fruit serving.  I was also curious to find out if they would be a good substitute for a lipstick or if it would be more of a tinted lipbalm deal...

Green beaver company lip shimmer - passion - $4.99 - this one had the most shimmer but not a lot of colour, good for a day at the beach or for a more natural look.
Burt's Bees lip shimmer - fig - $5.99 - didn't see any shimmer but had the best pigmentation, looked like I was wearing a sheer lipstick.
Kiss My Face sheer organic shimmer - ruby - $10.99 (set including lip shine) - didn't see much shimmer, colour very natural looking, good for catholic school girls who aren't supposed to be wearing makeup.

If you're going to shimmer you might as well shine too.  These were just like regular lip glosses, just free of all the chemical stuff you may not want...
Kiss My Face Sheer Organic Shine - Ruby - $10.99 (set including lip shimmer) - it goes on much lighter then the colour looks in the tube so don't be scared off, very pretty and shiny. Smells minty.
Burt's Bees Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss - Zesty Red - $9.99 - Great pigmentation, great shine, not much smell.  Has really impressive staying power for a lipgloss.
Physicians Formula Organic Superfruit Lip Gloss - Super Spice - $9.99 - colours are all pretty light, lots of shine.  Liked the smell of this one the best, very fruity.

Kiss My Face is available across Canada - you can find your closest location here.  Green Beaver sellers can be found here.  Burt's Bees and Physicians Formula are available at Shopper's Drug Mart and other mass and drug stores.

Should you shimmer and shine?  Absolutely!  These are a great option for those days when you don't feel like wearing much makeup or if you just aren't the makeup type (sounds crazy to me but I hear there are people like that out there).  Also great for the young girls in your life who might be too young for lots of colour.  Just bear in mind that because the products are natural, they aren't full of the synthetic preservatives your other cosmetics may contain and therefore won't last forever.  If the contents separate or they start to smell funky, it's time to toss them!  A good excuse to apply them several times a day!

- Lisamarie -

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