Green People Sangria and Cherry Lips
During January and February I got a little bit obsessed with lipstick. I’m not sure why I do this but every month or so I become fanatic about one particular type of make-up product I want (is this normal?). So whilst browsing the internet, I decided to try the Green People Eco Cherry lipstick as I do like a good dark red!
Texture & Application
The first lipstick that came through the post did not look nice at all. As you might have seen from the twitter image I posted, the lipstick appeared to have mould all over it. I can safely say it wasn’t actually mould, but something strange to do with the beeswax within the lipstick. Thank fully Green People were super lovely and sent me out a fresh one, along with their Instant Definition Sangria Lip Crayon* and Enrich & Enhance Lip Primer* the next day – amazing customer service!
I found I really had to make sure I put lots of lip primer or lip balm on before wearing either the Cherry Lipstick or Sangria Lip Crayon – but then again I mostly need to do this with every natural lipstick I own (they can be slightly drying). After several weeks, I have noticed as you might tell from the pictures that the texture of the lipstick has started to go a little funny, just as the one I received looked. According to Green People this is ‘bloom’ which develops as castor oil and beeswax crystallise with fluctuations in temperature. I did also notice that when this happens it seems to stay that way, even though I tried to melt it a bit back into it’s original form with a hairdryer but this didn’t work. The texture does become effected too, and if it blooms really badly like my first one, it can be slightly gritty.
Cherry Lipstick; cocos nucifera (coconut oil)*, ricinus communis (castor oil)*, cera alba (beeswax)*, theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu butter), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil)*, iron oxide (CI 77491), mica, mentha piperita (peppermint oil)*, commiphora myrrha (myrrh oil), d-limonene* (from essential oils)
*99.44% certified organic agricultural ingredients.
Sangria Lip Crayon; ricinus communis (castor oil)*, caprylic/capric triglyceride (natural emulsifier), glyceryl ricinoleate, euphorbia certifera cera (candelilla wax), mica, cera alba (beeswax), copernicia cerifera cera (carnauba wax)*, myristyl myristate, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, cetyl alcohol, adansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil*, argania spinosa (argan) shell powder*, tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77499.
*Ingredients from organic farming. Ecocert 100% natural ingredients; 34.7% organic ingredients.
Lip Primer; ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax*, hydroxystearic/linolenic/oleic polyglycerides, octyldodecanol, cer alba (beeswax)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E).
*Ingredients from organic farming. Ecocert 100% natural ingredients, 67% organic ingredients.
In the swatch above I wore the lip crayon underneath the lipstick as they are fairly similar shades. I was ever so slightly disappointed by the colour as I thought the lipstick would be more of a true red cherry shade, but instead it is almost identical to my Inika Rosebud – a sort of redbrick colour with a brown undertone. It’s still a lovely colour either way, and so easy to apply as opposed to a bright red lip! I like to wear this shade to work as an everyday, not-too-made-up look.
The Verdict – Good!
Overall I like both the lipstick and the lip crayon and I am definitely glad I have them in my make-up collection. The Lip Crayon in Praline which is a peony pinky lilac shade has now also been added on to my wishlist as they’re so handy to have in your bag and top up during the day. Green People have won brownie points with me for being so wonderful about the first lipstick I was sent 🙂
Has anyone else tried the Lip Crayon or Eco Lipstick? Does anyone have the Praline shade, and would you recommend? Let me know!