A few weeks ago we were sent some lipsticks from Living Nature, so I chose the lipstick called Wild Fire.
Living Nature are a company from New Zealand who produce products that do not contain any synthetic compounds including parabens and only use beeswax and honey from animal derived products. In fact the list of products that aren’t in any of their cosmetics is pretty impressive! In fact, here’s the list so you can see yourself:
No Synthetic Preservatives, No potentially harmful chemicals, No Mineral Oils, No Herbicide or Pesticide Residues, No GM ingredients, No Animal Ingredients or testing, Only Use Recyclable, Reusable Packaging. The Living Nature preservative system is a synergy of potent plant extracts which are strong antioxidants, bactericides and fungicides. Living Nature aims to create a sustainable, profitable, ecological, educational and inspirational business that impacts on the individual by promoting healthy skin.
All sounds wonderfully promising don’t you think??
In addition to this, the lipsticks in particular have a 100% natural formula containing beeswax, certified by BDIH and produced in recyclable plastic tube. They are not tested on animals either which is always a great bonus, there really isn’t any excuse any longer for animals to be tortured for humans to wear make up.
The packaging is black and rubbery on the outside, hopefully this means it is a little more hard wearing than other black plastic packaging we are all familiar with. It feels a lot sturdier and has a satisfying click so you can be sure the lid isn’t going to fall of these – which you would think is an odd point to make but I’ve lost a few lipsticks to my hairbrush and keys recently and I refuse to lose any more!
Wild Fire is described as a semi-matte red with an orange undertone, it is a very wearable lipstick. The colour is quite sheer so it is more like a stain or a tinted lip balm than a traditional ‘lipstick’ but I really like it.
It’s very comfortable to wear which is a welcome change from many of the matte lipsticks and liquid lipsticks that are available now that I can find are very drying.
My lips are quite small and I always prefer a lip product with a cream or glossy finish to give the appearance of more volume so the semi-matte finish is a perfect compromise for every day wear.
The lipstick colour doesn’t last all day with eating etc but to be honest it is so easy to reapply owing to the sheer finish that it isn’t a problem.
The range of lipsticks from Living Nature contains twelve colours altogether and a lip hydrator. Botanical Brands (the sole distributor in the U.K. for Living Nature) carries all 12 of these which is great! You can find them at www.botanicalbrands.com
The lipsticks cost £19.50 each which is perfectly reasonable for a lipstick with minimal chemicals and no animal testing in sight!
Have you heard of Living Nature before? Have you tried out some of their lipsticks?
They have a huge range of skincare too, some of their serums, oils and masks sound wonderful and I’ve spotted some gift sets that would be great on a Christmas list!
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