Anything inspired by flowers, I just have to try. Ecco Bella makes a line of makeup that is infused with flower waxes. The same delicate coating that protects flower petals from the elements is used in their formulas to help protect your skin, naturally. They sent me their FlowerColor Lipstick to try out in three colors: Rosewood, Pink Rose, and Napa Grape Frost. I love that their sleek black cases are a just a little smaller than the average lipstick case, but they still have .13 oz. of lipstick inside. They’re perfect for stowing in a little makeup bag inside my purse – or a small clutch.
These go on smooth, and almost feel like a balm, though I always apply a little bit of balm on my lips before applying any lipstick. I love that they’re naturally preserved, gluten, FD&C dye, petroleum, and fragrance-free. They last quite a long time, too, (I think this due in part to the flower wax) until it comes time to eat – I’m horrible at mastering the art of eating with lipstick on. But at least with these I know if I eat some of it there aren’t any horrible ingredients to worry about!
Rosewood – A rich, warm red with just the slightest hint of gold flecks when you look really closely (hard to capture with the camera). I don’t wear reds very often, but I love this one. When wearing this one I skip blush, add just a swipe of mascara, and make sure to darken/shape my brows just a tiny bit. With the use of lip liner this one could create a very bold dramatic look.
Pink Rose – A bright cool pink, perfect for spring. This shade livens up any outfit and is fun and playful. This one felt a bit drier to me, but then I looked on the bottom of the tube and realized it had expired, so this might be why.
Napa Grape Frost – This one is very close to the natural shade of my lips, so it works great as a subtle nude pink with just a hint of frosty shimmer. Easy to wear with just about anything to look a little more polished. A great way to downplay the lips if making a statement with my eye makeup.
Ingredients: Castor oil, isopropyl palmitate (from coconut), candelilla wax, 100iu Vitamin E, organic calendula oil, organic chamomile oil, organic jojoba oil, flower wax coated iron oxides. Pink colors contain carmine.
Size: 0.13 oz. $17.95 each.
They offer these in 17 different shades, and Eco Bella also makes many other beautiful makeup products, as well as skin care, hair care, and body care. So far I love what this company is doing, and I will definitely try and post more reviews of their stuff.