A few weeks ago I popped by Botanical Brands to preview and try out the new Living Nature red lipsticks. I am lucky that I have a fair few brands that are local to me and I had a lovely catch up with Kim talking everything green beauty & blogging!
The new red lipsticks, Wild Fire & Pure Passion, are COSMOS certified organic and are made without carmine – woohoo! I can honestly say I’ve not seen any natural and organic lipsticks, made without carmine that are as bright, vibrant and gorgeous shades as these two!
I’ll start off with Wild Fire which is described as a warm, classic red with an orange undertone. It is a “semi-matte” so it doesn’t have any shimmer to it, but it isn’t drying like some matte lipsticks can be. It works perfectly with my skin-tone and doesn’t make me look washed out at all like some red lipsticks I’ve previously tried before. It has a lovely consistency and can be applied fairly lightly for a sheer wash of red, or layered up for a bold, classic red.
The darker of the two, Pure Passion, is described as a rich, deep semi-matte red with a subtle crimson undertone. This again can be applied lightly for a sheer wash of colour, or built up for an opaque, deep red shade. This one would be perfect for Autumn/Winter time.
It has a slight more pink-ish tone to it than Wild Fire but it isn’t as dark on the lips as it looks in the bullet. Again, it isn’t dry on the lips and both wear off evenly throughout the day. They are both seriously long lasting too.
You can get the Living Nature lipsticks from Botanical Brands for £19.50 each.
Living Nature have just released a new video all about their brand and you can even see how they’ve made these lipsticks too! (video)
*indicates PR sample
Ricinus communis (castor) oil**, Cera alba (beeswax)**, Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax**, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil**, Glyceryl behenate, Mica (CI 77019), Iron oxide (CI 77491), Melia Azadirachta flower extract, Melia Azadirachta seed extract, Coccinia Indica flower extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Iron oxides (CI 77499). ** Certified organic. 100% natural origin. 90% organic of total.