Natural Blush, Lip + Cheek Tint by Celebrity Eco-Lifestyle Expert, Ashlee Piper
Combining her love for glamour, natural ingredients, and sustainability, we teamed with eco-lifestyle expert, Ashlee Piper, to create ‘Natural Blush,’ an indispensable lip product loaded with active naturals, emollient butters, and a hint of color that works on all skin tones to replicate that coveted popsicle-like flush. Organic rose wax, coconut and grapeseed oils, mineral-based pigments, and a heavenly custom aromatherapeutic blend of cardamom, rose, and geranium essential oils make this tint all you need to create a flattering, matte wash of color or more buildable, dramatic statement on lips and cheeks. Housed in a reusable, elegant glass container, and mailed with limited packaging to be easier on the environment, Natural Blush is the only lip product you'll need.
About this Product:
• Vegan and cruelty-free
• Handmade in small batches in the USA
Some FAQs from Ashlee Piper:
WHY WE MADE THIS: I'm a beauty minimalist who also loves glamour. I wanted a quality, natural lip balm-type tint that also offered natural and buildable color with some staying power. Glosses faded too quickly and long-wear lippies were drying (and almost never natural). I love the look of a naturally flushed lip and cheek, and appreciate products that have skincare properties at the base of their formulas. So, I teamed with beauty alchemist, ARTISANskin, to create an indispensable product I would use everyday.
WHAT'S INSIDE: An almost entirely organic blend of coconut oil, grapeseed oil, rose wax, natural mineral pigments, and a custom aromatherapeutic blend of essential oils of cardamom, geranium, and rose.
GOOD STUFF: Small-batch, handmade in the USA, zero-waste formulation, eco-friendly reusable and recyclable packaging, vegan, natural, mostly organic, cruelty-free, lots of skincare alchemist love.
NONE OF THIS CRAP: Natural Blush contains zero Carmine, Lanolin, beeswax, honey, palm oil, animal testing, artificial colors or fragrances, parabens.
HOW TO USE: Tap into lips and cheeks for a natural flush. Press into skin and give it a second to melt in and soften to a slightly powdery matte finish. Add more for a more dramatic effect.
PRICE: A cool $15 for a big ole' pot of organic goodness.
DOES IT TASTE LIKE ANYTHING? Nope.
FEELS LIKE? Since this is a natural product with no artificial crap, the pigments have a slight texture to them that you may feel, especially if you're used to using conventional or non-vegan lip products. We left this in, because in our testing, I found the texture helps the product stay on longer (unlike glosses and lipsticks that budge at the first gust of wind) and be more build-able. The product goes on slightly glossy and melts to a light, supple matte finish that hydrates. Plant butters and oils keep lips soft. If you've tried Glossier's new Generation G lip product, the feel and finish are quite similar.
COLOR? A slightly peach brick red tint, which can build to a darker, more dramatic soft, matte red. We tried this on a variety of skin tones, from porcelain (me) to deep (two beauties from Ghana) and found that it flatters and looks believably natural on all.
SMELL? Like heaven. Seriously, the scent is natural, subtle, inspiring, and totally ace.
WEAR TIME? I've been wearing this everyday for about a month. I find wear time is about 2.5-3 hours without reapplication (unless you're eating or making out (or both?)).
Directions: smooth onto lips or tap onto cheeks for a natural flush. Layer for a deeper red.
Ingredients:*vitis vinifera (grapeseed oil),*copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, *cocos nucifera (unrefined coconut oil), rosa damascena flower wax (rose wax), *tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), mica, *glycine max (soybean). Essential oils of *rosa damascena (rose),*pelargonium graveolens (geranium),*elettaria cardamom (cardamom). *Certified organic