I was lucky enough to have this gloss included in my order from The Green Beauty Jungle. They are a Canadian owned and run online boutique with a huge range of green beauty and I really like buying through them.
Vapour have just revamped their entire line, but some online stores will still have these in stock (and likely needing to sell them at discount to make way for the new arrivals). I thought since I’ve already taken the photos, I might as well still post these for anyone wanting to snap up the old formula before it’s gone!
Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate*, Mica, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Prunus Domestica (Plum) & Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Flavor Oil, Organic Lecithin (Soy), Organic Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Extract, Organic Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract, Solanum Lycopersicon (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Stevia Rebaudiana (Stevia) Extract, Organic Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Wildcrafted Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Gum, Organic Cetraria Islandica (Iceland Moss) Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Non GMO Vitamin E – Soy)
[+/–: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)]
NOT VEGAN This shade contains carmine
Each tube is $35.75 AUD for 3.4g, or $25.00 USD.
The myrrh comes through quite strongly but I also detect a hint of sweetness. It’s not overpowering but a little heady and almost herbal. I’ve not really a fan of lipgloss, mostly because I hate the feeling of hair being stuck on my lips. I also don’t know much about the claims of plumping gloss, though I like that this doesn’t have ingredients designed to plump your lips through irritation.
So while I don’t like contending with lipgloss on windy days, I do like how it makes my lips look. The subtle, dusty pink shade, along with the formula does make my lips look plumper and smoother than usual. As I don’t normally wear gloss, I can’t say for sure that it’s due to something magical in this formula, but I won’t complain about it.
Now I know they say this isn’t supposed to tingle, but it does ever so slightly for me. I find that the gloss is gone under an hour or so, just with drinking. It’s ok if you have it on hand and like constant reapplication but I don’t like fussing so much.
I haven’t really used gloss since my teenage days, but I do remember most being sticky. These aren’t sticky and I’m not sure exactly why, but something in here does give me a little tingle. I’m glad I was able to try it but it’s not something that I’m rushing out to repurchase.
At time of posting this particular shade is still available at:
- Conscious Skin
- The Green Jungle Beauty Shop
- Organic Beauty Co. (On sale for $27.60 AUD each)
- Citrine Natural Skin