2 VEGAN LIP FORMULAS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
A majority of the lipsticks and glosses I wear are pretty bold. I mean, it’s no secret that a bright red lip gives me all of the life, but you can also catch me rockin’ an electric blue hue, or even a vampy burgundy or purple. So when a nude-ish sample of Clove + Hallow Lip Crème and Glaze showed up on my doorstep, I was underwhelmed. And it’s not that I have anything against nude lipsticks. At first glance, there’s just nothing to get super excited about. Turns out, I was wrong, and there was a whole LOT to get excited about!
Desert Rose Lip Crème
Clove + Hallow is a newcomer to the green beauty game, offering products that range from skincare to cheek colors and eyeliner (coming July 2017!). Some would argue that while wearing vegan makeup contributes to a more significant cause, not all vegan brands live up to the hype, provide ample coverage or substantial pigment. This isn’t the case at all with Clove + Hallow. The Lip Crèmes are jam-packed with organic jojoba, castor and sunflower oils that leave lips feeling like silk. And when I say “silk”, I do mean just that. And seriously, if a product can provide hydration and nourishment to last throughout the day, what’s not to love?
Desert Rose looks a tad orange at first glance, and I still suspected it would turn out super orangey even after I swatched. Call me crazy, but I swear I heard Carl Carlton singing “She’s a Bad Mama Jama” when I put it on my lips. Smooth, pigmented, creamy and super easy to wear, I was tempted to go online and order all 8 shades! And get this: I didn’t even need a lip liner! Boom.
If you’re into eco-friendly beauty products, or you just want to switch things up a bit, I’d highly recommend checking out this new beauty staple. If you’re a gloss gal, there are 6 Lip Glaze shades to choose from that aren’t sticky or super sheer. Active ingredients such as Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Argan Oils seal in moisture and make layering with other products effortless. Keep in mind that eco-friendly beauty products tend to cost a bit more because they are formulated with natural ingredients, but the price point for Clove + Hallow is beyond fair: $19 for the Lip Crème and $13 for the Lip Glaze.
So let’s see. We have a clean, cruelty-free, vegan, affordable and wearable beauty brand that gives back to the community. I don’t know about y’all, but I’d say this is one hell of a line to watch.
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