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NVEY ECO Advanced Care Lip Colour – 359 & 363


Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, NVEY ECO, Yishan | by — December 20, 2011

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Range:  Advanced Care Lip Colour
Shades: 359 & 363
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • NVEY ECO is an Australian organic makeup brand launched in 2005 that takes “green” cosmetics to the next level of perfection.
  • Free of parabens, petrochemicals or synthetic fragrances. Not tested on animals & made in Australia.
  • Advanced Care Lipstick are sheer lipsticks formulated with organic ingredients such as soothing safflower, beeswax, shea butter and Vitamin E
  • Available in 16 shades, 359 is a sheer frosty pink and 363 is a sheer lustrous orange.
  • The texture is a little stiff in the tube & needs to be worked into the lips to warm up the lip conditioning ingredients.  The upside is that this achieves a semi-matte finish that’s long wearing.
  • Verdict:  Compared to Zuii Organic lipsticks (which are creamier & more pigmented), Nvey Eco’s shade range is more on trend, brighter, sheerer but both equally lack in moisture and accentuate lip lines.  If you insist on wearing organic, I recommend layering on a top coat of gloss over this to smooth out the surface.

RRP: $29.95 AUD
Available at the NVEY ECO website.

This product was provided for consideration.

ZUII Organic Flora Lip Tint – Jasmine & Frangapani


LIP GLOSS, Yishan, ZUII ORGANIC | by — March 5, 2011

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Brand: Zuii Organic
Range: Certified Organic Flora Lip Tint
Shades: Jasmine & Frangapani
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Certified organic lipgloss, made with Organic Rose, Beeswax, Aloe Vera, Vitamins E and C.
  • Available in 9 shades named after flowers.
  • Texture is not at all like a gloss, as there’s minimal grip, let alone stickiness (The downside of this is that there is minimal smoothing effects also).
  • Nevertheless you get a decent shine, sheer coverage with an orange/citrus taste.
  • On my very dry lips, the moisturising properties are only temporary compared to stickier glosses.
  • Verdict: Highly recommended certified organic gloss to those who are passionate about natural skincare & cosmetics.  
(Top) Frangapani, (Bottom) Jasmine


(L-R): Frangapani, Jasmine

RRP: $24.95 AUD
Available at Zuii Organics website. Zuii Organic products are preservative free and do not contain talc, petro chemicals, parabens, genetically modified ingredients & also do not test on animals.

These products were sent for consideration.

ZUII Organic Flora Lipstick – Primrose & Cashmere


LIPSTICK, Yishan, ZUII ORGANIC | by — March 4, 2011

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Brand: Zuii Organic
Range: Certified Organic Flora Lipstick
Shades: Primrose & Cashmere
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Certified organic lipstick, made with Jojoba, sunflower and aloe vera.
  • Also contains Vitamins A, E, B1, B2, B6 and Calcium!! 
  • Texture is creamy but not that moisturising – best applied over lip balm and protected by a layer of gloss.
  • Available in 18 shades!
  • Primrose is metallic pink that’s more rosy than fuschia. In my opinion metallic lipstick is kind of outdated (Does anyone else agree with me?)
  • Cashmere is much more lovely & on trend with the nude lips this season.  It looks better on moisturised lips / under lipgloss as it can get cakey once dry. 
  • Verdict: I always scratch my head when I get asked to recommend a certified organic lipstick, but now I’ll be pointing them to Zuii Organic. I’m impressed by the pigment & creaminess but to get a Holy Grail rating for its price range, it would have to deliver much more moisture. 
 (L-R) Primrose, Cashmere

Primrose (Top), Cashmere (Bottom)
RRP: $29.95 AUD
Available at the Zuii Organics website. Zuii Organic products are preservative free and do not contain talc, petro chemicals, parabens, genetically modified ingredients & also do not test on animals.

These products were sent for consideration.

Liptember: Buy a lippie & raise money to support women’s health!


BURTS BEES, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, Yishan | by — September 1, 2010


September: [noun]
the ninth month of the year where Spring kicks in for Australia,
and is also the month for Liptember!

Burt’s Bees is the proud partner of the new social initiative, Liptember. Throughout September, Liptember aims to increase awareness of women’s health issues and raise money to fund research and programs to achieve optimal health outcomes for women.
How can I support Liptember?
  • Buy the official Liptember lip colour and get sponsored by family, friends and coworkers to wear the shade every day during September.
  • The shade to wear is Burts Bees Lip shimmer in Rhubarb!
  • All profits from sales of the shade purchased at Priceline will go to Liptember’s first beneficiary, the Royal Women’s Hospital (Melbourne).
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer is 100% natural lip colour that conditions, smoothes and gently colours your lips with luminescent earth pigments.
How can I register?
Registration is via the Liptember website (www.liptember.com.au) with information updated daily at the Liptember and Burt’s Bees Australia facebook and twitter sites.
I’ll be signing up!
I will be purchasing Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb from Priceline today, and sign up to support the cause this month. Will follow up with a post on the swatch & link to sponsor me wearing the shade if you wish!

RRP: $10 AUD
Limited edition price, exclusive to Priceline during September ’10.

GROWN Lip Balm – Vitamin & Watermelon


GROWN, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, Yishan | by — August 10, 2010


Brand: Grown
Range: Lip Balm Vitamin A,B1,B2,B6,C,E & Watermelon
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • A silky vitamin and anti-oxidant rich formula with watermelon extract, sweet almond and rosehip
  • Boosts collagen, hydrates & improves elasticity.
  • Melts so fast on contact with lips & leaves a silky glossy layer without being sticky.
  • Smooths lip lines, making it a perfect base for other lip products so it won’t sink in lines.
  • For chronically dry lips: Absorbs fast, better suited as a daytime treatment.
  • What sets it apart from the rest: One of the tastiest certified organic lip balms out there. As a lip base, it makes any lipstick look a zillion times sexier.

It gets really stiff & hard to squeeze in cold weather, but melts instantly on lips.

Must have or lust have? Must have for those looking for a glossy lip base. Also a must have for those who advocate Certified Organic, Anti-Animal Testing and Australian-made.

RRP: $19.95 AUD
Available: In Australia at Myer, selected pharmacies.
For worldwide stockists, visit the Grown website.

This product was sent to me for my review.