Saturday, July 3, 2010

Product Review; "Colorganics Hempseed Oil Lipsticks"

Colorganics is an "organic cosmetics" company that sells a limited line of cosmetic products that includes lipsticks, lip liners, glosses, lip balms and lip tints at Whole Foods Market. The line may also be carried at other outlets, but I've only come across them here. The company has been around since 2006 with a small following of clientele looking for a "safe" alternative to mainstream cosmetic products.

The line itself is quite nice. The pigmentation of the lipsticks come from non-FD&C sources but are, however, not listed aside from the usual suspects; Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Carmine... all natural pigments found in all makeup. However, the richness of the color is quite striking when layered and the formula glides onto skin very easily with a slight moisturizing sheen. The matte lipsticks (pictured below) aren't necessarily matte but are lovely nonetheless. Unfortunately, when I'm looking for a truly MATTE lipstick, I'd prefer no sheen, but it doesn't mean these in particular couldn't be dusted with a little powder or layered to create a denser finish.

The texture is very forgiving and would wear best on lips looking for a bit of moisture due to a formula rich in Organic Beeswax, Organic Hempseed Oil, and Jojoba Oil. All excellent humectants designed to hydrate dry, cracked lips.

Colorganics "Hemp Organics" lipstick shades in "Crimson", "Black Cherry", "Java Bean" and "Sienna".

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