Recover seductive lips with Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm

Cooler weather is moving in, which means chapped lips could be in your future.  Now is the time to do some prevention so you don’t have to do triage later.  I have been in major prevention mode with Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm ($65, product sample), and it is the ultimate in luxury for lips.

Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm

Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm

Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm - luxurious packaging

Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm – luxurious packaging

Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm

Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm

Natura Bisse is a line that feels like fabulous indulgence in every way.  Just opening a Natura Bisse box makes me feel like I am wearing Louboutin heels and Bulgari diamonds whilst sipping Krug 1928 Champagne and luxuriating in a Chanel bubble bath.  I have read fantastic things about Natura Bisse Eye Recovery Balm, so I was hoping the Lip Recovery Balm would be just as great.  It certainly is different from any other lip balm I’ve ever tried…and it is wonderful.

I guess I am used to slick balms that make my lips feel all slippery, so at first I was taken aback by the texture of the Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm.  It doesn’t make lips slick, instead it ‘polishes’ them and gives a smooth, sleek look and feel.  It definitely hydrates and softens lips, and carob extract keeps lips from chapping.  Other ingredients include Opuntia Ficus extract for regenerating damaged skin, as well as aloe vera, Rosa Mosqueta, mango and shea butter, amaranth seeds and vitamin F to plump lips and increase elasticity.

Inside the jar of Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm

Inside the jar of Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm

Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm - interesting texture!

Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm – interesting texture!

Polished lips with Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm

Polished lips with Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm

The smooth texture makes Natura Bisse Lip Recovery Balm a perfect base for lip liner and lipstick, and it helps keep color from migrating into fine lines.  Since it isn’t shiny, your guy will also love it and kissing will be that much more enjoyable!

This is definitely one of the pricier lip treatments available, but the jar lasts a long time and the results are terrific.  If this is in your budget, I highly recommend it.  Louboutins, Bulgari diamonds and Krug 1928 Champagne are optional!  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

  • Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Hydrolized Ceratonia Siliqua Seed Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Glyceryl Linoleate, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Linolenate, Sodium Saccharin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 4 (CI 14700).

Luscious lips are no problem with Pixi Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balms

I am a bit of a lip balm addict…right now I am counting six lip balms sitting next to my computer and believe me I use them all. I can’t stand the feeling of dry lips so I am constantly putting some ‘slip’ on them. I was happy when Pixi Beauty sent us some of their Shea Butter Lip Balms ($8) to test…but I certainly didn’t expect to fall this hard for them.

Pixi Lip Balms

Pixi Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balms

Pixi Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balms come in clear and five different tints. The major ingredients are shea butter, which is a wonderful moisturizer that also heals skin, and Vitamin E, a powerhouse antioxidant that protects the skin. This lip balm glides on easily and has a marvelous slip that makes my lips feel terrific.

Comfort Clear Lip Balm

Comfort Clear Lip Balm

Comfort Clear Lip Balm

Comfort Clear Lip Balm

The Comfort Clear Lip Balm is what I keep next to my bed. I love to put this on at night, it feels terrific and keeps my lips moist throughout the night. I absolutely have to get another one of these for my purse.

Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm

Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm

Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm

Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm

swatch of Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm

swatch of Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm

The Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm was such a surprise to me…typically tinted lip balms are very, very sheer, but this one give an excellent dose of color along with the great slip and moisture. It gives lips a beautiful raspberry stain without gloss, but it still feels as moist and slick as a regular lip gloss. I love it.

Other shades available include Natural Rose, Pixi Pink, Coral Crush, and Honey Nectar. Guess what? I want every single one of them!  If you love lip balms, this is a collection that needs to be on your radar. You can find them at Target or online at Pixi Beauty. – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Ingredients:  Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Beeswax, Trihydroxystearin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin. [+/- Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)].

Good clean fun with Skinplicity

If you haven’t discovered Etsy.com yet, it’s time to take a look. There are tons of amazing etailers with truly fabulous products from jewelry to clothing to bath and body. Whenever I have some time, I just go and browse through all the fantastic shops. Skinplicity is one to visit – I can’t rave enough about their beautiful vegan soaps and natural bath and body goodies!

Skinplicity

Skinplicity goodies

Diana, the owner of Skinplicity, is an esthetician who creates all of the fantastic, quality soaps, scrubs, and lotions. The look and feel of these products is totally high-end, but the price point is wallet friendly. Diane sent a few items to try and good clean fun commenced. True story – I was talking to my mom and going on and on about how great these were, and she jumped in her car, drove to my house, and tried to take them from me!

Skinplicity

Skinplicity Aromatherapy Body Scrub in Hawaiian Paradise

Skinplicity

inside the jar

The Aromatherapy Body Scrub ($12) is an emulsified sugar scrub that exfoliates with sugar and moisturizes with rice bran oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil. It is very gentle and rinses super clean with no oily or greasy residue. The Hawaiian Paradise scent is lovely, a floral/fruit scent with plumaria, melon, coconut, and pineapple. It leaves skin lightly fragranced and ready for a sunset at the beach.

The Aromatherapy Body Scrub is also available in Chocolate Truffle, Citrus Burst, Summer Melon, Lavender Chamomile, Lemon Eucalyptus, Lemongrass Verbena, Milk & Honey, and Garden Mint.

Skinplicity

Skinplicity Lavender Lip Balm

The 100% Organic Lavender Lip Balm ($4) made with fresh local beeswax is a great way to keep lips soft and moisturized. It has all kinds of vitamins and fatty acids that lips just love. Ingredients include shea butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, and vitamin e oil. While the lavender essential oil treats lips, the lip balm doesn’t taste like anything in particular. It does, however, feel like heaven on my lips.

Just now I counted 11 different types of lip balm in the Skinplicity store, including Mango, Tea Tree, Honey Mint, Vanilla, Pecan Pie, Coffee, and even a lip balm for guys.

Skinplicity

Skinplicity Rosehip and Geranium Soap

Skinplicity

the top of the Rosehip and Geranium Soap

I can’t get over the beauty of the Rosehip and Geranium Vegan Soap ($5.50). This is a big, 4 ounce slice of soap encased in a delicate paper box that is so pretty I didn’t even want to remove the soap. The top of the soap has sparkles, ground rosehips, and rose geranium leaves. The scent is just an amazing combination of rose and geranium. It smells like a flower garden in bloom. Put this in a bathroom and it acts like a room freshener!

The soap is made from scratch in small batches. I am truly impressed with the big, thick lather that cleans and moisturizes at the same time. This particular soap has saponified oils of coconut and palm, which means the bar is not super soft so it lasts a long time and it also makes that thick bubbly lather. Rosehips have vitamin C and is a great antioxidant. Geranium is also a fantastic antioxidant for skin.

an even closer look

an even closer look

Oh yeah…did I also say that this bar of soap is GORGEOUS??  And it’s only one of many different varieties that Skinplicity offers. Diane makes soaps with essential oils as well as fragrance oils, so there is something for everyone.

If you love bath and body products, you will love Skinplicity. Head on over to Etsy.com and take a look…there is lots of good clean fun to be found there!  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Top 10 Tuesday Sun Protection Favorites

TOP TEN TUESDAY picked an important topic this week – sunscreen. I can’t believe the number of years I didn’t use sunscreen or used it sporadically. I’m paying the consequences now with too many sunspots. As an oldie, but goodie, sunscreen wasn’t in our family vocabulary. Coppertone was put on us to protect us from the sun but it really just made me burn. Now I know better and I’m an avid fan of SPF products. Here are some of my favorites in no particular order.
1. SUPERGOOP CITY SUNSCREEN SERUM* – Unfortunately I’m out of this but I want to repurchase it. The serum is SPF 30+, has no fragrance and is very lightweight. I used this as my SPF and moisturizer and primer – a triple threat!

2. SUPERGOOP DAILY CORRECT CC CREAM* – This is what I’m using now from Supergoop. It’s actually a lightly tinted SPF cream that provides SPF 35 coverage. It comes in three shades; I have Light to Medium which is a little dark for me (see swatch below). This can also be used as a primer and sunscreen that helps even out skintone. If the color is right for you then it will give you the corrective cream coverage that is so popular with CC Creams.

Supergoop CC Cream SPF 35

Supergoop CC Cream SPF 35

Supergoop CC Cream SPF 35

Supergoop CC Cream SPF 35

Supergoop CC Cream light to medium

Supergoop CC Cream light to medium

3. SUPERGOOP ADVANCED AGING EYE CREAM* – How many of you forget about your eye area when thinking about sunscreen? I just assumed my regular sunscreen would be enough but it’s absolutely not. I don’t get that close to my eyes with sunscreen plus that area is so tender and prone to showing aging. This SPF 37 eye cream is a big favorite of mine and not just because it has the best applicator in town.

Supergoop Anti-Aging eyecream with SPF37

Supergoop Anti-Aging eyecream with SPF37

4. MELANSOL 100% NATURAL SUNSCREEN SPF 30 *- This particular SPF 30 sunscreen is not for everyone but it’s perfect for those of us with very fair skin that never tans and always burns. MelanSol makes a variety of sunscreens for those of you who have a different risk level from the sun. This SPF 30 version is great for midday application when the sun is at its peak or for high activity levels when you’ll be out in the sun for longer periods. It contains active ingredients of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in its natural, cruelty free, vegan formula. I’ve found it to be hydrating and non-greasy. I love having a product that I know will have extra protection when I’m out on the water or in my yard with the little ones.

MelanSol Sunscreen spf 30

MelanSol Sunscreen spf 30

5. NEOVA DNA DAMAGE CONTROL *- A broad spectrum SPF 40 makes this a great choice if you want to be without foundation yet have some coverage when outside. They could call this a CC Cream since it’s described as a Color Correction cream that illuminates and brightens with a tinted, pearl finish. It comes in just one shade though with a very light tint. My skin isn’t good enough to go out in public with just this but I’ll wear it for days I’m at home alone or with a light foundation over it if I do go out. I’ve been very impressed with the Neova line and this is no exception.

Neova DNA Damage Control SPF 40

Neova DNA Damage Control SPF 40

swatches of Neova DNA spf and Supergoop CC Cream

swatches of Neova DNA SPF and Supergoop CC Cream (light to medium)

6. ALGENIST ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT UV DEFENSE FLUID SPF 50* – This is another of my old favorite sunscreens which I’ve used up. I’ve talked about it several times in posts. It contains Titanium Dioxide (2%), Zinc Oxide (17.1%) and Octinoxate (7.5%) along with the other fabulous Algenist ingredients that make this brand unique. I won’t go on about it since you can read my previous linked review other than to say, it’s great!

7. and 8. AVEENO PROTECT + HYDRATE LOTION SUNSCREEN* – Aveeno makes two different Protect+Hydrate Lotion Sunscreens. For your face you’ll want Broad Spectrum SPF 50 which is oil free and non-comedogenic. For your body (and face) you want Broad Spectrum SPF 30 which is very hydrating while being protective. These are both new products for 2014 along with an SPF 70 formula. Aveeno is priced right at $9.95 for a 3 oz tube and it delivers sunscreen in an advanced formula that uses their patented Colloidal Oatmeal.

Aveeno Protect+Hydrate sunscreens

Aveeno Protect+Hydrate sunscreens

9. and 10. B. KAMINS LIP BALM SPF 20 and VAULT RETRACTABLE LIP BALMS SPF 30 – We absolutely can’t forget our lips and here are two brands that I love using. Lisa reviewed the B Kamins so I picked it up at a local boutique, it’s actually more of a lip protectant than what we think of with a lip balm. It comes in a tube and squeezes out in an emollient balm. Vault Retractable Lip Balms are a twist on the typical balm because it was originally created for use during sports as well as other times. It takes three easy steps: PUSH the plunger (the bottom half) until the tip locks in place; TWIST the plunger to deliver the lip balm; CLICK the trigger to release the tip which closes it back up. Stick it in your pocket and it’s done. Nothing to fall off or lose. While they have a clear lip balm, it’s the tinted ones that are my favorites. There are 8 lightly tinted balms and they’ve lowered the price to $6.99 (from $9) and have free shipping.

Vault Retractable Lip Balm in Bikini

Vault Retractable Lip Balm in Bikini

Now that you’ve seen my long list of 2014 favorites tell me what your favorite is. Then go visit the other lovely sunscreen buffs in the Top 10 Tuesday group. — Marcia


*products received for consideration

Epic Blend Premium Lip Balms – review and giveaway

EpicBlend Premium Lip Balms

EpicBlend Premium Lip Balms

Look at that lineup of EpicBlend Premium Lip Balms that the BIZ was sent to test, review and give away! It’s a little like lip balm nirvana. As much as I’d like to keep them all (you’ll soon see why) I only have one set of lips and sharing is good karma. At the end of this review you’ll see what and how you can win. — Marcia

EpicBlend is a Canadian company that created a lip balm that is silky and natural. It was important to them to use high quality ingredients that are ecologically sound and healthy for anyone to use. EpicBlend offers gluten free, cruelty free, vegan, all natural lip balms to moisturize and nourish. epic blend no

There are 3 categories of balms that they sell, each with some unique flavors.

1) Hemp Balms - These are made with Organic Hemp Seed Oil which is an excellent anti-oxidant as well as being nourishing. The one I tried felt moisturizing and it didn’t sit on my lips, instead it felt like I had improved my lips. EpicBlend says that the hemp seed oil quickly absorbs deep into skin cells. (By the way, you won’t get high from these!! Sorry.)

EpicBlend Hemp balms

EpicBlend Hemp balms

Hemp Balms are available in Vanilla, Citrus Kick, Coconut and Mint. There is a new LE one in Banana (I love banana) and an LE Chocolate Rum now too. The one I chose to test is Citrus Kick and it’s a yummy orange that feels wonderful and smells amazingly true to life.

2) More Moisture Lip Balm – This has 7 moisturizers in it. SEVEN! These organic moisturizers give you that extra boost of hydration along with more staying power.

Epic Blend More Moisture Lip Balms

Epic Blend More Moisture Lip Balms

Your choices for More Moisture are Cherry (my pick), Grape, Green Apple and Unflavored. I wavered between trying Cherry and Unflavored but after trying the luscious Citrus Kick, I needed to try out a flavor. Plus my DH loves cherry balms so when he asks for a balm I have one he’ll like to share.

3) Vegan – The Vegan lip balms are 100% plant based and more important they are free of beeswax. So many times that’s an ingredient that manufacturers think they can sneak in! EpicBlend uses an all natural food grade Candelilla wax to make sure these have a smooth texture.

EpicBlend Vegan Lip Balms

EpicBlend Vegan Lip Balms

There are just two flavors in the vegan – Wild Berry and Pineapple-Mint. I didn’t try either because of the giveaway but I understand that Pineapple-Mint has a kick to it.

These cost $3.49 each or a 4 pack for $12. If you live in Canada you’ll get free shipping at $15, if you live in the US you’ll need to spend $20 to get free shipping. In Canada there are oodles of places that carry this wonderful brand.

a luscious bundle of EpicBlend balms

a luscious bundle of EpicBlend balms

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: At last we have an international giveaway, this is open to you all if you are a Beauty Info Zone subscriber. I arbitrarily put them in 2 groups for the giveaway so I could have 2 winners of 4 lip balms each. This is open through 6/16/14 @11:59 p.m. EST. (Sometimes Rafflecopter shuts down entries before the giveaway is actually over. We have no control over that so please keep that in mind if entering late.)

Group 1: Vegan Wild Berry, More Moisture Green Apple, More Moisture Unflavored, Hemp Coconut

Group 2: Vegan Pineapple-Mint, More Moisture Grape, Hemp Vanilla, Hemp Mint

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*thanks to EpicBlend for providing review and giveaway products

 

YBF $100 luscious lips giveaway featuring Define and Quench

One of our favorite ways to get gorgeous lips is with YBF Define and Quench and we are thrilled to have both a coupon code for you as well as a giveaway with two lucky winners! First, the code and giveaway info, then you can read our reviews so you’ll know why we are so excited about both.

The coupon code is for the YBF (Your Best Face) online store (shop.ybf-skincare.com), and the code is BIZLips.  With this code, you get a free Define trial size (value $32.50) with a minimum $35 purchase. The trial sizes are big – 6.5 ml which is close to half the size of the full size version of Define. It lasts quite a while and is great for travel. The code is good until July 15, 2014. This is a one-time use per customer and cannot be combined with other codes. Read our other YBF posts so you can see how much we love this brand.

The giveaway is amazing! There will be two winners, each receiving a Define and two Quench. Each winner gets a prize with a retail value of $100. Pretty fantastic! If you aren’t familiar with these two fabulous YBF lip products, here are the reviews so you can learn all about them.

Lisa’s Side:

YBF Define

YBF Define

Define ($70) is a moisturizer specifically for the lip area. It treats wrinkles and helps lips appear more full. This isn’t  your typical stinging, irritating lip plumper. It’s an elegantly formulated moisturizer full of antioxidants and brighteners. I loved the old version and now YBF has released a new and improved version.

YBF Define 2

airless pump

airless pump

The new Define is an even better version of their already fantastic lip cream. It still comes in the same total perfection packaging – that airless pump couldn’t be improved in any way! Here’s what is new…and what is still there from the earlier version:

(new to the formula)
Matrixyl Synthe-6
Syn-Hycan
TegoPep 4-Even
(continuing to use in the formula)
Syn-Tacks
Hilurip

We’ve also added these botanicals to Define:
Quercetin
Licorice Leaf Extract
Rosehip Seed Oil

And we added these antioxidants and vitamins:
B6 (coenzyme B6 as pyridoxal-5-phosphate)
CoQ10

swatch

YBF Define

swatch

this feels SO GOOD on the lips!

If you have thinning lips, wrinkles, or loss of definition around the lip area, you need Define. I am amazed at the terrific results I get with this, particularly in terms of lessening those horrid vertical wrinkles. I definitely notice a difference in how my lipstick wears – lipstick bleed is much, much less of an issue for me. The formula is just full of excellent botanicals and peptides that moisturize lips and increase collagen, making for fuller, younger looking lips.

I massage a little of this in every single morning, and at night I put on extra as a ‘lip mask’. I find myself putting some on during the day too, just because the soft and silky lip cream feels so darn good. Define is really and truly great stuff and I can’t recommend it highly enough – it is perfection for prevention or for treatment of the lip area!

Marcia’s Side:
YBF Quench and Define

YBF Quench and Define

I totally agree with everything Lisa wrote about YBF Define. Not only does it come from a company we love and respect but it does what it says. Sadly for both of us, our lips are getting thinner as we age. Using Define helps us stop time in its track.

Quench Lip Treatment ($15) is the perfect sidekick to Define. I’ve used Quench for years but now there’s a newer version. Just like Define was updated, so was Quench Lip Treatment. This is a softer version so that it’s easier to apply.

YBF didn’t just stop at making this more comfortable for lips, they added in more antioxidants for protection.

YBF Quench

There are 3 things that Quench Lip Treatment does: Heal, Refresh and Protect.
HEAL: this contains Vitamin E, meadowfoam and blueberry seed oils to make your lips more supple. Softer lips, softer kisses.
REFRESH: YBF uses the gentlest form of vitamin C they could find in order to make your lips a little brighter and to boost the collagen level. They also use some peppermint and clementine oils to wake up your lips and give them a slight tingle when you first apply it. No stinging allowed though, it’s just to refresh not to jolt you out of your seat.
PROTECT: pharmaceutical-grade beeswax is used in Quench to seal in moisture. You want your lips protected from environmental factors so all these ingredients and antioxidants help do that job.

You are going to love having two Quench Lip Treatments if you are one of our winners – one for home, one for your purse. You’ll be reaching for this often. There’s a reason the company’s name stands for Your Best Face – products that work and keep you looking and feeling your best.

YBF Quench Define giveaway

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: This is for US subscribers of Beauty Info Zone. Two lucky winners will receive 1 Define lip cream and 2 Quench Lip Treatments. It’s open through 6/2/14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond.

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Define ingredients:  reverse osmosis water, xylitol, olivem 1000 (cetearyl olivate (and) sorbitan olivate), ethylhexyl palmitate, Hilurlip™ (isohexadecane, BIS-PEG/PPG-14/14 dimethicone, ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer, butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer, cyclopentasiloxane, sodium hyaluronate, xanthan gum, tripeptide-1), Matrixyl® synthe’6™ (glycerin, water, hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin, palmitoyl tripeptide-38), Syn®-Hycan (tetradecyl aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate (and) magnesium chloride (and) glycerin), TEGO® Pep 4-Even (tetrapeptide-30 (and) glycerin (and) water), Syn®-Tacks (glycerin (and) palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyloyl hydroxythreonine (and) palmitoyl dipeptide-6 diaminohydroxybutyrate), ethoxydiglycol, olivem 800 (ceteareth-6 olivate), vitamin e acetatemeadowfoam seed oil, olivem 900 (sorbitan olivate), Sensolene® (ethylhexyl olivate), rosehip oilniacin, licorice leaf extractspin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), sodium hyaluronatequercetin dihydratecoenzyme Q10vitamin B6 (coenzyme B6 as pyridoxal-5-phosphate), absolutes of vanilla and fir balsam, essential oils of spearmint and nutmeg, paraben DU

Quench ingredients:  beeswax, cupuacu butter, ethylhexyl palmitate, meadowfoam seed oil, triglyceride, vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate/ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate), vitamin e, blueberry seed oil, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), peppermint oil, clementine oil, lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol)

*giveaway and reviewed products are provided by YBF
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Well, Hello Sailor! Lipstick Queen’s blue lipstick is naughty cool

 

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Now it’s even easier to get attention with the greeting, “Hello Sailor!”

Poppy King takes the ‘naughty nautical’ concept to a new level with her Hello Sailor Lipstick ($25).  She says, ”We’ve seen the trend for blackberry lips but I have a whole new take on this – a super sheer, silky-feeling navy that gives lips a deep berry tint. Turn nautical into ‘naughty cool’ with this new lip phenomenon!”

Hello Sailor - front of the package

Hello Sailor – front of the package

...and the super cool back of the package

…and the super cool back of the package

There’s no question, I get a LOT of attention – and not just from the hubby – when I apply my Hello Sailor Lipstick ($25) from Lipstick Queen. That blue color is an eye grabber for sure! The novelty lives up to the hype with captivating color and smooth texture. In fact, a friend literally tried to steal my tube right out of my hands when she saw the gorgeous berry tint that this fascinating blue lipstick morphs into when applied.

Hello Sailor Lipstick

Hello Sailor Lipstick

Hello Sailor swatch

Hello Sailor swatch

Hello Sailor is more of a lip balm than a lipstick. It goes on slick and moisturizing, and the blackberry color continues to deepen as it reacts with your body chemistry. The Vitamin E keeps lips moisturized and the formula has a fabulous slip that lasts. Another plus?  The blue tones in the lipstick help make teeth look whiter.

wearing Hello Sailor

wearing Hello Sailor

Keep in mind, I have barely pigmented lips, so what is pictured above is actually a big change from my normal lip color. I had multiple friends try this on and each one got a different color – but the lipstick was extremely flattering on each person.  Fascinating!

You’ve got to try this just for the reaction from people when they see you putting on a blue lipstick. It’s really entertaining! And I have no doubt that this ‘naughty cool’ lipstick will become a repurchase thanks to the bewitching shade and the excellent texture.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration