Feb 8, 2013

Ecco Bella Flower Color Lipstick

It's hard to find a good quality organic lipstick that delivers great pigmentation. I've been slowly exploring organic brands, often finding myself disappointed by low quality and extremely high prices. Ecco Bella has certainly set the standard and changed my mind about organic lipstick!

About Ecco Bella
Ecco Bella is a cruelty-free organic company that provides natural cosmetics and skin care products. "Indulge yourself in organic cosmetics and natural skin care products that offer a pure and beautiful experience, while helping to conserve our planet and protect its animals."

I really like the labels that encase the lipstick itself. It's something extra to the packaging that most lipsticks don't have today. The slips can be removed. The shade names are also clearly labeled on the bottom. 

This is what the lipstick case looks like once the slip is removed. The matte black casing is so sleek. It really catches my eye! I don't have any lipsticks with casing that looks like this. 

The lipsticks are true to the stick itself. The bottom swatch is Tuscany Rose and the top is Claret Rose. Online, Tuscany Rose looked more pink. As you can see, they are both very similar. I was a bit unsatisfied with the misleading swatch online, but they are both pretty colors none the less.

Claret Rose is described as a cool medium tone reddish rose. I would say that is a spot on description. Tuscany Rose is described as a cool deep wine with a hint of purple. I would say it is more of a warm toned brownish red. I didn't see any hints of purple, and the swatch on the site makes this lipstick look like a dusty pink.

Claims: "A lipstick that thinks it's a lip balm. The cleanest, safest, prettiest lipstick for those who love lipstick. A simple healthy formula of vegetable waxes, oils, and mineral pigments that go on creamy and don't feather. Like a lip balm, Ecco Bella FlowerColor lipsticks moisturize without flaking or chapping." To Read more, and find the ingredients list, click here. 
Pigmentation: The pigmentation is excellent. They are opaque within one swipe. 
Finish/Texture: The finish is creamy, and also a bit glossy. The gloss is very subtle, but it doesn't wear off. The texture is silky smooth, the formula is so buttery! I really enjoyed how comfortable this lipstick felt on the lips, it's weightless.
Lasting Power: I had about four hours of wear with these. They are very hydrating, and I was surprised that they actually wore as long as they did. They do stain the lips a bit once the color has worn off, but is an easy fix with some makeup remover.
Scent: These are not perfumed, but they do have a slight lipsticky scent. Kind of the way that little girls' Barbie makeup smells like. I know that's an odd thing to say, but it really does!
Packaging: The packaging is sleek and sturdy. The lid stays on securely, and something about the matte black casing that I love!
Price/Availability: $17.95 each on eccobella.com

Likes:
  • Creamy finish with a bit of shine
  • Smooth formula that glides on easily
  • Sleek, sturdy packaging
  • Moisturizes the lips without feeling slippery
  • Feels comfortable to wear, weightless
  • Rich pigmentation
Dislikes:
  • Some of the swatches given online aren't accurate
  • $17.95 is expensive, but I feel that the quality is worth the price
Overall:
The Flower Color Lipsticks are the best organic lipsticks I have tried. Even thought they are a bit expensive, the quality is certainly there. Everything about these from the packaging, to the formula is luxurious and of high-end quality. My favorite thing about these is that they feel weightless, and glide on smoothly. The finish is creamy and has a pretty shine, and leaves you lips feeling moisturized. The wear time was good considering how buttery they are. I didn't experience any slipping or feathering at all, which was also a pleasant surprise! 

If you're looking for a great quality organic lipstick, or just wanting to try something new, Flower Color would be an excellent choice. I really enjoyed everything about these lipsticks, and I can't wait to try more colors in the future! 

3 comments:

  1. They look really creamy, pigmented and glossy! I like the packaging as well - very sophisticated :)

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  2. Love the color! Looks really smooth to apply.

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  3. The packaging is lovely, it's nice to see something a bit different. However it is pretty rubbish that they are so similar, I'd be a bit annoyed by that too! Still, they are very nice.

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