Review of the Honest Beauty Liquid Lipsticks | Clean and Green Beauty Guide

 
Review of the Honest Beauty Liquid Lipsticks

Honest Beauty Liquid Lipsticks- $12.99:

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Really great! See below on a few ‘may contain’ ingredients that are iffy. But overall, a solid ingredients list.

2. How's color payoff?- 5: Incredible. Super-saturated color!

3. Does color last?- 5: Absolutely. It did an amazing job on my full-day wear tests!

4. Is it non-drying?- 4: I wouldn't say it was super drying. I did feel a little dryness after a few hours so I'd reapply to moisturize.

5. How’s texture?- 4: The texture is very smooth, almost whipped at first. It's moisturizing, a bit tacky, but not sticky. Applying a balm underneath worked like a charm when needed a smoother feel.

6. Did the product perform the way the brand claimed it would? 4- I’d say yes, almost 100%. I did find it a little less hydrating than it was ‘supposed’ to be, so it just missed receiving a perfect score.

7. Is this a consciously-created product? 3- Cruelty-free & vegan for the win! The packaging however, isn't up to par yet.

FINAL SCORE:

26/30

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PROS:

  • The color payoff is amazing!

  • It really does last

  • Vegan and cruelty-free

  • Great shade range

CONS:

  • There are so few, but, I did need to reapply to rehydrate, so it wasn’t as moisturizing as I thought it would be

  • More plastic in the world :(

POTENTIALLY ‘IFFY’ INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details. Keep in mind, the percentage of these ingredients in the products MATTERS! I rarely take ‘scary’ scores on EWG at face value these days, and always ask the brand about to clarify if I’m concerned. Works like a charm! See their response.

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS:

I pull these directly from the brand’s or reputable retailers’ website. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. What’s missing: percentage of ingredient used & the amount of evidence/data backing up each number rating from EWG.org. You can search the EWG SkinDeep database to find the data available behind each rating. You can find out the percentage of the ingredient used by asking the brand. Here we go!

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1

  • Kaolin- 1

  • Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2- 1

  • Synthetic Beeswax- 1

  • Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil- 2

  • Methyl Dihydroabietate- 1

  • Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil- 1

  • Silica- 1

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride- 1

  • Coco-Caprylate/Caprate- 1

  • Stearalkonium Hectorite- 1

  • Propylene Carbonate- 1

  • Sodium Hyaluronate- 1

  • Hydrogenated Castor Oil- 1

  • Tocopherol- 1

  • Aqua- 0

  • Hydroxyacetophenone- 1

  • CI 77491- 2 *may contain

  • CI 77492- 2 *may contain

  • CI 77499- 2 *may contain

  • CI 15850- 1 to 4 *may contain

  • CI 15850- 1 to 4 *may contain

  • CI 42090- 2 *may contain

  • CI 15985- 1 *may contain

  • CI 77742- 1 *may contain

  • Titanium Dioxide- 1 to 3 *may contain

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips

 
The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips

The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips in- $39.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Looking super solid. There are a few pigments that rated higher on EWG (for the ‘velvet’ color I have it in), see below.

2. How is the color payoff?- 4: So solid. The pigment here is amazing and such a small amount really has a major impact.

3. Does the color last?- 4: Yes. It almost stains the lip and stays there for awhile. It's a drier texture, less slick, silky and glossy, so it blends and sinks right in!

4. Does it dry out lips?- 4: I liked using something underneath like the Cocokind Macabeet balm. I need that extra moisture, but it didn't dry out my pout. It wasn’t super emollient either. I’d say it’s in the middle with super-saturated color that can be pressed onto lips/cheeks to create a look.

5. How’s texture? Does it apply smoothly?- 4: Like I mentioned, it’s a bit less-emollient and silky in texture, which helps make it a solid multi-tasker that won’t look greasy. It works well over a lightweight moisturizer on cheeks!

6. How is the scent? Is it overwhelming?- 5: Not at all. There's not a detectable or overpowering scent. No headaches here!

7. How conscious is the brand? 5- I rarely give a ‘5’ for this. Check out their site! Major ‘wow’ factor on the combo of being cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable, offering refills, and the brand keeps the environment top of mind by planting trees for every product sold! Job well done.

FINAL SCORE:

26/30

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WHAT STANDS OUT:

  • The pigment here is fantastic! It really pops and lasts without much effort on lips and cheeks

  • The brand is incredibly conscious of sustainability! I’m a huge fan

  • Honestly, I wouldn’t spend $39 on a lip and cheek tint, BUT, there’s a little hack about how to save a buck back on the video in case you’re interested!

  • I’d also recommend the Han Lip + Cheek in Rose Berry and I’ve been known to use the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Matte Lipsticks as a quick lip and cheek in a pinch- works like a charm!

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

Swatches! Color: velvet

Swatches! Color: velvet

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil- 2, fair

  • Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax- 1, limited

  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1, limited

  • Magnesium stearate- 1, limited

  • Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil- 1, fair

  • Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)- 1, limited

  • Punica granatum (pomegranate)- 1, limited

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77742- 1, limited

  • Mica- 1, fair

  • CI 17200- 2 to 3, limited

  • CI 15850- 4, none

  • CI 77891- 1 to 3, good

  • CI 7499- 2, fair

  • Calendula officinalis (calendula)- 1, limited

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)