What it is: Green Beaver‘s Lip Shimmerin “Lustre”.
On the product: Alright, so right off the bat I’m going to admit that I’m a bit biased — when’s the last time you’ve seen an ingredients list like this?! It’s awesome! Not only are the Lip Shimmers paraben-free, they’re also free of petroleum, peppermint oil, small babies, and lanolin. And while they don’t exactly impart moisture on the level that a medical-grade lip ointment might*, they don’t take it away, either. As for the scent? Can’t beat it! I haven’t the slightest clue what these cute little tubes of heaven smell like, but it’s delish. Light and fruity and tarte and fizzy… mmm!
Speaking of ingredients:
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter*, Canola Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera Wax*, Cocos Nucifera Oil*, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Aroma, Sorbitan Olivate, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Seed Oil*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cymbopogon Martinii var motia Oil*. May contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
On the shade: Lustre is exactly what it says it’ll be — a lustre! In other words, super fine shimmer sitting in a smooth, translucent base. But the catch is that it sounds boring, and with two separate History courses to do readings for, I do not need any more boring in my life.
Anyhow, it’s kind of a stunner. Y’know. In the way that Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder are kind of
(I’m pretty sure that I could have skipped this review altogether and just posted some swatches. Seriously. Bee-tee-dubs, multiple swatches were needed to show just how gorgeous this shimmer is! It’s the same swatch, but with different light values. And also they were needed because I was feeling indecisive and just lovehow this photographs.)
The verdict? I’m pretty sure that if you need me to tell you this is totally holy grail, you do not deserve to use such a product. But I will anyways, because I’m just that nice. So: this is holy grail. I love it. You should love it**.
*Honey, if this exists, you totally need to hook me up with some.
**However, you should probably not trust a word I say, ever, because I am so very depraved sleep deprived. But if you end up purchasing this despite what your instincts tell you to (RUN FOR THE HILLS!) then I am fairly confident you will completely adore it. So go pick it up here or something, and you can thank me later with a big hug large box of chocolates Lindt. (Hey, if I’m being greedy, I may as well ask for the good stuff.)
Another disclaimer: I’m not sure what convinced me it would be a good idea to write a review at 12:55 in the morning and save it to post later, but I did. And it may have been a bad idea. But it’s been fun all the same!