Minerals on the Lips

By Monday, August 23, 2010 , , , , ,

I have enjoyed and hated mineral foundations for quite some while. I have issues with my skin being just too dry for it to work on even the best of days. Recently though, I've begun to enjoy mineral makeup on my lips.

I first ordered an Avon Smooth Minerals Lipstick late last year in Apricot Glow and have loved it so much that I proceeded to get another one in the new colour Island Glow. While Island Glow was not the colour I thought it would be (more peachy in the pic) I did end up with a great neutral colour that is reminiscent to Mac's Viva Glam II.

The Avon Lipsticks look great on the lips and moisturize with Shea butter and have quite a sturdy packaging with the name emboss detail on the lipstick itself. It also has an SPF of 15
100% naturally derived mineral complex ... enriched with essential nutrients, vitamins and shea butter. Free of talc and fragrance. Dye-free, preservative-free.  -avon.ca
I also have been enjoying mineral lipgloss from ELF's mineral line called Au Natural. The container is a dupe for Mac's Lipglass packaging. I found that this colour turned out to be a perfect gloss match for the Avon Island Glow so I often wear the two of them together for a great effect. Day to day this is my neutral lip colour combo. Smooth, not gritty or sticky, actually probably the least sticky gloss I've tried in a long time. I also love that it isn't sheer, it is quite opaque.
Infused with Coconut Oil and key vitamins A & E to protect and moisturize your lips. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes. -eyeslipsface.com
Showing how much the packaging of Elfs Mineral lipgloss and Mac's Lipglass are alike. 

I am more that pleasantly surprised with how much I've ended up loving these mineral products.
Overall : I'm already planning on ordering more of the Elf glosses with my next order as well I want to check out some of their pretty mineral lipsticks. As for the Avon, I will definitly be grabbbing more of these babbies d