When I see a lip gloss that claims to have plumping effects, I’m always reminded of an incident in a Sephora that involved Danielle, her swollen/red face, and some questionable cosmetic brand’s version of plumping lip gloss. Needless to say, I was a little wary of trying Vapour Organic Beauty’s Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss, regardless of how dreamy the ingredients seemed. Fortunately, I didn’t have an allergic reaction after I summoned the nerve to use it. What I did have was some seriously glossy and appropriately plump lips.
Ingredients (provided at vapourbeauty.com)- “Organic/Bio Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil & Organic/Bio Lecithin & Organic/Bio Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract & Organic/Bio Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract, Organic/Bio Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Essential Oils & Natural Fruit Essences, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Stevia Rebaudiana (Stevia) Extract, Organic/Bio Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh)*, Organic/Bio Cetraria Islandica (Iceland Moss), Organic/Bio Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf; [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Carmine (CI 75470)]* Wildcrafted”
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s cruelty and gluten-free.
2. It’s made with organic ingredients.
3. All product packaging is recyclable.
4. This product is petroleum, nano particle, and chemical-free.
5. It’s made with wind power using biodegradable ingredients.
Product Description(provided at vapourbeauty.com)- “Va-voom! Elixir Plumping Gloss offers versatile color, dimension and shine. Hydrating botanicals and organic plumping liposomes lock in maximum moisture for ultra hydrated, voluptuous lips. Never sticky or tacky, Elixir delivers superior body and shine.
Vapour takes lip care seriously. Research shows that what we put on our lips IS ingested into the body. Elixir’s pure plant ingredients are vacuum processed, without chemicals, to produce a superior lip gloss.
Elixir Plumping Gloss is made with 70% Certified Organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments & vitamins. Elixir rejuvenates lips with anti-oxidant rich Acai and Goji berries and ultra hydrating, vitamin rich Organic Lecithin and Jojoba oil. Elixir contains Vapour’s lip specific infusion of hydrating Myrrh, healing Lemon Balm, antioxidant Green Tea and anti-microbial Iceland Moss.”
Price-$22.00 for a .13 oz tube.
Performance– Glossy lips remind me of high school…and in the best way possible. That’s my primary reason for loving this product. The shade I received is called vivid, and it’s a pale reddish/pinkish tone that has a little sparkle to it. Many lip glosses have earned reputations of being unnecessarily thick or sticky, but this product is a exception. It’s actually rather thin, and while the brush applicator is not what I normally associate with lip gloss, it suits the consistency just fine. In the picture below, I’m wearing a coat of elixir plumping gloss in vivid over a coat of siren lipstickin ravish (which I’ll be reviewing tomorrow). Also, my lips actually did seem particularly full just after applying this gloss. See for yourself:
Scent– The scent is on the citrus end of the fruity spectrum. It’s nice.
Rating– 9/10. I subtracted .5 for the ingredient with a hazard score above a 2 and another .5 since $22 dollars isn’t what I’d generally spend on a lip gloss.
Would I purchase this item again? Unless I had done something super awesome to deserve it, I might not want to splurge on this product for myself. However, I’d definitely buy it as a gift for a friend! I know several ladies who would appreciate this fancy lip gloss.
*Product was provided by Vapour Organic Beauty. Opinions were provided by me.
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