Sobe Botanicals Mayhem Lip & Cheek Color Review





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Caitie from Naturalla Beauty recently replied to my Red Lips on a Budget post suggesting I try Sobe Botanicals Lip & Cheek Colors, and fortunately I listened to her. Here’s my review!

Ingredients (provided in the Sobe Botanicals Etsy Shop)- “Ricinus communis oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Glycine Soja, Euphorbia cerifera wax, Copernicia Cerifera wax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mica, Iron Oxides, Vitamin E, Essential oils”

The preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a low hazard score of  2. The only ingredient with a hazard score above a 2 is the blend of unspecified essential oils.

1. It’s free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, and petrochemicals.

2. It’s cruelty-free.

Product Description(provided in the Sobe Botanicals Etsy Shop)- “Sobe Mineral Lip & Cheek Color. Great multipurpose color with beautiful results. Perfect to carry with you to take care of 2 of your beauty secrets with half the space. Beautiful colors & fabulous ingredients. They’re creamy, yet not greasy. They don’t dry out your skin, keep your lips nice & hydrated. They don’t contain any chemicals. Beautiful colors with Natural ingredients. (Vegan friendly)”

Price–  only $7.99 for a .33 oz. tube, which is mega cheap as far as natural lip colors go. Am I right or am I right?

Performance– I think it might be easiest to evaluate the performance of this product with a pros and cons list, so here it goes:


  • It leaves my lips feeling soft and looking shiny.
  • It smells heavenly (see below).
  • The shade, Mayhem, is a nice and rich red that does not make me look like a clown or a crazy person.
  • This might seem obvious, but one can easily make the red less or more intense by adjusting the amount used.
  • It seems fairly long-lasting, especially compared to natural lip colors in general.
  • There’s only one con, and it’s the softness of the product. I expected it to be firm like a lipstick, but it isn’t. For this reason, I think it might be better suited to a small jar than a tube that rolls up and down. Regardless, I’ve been using a lip brush to apply it and it seems to work just fine. I do worry about taking it in my purse with me if I’m going to be outside for an extended period of time; I’d hate for it to melt everywhere. :-/

For the curious, here’s how the product looks on my lips (Danielle informed me that my face in this picture is screaming “Bitch, please.” She’s probably right.):

Red Lips

Scent– Back in my dark days of chemical-filled cosmetics, I used to love mark.  Don’t judge me; I didn’t know any better. Anyway, I’m mentioning my past transgressions because their lip products had a very similar scent/flavor to this lip color. AND I LOVED IT. I’d describe with these two words: vanilla & mint.

Rating– I’m subtracting a point and a half since I’d prefer a more solid consistency, but this product definitely earns an 8.5/10.

Would I purchase this item again? Oh, absolutely.



by Dawn Grimes

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  • Anonymous

    I’m going to order some of this like right now. 

  • Jade Maharrey

    I have this product in a soft pink color called
    Candy Floss, and I use it solely for blush/cheek stain. I searched her etsy
    site and couldn’t find it. That particular color may not be made anymore since I have had mine for
    over a year. I really enjoy it.

    I found this product when I was looking for
    something to replace my MAC crème blush. I made a decision to find only vegan
    products for my makeup bag.

    The consistency is really soft (mine has melted
    at least twice, but I just shove it back down into the tube), but I find it is
    ok for dotting my cheeks.  I have never
    used it as a lip color. 

    I have been meaning to buy another color…this
    post reminded me that I really should!

  • Jade Maharrey

    I also use their Primed & Proper shadow primer and their gel liner (which I couldn’t find on the site – might not be produced anymore). Both are great.

  • I wonder if the softness depends on the shade.  I have Mademoiselle and it’s pretty much as firm as a lipstick.   Either way, I’m glad you like it overall…the red looks great on you! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I hope you do/did. Looks good on ya.

  • Anonymous

    Candy floss sounds like a really pretty color; that’s a bummer that she might no longer carry it. I already own way more blush than I can handle, but maybe I’ll buy some from her shop when I run out. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always wanted to try shadow primer, so that’s good to know. They do still carry that one, right?

  • Anonymous

    Interesting! I guess it could also be because it was pretty soft when I received the package and just failed to re-solidify in this Louisiana heat. Thanks again for the suggestion! 🙂

  • Jademaharrey

    Yes! I saw it yesterday. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful; I’ll have to check it out!

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