Do you ever wander about what’s in your lipstick? After all, studies show that those who regularly wear lipstick can eat up to 2kg’s in their lifetime!
Well, after much research I have discovered that many brands can contain harsh chemicals and harmful ingredients. Take a classic Revlon lippy for example. Studies show that this can contain ingredients such as Methylparaben, Propylparaben and Retinyl Palmitate. I don’t know about you but none of those sound like something I want in my body. Many of these ingredients are hazardous to pregnant women, carry cancer causing toxins and can trigger allergies and illnesses.
So, my advise is to always check what’s in your lippy. If there’s ingredients like the ones mention about, think twice about wearing it daily. Otherwise, there are plenty of great brands that pride themselves on being sustainable and toxin free!
The brand I want to highlight today is Australian tmf. Cosmetics with a conscious is the ethos they live by. Australian founder, Jill Chambers says that earth friendly and harmful chemical free beauty products are not only possible, they are vital. tmf. are chemical free, cruelty free and use packaging material friendly to our environment. And bonus points, the company is 100% Aussie (only 30% of their products are currently made in the USA)!
So now to the big questions… what are their lipsticks like?!?!
Well, I tried the colour Jade in their Vegan Lips range. The lipstick took me by surprise with it’s awesome gloss, colour payoff and silky application. It glides on smoothly and I only needed to do one good sweep to get a strong, peachy tint on my lips that lasted for hours! My lips felt light but very nourished thanks to awesome ingredients like jojoba oil, avocado oil and rose oil. I am very impressed and I will definitely be trying other shades.
Out of the lip glosses, I chose the colour Tory which is a shimmery nude shade. The vitamin e, cacao butter and kaolin clay ensured that my lips were protected, well nourished and full of life. Perfect to keep them healthy in winter or look bronzed in the summer.
So, with all that info I will let you make up your own mind about the lipsticks you use. Just remember there’s always options, particularly if you experience any adverse reactions or allergies.
Watch my video below and see how I applied Jade – Vegan Lips by tmf.