Weleda Tinted Lip Balm…

When one of your favourite brands launches colour products, it’s exciting! 🙂 So when Weleda launched their new tinted lip balms it was a good day. I’ve actually had these for a couple of months now and have been wearing them a lot, so here are my thoughts..

So there are three shades to choose from, each being just a hint of colour to brighten and enhance your natural lip colour.

The Nude is very nude, it did take away some of my natural colour so I would need to team it with lots of fresh blush I think. It could be too light for some skintones – however wear it over a darker lipstick to add a golden sheen or apply it in the centre of your lips to plump and add volume.

Apply some on your cheekbones for a gorgeous highlight – apply with your fingers and make sure you blend away any edges so it is seamless on the skin.

This is the Rose (the light is different to above) but it is definitely more wearable for me I think, just a hint of pretty colour. It goes on quite light but when blended out it settles into a soft pink.

This is the Berry Red is my favourite and I think is the most universally flattering colour too. It will actually add a bit of colour to the lips so can lift the complexion.

The mineral pigment used to create the colour and shimmer are nature-identical and not extracted from the earth. These pigments can be found in nature but Weleda have decided to use identical ones that have been made in a laboratory for a few reasons. Quality being one – colours can vary in nature and of course some can contain heavy metals and other contaminants from the earth. There is also the issue of how and where the natural minerals are sourced – sustainability and workers safety can be compromised in the mining trade (need to discuss this in a different post..) Weleda are NATRUE certified and under their regulations using the alternative is allowed –

“NATRUE allows for nature-identical ingredients to be used in cosmetic formulations when the natural raw material is problematic and the nature-identical material can be made without harm to us or to the planet”

The texture is lovely, they just glide on and give lips a gorgeous shine as opposed to a gloss. They are quite thick but not sticky, you can feel them on the lips but in a nice way. The smell is lovely – a kind of rose vanilla with a slight rosey taste too.

They are vegan which is a huge plus these days, with the vegan movement getting stronger and stronger. Their nourishing properties come from castor seed oil, olive fruit oil, jojoba oil, sunflower seed wax and shea butter. They do nourish, however if you have very dry lips I would go for something different. Weleda’s Everon Lip Balm is a bit more intense and might be more suitable, however this does contain beeswax so isn’t vegan.

Here are the ingredients:

Nude: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Mica (Cl 77019), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, lron Oxides (Cl 77491), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Geraniol*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*.

Rose: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Mica (Cl 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Geraniol*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*.

Berry Red: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Mica (Cl 77019), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, lron Oxides (Cl 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Geraniol*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*.

*from natural essential oils

NB from the press release – Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate (get your tongue around that ;))  is plant derived and not from petroleum.

I think these new balms are really easy – just whack them on and that is it. For the days when you don’t even have time to look in the mirror, just pop one on and your lips will feel lush and look ‘done’ because of the sheen.

Who else has been wearing them?

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2 Comments

  1. 9th April 2017 / 1:07 pm

    I bought Nude and wish I had gone for Rose! I will wear it, but as you say it does take away some of my natural lip colour….x

    • Louise
      11th April 2017 / 10:08 am

      It’s lovely over a darker lipstick? x

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