Recently, I have two lip glosses. One from The Body Shop, the strawberry one I got when it’s 10% off in store. So it was only around IDR 71.100. I bought it last month, because it’s simply irresistible somehow. (._.)a
The gloss is good, though I don’t know how good a lip gloss should be to be called a qualified one. It has sheer reddish colour and the strawberry scent is really fruity! I love it. But maybe I’m not that much in love with the ingredients:
Polybutene (Binder), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Emollient), Dextrin Palmitate (Emulsifying Agent), Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioning Agent), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Emollient), Aroma/Flavor (Flavour), Cera Alba/Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Panthenol (Hair Conditioning Agent/Skin Conditioning Agent), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Barium Sulfate (Opacifier), CI 15850/Red 6 (Colorant).
I’m not into beeswax, actually. And I would love it even better if there are more natural & vegan ingredients there. But it’s okay and still tolerable for me. I took it because I need a lip gloss, and the only brand I trust about being animal-friendly and being quite wise about what they put in their products is The Body Shop. And I can bring back the packaging after it’s run out someday. So, I forgive myself. LOL.
Oh, and one more. It’s not really long lasting on me. :) But it’s not a big deal for me. It’s tiny, I can keep it in my pouch and whenever I need touch ups, it will be there. :)
Last week, a friend of my brother whom I know too went to Hong Kong and Singapore. Surprisingly, she brought me some souvenirs! There are jellybeans (mmm, yummy!), Merlion keychain, and that lip gloss from Forever 21. Why can’t I resist it, though I know it doesn’t contain ingredients I love? No, man. I forgive it to be the unnatural one, but it’s claimed as Cruelty Free. And it’s in Coral shade! I. LOVE. THAT. TONE. Viva la pantone. It’s a gift, too. And it smells like sweet candy or bubblegum. Mmmh.
But still, let me paste the ingredients list printed on the tube:
Polybutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ozokerite, Polyoxyethylene Stearyl Cetyl Ether/ Glyceryl Monostearate, Sorbitan Sesquoileate, Mineral oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoexyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Synthetic Wax, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance (parfum), Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene. May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), D&C Red NO.21 Lake (CI 45380:3), D&C Red 6 Ba Lake (CI 15850:2)
Note: The feeling I get when I wrote those stuffs above equals the feeling I catch whenever I see a bad design. I don’t discover anything lovely there. :’( For being lovely in colour and scent, I give this gloss 8 out of 10. But for that creepy ingredients, it’s…0,5 out of 10. Call me extreme. :’)
Anyway, thank you for the souvenir, still! I don’t even think I’ll get something from you. I’m going to use this til the tube is empty. :) *hugs*
So that’s my glossy side of life. What about you? ;)
*** i made the doodle truly with my heart, so don’t copy it and paste it somewhere else as yours. it will broke my heart! thank you. :*