Don’t fear lipgloss. There’s nothing tacky about a little shine, provided that it’s free of sparkle chunks and questionable ingredients. Lily Lolo’s lip glosses are modern and elegant, full of good-for-you ingredients like castor seed oil and jojoba oil.
Texture & Sheen
This gloss is delightfully non-sticky and leaves a high gloss shine.
Lily Lolo has nine gorgeous shades to choose from. My color, pictured above, is a deep mauve called Damson Dusk. I’m dying to try English Rose (a pretty, sheer pink) next.
Inside the Ingredients
Ingredients for “Damson Dusk”: castor seed oil, oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, hydrogenated castor oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, fragrance, carnauba wax, tocopherol, manganese violet, iron oxides.
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A Rant About “Fragrance”
Honestly, I’m frustrated with natural cosmetics companies who include the vague catch-all “fragrance” in their ingredient lists. Some companies, at the very least, will let you know that the so-called “fragrance” is a blend of plant-based essential oils or of entirely natural origin. That shows a certain level of goodwill towards the consumer. But when any company—natural or not—gives into the temptation to tie up loose ends with “fragrance”, they subscribe to a system which does not believe consumers have the right to know exactly what they are introducing onto and into their body.
I’m really not picking on Lily Lolo. This kind of lack of transparency is generally accepted as business-as-usual in the cosmetics industry. And Lily Lolo makes excellent cosmetics that I use on a daily basis and recommend to readers. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if Lily Lolo and similar naturally-minded cosmetics makers made the bold move of full disclosure? That’s my hope for this industry. That consumers are given the information necessary to make a truly informed purchase.
Where to Purchase
The Lily Lolo Lip Gloss is $16. Purchase it here.
This product is part of my popular guide, Natural & Nontoxic Makeup: The 75 Best Products to Up Your Beauty Game.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.