Maybe it was a strange act of rebellion but I've only started wearing pink lipstick in the last 3 or years, before that I saw it as my mums colour but as I've got older I've realised how flattering pink lipstick actually is.
I have lots and lots of lipsticks in my collection but I'm always looking to try new products and new brands so for one of March's My Pure reviews I decided to try a lip colour from one of their newer ranges, Lippy Girl.
Created by ex model Darcey Dieh, Lippy Girl is one of the biggest brands in Canada, when it comes to vegan make up. Yes you heard correctly, vegan make up, the range is completely cruelty free and animal friendly and contains no animal products of derivatives. Containing a mixture of earth minerals, plant oils and waxes including organic Castor Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Carnauba Wax and Shea Butter, the Lippy Girl range is also bee free, chemical free, gluten free and lead free.
There are currently 12 shades of lipstick to choose from neutrals, to brights and berries,
but I went for the quite, oddly named, Lippy Girl Vegocentric Vegan Lipstick in P-Bomb.
The 5g lipstick comes boxed and packaged in a black and hot pink 100% recyclable aluminium tube.
Smelling ever so slightly of citrus fruit, the shade that I chose P-Bomb is a pretty, pale baby pink shade. In the tube it almost appears to have a darker veining to it but it goes on as one shade, with just the smallest hint of shimmer.
When I first swatched P-Bomb, it did seem to drag slightly, but by the time I used it on my lips, the application was smooth, and pigmentation was fine. It's not the most moisturising lipstick I've ever used by any means, but on the same note I didn't find it drying or uncomfortable to wear. The wear time was pretty good, and I still had quite a bit of product left on my lips even after and cookie and a latte.
I'm going to hold my hands up and admit that my experience in the past with natural, vegan and cruelty free lipsticks hasn't been that great, I've generally found them to taste, and smell unpleasant and to have quite a stiff, dry texture but despite my initial cynicism this one has nearly proved me wrong.
I would have loved this lipstick to have been a bit more moisturising but other than that I can't really fault it. It feels okay, applies well and it lasts. I also love the colour way more than I thought I would. I love baby pinks but they can sometimes by a bit too cool and blue toned to be flattering,but not this one, it's definitely got a little bit of warmth to it that makes it a bit more wearable.
There aren't too many vegan lipsticks on the market so Lippy Girl have found themselves a real successful niche, by producing a cruelty free product that does exactly what it should. I'm still a touch cynical though so I will definitely be trying one of the other shades and I'll be crossing my fingers that it performs as well as this one does. Lippy Girl Vegocentric Lipstick In P-Bomb retails at £12.50 for a 5ml tube from My Pure. Have you tried a lipstick from Lippy Girl yet? Let me know your thoughts x