25 January 2013

Honeybee Gardens Lipgloss in Innocence

I've raved about Honeybee Gardens' foundation and lipsticks many times before, so I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I'm reviewing another one of their products! 




Product Description
Enriched with Vitamin E , cocoa butter, olive oil and shea butter, our new paraben-free lip gloss is super-moisturizing. It provides long-lasting shine without the stickiness of conventional lip glosses. Available in five luscious lip-smacking flavors and great neutral shades to enhance any skin tone.

Ingredients
Ricinus communis (castor oil) seed oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) fruit, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, tocopheryl acetate, beeswax, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, tocopherol (vitamin e), origanum vulgare (oregano) leaf extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon) bark extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, hydrastis canadensis (golden seal) root extract, natural flavor. May contain: iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), carmine (CI 75470), mica (CI 77019), silica, manganese violet.

Price
$9.99 from Honeybee Gardens, $7.49 from iherb and $7.39 from Vitacost.

My Thoughts
Innocence is described as "pale neutral pink, slightly peach."  It's a gorgeous peachy-pink with gold sparkles - kind of in the Nars Orgasm family.  As lip glosses go, it's not the shiniest, but it's quite pigmented.  It works over a lipstick, but it's opaque enough that you really don't need to wear one

The gloss is available in five colours and each one has it's own individual flavour that corresponds, at least somewhat, to its colour.  Innocence is watermelon flavoured and it really does smell like watermelon candy.  I find the smell tends to hang around on the lips, and it can become a bit overly sweet and cloying after a while.   

In terms of wear, I'd say Honeybee Gardens' gloss is above average.  It's thick and creamy and as a result, is pretty long lasting.  I can get a good 4-5 hours wear before I need to touch up.



 

The Score 
7/10 (I'm subtracting 3 points for the scent)

The Bottom Line
I love everything else about this gloss, so it's super disappointing that I don't love how it smells!  Like everything else I've tried from Honeybee Gardens, it's great quality at an affordable price point.  If you tend to like fruity glosses or at least aren't bothered by them, I'd definitely recommend giving this gloss a try.  On the other hand, if fruity glosses aren't your thing, you'll probably want to steer clear. 



        

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful colour! :) I will check out your reviews of the foundation. I haven't tried any of Honeybee Gardens products yet.

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  2. It's a great brand! Everything I've tried from them has been really nice :)

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  3. The colour looks fab on you! The scent would definitely be disappointing though.

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  4. Thanks! I almost wish the colour wasn't so nice, lol:) It makes the smell even more disappointing!

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  5. Very pretty! Shame about the scent :-(

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