What I love most about this gloss is that it acts as a lip gloss and lip treatment, all in one. We're still waiting on Spring weather here and my lips have been suffering a little. Osmia's lip luster is perfect for those days when your lips need a little extra coddling, but you want to wear something more than just lip balm. It really does help heal your lips, and they'll look fantastic in the process!
The texture is different from a lot of other glosses. It comes out of the tube thick and semi-solid, but it's not at all sticky and it spreads easily on contact with the warmth of your skin. Because of how thick it is, I prefer to take the gloss on my finger and dab it onto my lips, rather than applying it straight from the tube.
The ingredients list rose geranium essential oil, but it isn't something I smell very strongly. To me, the luster has a very mild, fruity smell. In fact, it smells and tastes very similar to Vapour's Elixir Gloss (the non-plumping one.)
Color-wise, the luster looks dark and a little intimidating in the tube, but it sheers out a lot when applied. It's colored only with alkanet and beet root, so it doesn't have intense, opaque pigmentation. Instead, you're left with a beautiful, sheer colour. It reminds me of how your lips look after eating a popsicle - plumped and glossy, with just a hint of red.
The Bottom Line
I've heard a lot about Osmia Organics over the last couple months and the lip luster definitely lives up to the hype. It's a lovely lip gloss, only made better by the fact that it also nourishes your lips. It's been the perfect lip product for winter, but I already know I'll be reaching for it in the warmer months too!
I've also been using (and loving!) a sample of the company's Active Gel Nutrient Serum - more on that later. Have you tried anything from Osmia Organics?
Ingredients: wild harvested batschia canescens (alkanet) powder and beta vulgaris (beet root*)-infused ricinus communis (castor bean) oil*, beeswax*, lanolin, GMO-free vitamin E oil, rose geranium essential oil* (*=Certified Organic)