13 April 2014

Ecco Bella FlowerColor Lipsticks

On a day-to-day basis, I'm really a lip balm girl, but there's something about a gorgeous lipstick that still makes me swoon.  A couple months ago, I found a nearby health food store with a sale on Ecco Bella makeup and I couldn't resist picking up a few of the FlowerColor Lipsticks to try.  These lovelies are cruelty-free, gluten-free, and fragrance-free,  and are made without FD&C colors and petroleum.  



There weren't any testers in the store, so with only the tiny website photos on my Blackberry to go by, I chose Mauve Rose, Tuscan Rose and, on a return visit, Napa Grape Frost.  

Mauve Rose is a medium-toned, warm pink.

Tuscany Rose - my favorite of the three - is a darker, cooler pink with some berry tones.

Napa Grape Frost is a pink-toned nude that, despite the name, isn't frosty at all.  It has some slight shimmer, but it's barely noticeable on the lips.  VlogwithKendra compared this one to MAC Blankety and - just going by photos - it does look like it's in the same color family.  



All three have a lovely, satin finish and are super pigmented.  One light swipe will give your lips a tint, but they can easily be built up to full opacity.  If your lips are dry or chapped, I do find they have a tendency to look heavy/cakey after a time, so I like to wear a lip balm underneath to circumvent the issue.  It also helps smooth the colors out a little better.  

The lipsticks are housed in sleek, square black tubes that are very reminiscent of NARS packaging. And, yes, like their NARS counterparts, any dust or makeup will stick to these puppies too.  Not a huge deal, just something to keep in mind.

The Bottom Line
Great lipsticks!  So long as you use a balm under them, they apply smoothly and look beautiful for several hours.  Tuscany Rose is my favorite of the three, but Napa Grape Frost is a great, wearable neutral and a close second.  In fact, there are a couple other colors that are also calling my name (Sangria and Pink Rose, I'm looking at you!)

Where to Buy: $17.95 from Ecco Bella, $12.06-$14.36 from iherb, $13.76-14.36 from Vitacost

Ingredients: Castor oil, isopropyl palmitate (from coconut), candelilla wax, 100iu Vitamin E, organic calendula oil, organic chamomile oil, organic jojoba oil, flower wax coated iron oxides. Pink colors contain carmine.


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14 comments:

  1. Nice! I like to wear balm under most of my lipsticks. It's sort of like my lipstick primer :) You picked beautiful colors.

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    1. Thanks! I wear a balm under most lipsticks too, but I feel like there are some that really need it more than others. These are great, but they'd definitely fall in that category :)

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  2. The shades are so pretty, especially love the look of Mauve Rose :) x

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    1. Thanks! I've been really happy with all three :)

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  3. These are so gorgeous! Great color picks.

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  4. Lovely colors! Have you tried their tinted lip balms before? I usually steer away from lipsticks no matter how moisturizing they claim to be, my lips are too dry for them!

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    1. I haven't. They had some when I got these, but I couldn't wrap my head around spending the same on a tinted balm and a lipstick. Haha :) They did look pretty though!

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  5. Ooh, they are so pretty! Like Ru I have a permanent dry-lip situation going on, so I usually stick to balms - these colours are really lovely though. Thanks for sharing, off to have a look at their other shades :)

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    1. I definitely wear balms more than anything too :)

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  6. They are really lovely wearable shades but I am really taken with the name too, Flowercolour lipsticks is just too pretty Xx

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    1. The name is cute, isn't it? All of Ecco Bella's makeup uses flower wax coated iron oxides, which is where the name comes from :)

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