February 24, 2017

REVIEW | Glory Boon Vegan Mineral Lipstick in "Velveteen"




On my quest to find high quality non-toxic and vegan lipsticks, I came across Glory Boon. Their Vegan Mineral Lipsticks retail for $8.99 (0.07 oz) and are available exclusively on the Glory Boon Website


Glory Boon formulates their products with natural based ingredients, are made in small batches to ensure high quality and are always Cruelty-Free. The brand is also Vegan friendly. 


Let's get in to the review!





"Velveteen"




Glory Boon claims:


100% vegan and all natural hydrating lipstick that's long-lasting, naturally pigmented, and chocked full of all natural ingredients that nourish for the softest lips ever!

18 Gorgeous shades:
Free of Synthetic Colors
Free of Synthetic Fragrances
Cruelty Free
Vegan



Packaging


The Vegan Mineral Lipsticks are packaged in a simple plastic twist up tube. The lipstick is cut flat on the top, so I would be cautious with the deeper shades during application.


They are the same packaging style as the Silk Naturals lipsticks, but it somehow feels sturdier than the Silk Naturals. Odd. None the less, it's great for throwing in your purse or for travel.



Product


"Velveteen" is a dark muted mauve purple with satin finish. The color appears more rose in the pictures, but in-person it leans more purple. The color is similar to Wet n Wild Ravin' Raisin but less purple and glossier. The color also reminded me of Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Pepper, but more purple and deeper. 


This color would suit most skin tones, but I do think if you have a very olive or yellow undertone, I might recommend a mauve with less purple. 


The color is semi-opaque and requires several passes to achieve complete opacity. The formula feels very soft and moisturizing while still having good color payoff.


However, the images from the Glory Boon Website were a little deceiving in that the lipsticks appeared to have a more matte finish, when they actually have a creamy satin finish similar to the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks.


I'd recommend layering these over a lip liner to achieve a completely opaque lip. 




"Velveteen"


"Velveteen"


"Velveteen"




Performance


The lipstick wore well for 3 hours before starting to wear off around the center of the lips. The color faded unevenly around the outer part of the lips after about 5 hours.


I would not agree that this formula is "long-lasting" as Glory Boon claims. It wears similarly to other hydrating formulas I have tried (longer than an hour or two but not all-day wear). However, unlike the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks, these lipsticks do not become crumbly or bitty on the lips throughout the day.


The formula feels comfortable on the lips without tugging at dry patches or become drying throughout the day.


The color did bleed slightly on my upper lip, something that happens often with most hydrating lipsticks on me.


The formula of this lipstick is very similar to that of the Burt's Bees Lipsticks. They both feel moisturizing, offer good color payoff, but neither lasts longer than a few hours on the lips before needing a touch-up. They are not a bad formula by any means, but I personally prefer a long-wearing lipstick.



Ingredients: 


Coconut Oil, Candellila Wax, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.



Overall


The Vegan Mineral Lipsticks are a very hydrating lipstick formula that have good color payoff but misses the mark with longevity. "Velveteen" is a gorgeous shade for those days that I want a bold lip, but it does require touch-ups throughout the day, it is not transfer resistant. If you enjoy a hydrating lipstick without a shocking pop of color, you will enjoy these Vegan Lipsticks. Is it my favorite formula? No. I still prefer the Silk Naturals Velvet Matte Lipsticks or the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Pencils for their pigmentation and longevity.









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