Thanks to social media, we are now well aware that some lipsticks contain chemicals that could be harmful to us in the long run. So as much as I can, I try to stay clear of brands and products that are shady. I wouldn’t want to risk my health for temporary beauty. Well, who would anyway?
(Taken from www.virginiaolsen.com)
Virginia Olsen Pure Organics Lip Crème is formulated with all-natural ingredients which provide long lasting color and natural moisture that are safe to use even for those with delicate lips. It delivers natural pigments in a traditional lipstick shape, yet maintains its organic integrity.
I’ve had this for months now but I haven’t really gotten around to reviewing it. Ever since they launched Virginia Olsen last year, I quickly became a fan not because it was talked about by most bloggers but because it’s honestly one of the best organic makeup brands in the market. If you’ve seen my previous eyeshadow reviews, you’ll know why. And like those eyeshadows, these VO Pure Organics Lip Crème are also organic and cruelty-free. Like I said, the simpler the ingredients listed, the better. 🙂
Sweet Seduction is a gorgeous old rose shade. I like how it gives my lips that natural-looking tint without looking too made up. This is currently my go-to shade for review school. My lips are very pale in the morning especially when I had little sleep the night before but I don’t like to use lipstick that is too bold or bright. This shade is just perfect – very work- and school-appropriate. 🙂 Plus I love how it stayed true to the shade on the indicator and the lipstick bullet itself.
Naked Diva, on the other hand, can be a bit tricky as it is very difficult to pull off. It’s a neutral nude shade so unless I’m going down a runway or all-out makeup event, then I don’t think I could wear it that much. BUT I can imagine it going incredibly great with bold, black smokey eye makeup and minimal blush. I bet it would look so fashion-forward.<3
I like the black and pick combination of the packaging – very bold and chic. It came in a plastic tube with a bit of a rubbery exterior. I appreciate the shade indicator at the top part of the tube however, overall, I’m not thoroughly impressed by the packaging. The rubber exterior is a dirt magnet and the top indicator has the tendency to pop right off. Even worse, the top contains a bit of the lipstick so when it does pop off, it can mess up your bag. True story. This actually happened to me with my Naked Diva Virginia Olsen Pure Organics Lip Crème Lipstick. Good thing I caught it early so there was only minimal damage. 🙂
Both shades have a nice sheen to them. They’re both soft and like the name suggests, they’re very creamy. Given they’re creamy consistency, they have the tendency to settle on the nooks and crevices of the lips especially when you have dry, cracked lips. They glide on the lips effortlessly and leaves a semi-opaque color. They’re very moisturizing and not-at-all heavy on the lips, too, which makes it great for everyday use. They don’t technically work like lip balms in the sense that they hydrate dry lips but they don’t dehydrate the lips further.
In terms of staying power, Sweet Seduction offers longer wear time – this is probably affected by it being darker and more opaque. I could wear it for a good 2-3 hours before it fades while Naked Diva only lasts for about an hour or two before I have to start retouching again. Overall, that’s not bad for a creamy lipstick with sheen finish. It’s good for the lips and it gives ’em color that stays, that’s good enough for me. 🙂