December 23, 2011

Badger Lip Tint & Shimmer in Red Jasper and Copper

I've been at my state of lazziness to write a post on this blog these days(oh,like i've never done it before.Lol!).This month has been a busy month for me,so whenever i had free time,i did blogwalking instead of writing.Now that I finally have a cozy time to write,sure I decide to write something here:).This time I want to review liptint products from my beloved brand,Badger. Talking about badger,do you know that they actually wanted to name it"Bear Balm"instead of Badger Balm?It's because Badger Bill,the founder,thought that the balm that he made could soften even the roughest hands of a bear^^.Hmm..somehow I prefer Bear Balm to Badger Balm;) I'm a bearnatics,as you could see on my previous,many2 posts;)..

Ok,let's talk about the badger liptint that I bought.I bought 2 badger liptints:red jasper and copper.I wanted to make separate review about this,but then I think I should make it into one so that you can compare the color differences.Badger has 4 shades for their lip tint products:rose tourmaline(pink),garnet(purple),red jasper(red),and copper(brown).
See pic below:
l-r:red jasper,rose tourmaline,garnet,copper

I chose red jasper and copper since I want red color and copper color.I had lipsticks from clinique and oriflame in copper color before,and I love copper color,so thats why I chose this copper color.Rose tourmaline will suit someone in a very fair skin color,like caucasian people,so deffy not match to my skin tone.And garnet,I assumed it'll be a purple in color which I absolutely hate purple color on my lips.Back then I've ever bought l'oreal lipstick in purple,and it's very very odd imo.I bought it not because I like it nor want to waste my money,it's just I wanted to have purple lip color to complete my lipstick color collection(silly reason,huh?).Well,the purple lipstick end up on my trash can since neither me,nor my mum,nor my friends want that lipstick if any of you are curious about it:p..

The badger liptint has a good,nice packaging.Packaging is made of plastic with a badger pic on it.It has 2 tops,one is for the liptint color,and another top is for shimmery color.They put expiry date on it too.

red jasper -it's sealed as you can see on the white cap one,just need to tear it


So,if you want to add shimmery finish,just use the shimmery one(the white cap).It has the label there on each cap,and it also has different cap color so you won't be confused about how to use this stuff.I like this one better than what burt's bees lip shimmer has(read my post here).Burt's bees already mix the shimmery effect on one tube,so if you dislike shimmer color like me,the only option is just to dump the product. This badger liptint,well..I don't like shimmer color,so I just use the tinted color.Just that easy!:)

So,here are the swatch on my hand and plain paper:

shimmer one

Looks pretty similar,but it doesn't! The copper one falls to a mix of golden-brown-orange category.And the red jasper one is just a brick red color,my fave color.The copper one will be good as a bronzer too,since it's really bronze. If you ask me which one that I like,red jasper or copper,I'll choose the red jasper one.Red jasper will brighten my complexion no matter how dull or bright it is. You know,time when you're tired,lack of sleep,bad mood,or even sick.This red jasper color will make you bright.The copper one will work well only when I have good skin complexion(aka in prima condition).Which I mostly don't:D..So,how about the shimmery one on another cap?it has a slight hint of shimmer.I don't use it for my lips,instead..i use it for my eyes,or brow bone.It's good for a light high lighter.See,very practical!:)
Now,here is the inci:
*Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Theobroma Cacao (Fair Trade CertifiedTM Cocoa) Butter, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Extract, and CO2 Extracts of *Rosmarinus Officinalis ( Rosemary), *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) & *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn).
Each Tint contains one or all of the following: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Silica, Iron Oxide.
* = Certified Organic

If you think this is like anyother beeswax lipbalm that you've ever tried,you're wrong!This is buttery,and not waxy at all(compared to burt's bees lip shimmer).The texture is even harder than 100% pure lipglaze on my previous post here.That lipglaze is even more creamy than this one.This liptint doesn't melt on warm indonesia temperature,while burt's bees lip shimmer did melt!More,this one taste and smells chocolate,just like my badger sunscreen(see the post here).Very yummy. Since this is a liptint,so what you'll get is a sheer(but not tinted-if we compared to those liptint like benetint and stuffs.Those one tinted your lips,and this one layering on your lips)result on one sweep.For a bolder result,just apply it 3-4 times to get more coverage. Hmm..i think they should name it lipcolor instead of liptint?I know that lots of people are confused about this"tint"thing.But tinted in my experience,the product tint the lips instead of layering the lips with color. Source of colorants?right,it's mineral.Read my previous post here about source of colorants in our cosmetic if you want to know more about it.

Overall ratings,it's 5 points. It's worth the money I've paid for,and I like the result too.Also,this badger company has a good PR.I've ever sent an e-mail for them,and they replied it very quickly.

Talking about the value of the products that I buy,I remember my previous post here which has made me realize that this kind of green products are worth the money we've paid for.Not getting what I mean by that?see the pic below: (you can always preview the image in its original size by clicking it)
A.This is one of lipsticks that I purchased last year(2010),a high end brand.I haven't reviewed it and don't want to review it.I forgot the price nor time when I bought it,but now the price on its official web is USD 22.The brand?guess what?;)

its ingredients:
Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Ozokerite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Hexyl Laurate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Vanillin, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, BHT, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Methicone, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Red 7, Red 7 Lake, Red 6, Red 30 Lake, Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 22 Lake, Red 28 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake. 

B.And this is what I recently purchased.Price on official web is USD 15.
Its ingredients:
Organic Avocado Butter1, Organic Cocoa Butter1, Contains all or some of the following Fruit Pigments: Organic Cherry2, Organic Plum2, Cabernet Grape, Organic Raspberry2, Organic Blueberry2, Organic Blackberry2, Organic Peach2, Organic Apricot2, Organic Tomato3, Organic Pomegranate2, Organic Cacao (chocolate)2, Organic Rose Petals1, Organic Lavender Flower1 and Organic Cinnamon3, Organic Shea Butter4, Organic Rosehip Oil5, Organic Mango Butter1, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), May contain Mica (natural shimmery mineral)
1 certified organic by Oregon Tilth Cerfitied Organic
2 certified organic by Organic Certifiers
3 certified organic by QAI
4 certified organic by Soil Association Certification Limited
5 certified organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers

Which one that you think worth the price I've paid for?If you're dizzy enough to decode what is in high end brand ingredients list,you can always try googling it for sure.But one thing for sure,synthetic colorants prices are cheaper than natural colorants price.As well for wax,plant based waxes and butters have higher price than synthetic/petroleum waxes one.If that's not enough,say hallo to this ingredients that is listed on that high end brand:BHT(Butylated Hidroxy Toluene). BHT is linked with cancer risk,and is still used in cosmetic industry as an aditive.Some industries have replaced it with BHA(Butylated hydroxyanisole). But apparently The US National Institutes of Health reported that BHA is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen based on evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has"admitted" that it's carcinogen on their carcinogen list report,see this link. You can see it's there along with a very familiar preservative in cosmetic industry,which is..formaldehyde. If you don't know what formaldehyde is,it is in the same family with formalin which has been an issue here in Indonesia. I've posted about it before here,but i'll list again what formaldehyde agents are:

-Diazolidinyl Urea (or Germall 115)
-Imidiazolidinyl Urea (or Germall II)

And other 2 which are not oftenly used(I rarely see):
-Tris(hydroxymethyl) nitromethane (Tris Nitro)
-Hydroxymethylglycinate (Suttocide A)

Sound familiar?sure,it's everywhere.Even in toothpaste,or baby products.Check it your self for a better result!;)   So,back to those lipstick above.Yes,that high end brand contain carcinogen agent.Why did they use it there? Hahaha,I don't want to discuss about it :D.. but certainly now I want to base my buying decision making just based on what is inside the product,not from the brand.Why?simple,why I should buy"cheap"materials in high price just because it's labelled under a high end brand while in fact what's in it is nothing(and some even contain dangerous ingredients)?.Absolutely no!;)...

Another high end brand lipstick that I have,it contains microcrystalline wax which is apparently is just a by product of lubricant oil production!Microcrystalline waxes are derived from the refining of the heavy distillates from lubricant oil production. Imagine,how wasted the material is(I imagine"that"car lubricant oil..err..a heavy distillates of that?Not flattering at all..-__-..),and thanks to the high end brand,it's priced high.Just check any of your high end brand cosmetic,mainly lipstick and if you find"microcrystalline wax"in it,you know how it should be priced then;).I was so dissapointed to know that a lubricant oil by product can be priced that high(and I bought it too in the past,gladly too!-__-)so that I told my fren and discussed about this.She laughed me and said"Hahaha,got you!a brand minded person!:p ....".I bitterly laughed and said"yeah,what a shame!Now i'm a brain minded me on that!"...

I think,whatever we'll buy no matter the price it will be,the product should worth the money we'll pay for.Here,I've made a conclusion that good brand doesn't equal good stuffs.As a consumer,we must read carefully what's in it since it's us who'll use the product AND taking benefit/loss of what is inside it. Not the producer whom gain profit from it. All in all,I just want to be a wise consumer my self. Certainly not being irrational by just whatsoever called..brand.
Thanks for reading!Have a nice weekend..:) and please don't be hesitated to share some of your joy to those in needs below:

article credit to:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 


  1. I've always passed over these, because for some reason I just assumed both sides were shimmery. I like that it's just the one...I'll have to give them another look next time I see them! :)

  2. It's just hard to compare Badger and 100% Pure! LOL. But 100% Pure looks more...pure. :)

  3. I love how indepth you are with your reviews :)
    Have a great Christmas Lynn!

  4. Caitie:
    No,the tinted one isn't that shimmery like burt's bees lip shimmer(the one that gives us silvery shimmer).But certainly isn't matte either.It's just a nice color for people who don't like shimmer lipstick like me:) You should give it a try;) I think the rose tourmaline will work on you,because that works on hayley,it's on her blog:)

  5. Ningrum:
    Hahaha,sure they have differences!:D This badger one is a good lipstick if you aiming for good ingredients,non toxic lipstick,all in a good price:) It's USD 6.5 each(on official web). What makes 100%pure higher in price is deffy the source of colorants.They use fruits pigments,and it seems like it's only them who use fruits as cosmetic pigments,so they price it higher. This badger uses minerals as their pigments. Both are still better than synthetic colorants.Well,don't mention the animal one.I absolutely avoid it -__-..Other than that,both badger and 100%pure have plant based waxes/butters/oils.Except that badger still use beeswax,but i'm not against it:)

  6. The flaxen owl:
    Thanks,hayley!:)I love your blog too and the fact that we choose many similar products!:)and dealing with dark eye circles also!:D oh,don't forget my charly and your maverick too.Lots of things in common here!:) Only 1 diference,that DSLR camera!lol!:D
    And thanks also for the greetings though I don't celebrate x'mas:)Hope you'll have a great x'mas there!:)

  7. There are so many similarities now that you mention it! Except we live in different countries :(
    haha the camera is very handy. Well I hope you have some sort of holiday/break :D

  8. Hayley:
    Right:( But that makes us share 1 common thing again which is...many webstores don't ship to our countries!:D
    Ah really?even with this simple digital camera canon ixus 105,I've never changed any camera's setting to make good pic.I certainly have no idea how to use DSLR camera :D...But you really made good pics there:)
    Haha,yes I knew what you meant.I have a friend in Portugal and she wished me Merry x'mas too:D..No problem,every good intention is fully appreciated;) The sincerity,I meant.After all,I DO hope to have some sort of holiday and break,literally :D...

  9. I like the break down of the ingredients, I am new to BHA and BHT so I am glad you went over them.

    Nice choice in products. I will have to check out Badger Balm if I see it. Thank you for the review : )

  10. Kourtney:
    you're welcome!:) BHT has been on my avoided list since the beginning of this year:) Yes,badger balm has a lot of good balms,you deffy should try it!^^

  11. nice post ^^ tp panjangnyaaa @_@ dan kemampuan bhs inggrisku jg pas2kan T,T *nyakar tembok*
    thx for sharing :)
    sayang sekali brand badger sangat jarang ada di indo o.o

    1. Thanks:) Sama2:) Hahahaa...aku juga pengennya lebih simpel,masalahnya itu ngga bisa dijelasin dengan simpel karena prosesnya mang panjang:D Lumayanlah,baca ini uda sama dengan baca majalahXD..Pengen juga sih aku bilingual in(kaya tv ajaXD),tp tar aku yg nyakar tembok nulis panjang 2x!:D Sutralah,lagian yg baca juga dah pinter2 kok inggrisnya,cuma harus lebih sabar aja dalam membaca blogku,hehehe...

      O iya,belom ada di indo,ato udah ada tp kita belum tau lokasinya.Sebenarnya bukan ttg brandnya yah,tapi kemauan kita buat baca yg tertera di label^^.Kalo isinya bahan murah2,toxic,dihargain mahal pula.Sial aja kita yg beli..


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