I love tint products,be it lip tint,cheek tint,anything tinted products.Before making this conversion to clean and green beauty products,I have tried some liptints,so when I saw 100%pure had lip & cheek tint on their range,of course I deffy wanted to try.If you don't know what 100%pure brand is,or having a high curiousity about source of your make up colorants,read my prev.post here.If you're new and jump to this blog by accident,well..I know that some people are even just too lazy to click another link(I do it sometimes,hehehe...),so here I'll copy and paste from my previous post for you:
As you might know,when we buy colored cosmetic(lipstick,blush on,eyeshadow,even skincare),there're sources of cosmetic color that we buy.Now,what are sources of our cosmetic color?Generally it can be classified into these:
Leaves,Fruits,Root,Flower,basically from plant.
From insect,fish,snail,and anyother animal.Yes,animal.Royal purple color,once worn only by royalty as the name suggests, is obtained from the Murex snail. Sepia is obtained from cuttlefish, and Indian yellow is obtained from the urine of cows that have been force-fed mango leaves.The most famous animal that is made into color source of cosmetic will be cochineal.Cochineal is an insect that is used to make carmine color in food and cosmetic industry.Carmine color is extracted from the insect's body and eggs and mixed with aluminum or calcium salts to make carmine dye .The insects are killed by immersion in hot water (after which they are dried) or by exposure to sunlight, steam, or the heat of an oven. Each method produces a different colour that results in the varied appearance of commercial cochineal. The insects must be dried to about 30 percent of their original body weight before they can be stored without decaying.It takes about 70,000 insects to make one pound of cochineal dye.Okay,that torturing animal activity is enough to ban it from my cosmetic purchase.Also,I certainly don't want to see insect on my cosmetic product.More,if you're a moslem like me,carmine is haram according to some islamic religious council.Just google it for sure!;)Carmine is labelled as CI 75470,or E120.Carmine is also called Crimson Lake, Cochineal, Natural Red #4.And,carmine is widely used in food industry as well.Just check your candy or yoghurt.Basically,carmine is used to make red color in both food and cosmetic industry.Also,as a food dye it has been known to cause severe allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock in some people.
The minerals are pulverized and mixed with a dispersing or spreading agent. Sometimes heating the minerals produces different hues.This mineral origins(elements, oxides, gemstones, salts, and complex salts)are insoluble,so can be defined as pigments.
Synthetic colorants are copies of vegetable, animal, and mineral-based colorants, and are made in a laboratory. Until the nineteenth century, all colorants were of natural origin. The first synthetically made commercial colorant, mauve, was developed from aniline, a coal tar derivative, by William Henry Perkins in 1856. Today, chemists arrange and manipulate complex organic compounds to make dyes of all colors. Synthetic dyes, made in a controlled atmosphere, are without impurities and the colors are more consistent from batch to batch.The most common synthetic colors used in cosmetics and hair dyes are called FD&C colors or D&C colors.FD&C colors means the colors has been certified by USFDA to be used in Food,Drugs,& Cosmetics. D&C colors means the color can be used in Drugs & Cosmetics only,and not in Food. FD&C and D&C colors are derived from coal tar, which in turn is a by-product of petroleum. Because some coal tar dyes have been known to cause cancer, they are are regulated by the USFDA as to the amount of lead or arsenic they contain, limiting these elements to 10 parts per million.Lake colors can also be derived from coal tar.Lakes are produced from the FD&C Dyes and are oil dispersible (but generally not oil soluble) and thus can be mixed with oils and fats. They can also be dispersed in other carriers such as propylene glycol, glycerin and sucrose (water and sugar).That's why it's often used in cosmetic industry since generally cosmetics are made of oil.So,if in our cosmetic there're either:"FD&C color,or D&C color,or Lake color"on ingredients list,it means the cosmetic uses synthetic color as the colorants.
Yeah,those are some of what I've posted before.For detil info,you can click whole of my prev.post about it here.So,basically 100%pure source their products colorants from fruits & vegetable as their pigments.By far,their lips products are my fave since I love to see plants as my cosmetic pigments.What I'm avoiding the most is animal colorants which is unfortunately,widely available.Even on some natural and green companies products.What i'm talking about here is carmine.Carmine is no.1 fave source colorants since it can produce various beautiful red hues.I deffy say no to insect on my cosmetic products(and ingesting insect is a yuck idea for me -__-..). Also,recently I found on the market that now producers tend to write the CI number instead of the common name for the color(for exp: FD&C Blue no.1,D&C Yellow no.10,etc)which is absolutely a big loss for consumers since they won't be able to differ whether their make up source of colorants are either from synthetic or mineral,or what???? There're thousands of colors on CI list,unless you're a pro in color industry,so it's impossible to detect which one is synthetic and which one is mineral/animal source of colorants just by reading the CI number on ingredients list. As a consumer,I have the right for such info before making a buying decision of a product. And now they just don't give it....Haha..well,they can still continue doing such things forever,personally I'll deffy leave those kind of producers :).
Now,how about this product?Well,the packaging is simple but cute imo.It came with a plastic seal wrapped arround it.
They have 6 shades,see below:
I was confused about what color to pick honestly.I don't like either sheer or shimmer,so what left for me are shades: peach glow,pink grapefruit glow,and cranberry glow.But from the swatch what I love the most was sugar plum sheer color.However,I was worried of the word"plum"since in the past,all lipstick that I had with plum word in it always ended up they had mauve/violet color. I can't imagine a violet color on my cheek,it'll deffy look more like bruises on my cheeks rather than a healthy cheek!Beside,the picture can be mistaken in the actual color. Then,between peach glow,pink grapefruit glow,and cranberry glow,I could only choose pink grapefruit glow or cranberry glow since I already ordered my lipglaze in peach color.I don't want to have 2 products in peach color since they can substitute each other(yep,you can use your lipstick as your blush on too;) ).So,only pink grapefruit glow and cranberry glow left.The cranberry one looked tempting,but again the extra red color made me worried.Yeah,I don't want it to make me look like I've been slapped or something.So I chose this pink grapefruit glow shade.And this is the swatch on my hand and paper:
This product,just like my lipglaze in peach by 100%pure,smells fruity.The texture is a bit creamy.The result is a bit sheer pink color with one sweep on both lips and cheeks,so if you want bolder color,you need to sweep it more than 1. Not shimery at all,so if you hate shimmer like me,you can use this product :).Also,this one isn't tinted if we use the term of tinting like benetint lip tint by benefit.Instead,it's layering on our skin to make a color on it.The ingredients list is written on the bottom of the product but you need to peel it first.
Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Honey Beeswax, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Pigments of Cranberry, Pomegranate, Blackberry, Raspberry, Cabernet Grape, Plum, Strawberry, Cherry, Peach, Apricot, Blueberry, Cocoa Bean, Carrot and Tomato, Strawberry Extract.
Right,there's no grapefruit there in ingredients list.Maybe it's named after the color of grapefruit?Hmm..have no idea about it.But there's an interesting fact about grapefruit,especially if you're a non english speakers like me:D.I've heard about grapefruit in cosmetic or food products before,but I thought it was this fruit:
While actually it was this fruit:
Yes,that's grapefruit and not orange.I don't understand,why did they need to give it the name with"grape"word while we have another"grape"fruit already?Just like the teatree that I've ever talked about here.Such a confusing thing,isn't it?:D .I thought the name was orange.Here,people define most of that kind of orange shape alike with"orange"word in it.Anything from Citrus genus,we call it as orange.Even for lemon,people here will call it lemon orange instead of just lemon.
Overall I like this product.But I won't give it high ratings.Why?simply because it has no expiry date printed on it.Just like my previous 100%pure lipglaze,I'll give this product a 4.5 points.Nice product,they just need to provide a better info for consumers about its expiry date.That's all I can post for now.Thank you for Reading:) And please,don't be hesitated to share some of the joy you have today for those in need below:
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