So, I was oohing and aaaghing over a 100% Pure Cosmetics Gemmed lip gloss in Peacock Ore while I was applying it on my lips for the millionth time (I can't put it down since getting it) and two thoughts hit me - one, this is my Favourite Lip Gloss Ever and two, this is almost exact dupe to my previously loved Juicy Tube in Peach, which I used to love so much too. Hence how this blog post was born, maybe it will help to make a switch for some of you? I know that unwillingness to give up your favourite product only too well myself, this shade of Juicy tubes and Nars Orgasm Blush were the hardest for me to give up, as I was finding the hardest time in searching for replacements. So I am here to make it easy for you :)
Gemmed lip glosses are the newest addition to 100%Pure make up line, and as soon as I learned they contain real crushed mineral stones like moonstone, opal, pyrite and such, I was like "gimme gimme gimme!". The swatches on 100%Pure Instagram page looked fabulous, and I was having a hard time in choosing the shade, as I want them all! I was so beyond the moon thrilled when 100%Pure sent me Peacock Ore, as it is a truly fabulous shade that would suit a variety of skin tones, and I am sure it would look fabulous on all of them. I am so excited about it, you have no idea. I want to run around gifting it to all the people, it brings me that much joy! Psst, you might guess what all of my girlfriends are getting in their stocking come Christmas. What? When you find good stuff you want to share it, right? I know I do that, am I the only one?
Anyways, let's get back to the review post, shall we?Just like Juicy Tubes, 100%Pure lip glosses are long lasting with little or no stickiness and look extremely beautiful on the lips. What makes 100%Pure one so great? Clean ingredients, of course! Let's take a look:
Butyrospermum parkii butter / shea butter, dimer dilinoeyl dimer dilinoleate, ricinus communis oil / castor seed oil, hydrogenated castor oil dimer, dilinoleate, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, silica dimethyl silylate, calcium sodium borosilicate, linalool, calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, sodium saccarin, silica, limonene, citral, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, CI 15850 / RED 7, CI 77491, CI 77492 / iron oxides, CI 77891 / titanium dioxide, mica, parfum /fragrance.
100%Pure Gemmed Lip Gloss:
Vegetable Glycerin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pigments / Extracts Of Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Wine (Red Wine) Lees, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit (Cranberry), Rubus Fruticosus Fruit (Blackberry), Prunus Persica Fruit (Peach), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa), Rubus Occidentalis (Black Raspberry), Aronia Melanocarpa (Chokeberry),Prunus Cerasas (Cherry), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Bean) And Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Skin, Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Origanum Vulgare (Oregano), Thymus Vulgaris Flower/leaf (Thyme), Natural Flavors, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Labradorite (Natural Mineral Stone), Moonstone (Natural Mineral Stone), Australian Opal (Natural Mineral Stone), Pyrite (Natural Mineral Stone), Sunstone (Natural Mineral Stone), May Contain Mica
Let's compare a bit - while Juicy Tubes is shea butter based, it contains plenty of chemicals as well as dyes derived from coal tar (say what?) and it is not cruelty free as Lancome is under L'Oreal umbrella, all the exact reasons why I gave it up! On the other hand, 100%Pure is truly the company that is close to my heart these days, theirs was the first clean make up that I bought and continue to buy to this day, many of their items ended up on my Holy Grail list, and I am really impressed with 99% of the items I have tried from them. I also really like the fact that the ingredients are so clean that you understand every single ingredient when you glance at the list, you can't say that about too many brands! I am so so happy they came out with these gemmed lip glosses and that I got the opportunity to test it out. In fact this review blog post wasn't finished yet, and I went on and purchased another one in Rainbow Aura, which is nudish/light brown one, I am on the kick for nude lips lately, so I am sure I will get so much use out it too. It will be with me in about two weeks time and I will make sure to update this blog post with a photo.
So there it is, my short and sweet review post, I would be so happy with myself if I helped someone to make a switch? Have you tried any of 100%Pure? How do you like it? Please share with me, I would like to know!
Hope life is treating you well!
Ta-ta for now.
Lots of Love,
*This post features both PR samples and products I bought myself. All opinions my own. I am responsible for everything that flies out of my mouth.