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Odylique Organic Mineral Lipstick Review: Autumn Shades (Cruelty-Free, Carmine Free)

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I was recently gifted 3 of the Odylique Organic Mineral Lipsticks to review and they are all perfect shades for autumn. I didn’t even realise that Odylique made mineral makeup (I know I must be living under a rock?!) as I’ve only ever used their Superfruit Concentrate Serum – which by the way is a-mazing, especially for more mature skin like mine. In my last beauty post, I talked about how I lacked the confidence to wear lipstick as I’m no makeup artist and largely grew up as a tomboy. Recently things have changed for me a little confidence-wise, I’ve been going all out with some pretty bold lipstick looks and really enjoying myself, so to be able to get the chance to review some lipsticks that are 100% natural and fit in with the current season is a dream come true.

From my experience every natural lipstick performs differently, usually, it’s tough to get them to stay put, but there are some pretty foolproof ways of getting them to stick throughout the day and get an even application which I will go into further a little later on.

The clean, green, and organic beauty scene is an absolute minefield. Most women I speak to on Instagram literally do not know where to start and to be honest I’ve been the same. I’ve had some really lucky purchases recently but with green beauty it’s not always that simple – getting samples of shades is near to impossible, knowing what shade will suit you best is even more impossible – especially if you’re unsure of the actual undertone of the lipstick as this is most of the time not mentioned by brands. So, hopefully, by me reviewing these products you’ll get a feel for how the formula lasts, what the colours are really like, and what it applies like. From my experience every natural lipstick performs differently, usually, it’s tough to get them to stay put, but there are some pretty foolproof ways of getting them to stick throughout the day and get an even application which I will go into further a little later on.

Before I go into my review though I’d love for you to read a little about Odylique and what they’re all about. Also, there’s a 15% off discount code below which expires November 15th – so happy shopping!

About Odylique

Odylique is a family run business based in Suffolk, UK. Founded in 2003 (formerly known as Essential Care) by Margaret Weeds, her daughter Abi, and husband Colin. Margaret had been making her own skin care products made from natural ingredients for over 30 years as a way to remedy her allergy-prone skin and family’s eczema problems. Production went from their family kitchen table all the way to their very own production workshop where they still hand formulate all of their products. Everything is produced in small batches to ensure the highest quality products are sent out.

The Odylique range is free from synthetic chemicals, lanolin, wheat, dairy and soy derivatives, salicylic acid, peanut oil, and common allergen tree nut oils, making it accessible to everyone. All of the products and ingredients are certified to strict Soil Association organic standards and Odylique was one of the first companies to create certified organic cosmetics in the UK.

To find out more about Odylique’s history and values click here.

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Odylique Organic Mineral Lipsticks

Odylique’s mineral lipsticks are the first lipsticks to become certified to both the Soil Association and Fairtrade standards making them ethical as well as cruelty-free. The lipsticks are made from 100% natural and 86% organic ingredients that are free from; synthetic chemicals, preservatives and fillers, bismuth oxychloride, hydrogenated oils, lead, mercury, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, silicones, talc, and tree-nut oils. Unlike most red lipsticks they’re also free from carmine (crushed beetles), however as they contain beeswax they are not suitable for vegans.

All of the lipsticks use castor oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, and shea butter in their formula as well as plant and flower extracts which all condition, nourish, and provide a much-needed moisturising vitamin-boost to your lips which is perfect for the cold British autumn and winter weather. So, think of this not only as a gorgeous pop of colour but as a lip treatment too!

The packaging for the lipstick tube itself is 100% recyclable and EU made, whilst the outer box is printed in the UK on FSC certified cardboard by a carbon neutral company. It is both compostable and recyclable making your lipstick purchase fully guilt-free and eco-friendly!

Don’t forget to grab 15% off the Odylique lipstick range (and other products) using the code GEORGIE15 at the checkout. Be quick though as the code expires on November 15th!

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#12 Raspberry Coulis, £18.00

Raspberry Coulis is described as being a plum/berry red shade that pairs well with Odylique’s Organic Lipliner in Rose. If you look at the photo above you’ll see that it turned out like a slightly mauve tinted pink shade of raspberry on me. It was probably my least favourite shade of the 3 but thank god to having a neutral skin tone I can just about pull it off. My lips have always turned lipsticks a different shade than they look from the tube. Sadly, I’m just not a pink kinda gal because it’s a tad too girly for me… Unless it’s crazy hot pink of course – but even then I would struggle a little! I think if you have a cool skin tone this would really pop on you but it does seem like a fairly neutral shade of pink. I feel like this shade would be perfect all year round, it’s probably more suited to spring but with a darker liner underneath you could definitely change the shade to be a little deeper.

Ingredients: Castor oil*, Beeswax*, Jojoba oil*, Shea butterx, High oleic Sunflower oil, Sunflower wax, Extracts of Seabuckthorn*, Marigold* and Rosemary*, May contain** +/- CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891, CI 77007, mica.

*Organically grown/produced (minimum 86%). **Ecocert/Cosmos approved high purity mineral pigments free from lead, mercury, arsenic and other heavy metal contaminants. x Certified Fairtrade.

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#16 Cherry Tart, £18.00

Cherry Tart is described as being a vibrant cherry red that’s as close to a true red as is humanly possible without carmine or synthetic dyes. But, this didn’t come out red on me at all. Maybe more of reddy brown shade than anything, maybe even more like red wine, but I am kind of relieved because I absolutely bloody loved it! If you’re looking for a nude, muted red then this is definitely the one to go for. As I have dark features I don’t think this had as much of an impact, so if you’re blonde and fair skinned I reckon the red will come out a little more. This is going to be my school run lippie as I feel it’s nearest to my actual lip colour and it compliments my light olive skin well.

Ingredients: Castor oil*, Beeswax*, Jojoba oil*, Shea butterx, High oleic Sunflower oil, Sunflower wax, Extracts of Seabuckthorn*, Marigold* and Rosemary*, May contain** +/- CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891, CI 77007, mica

*Organically grown/produced (minimum 86%). **Ecocert/Cosmos approved high purity mineral pigments free from lead, mercury, arsenic and other heavy metal contaminants. x Certified Fairtrade.

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#18 Fig Fondant, £18.00

Fig Fondant is described as being a warm burgundy pink shade, I thought it was more of a nude mauve on my lips and was rather shocked that this was the shade that I loved the most as I thought Cherry Tart was going to be the one. It really reminded me of Kylie Jenner-esque lipstick shade and I’ve been on the hunt for my perfect mauve for a while so without a doubt this is now currently my favourite lipstick and I think I’ll be wearing this on most days! I’m pretty sure that this would suit almost anybody in any scenario and I think it is quite fig-like in colour.

Ingredients: Castor oil*, Beeswax*, Jojoba oil*, Shea butterx, High oleic Sunflower oil, Sunflower wax, Extracts of Seabuckthorn*, Marigold* and Rosemary*, May contain** +/- CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891, CI 77007, mica

*Organically grown/produced (minimum 86%). **Ecocert/Cosmos approved high purity mineral pigments free from lead, mercury, arsenic and other heavy metal contaminants. x Certified Fairtrade.

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Applying Cherry Tart…

How to Apply Natural Lipstick Perfectly

Organic and natural lipsticks are renowned for being tricky to stay put. But, there is hope! It’s all about creating a nice even texture to prime your lip, ensuring that it’s well moisturised and then creating a blank canvas by covering with foundation. Adding a little setting powder will also help to keep it lasting throughout the day. Below is the exact method I used to do my lipstick in all of the photos,  however, I didn’t have the Odylique liner to be able to line my lips with and I didn’t add any setting powder. I also applied straight from the tube as I’m not the best with a lip brush in all honesty.

Before applying, exfoliate your lips with an old toothbrush and a little sugar mixed with coconut oil, then rinse and pat dry. Apply a little lip serum or balm if needed and leave for 10 minutes. Cover your lips with your foundation to create a more uniform canvas that will allow the true colour of the lipstick to shine through. For a more defined lip line your lips, you can just apply liner to your cupids bow in an ‘X’ shape and a little on the bottom outer line to add some definition. Apply your lipstick shade of choice, preferably with a lip brush, blot then dust with an un-tinted natural setting powder such as RMS Un Powder and repeat again. To makes lips fuller add a little gloss to the centre of the lower lip – this is especially handy when using dark berry/burgundy shades as they as they make lips appear smaller.

From top to bottom: #18 Fig Fondant, #16 Cherry Tart, #12 Raspberry Coulis.

From top to bottom: #18 Fig Fondant, #16 Cherry Tart, #12 Raspberry Coulis.

The Verdict

I was slightly dubious as to whether or not the pigment was going to be strong or not. I’d heard that these were very sheer and hard to build up but I’m guessing that people weren’t really creating a blank canvas to be able to apply them on to. I found that with foundation covering my lips that the pigment came out quite strongly and looked stunning across all 3 shades. They are all nude lipsticks and maybe that’s why people were expecting a bit more of a ‘pow’ when applying. Either way, these are mega easy to build and the coverage is pretty good in just a few swipes. It’s worth noting that as we all have different skin tones and pH levels to our lips that every person will find that the lipsticks will differ in colour.

The formula is super creamy and really easy to apply – I applied all 3 straight from the tube and it was an absolute doddle. These are now probably the most moisturising lipsticks that I own and both the colour and texture remind me a little of the old Guerlain Terracotta lip balms that used to come in the small glass jars. You definitely feel like you’re wearing a lip treatment rather than a lipstick and in this cold weather, it’s definitely something that I’ve been craving.

When eating and drinking I was so pleased to see that it didn’t wear off my lips too much at all. A tiny patch in the centre had worn away and left an ombre effect meaning that I didn’t even need to reapply my lipstick…

The staying power is great so long as you follow the method above, however, the colour will transfer on to anything and everything so watch out. When eating and drinking I was so pleased to see that it didn’t wear off my lips too much at all. A tiny patch in the centre had worn away and left an ombre effect meaning that I didn’t even need to reapply my lipstick, it’s almost as if it were acting as a lip stain. When I wiped away the swatches from my arm I was left with slightly stained skin but it was very subtle.

The packaging isn’t as luxurious as other organic beauty brands but sometimes simple is best. I wasn’t too bothered about the tube and the Odylique font is already quite classy so I don’t have anything negative to say about it at all. And, of course, it’s a huge bonus that everything is recyclable too. I think that the price is more than fair considering that 86% of the ingredients are organic and it’s like wearing an intensive lip treatment all day. Your lips just do not dry out!

Overall I’d highly recommend these lipsticks to anyone – they’re suitable for everyday wear and coupled with a smoky eye would create a really sultry evening look that is bound to turn heads. I’m going to create a plum smoky eye and pair it up with Fig Fondant which I think will look amazing. If you’re looking to inject a little autumnal vibe into your office look or just want a quick slick of colour to make you look more alive on the school run then the Odylique Organic Mineral Lipsticks are definitely for you.

Have you used Odylique products before? Which shade would you pick? Don’t be shy and leave a comment below! For more clean beauty posts click here, oh and to keep up to date with my blog posts and delicious recipes be sure to sign up for my newsletter.

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Wearing Odylique’s Organic Mineral Lipstick in Fig Fondant.


DISCLAIMER:
 Please note that this is a sponsored post. I was sent products from Odylique for my own personal use and in order to write a review of their lipsticks. This was purely in exchange for products and not for monetary payment. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.  If you buy anything from the Odylique website and use the discount code provided I will not be at any personal gain.  I have, however, included some affiliate links to other websites. This means I will get a small commission to help keep my blog up and running but it won’t cost you any extra. If you’d like to know more, feel free to contact me.

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