Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tinted Lip Balms

I'm quickly working my beloved Labello Fruity Shine lip balm to a nub, so I'm on the market for a tinted lip balm to take its place when it goes bye-bye. One possible contender - Hurraw! Tinted Lip Balm in Black Cherry ($3.80/.15oz.).

Hurraw! lip balms are, in their words "all natural. organic. vegan. raw. good." The red tint in the Black Cherry lip balm is actually derived from Alkanet (borage), a blue-flowering plant whose roots are used to make red dye. Awesome!

Hurraw! lip balms are currently carried at American Apparel stores, so I swatched this balm at my local store over the weekend. It smells delicious - like a real cherry, no artificial nonsense - and it leaves a beautiful sheer, dark red tint. It applies thin and shiny, vs. thick and waxy, which I tend to prefer. For $3.80, it's a steal. And it should be a good stand-in until I can get over my Labello...or buck up the courage to pay international shipping for lip balm :P


  1. I've been hearing great things about these lip balms lately. They are very cut. I also love the price point.

  2. Yep, under $4 is a pretty good price in my book! I picked up this lip balm yesterday and it definitely exceeded my expectations...the tint is so nice. I'll try to do a review on the blog soon.

  3. Ooh this looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see it; I love sheer reds, but not when they're so bright they pull hot pink on my lips!This looks like it might be dark enough to be more in line with my style.

  4. The color is really pretty, I like it a lot. Next time we meet up I'll show you! I'm toying with ordering some more Hurraw! lip balms from their website. Let's see if I can wait until pay day :P