October 21, 2012
It's been awhile since I've talked about lipstick on this blog! If you've been reading for awhile, you know that Honeybee Gardens makes my absolute favorite natural lipsticks. I love that they offer actual full color lipsticks that are super moisturizing and have great ingredients. Now the company has stepped up its game with three new on-trend lip colors. Besides Aztec, the color I am writing about, Honeybee Gardens has released Bombshell, which looks to be a mauveish "your lips but better" type shade, and Superstitious, a super deep purpley black cherry color that is so, so huge right now if you've been watching beauty trends. But the one I fell in love with is Aztec, a color that sits somewhere between light orange and nude.
And let me tell you, I'm obsessed with this lipstick. I'm a big fan of a light lip; baby pinks and flesh toned nudes are my favorite shades. I have to admit I often turn to mainstream lipsticks because I don't think enough natural companies make good nudes and pinks, but this color has quickly become one of my favorites. Aztec has a different effect depending on how you apply it. If you have a deeper skin tone this will read more nude, and if you're very fair, it's going to look more like a light orange. When I apply it very lightly, it gives my lips a peachy hue and looks slightly nude. If I build it up to full opacity, it looks like a light orange lip color. From these skin and lip swatches, you can see how its hue varies:
My favorite way to wear Aztec is to play up the color with a monochromatic peach toned makeup. It sounds a bit odd in writing but is actually very subtle and pretty. I bronze up a bit, add some peachy blush, use some peach and brown toned eyeshadows and then top it off with this lipstick. It's a perfect, warm everyday face.
What I love most about this color is that it's so unique. I'm pretty sure no other natural company makes a color like this. For any former mainstream beauty addicts, it's in the same family as MAC Peachstock or NYX Orange Soda, but it looks less dark than Peachstock and less pinkish than Orange Soda. Aztec is truly its own color!
Ingredients: canola oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) fruit, beeswax, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, tocopherol (vitamin e), origanum vulgare (oregano) leaf extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon) bark extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, hydrastis canadensis (golden seal) root extract. May Contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, carmine, manganese violet.
Where to buy: $11.99 at honeybeegardens.com
Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review consideration. Opinons are 100% my own. I'm a big fan of Honeybee Garden's lipstick line!
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