It’s well past time for another natural make-up review item. I tried Lavera naturkosmetik lipstick in 09 Maroon Kiss. I purchased this at Kombu – a local health food store and I have seen this brand in numerous health food stores in Australia.
It came in a standard lipstick case that you twist to get your lippy out. It is black circular shaped and understated. I like the clear end that allows you to see the colour – saves you from having to open it if the writing has worn off.
I bought this to replace my Rimmel lipstick in ‘Heather shimmer’ – one of my favourite shades for day use. The Lavera 09 Maroon Kiss and Rimmel product are such a close match that I have put each product on one half my lips and no one I asked could see the difference. They both have a pleasant shimmer to them. I think the Lavera product doesn’t last quite as long as the Rimmel one – particularly if you eat, but the difference is very marginal indeed. Let’s face it, if you want perfect lippy you usually need to touch it up after eating whatever product you use.
The taste was minor, it tasted like other lipsticks but not dry and waxy like previous natural brands I have tried. It is quite a moist lipstick.
I love it for everyday use and totally recommend it.
For performance I have not used this shade as I like something more dramatic, but the shimmery tones and decent staying power means that I can’t see why it wouldn’t work for stage too.
I laboriously checked all ingredients against the ewg database as the individual product was not listed. All in ingredients were in the safest category most of them listed as 0 (i.e. the best).
Finally, a product that works just like the mainstream brands only is non toxic – YAY!!
For comparison the previously mentioned Rimmel products scored a 6 (that’s the high end of the moderately toxic category)
Here are the claims from the Lavera website:-
- Certified Natural Cosmetics set by BDIH in Germany, apparently the toughest certification process anywhere in the world for making sure our products are natural and organic.
- Lavera was ranked #1 in a study on safe cosmetics conducted by Oeko-Test Magazine.
Lavera and LAVERÉ products are:
- Designed for sensitive skin
- Made with pure, organic plant oils, herb and flower extracts
- Free from parabens, SLS and synthetic preservatives
- Free from fragrances, emulsifiers and petroleum based ingredients
- Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, GMO Free
Ingredients: * indicates ingredients from Certified Organic agriculture
Castor Seed Oil*, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Carnauba Wax*, Jojoba Seed Oil*, Candelilla Wax, Sweet Almond Oil*, Shea Butter*, Coconut Oil*, Cocoa Seed Butter*, Olive Fruit Oil*, Argan Oil*, Alcohol*, Vitamin E, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sea Buckthorn*, Sunflower Seed Oil, Mallow Flower Extract*, Linden Flower Extract*, Rose Flower Extract*, Camelina Oil, Vegetable Oil, Vitamin C, Water, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Flavor. May contain: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Manganese Violet.
Natural Minerals: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, Carmine, Ultramarines.
My summary: 5/5
Product: Lavera naturkosmetik lipstick in 09 Maroon Kiss
Size: 0.15 oz
Suitable for day wear: yes, A+++
Suitable for stage: yes
Price: $20 online in the US / $27.95 from kombu
As with all my natural make-up posts to date – I have no affiliation with either Lavera or Kombu.
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