Before I started blogging, I think I had two lipsticks, a red lipstick for going out and either a coral or pinky peach lipstick for all other times. I chuckle when I think about that. I would use my lipsticks till they were finished before buying another.
Wow, have things changed! I loooooove lipstick. And I am so curious about different types of lipstick, different brands, colors, you name it. But in spite of my love of lipstick, my dry finicky lips won’t let me wear some lipsticks regardless of whether I want to wear them or not. So I approach most new lipsticks with some wariness as well as excitement.
Three lipsticks from a new brand called RealHer landed in my mailbox last week. RealHer launched in 2015 on a women’s empowerment platform. Although the background information on the RealHer website indicates that RealHer is targeted to millennial women and I am far from a member of that cohort, I think the positioning is great. Women of all ages need to believe in themselves and pursue goals that make them happy. Plus 20% of all profits go to AAUW (American Association of University Women, I assume, an organization that I belonged to when I was an academic) to support programs that empower women and girls. That’s great.
The lipsticks have great names, and the three I have are:
- I Love Myself: nude
- Women Rule the World: pink
- Be Yourself Be RealHer: deep red.
The other two lipsticks in the lineup are:
- I Define Beauty Myself: mauve
- I Am Powerful: wine.
The website describes the lipsticks as moisturizing lipsticks, formulated with Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil and Vitamin E. To me, the lipsticks appear to have a semi-matte finish. They feel comfortable on my dry lips. The lipstick has the right amount of slip, and they apply easily with one pass. They stay put without lipliner. They last long enough for me, about 3 hours or more before I need to re-apply. The deep red shade leaves a red stain after it fades.
I adore both the purpley-pink and the red. They’re both perfect shades for me. They’re so weightless and comfortable that I’ve been wearing them both a lot since they arrived.
Unfortunately, the nude shade is too light for my lips, and it doesn’t suit me by itself. But it seems to have a golden sheen, and I plan to try it on top of coral lipsticks and see how it looks.
The lipsticks are cruelty-free and free of parabens, petro chemicals, synthetic fragrances, lead, and phthalates.
The packaging is very eye-catching: black and white, square shaped, and the shade name is written on the side of the tube which is great when you own more than one.
I just love ’em! What do you think?
Ingredients: Diisostearyl malate, Jojoba Seed Oil, Polyethylene, Shea Butter, Phytosteryl, Lauroylglutamate, Beeswax, Hexadecene Copolymer, Macadamia Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Lanolin, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, PGPR, Water, Glycerin, Sodium, Hyaluronate, Polyquaternium 51, Sodiumpca, Trehalose, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.