Hey There Polished People!
It is probably no surprise to most of you that I’m a big fan of Badger Balm. I love the original Healing Balm, I love the Cheerful Mind Balm, the Stress Soother, the Headache Balm, the Bug Repellent Balm, the Sleep Balm… and more I’m sure that I’ve forgotten about. I love their products. They’re all natural and smell wonderful and do a great job. I have never been disappointed with a product of theirs. Ever.
Today I have a review of their new Lip Tint & Shimmer in ‘Garnet’. Each of the Lip Tint & Shimmers are a double-ended stick contains one mineral tint (Garnet, Rose Tourmaline, Red Jasper or Copper) and one Opal shimmer- two for one! Who doesn’t love that?! Also this product is 94% USDA Certified Organic and is full of great ingredients like olive oil, aloe and Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter. There’s no added fragrance so if that’s a problem for you, you wont have to worry about that either. I’m not usually one to be a big natural products junkie, I just use what works and what I like but Badger really makes stuff that works and doesn’t make you feel or smell like you’re using hippy-approved natural products. Plus, I mean really, with all the things we put in and on our bodies- we’d all be a lot healthier if we had the stringent standards of Badger. Anyway- in a nutshell- Badger products including but not limited to this Lip Tint & Shimmer are good for you and just plain good. Actually- great. Let’s take a look at this stuff, shall we?
From left to right the swatches above are: Shimmer over the Garnet Tint, Garnet Tint alone, and finally the Opal Shimmer alone.
Garnet Lip Tint & Shimmer is a shimmery plum-red hue. When combined with the opal shimmer, which is how I prefer to wear it, it’s a soft rose color on me. It can be built up to a medium plum/brick red by itself. The opal shimmer is a very light pink shimmer, and can be built up for a pale lip.
The texture of the Garnet Lip Tint & Shimmer is a little more coarse than a lip balm product, and more similar to a lipstick than a tubed lip balm. The application is fine out of the tube, but I would use a lip brush to apply the shimmer over the tint because the slightly coarse texture tends to pull the tint off the lip while applying the shimmer straight from the tube. If you do not want to layer them, then you’ll have no problem applying it from the tube.
This product wears much longer than a tubed lip balm. It’s definitely a lipstick in a balm’s clothing. It’s not a 24-hour product but it definitely wears for a long time. Also, what I really appreciated about it is that it didn’t wear down to that gross gummy residue in the corners of my mouth like some balm-ish products do. And it left my lips feeling so nice and soft! It’s not greasy and seems to kind of “sink in” quickly while leaving the color.
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
This is a Yes, Please! for me. I like the color I tried, I like the Opal shimmer, I like how it makes my lips feel and I love that it’s a natural product by one of my favorite brands- Badger. The only downside to this product is that the tint side is a little earthy smelling, I’m sure it’s the scent of the mineral used for the coloring combined with the olive oil and beeswax, but I think it could benefit from the addition of some peppermint oil or citrus oil of some sort. Luckily the scent is really subtle so after you apply it you never smell it while it’s on. That’s a pretty petty complaint but… hey, just something I noticed! Haha. This is a great product so if you’re looking for a healthy, moisturizing lip product with some long-wearing color to it… this is for you! You can find Badger products in natural food stores, some drugstores and on their website. Click here to go directly to their website. I definitely recommend their Healing Balm as well as anything else that sounds intriguing to go along with your Lip Tint & Shimmer.
Are you a fan of Badger Balm and other Badger products? Have you ever used their lip products? Also unrelated to the product itself, but if you have friendly suggestions to improve future makeup post pictures please help a girl out. As always- thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!