Thursday, 30 August 2012

There's a new lip butter in town: 1 Skin Solution Guava Lemonade

A few months back the beauty world went a little bit crazy when Revlon released their lip butters. Well, there is a new lip butter in town and that's the 1 Skin Solution Lip Butter. The 1 Skin Solution Lip Butters come in 4 different colour/flavours: Guava Lemonade, Almond Biscotti, Coconut Plum and Strawberry Rose Champagne plus there is also Vanilla which is clear. I gave Guava Lemonade a road test.

What they say: This lip butter has a creamy texture, soft sheer coral colour that can be built up to vibrant glossy finish and delicious flavour of Guava lemonade. Great for every day use to keep your lips soft and hydrated.

Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Petroleum, Shea Butter, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Beeswax, Candelilla wax, Mica, F & C G Colour, Titanium Dioxide, Flavour, Sweetener, Vitamin E, Grapefruit Seed Extract.

What I say: The lip butter glided effortlessly across my lip - it really did feel like I was applying butter to my lips. It left my lips feeling moisturises and protected and I noticed that within a few days of using the lip butter they dry flaky bits that I had on my lips (thanks to sitting outside in the cold winter wind train watching with The Crazy Kid) had disappeared.

The Guava Lemonade lip butter is fragranced with lemonade but actually has no taste at all. This is fantastic for me as there is nothing that I hate more than a lip product that has a flavour that gets caught in the back of your throat. For the first couple of minutes of wearing the lip butter the lemonade fragrance can be detected but then it completely vanishes.

I found this colour to be incredibly natural looking - it was very complimentary to my skin tone. It is quite sheer and whilst the colour can be built up with a couple of coats it never becomes opaque - ie this is a lip tint rather than a lip colour.

The Guava Lemonade lip butter was a perfect everyday lip product for me. With two young bubs I don't tend to wear much makeup these days - in fact I am lucky to even brush my hair everyday (though, in all honesty, I didn't brush my hair everyday even before I had kids so I really shouldn't blame them!). When it comes to lip products I want something a bit more subtle - something to brighten my look without making me look too made up (bright coloured lips with fresh out of bed hair is a strange look and not one I am prepared to rock!). This met my needs perfectly, it gave me subtle colour, plus helped to keep my lips feeling nice and moisturised.  

In addition to Guava Lemonade, there is also Vanilla, Almond Biscotti, Coconut Plum and Strawberry Rose Champagne in the range.

The lip butters are $14.50 each and can be purchased here. In addition to Lip Butters, 1 Skin Solutions also has a divine sounding bath and body range.

Just a heads up, 1 Skin Solution are having their first giveaway and you can win two of these awesome lip products but some beautiful bath and body goodies. But get in quick as the giveaway closes on 1st September 2012. See here for more details about their giveaway.

All opinions are my own and I received no remuneration for this post. This product was provided for consideration.