With people gaining knowledge about the endangering effects of chemical based products, a huge shift has been seen in buying behavior as people are literally running after products with herbal/organic ingredients and have started choosing products wisely. I am sure there would be many people (including me) who are ingredients-list digger and want to know what actually goes into the products they are currently using or planning to buy next 🙂 .
Today, I am going to introduce you to an Indian Brand “Island Kiss” based out of Goa- The land of sun, sand and beaches 😉 . Island Kiss has come up with 100% natural lip moisturizers in 3 exciting variants, in this post I will be sharing the swatches and my experience using them. Keep reading to know how they fared 🙂 –Price-
Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender- INR 399
Cherry Blossom Flores- INR 399
Puerto Berry Blush- INR 499
The quantity provided is 14 gm.About Island Kiss Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender- The heartwarming, luxurious pairing of vanilla and lavender aims to intoxicate your senses, relax your lips and calm your mind, conjuring an atmosphere of island excess and feverish soothing. Its organic SPF nourishment enhances lip soaking in the sun while you are carried far away by the scent of warm vanilla sugar.About Island Kiss Puerto Berry Blush- Imagine sitting by the pool and eating lemon-strawberry sorbet. Your lips are tart, a bit stained – if you apply it several times – and fresh as if you’ve brushed your cheeks against a shrub. It is zippy, flirty and will satisfy lovers of colour.About Island Kiss Cherry Blossom Flores- Creamy like cherry petals and dewy like water droplets on the first blossoms of the orchard, the floral facet of cherry blossoms creates a luxurious, sensuous, composition of soft pink island lips. Its organic SPF nourishment enhances lip soaking in the sun and snow.Usage Instructions- Squeeze with love and caress onto lips until they soften. Enjoy baking in the sun! Feel free to lick your lips and savor the taste of your Island Kiss.
My Take on Island Kiss Lip Moisturizers- There’s so much to rave about the packaging, the moment I saw these I was like REALLY? This is the packaging of an Indian brand? It looks so damn similar to that of theBalm Cosmetics. Each lip moisturizer comes packed in cardboard packaging with eye-catching graphics. Every single detail about the product is beautifully mentioned on the outer pack, there’s nothing you can’t find on it. The red bright packaging we have here is of the most-tinted lip moisturizer from their range 🙂 .Inside lies the lip moisturizing tubes with colorful screw caps, even after writing this much I feel I am still not able to define the packaging as good as it actually is. These lip moisturizers come with slanted tip which eases application, such a refreshing change from those stick-based balms and pots/tubs; you don’t even have to twist or put your finger in, just squeeze a little & swipe it over lips and you’re done! 🙂 . Consistency-wise they are glossy and add healthy shine, since they are made out of butters and essential oils they feel like a touch of oil on lips and are prone to transfer easily. Each variant has its own delicious fragrance which is very addictive, these lip moisturizers provide good amount of nourishment as they contain ingredients like kokum butter, tropical mango and avocado butter thus it lasts easily for 3 hours on my lips. For normal lips they are so good at keeping them soft and supple everyday, but if you have super-dry or chapped lips, don’t expect these lip moisturizers to work overnight. Of course, they’ll work but they take their own time to soothe and replenish 🙂 .A lot of thoughts and efforts are put in making these. Island Kiss Lip Moisturizers are here to care for our lips in the most natural way possible. They are free from petrolatum, parabens, sulphates, phthalates, artificial coloring and aritificial fragrances, which means you can lick them up if you feel like without having to worry and guess what? You’ll sense a sweet taste which is because of the presense of Stevia (a natural sweetener) 😛 They survive 36 months after opening, Woah! Now, can we have some claps for these? Also they are packed with SPF 15 which lets us step out in sun with no fear of harmful rays 🙂 .
Here are the swatches of Island Kiss Lip Moisturizers-Cherry Blossom Flores has baby pink kinda color. I am fair-skinned and it suits my normal lips quite well but I guess it won’t suit dark-skinned/tanned girls as much, it might wash them out. I love wearing this color to grocery shopping or when I am running errands. It adds a gorgeous soft pinky color to my lips which looks good without being too much noticeable. If you prefer such light colors, you can pick this without giving it a second thought.
Puerto Berry Blush has bright red color, this is the shade that makes me ditch my lipsticks 😛 . It’s red but not too bright when swiped over lips, it’s just the right combo of care+color. I never miss out keeping it in my handbag. I just can’t get over the lovely color it is, even when it fades it leaves a tint on my lips. If you are someone who love bold and bright colors, this one is for you.
Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender has a clear finish, it needs to be shaken really well before squeezing as only oil comes out if you don’t give it a twirl. It’s more of a bed time lip-care product for me, it looks purple-ish in the swatch but goes almost transparent on lips. If you are someone who’s on a lookout of non-tinted lip moisturizer, pick this up ASAP! 😉The USP of Island Kiss Lip Moisturizers is that they are 100% Natural and Pure. They might seem a bit highly priced at once but you get hefty 14 gms which is worthy of every single penny you spend. You buy one and it will last you for a really long time. When applied as a lipstick base it doesn’t really help because of oil content; but when I put this lip moisturizer on my lips before applying any liquid matte lipstick, it makes the wear time comfortable. The only thing that I dislike about these lip moisturizers is that they feel very oily on lips if applied more than required. You should never forget that you need only a bit of this on your lips to keep them soft and shiny, over-application may result in lips looking oil-dunked 😛 .
Do you have these 100% organic and natural lip moisturizers in your stash? Which one is your favorite of them all?