Hello my friend! :)
It is no secret, that I am in love with the products of the Italian brand purobio. I use the foundation nearly every day and bought it again after it was empty. I also bought products like the eye primer or the beautifully shimmering, bright eyeshadow. If you follow me on instagram, maybe you saw the great surprise parcel with amazing new products! Way too much for one article but today I want to start with reviews of the new lipsticks, lipliners and lipbalms.
Lipsticks and lipliners
The new lipsticks cost 11,99€, are a bit more pricy than drugstore cosmetics but not as expensive as high-end products. The surface was a bit white when they arrived but this is just because of temperature differences and does not change the quality. I air-dried it slowly for a minute and they looked normal again.
The lipliners cost 5,99€ and are available in twelve colors. I tried the eight ones that fit to the new lipsticks.
Colors and finish
I really like the different colors, the only one I miss is a bright orange-red, but this is just a personal thing. :) The finish is semi-matt and looks more shiny on the photos because I just applied it and I took it with my ring light, it is better visible on the photo with the swatches.
The two bright colors (35, 08 lipliner and 01, 02 Lipstick) are vegan, the others contain carmine.
Texture and durability
I really like the lipliners without the lipsticks. They are creamy and make my lips less dry than the ones from Terra Naturi and alverde I use normally, but still have a very thick consistency. They are perfect for occasions where you know you’ll eat something because they are way more durable than lipsticks. I don’t like them that much with the lipsticks, though, because it is hard to get a precise edge with it. Especially with dark colors or to make the lips look fuller a precise line is very important for me. But I like them a lot solo because they are matt and long-lasting.
I use lipsticks nearly every day. For me they are the most conventional-like natural lipsticks I ever used. The texture is creamy, not too waxy and not too liquid on my lips. It gets a bit drier and less shiny after some time but still feels nourishing and a tiny bit sticky. I just love the feeling as I prefer waxy and creamy consistencies and don’t use a lot liquid formulas like lipgloss. It just feels natural in my opinion. While disappearing slowly, the lipsticks leave an even stain. Only the reapplication is a bit difficult because sometimes it gets crumbly and I couldn’t find out why.
By the way: I gave my sister lipstick no. 02 as a present and my mom got my lipstick no.08 (because I don’t like dark brown lipsticks that much and they both absolutely love it and would buy it again. I am very happy about that because my mother used a conventional lipliner and lipstick before because she never found a natural one that she was completely satisfied with.
My favorite combination is the lipstick no. 02 with my alverde lipliner „pretty mauve“, it is just perfect for a fast and easy everyday and even for intense eye make-up.
The lipsticks contain castor oil, coconut palm, candelilla wax and other nourishing additives (stearyl behenate, triglycerides and coconut fatty alcohol), film forming ingredients (glyceril rosinate), emulsifiers (polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate), vitamin e for conservation and perfume without any declarable, irritating ingredients in it. Also they contain color pigments (labelled with Ci) like shimmering mica or iron oxides. The not-vegan lipsticks contain carmine.
You can find all the ingredients here:
The lipliners contain hydrated vegetable oil, carnauba wax, candelilla wax, sesame seed oil, nourishing additives (triglyceride, octyldodecyl sterol stearate), emulsifiers (polyglyceryl-3-diisostearate, glyceryl caprylate), a vitamin e derivate, sorbic acid for conservation and color pigments like mica and iron oxides. The non-vegan products also contain carmine.
The black packaging is minimalistic yet classy and in my opinion just beautiful! I love such simple designs a lot more than bright colors. They are made from metal and unfortunately there is no way to refill the products. Also they easily tumble over while standing because they are not that good balanced but maybe I am just picky with that.
The lipliners are wood crayons that can be sharpened.
What really confused me at the beginning was the different imprinted color on the packaging of the lipliners and lipsticks. So I always had to open the products to compare the colors and to see if I chose the right color-pair. If you only own one pair, this is no problem at all but with all colors at home it would be more easy to see this at first glance.
To avoid this, I bought an organizer by ebelin, so the lipliner is always right next to the fitting lipstick. :)
Last but not least I want to tell you a bit more about the six new lip balms. Obviously I couldn’t test them all already but I can still reveal my favorite one: The normal everyday lipbalm. Why? It just smells exactly like Kinder chocolate! :D
The tinted version smells more fruity and leaves a hint of color.
For colder days I use the Ultra Hydrating lip balm with a neutral scent in the evening (it is very waxy and sometimes difficult to apply) or the revitalizing lipbalm which is a bit more oily and smells fresh and powdery, it reminds me a bit of chewing gum but is less dominant. I haven’t tried the kids and the peppermint lip balm yet, because I don’t like the smell of them that much.
Like the lipsticks they are more waxy and not that liquid or oily.
They all contain castor oil, carnauba wax, sunflower oil, vitamin e and nourishing additives (cetyl ricinoleate). In addition to that, every version has its own, special ingredients:
Everyday Color Lipbalm: Argan Oil, Aroma (with Geraniol, that is sometimes irritating) as well as color pigments.
Everyday Lipbalm: Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango seed oil and chamomile extract.
Chilled Lipbalm: Menthol, olive oil and Limonene/Linalool (maybe irritating, from menthol).
Kids Lipbalm: Cocoa butter, aloe vera extract, chamomile extract, calendula extract, rice starch and sugar.
Ultra Hydrating Lipbalm: Aroma, olive oil, musk rose oil, chamomile extract and calendula extract.
Revitalizing Lipalm: Argan Oil, aroma, grape leaf extract, black currant leaf extract, goji berry extract, hyaluronic acid and linalool (maybe irritating).
You can find all the ingredients here:
So these are the new purobio products for the lips! I really like them, especially the lipstick because in my eyes they are pretty much like conventional products.
How do you like the colors, the packaging and the ingredients?
Do you think the price is okay or too expensive?
Have you tried one of the products, yet?
Lot's of love,