Never as Good as the First Time: My foray into “green” make-up…and blogging.

photo-1Welcome to my New Year’s resolution. I have not resolved to quit this or that. Rather, my resolution is to accept my obsession (makeup and beauty products), do something creative (write), and learn something new (blogging). It’s a three-fer.

I love makeup. I have since I was a little kid. And beauty products…don’t even get me started. I love trying the stuff, telling my friends, finding out what they like. All of it makes me happy. Lately, I have been “greening” my makeup collection too. It started when I read an article that said women eat something like 6 pounds of lipstick over a lifetime. Number one: gross. Two: time to get some greener lip products. Now, every product you read about on this blog won’t be perfectly green/clean. This is a journey, so while my lip stash is now “clean,” the rest is a work in progress. The other reason this blog won’t be totally clean is that I plan to invite friends to post and some of these friends may be a little “dirty” in the makeup department.  They don’t read no stinking labels. And that’s ok. You’re also going to be hearing about the amazing blogs and youtube channels that inspired this endeavor—some green, some not. There’s room for all beauty product junkies here.

For my inaugural post, I am starting with my first clean lippie acquisition: Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick in the color Pin Up ($22). I gravitate toward nudes, pinks, peaches, and corals. (Though I recently ventured into watermelon red with RMS Lip Shine in Sacred. More on that another time.)

It’s a pretty color, right? It doesn’t have an overwhelming scent, but there is a scent and a taste. It’s not minty or fruity. Maybe flowery?  It also leaves a bit of a stain on the lips after it wears off. I think staining is a good thing because I am not one to reapply with much regularity so it’s nice to have some color left behind. Vapour recommends layering the lipstick with lip balm or gloss. I totally agree with them. I find it pretty dry otherwise. Because it’s a two-step deal, I don’t reach for it that much. I keep it on my desk at work for an occasional quick swipe of color before a meeting.

By the way, do any of you use exfoliating lip treatments that don’t involve scrubby particles? I don’t like abrasives. I saw Bite Beauty has a lip mask that sounds interesting.

Thanks for stopping by and indulging me and come back soon.