I’ll be honest. Most times when I hear of a reformulation I cringe. I liked it to begin with – why did you change it?!? But in the case of Jane Iredale, I am super excited because not only are the new ingredients awesome, but they kept the old colors and even added some fun new ones!
The three colors I have are, with my color description (because I don’t agree with Jane Iredale’s descriptions):
Red Current: sheer pinky red with subtle pink sparkle
Beach Plum: opaque medium pink with peach tones and iridescent shimmer
Snow Berry: clear with lavender and pink sparkle
So as you can see, Red Currant is quite sheer. For being so bright red in the container, you would think it would be bright red and sparkly but its really not! I love that it is subtle with just a hint of sparkle. It seems to bring out the natural color of my lips, with some gloss. It’s really versatile.
Beach Plum is the opposite of Red Currant – it has a lot of pigment and high shimmer. I would almost call this a liquid lipstick! Unfortunately, the swatches on my skin above show it as a red, but the color is much more how you see it in the tube (at the top of the post) and below on my lips. Jane Iredale calls it a pink brown – I wouldn’t go as far as to say brown but it is a neutral-toned peachy pink. Not quite like Red Currant with the sparkle, just an iridescent shimmer instead.
Snow Berry is fun because since its clear, it really goes with everything! It truly is clear, and from certain angles you can’t even see it. But then the light will hit it right and you can see the sparkle. The predominant colors of the sparkle are pink and lavender, which makes the color in the tube look almost purple – but it doesn’t apply purple.
Here’s the color on my lips so you can see the color difference between Red Currant and Beach Plum:
You can also see how Red Currant looks in the video tutorial.
What I really love about these glosses is the feel and the wear. Like I mentioned in the video, they are a very thick gloss. It’s not gloopy or sticky, but it does feel thicker than most glosses. It also lasts! I have applied this and it has lasted hours. When it wears off, it feels like I have put lip balm on my lips – they feel soft and moisturized. I’ve been using these as lip balms and LOVE them.
Now for the ingredients!
Triisostearyl Citrate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Moringa Pterygosperma (Moringa) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Lotus Corniculatus (Lotus Flower) Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)(Aka 202), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850)(Aka201), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Look at all of those awesome oils – Avocado oil, Moringa oil, Sunflower seed oil, Jojoba Oil, with Vitamin C and E too! I had never heard of Moringa oil before so I did a quick google search to read more about it. Well after doing that – now I want to slather Moringa oil all over my skin! haha It is high in oleic acid, which is what olive oil is known for, so it has a lot of the same moisturizing and anti-inflammatory qualities. It also contains a fair amount of Behenic acid, which is a saturated fat that is also known for being very moisturizing to skin.
The first ingredient, Triisostearyl Citrate, is an emollient and occlusive skin conditioning agent – which means it helps form a barrier (which is probably why this lip gloss lasts so long). I looked it up and it is safe with an EWG rating of 0. I imagine having a lip gloss of 100% oils would get pretty thin, so my guess is they added it in for some thickness and to keep it on your lips longer. I’m fine with it since its safe!
Overall – I can’t rave enough about this lip gloss. I love the colors, the feel, it lasts and has great ingredients – I can’t really ask for more!
Disclosure: Samples were provided to me by Jane Iredale to try. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.