Sunday, September 7, 2008

Product Review: Sally Hansen by Carmindy - Natural Shine Lip Gloss

Store: CVS
Price: $7.99
Color: Bronze Berry, Mystical Mauve (pictured)
Ingredients: Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flavor (Aroma), Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Amethyst Powder, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Silica, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, etc.
Performance: 5/5
Overal Rating: 4/5

This is Sally Hansen's new cosmetic line inspiried by Carmindy who is the makeup artist on 'What Not to Wear'. I had $2 off coupons, so I purchased two of these. The lipgloss uses a very pointed acrylic brush. This gives you surgical precision when applying. I am used to the fuzzy doe-footed brush, so this took a bit of getting used to. The product itself is a gloss and does not give full lip coverage. It is moderately pigmented and looks very natural on the lips. It has a mild fragrance and good consistency, thick but not tacky when applied. Average lasting power.

I gave this lip gloss a 4/5 because the Sally Hansen Natural Beauty website does not list out the ingredients. I couldn't find them anywhere, so I had to type them off the tiny print on the clear wrapper. If you are pimping a product as 'natural', wouldn't it make sense to show potential customers what the heck is in the bottle?

1 comment:

  1. thanks for typing out the ingredients for this. i was looking all over for it, i couldn't even read them in the store before buying, because the store label was covering them! i agree this was a little shady of them.