I’m quite hard to please when it comes down to what I put on my lips. I am absolutely picky on my chap sticks, and I’m even worse when it comes to lipsticks. Prior to this post, I only wore and liked Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm.
My lips have a lot of pigment; so much so my husband told me on our second date that he wasn’t sure how my lipstick didn’t come off on the glass of my drink for the evening. Well, it’s because I wasn’t wearing any lipstick! With naturally red lips, it makes it hard to pick lipsticks that don’t make me look like a complete clown.
Blush & Whimsy sent me two of their lipsticks to review: Belle Blush and Royal Blush. My first impression was that the packaging is absolutely amazing. I love black and gold, and I also love that their packaging has a little pull out drawer with the lipstick nestled inside. The lipstick tubes are made of bright gold metal with an insulated lining, and although I haven’t had the chance to test these out in the summer Manhattan heat, Blush & Whimsy says the insulated lining keeps it from melting which is an excellent touch.
What’s more exciting about how their packaging looks though is the story behind it. Blush & Whimsy partners with people who have disabilities to package their products, fulfill their orders, handle quality control and assembly, and ship out their orders too. It makes me so happy that Blush & Whimsy has made this such an enormous part of their company.
When I took off the gold cap and extended the lipstick to apply it, I noticed that there are tiny gold flecks throughout the lipstick, and at the bottom is a perfect little flower solidified in there with their signature LipGlass® technology.
Both the Belle Blush and Royal Blush lipsticks just glide right over your lips when you apply them. The texture is smooth, not gooey or sticky, and both absorb nicely into your lips so it feels like you have a little something on, but it doesn’t just sit on the top of them. If I had to equate the texture of the lipsticks to something, it’s like a silk scarf.
Belle Blush smells like candy and looks reddish, and Royal Blush smells like grape and looks purply. The fun thing about all of Blush & Whimsy’s lipsticks is that they change color based on your skin temperature and the pH of your lips. I found that when the lipstick interacted with my lips, each one was a unique tint. It’s the perfect hint of color without being overwhelming!
I also took them each for a date night spin with my husband, and found that they last quite a bit without having to re-apply. There’s more to love about this exciting cosmetics company: their lipsticks are not tested on animals at all and they are paraben and gluten free. You can get some Blush & Whimsy lipsticks for yourself here!
Bre is a female millennial go getter residing in New York. One part entrepreneur, one part geek, she obtained her degree in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
She has held some exciting roles in both fashion as a designer working for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, as well as in ad tech working for publishers like Ziff Davis.
Today she operates her own luxury label Bre Avery, and is also the Chief Chick at Chipchick.com which reaches millions of women each month.
Bre is passionate about keeping women informed of the latest technology trends and products to improve their lifestyle and believes in providing real, useful information and advice to her readers.
Chip Chick was provided with this product for free, in exchange for our honest feedback. All thoughts and opinions expressed are our own and not influenced by the company and/or its affiliates in any way.