I’ve been much more conscious of the environment lately – from organic produce to recycling – and naturally, am becoming more mindful of what beauty products I’m using as well. When the PlantLove Botanical Lipstick ($20) was introduced onto the market by Cargo Cosmetics, I was fascinated – and when I tried it, I was absolutely delighted to find out just how eco-friendly it is.
PlantLove is the first biodegradable lipstick tube made of corn, packaging which won three Dupont Awards for packaging innovation and Brand Innovators of the Year in the past. Actually, the production of the adorably printed tubes also emits less greenhouse gases, thereby helping to fight global warming. The box is made of biodegradable flower paper, embedded with real flower seeds. (Just moisten and plant…a few weeks later, you’ll have a blooming bouquet of wild flowers! How cute is that?) Additionally, $2 of each lipstick sold goes towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Onto the beauty benefits…the lipstick is a botanical formula, infused with Orchid Complex, meadowfoam seed oil, jojoba, shea butter and vitamin E. These elements provide moisturization while fighting free radicals and fines lines. No mineral oils or petroleum – so it’s better for you! There are a total of 12 shades, half of which are celebrity collaborations. The celebrity shades are: Cece (Courtney Cox), Lindsay (Lohan), Mariksa (Hargitay), Maria (Menounos), Evangeline (Lily) and Sarah (Chalke). The other shades are named after ecological beauty: Nahinni, Yakushima, Killarney, Majella, Yellowstone and Sagarmatha.
I tried PlantLove in the Yakushima shade, which is a sparkling sheer candy apple red. The shimmery bold color may seem a little bright, but I guarantee that it’s a very sheer, wearable shade that will brighten up your skin tone. I also tried Sagarmatha, which is this lovely sheer rosy hue. It’s very neutral, which is a totally hot trend this spring. The staying power is respectable while the formula had a creamy consistency, so it did keep my lips moisturized. Mainly, I just feel better about myself when I have it on – because it’s making me look beautiful while keeping the earth beautiful!
I love it and you will, too! Visit CargoCosmetics.com for more information and for a list of retailers.