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My Cosmetics Quest: A Review of 100% Pure Lip Glaze

Greener and Cleaner Lipstick

If you’re not familiar with “My Cosmetics Quest,” it’s a journey I set for myself back in November of 2012 (you can read what sparked it off here). You can also catch up by reading related posts on face creambody lotionmakeup primerhair colouring, and shampoos and conditioners.  

Okay, let’s talk lip colour.

Half the time, I forget to apply any kind of lip colour to my lips before running out the door. But really, I look much better with a bit of colour on me. Especially in the winter when my skin is a special shade of white called “extra paste-y.”

However, I feel like traditional lipsticks are too formal for my lifestyle, while lip glosses are too young for my age. That’s where lip “glazes” come in. One that has been my faithful companion for many years is Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. It’s $19, but looks like a million dollars with its elegant silver stick.

clinique almost lipstick glaze in black honey

The Pros of Clinique:

  • One stick lasts a very long time, so that $19 actually goes a long way
  • The glaze offers the not-too-thick, not-too-thin lip coverage that I’m thinking for
  • It does not have a smell or taste (this bothers me with some lipsticks and glosses)
  • I absolutely love the silver packaging — it just feels rich and heavy in my hand!

The Cons of Clinique:

  • It often sticks to my teeth (not a good look)
  • Clinique is owned by Estee Lauder, which ain’t that pretty

In searching out an alternative, I asked my friends at Terra20 what product they would recommend that could provide me with a similar performance and price point. They suggested 100% Pure Lip Glaze. So I popped in to check it out and bought a shade called Coquette.

100% Pure Lip Glaze

The Pros of 100% Pure:

  • It is exactly the same price as my current brand, so that makes it an easy switch
  • It too offers a not-too-thick, not-too-thin lip coverage that I like
  • No smell or taste to bother me
  • It doesn’t stick to my teeth at all (hooray!)
  • It does not contain any of the “Mean 15” ingredients (for more info, the 100% Pure site)

The Cons of 100% Pure:

  • Its packaging isn’t elegant like Clinique’s

So, I am happy with my switch. I consider this cosmetics quest for a greener and cleaner lip colour to be complete! 

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Comments

  1. I’ve never actually heard of lip glaze before. I agree, I don’t like the smell or stickiness that a lot of lip glosses have. Thanks for the tip!

  2. WOW, this is very interesting. I love how you’ve listed the pros and cons. :)

  3. I have never heard of this before. I am a total lip gloss gal but I HATE when my hair sticks in it lol.

  4. Very cute review, I love my lip gloss/balm too. I don’t like using products with a lot of chemicals and the sticky thing is a good one. I have one brand that nearly glues my lips together, though some may like that fact, I do not :) Thank you!

  5. I don’t know about you, but I love the case that the greener one comes in! Very cute!

  6. I am obsessed with Clinique Black honey, but agree it’s probably not the very best choice. I must try this new one out, thanks for the tip!

  7. Did you find the 100% pure product locally or order it online?

  8. I almost never go out without colour on my lips except when I’m going to the gym – I don’t wear much makeup, but now that I’m over forty I just find I look incredibly drab without anything on my lips. I usually use Burt’s Bees lip shimmers in Cocoa, but I haven’t done extensive research on BB, although they CLAIM to be natural. I can always use another excuse to go to Terra 20…

  9. Hello Julie! :) Nice to see you blog.
    I’ve been in love with that 100% Pure lip glaze since last year I guessed, because I decided to use natural, safe, green cosmetics. It’s so good! I think you’ve made a right decision about switching to a better lip glaze. :)

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