I have a lot of time for Fyrinnae, even though they take a while to get orders out and I recently made a small haul which included two Lip Lustres.
Fyrinnae are clear that these are:
– Not Lip Glosses
These are non sticky lip stains that leave a colour on the lips that is opaque, or semi-sheer.
They also state that this product is quite a dry product but it isn’t drying.
I bought two full sizes to try out – Flavour of the Day (semi-sheer peach) and Deceptive Innocence (a nude beige).
The texture of these lip lustres are very light, like a thin liquid lip balm. It smells a bit mango-ey (to me – probably the butters) and the colour is very dense despite being thin.
Flavour of the Day:
A bit too pearly for me.
I love the pigmentation of these but I have a problem with how they feel on my lips – almost like….cheap lip balm. There’s a grittyness to them when I rub my lips together.
I know that from my soapmaking that if you overheat butters it can go gritty so you have to be gentle when you melt it down. It could be that I have a bad batch that was over heated hence the gritty feeling – but it really put me off it. I like things to feel as smooth and hydrating as possible on my lips.
This is such a pretty nude colour!
Despite the fact I’m not sure of the texture I would try more shades but in the small sample sizes. There’s some colours, like the reds which I am sure would look gorgeous on.
As a lip stain, it certainly not drying and a far better alternative to a traditional lip stain – having said that, it didn’t really last that long on me – as long as your average lipstick.
The ingredients list is impressive:
Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Mica, Caprylic/Capric/Stearic Glycerides, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Iron Oxides, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E, as a natural oil preservative), Flavor (lip-safe fragrance).
May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Manganese Violet, Synthetic Flurophogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate.
So my overall view on this product is both positive and negative. This was only about $5 so it wasn’t a bad punt.