Summer is all about lightweight, effortless, there-but-not-there makeup and skincare. While you’re sipping rosé and I’m sipping my mocktail (I stopped drinking due to my PD) and sweating like a pig (or is that just me?) at those BBQs/picnics/beach days/vacays etc. the last thing you want is your makeup to melt. Ew. Not only is it not hot, it’s uncomfortable! Case and point why you need the new organic lip tint colors and lip scrubs from Henné Organics to keep you looking fresh this summer and never melted.
Henné Organics has recently launched what have become my favorite products of their entire line! The three lip tints I tested glide on with just the right amount of slip and moisture, and the universally flattering colors enhance weightlessly. And the two exfoliating lip scrubs are insanely nourishing. I scrub, then apply a lip tint and my lips feel and look SILKY. I really just can’t… Me, I’m at a loss for words. The girl who can never stop talking – or writing. These products by Henné have me wrapped around their little finger; I’m so obsessed.
The founder, Laura Xiao, is one badass chick. I had the opportunity to interview her a while back and her story is one of a world champion tennis table player, world traveler, passionate MMA and UFC enthusiast, recreational boxer, and lover of green beauty. (Check out the full interview here.)
She holds herself to such a high standard, probably due to years competing at a professional level, and it shines through in the products she makes.
Read on for the breakdown of each organic lip tint and lip scrub.
Product: Henné Organics – Organic Lip Tint in Intrique, Azalea, Coral & Bare (Intrigue & Azalea pictured above)
Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Caster Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Avocado Oil, Candella Wax, Iron Oxide, Vitamin E. *89% ORGANIC
Review: Slippery, intensely hydrating, and subtly enhancing, these organic lip tints are for the natural girls and those who tire of the feel of makeup: Azalea will make you look like you just finished a makeup session; Intrigue takes you to the edge of drama, but never over; and Coral will enhance a summer tan on any skin tone. They’re very sheer, and slightly buildable. The wear is short, but you’ll find yourself reapplying just for the hydration like you would a balm. Love these!
Tip: I recommend using the darker colors (Intrique & Azalea) after using the Nordic Berries Lip Exfoliator scrub. The scrub leaves behind a slight tint and it enhances the colors. Use the Lavender Mint scrub with the lighter tones.
Scent: Very, very faint beeswax scent, but almost scent-less.
Price: $21, henneorganics.com
Product: Henné Organics Lip Exfoliator – Lavender Mint
Ingredients: Organic Sugar, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Shea Butter Fruit, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Organic Lavender Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil, Vitamin E. 96% Organic.
Review: This is my favorite lip scrub in Henné Organics’ line. Firstly, because I love anything with lavender, but secondly because of the refreshing tingly feeling of the peppermint oil! The scent is intoxicating and your lips will feel soft, smooth and refreshed! It gets rid of any flakes and has eliminated my lip peeling issues. I’ve been using it every night and I’m a little worried it’s going to go…fast.
Tip: I like to use this one at night. I let it sit on my lips for a few minutes while applying my face serums/creams to allow the oils to soak in and nourish my lips, then I scrub and brush off with a towel. This leaves all of the oils on my lips. Top with a hydrating balm and you’ll wake up to plump, hydrated lips.
Scent: The BEST EVER. Hehe. Slightly sweet, floral with a hint of refreshing mint.
Price: $24, henneorganics.com
Product: Henné Organics Lip Exfoliator – Nordic Berries
Ingredients: Organic Sugar, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Raspberry Fruit Seed Oil, Organic Shea Butter Fruit, Organic Berry Flavors, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Organic Blueberry Fruit Seed, Vitamin E. 96.5% Organic.
Review: When testing, I first tried and immediately fell hard for the Lavender Mint lip scrub so, I was expecting the Nordic Berries would have a hard time competing, but to my surprise, it did not! The Nordic Berries gives a subtle rosy glow to the lips which makes it very special! I applied the lip tints on top after using this scrub and the lip tint colors were enhanced! This scrub works beautifully when used before Intrigue or Azalea.
Tip: Use before applying a dark lip color, as the scrub leaves a slightly pink tint that will enhance red colors.
Scent: Sweet berry and slight, subtle vanilla
Price: $24, henneorganics.com
Written & Photographed by Amy Chang, founder + editor