It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Osmia Organics (evidence: my Perfume Oil and Lip Repair & Body Oil reviews) . When the brand offered to send over their Lip Glosses for review, I was thrilled. My love of moisturizing, balm-with-color hybrids is well-documented on this blog. For someone who can’t go a day without lip balm (at least, not unless I want super cracked, peeling lips), it’s the easiest way to impart color, while still giving my lips the hydration they need.
The Osmia Organics Glosses are available in three shades: the original Luster and the newer Whisper and Simmer. Luster is a rosy plummy berry, Whisper is a fresh deep pink, and Simmer is a warm mid-tone orange (which I received a sample of for swatches). The colors do look quite similar on my lips, particularly Luster and Whisper, with Luster adding just a bit deeper, more berry-toned color. Simmer translates to a beautiful warm coral on me. Here’s each color on my lips, in the same order as the swatches.
L-R (Swatches): Shimmer, Luster, Whisper
I absolutely adore the way these glosses feel on. Not only are they hydrating, they leave my lips feeling incredibly soft long after the initial dewiness has faded. I will say, because these are glosses, staying power isn’t their strong suit and they do need reapplied frequently throughout the day. With a generous layer applied, they fade gradually over the next two hours or so on me. Because they’re quite dewey and wet-feeling, eating and drinking causes them to fade faster. But the way they fade is beautiful. The glossiness fades first, but the pigment sort of seeps into your lips, leaving a stain of color that looks incredibly plush and natural. Just total love.
They have a bit of a “food” scent – not unpleasant, but not my favorite either. It’s a neutral scent that doesn’t bother me, but I’d love if there were a way to incorporate a fresher scent (natural mint or vanilla, maybe?). The packaging is a basic squeeze-tube, which is convenient. I much prefer it to pot-style packaging.
These lip glosses are full of nourishing ingredients, including cupuacu butter, pumpkin seed oil, and pomegranate. As with all Osmia Organics products, these contain mostly organic ingredients.
Have you tried the Osmia Organics glosses? Which color would you pick?