In May, Lavera launched a series of makeup products to add to their collection “Trend Sensitive”. What caught my attention in particular, was this two-in-one product called “Lips & cheeks”. It’s the first time that Lavera releases a cream lip product, so I was very excited to try them out as I was hoping these could potentially be RMS lip2cheeks budget-friendly dupes! Four shades are currently available, and I opted for “fancy melon 03” and “cool berry 04”.
|Left: Fancy Melon // Right: Cool Berry|
Upon opening them, I was immediately impressed by the pigmentation! It’s high in intensity, and both tints are buildable. You can very easily increase the intensity, by applying several coats. I was also pleasantly surprised by the fruity scent they both have! To me, it smells like honeydew. For those sensitive to fragrances, the scent wears off quickly after application and won’t be a bother. The coverage is great, no shimmer, but it has a little glossy effect.
Fancy Melon is a vibrant coral-watermelon shade that packs a punch, it screams summer. This one is carmine-free. While it looks dark on the packaging, when swatched and applied, a sweet coral tint starts to show.
Cool berry is gorgeous deep berry red with a blue undertone. It can be very easily used in a day-to night makeup look.
I’ve found both shades really flattering and wearable. They didn’t dry out my lips, and wore strong for 4-5 hours.
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax *, Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) *, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil *, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter *, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil *, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract *, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract *, Rosa Centifolia Flower
Extract *, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alcohol *, Flavor (Aroma), Linalool * *, Citral * *, [+/-Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)]
Would I recommend them?
For the lips? Yes!!!
Both are creamy, vibrant, longlasting and superbly smooth and moisturizing. It feels like a tinted lip balm, but with more pigmentation.
For the cheeks? Unconvinced, it didn’t really work for me.
In the last set of pictures, you can barely see the tint on the cheeks, especially for “cool berry” because it wouldn’t last on my oily skin. (“fancy melon” looks slightly better)
I usually go for powder blushes, as cream blushes do not stay. I tried to apply several coats, but it struggles staying put, and it’s certainly not longlasting.
While I won’t be appyling them as cream blushes, I’ll certainly be using them up as lip tints, because they are absolutely lovely.
Available on EccoVerde (here), I got them for the price of 5.99 Euros. I do think they’re worth giving a try, as they’re such a steal. The colors are fresh and summery, with a great formula, and I really enjoy them as lip products. Those with a drier skin type might be able to enjoy this as a cheek product as well, so why not give it a try 😉
Would you try Lavera’s lip & cheek product?