Origins Blooming Bold Lipsticks Review and Swatches

*Lipsticks gifted for consideration. Thoughts my own & honest.

Origins is a well-known skincare brand. So far I don’t think they have released any makeup-like products, except for a tinted sunscreen. Blooming Bold lipsticks are the first color makeup to Origins line and today I’m very excited to review the formula and 5 shades for you!!

ORIGINS Blooming Bold Lipsticks Review and Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina
ORIGINS Blooming Bold Lipsticks Review and Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina

Origins Blooming Bold Lipsticks

These lipsticks are advertised as long-wearing with bold, rich and full-coverage coloraturas that will condition and hydrate lips during the day. Available in 24 shades varying from a vast amount of neutrals, nudes to some brights and deep, vampy colors. No other animal ingredients, except for cruelty-free honey and beeswax. Priced $20 / 20€ at Stockmann.fi

Packaging

I like the bullets of these lipsticks a lot, I just I wish there was just an added feature of luxury like a click sound or a magnetic closure. The lipsticks still feel weighty, not cheap at all. The floral pattern on the bullet is pretty nice, but the best feature is the pattern color which indicates each lipstick shade. I love it when lipstick shades are clear and easy to detect, especially if you have more than one from the same range.

Texture and Finish

I feel the formula of Origins lipsticks is excellent, but not 100% even all across the range. It might be just this shade, but I feel that 21 Wild Flower bleeds in the cracks of my lips. Not severely, but I would wear this particular color (like most red lipsticks) with a lip pencil lining and perhaps underneath for more longevity. 24 Black Tulip behaves strangely as it’s much more sheer than the rest I’ve swatched. You need to do a couple of swipes to build intensity and it still doesn’t look as intense as the others.

Otherwise the formula is smooth, pigmented and opaque. Just one swipe and you get beautiful, opaque intensity and color. The Origins Blooming Bold lipsticks feel moisturizing on the lips - usually lipsticks of this kind slide everywhere, but Origins colors won’t slip or swipe away by themselves. The finish looks and feels creamy, natural, non-matte. No staining.

Swatches

04 Petal Blush - a blush nude pink

07 Velvet Vine - a brownish dark maroon

13 Crimson Calla Lily - a vibrant fuchia

21 Wild Flower - a blue based red

24 Black Tulip - a sheer, blackish cherry

ORIGINS Blooming Bold Lipsticks Review and Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina

04 Petal Blush

ORIGINS Blooming Bold Lipsticks Review and Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina

07 Velvet Vine

ORIGINS Blooming Bold Lipsticks Review and Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina

13 Crimson Calla Lily

ORIGINS Blooming Bold Lipsticks Review and Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina

21 Wild Flower

ORIGINS Blooming Bold Lipsticks Review and Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina

24 Black Tulip

ORIGINS Blooming Bold Lipsticks Review and Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina

Final Thoughts

Overall Origins Blooming Bold Lipsticks are a winner for me, but I’d recommend to see the colors in person as there is a vast range of nudes and deeper shades for most skin tones. The lipstick formula is among the best I’ve tried in a little while. What I’ve played at the counter the shades seemed to swatch opaque, except for the 24 Black Tulip. It’s still a very pretty shade I wear a lot. I’m very excited to see if Origins will extend this line, I’d especially like to see mascaras or base products in the future.

Have you heard about Origins Blooming Bold Lipsticks? What is your favorite shade out of these 5?

Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms Swatch & Review

I’ve always been a fan of Rouge Bunny Rouge lip products. In one of my early blog posts I reviewed the Rouge Bunny Rouge DAZZLING SIP Tinted Luxe balms** in Pinch of Nude, Sip of Pink and Specks of Cerise. Sadly, these three shades got discontinued when RBR revamped their Tinted Luxe Balms and came out with the ENCHANTING BLOOMS collection. My sadness was short lived as there are now more beautiful shades available that promise skincare benefits with a pop of color! These products were kindly sent to me, I hope you enjoy the post!

Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms

RBR Tinted Luxe Balm is advertised as intensively moisturizing anti-age lip treatment that promises to plump and smooth fine lines in daily use. They call it a ‘balm’ but the product is also a dewy finish lipstick available in 7 colors. DAZZLING SIP in Pinch of Nude is now called Heavenly Honeysuckle and you can see swatches in my previous post. €29 for 3.5g / 0.12 oz.

Ingredients

POLYBUTENE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, CANDELILLA CERA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES, POLYETHYLENE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX), MICA, AROMA (FLAVOR), HYDROXYMETHOXYPHENYL PROPYLMETHYLMETHOXYBENZOFURAN, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, LINALOOL, TOCOPHEROL, CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE), CI 15850 (RED 6), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE)

The formula of these lipsticks is very similar to the original Tinted Luxe Balms, except there is more pigment in most colors. I think RBR’s description is very accurate, except I was sceptical of the “anti-age” benefits of these lipsticks. I guess it’s how you label anti-ageing, in general I’m not a fan of the word. Tinted Luxe Balms have a patented active complex from sunflower oil that promises to plump, improve elasticity and also smooth fine lines. I looked into these polyglycerides (fatty acid molecules attached to glycerin), which are an Ecocert approved technology that is non-sensitizing, non-irritating and a greener replacement for lanolin, wax and silicones. I couldn’t find studies, but the manufacturer does promise these effects. I doubt any lip product except for injections can bring back lost volume (=size), but smooth and nourish for sure.

My lips are in a fairly good shape, I don’t have lines that would bother me - but I also haven’t used these lipsticks for 4 weeks of daily use. However, I do like to replace my lip balm with these lipsticks - especially with the old Pinch of Nude (now Heavenly Honeysuckle) as it’s almost transparent, very nourishing and feels like it “sinks in” the lips instead feeling waxy on the top.

Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Wearing ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms

Compared to previous Tinted Luxe Balms these have more pigmentation. The feel is hydrating and smoothing, perhaps more slippery than RBR’s other lip products. They remind me of SUQQU’s Extra Glow Lipsticks, which are also designed mature lips in mind. SUQQU is richer in texture, which makes lipstick slipping and sliding more noticeable: RBR has some transparency which you can build with extra swipes. The site says that Tinted Luxe Balms are delicately scented, but I haven’t paid any attention to the fragrance - if you’re sensitive to scents I think these should be okay.

I find it slightly hard to compare RBR lipsticks as they are all very good, same packaging and I use them interchangeably. The Sheer Lipsticks feel less moisturizing, less shiny compared to Tinted Luxe Balms while Color Burst Lipsticks are more opaque. All of them glide beautifully on the lips. The wear time isn’t very long, these do move if you eat or drink and there’s no stain left behind. However these lipsticks are a pleasure to reapply.

Swatches

Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Captivating Camellias - Light caramel nude with peachy undertones

Mysterious Magnolias - Cool/neutral toned soft pink

Amazing Anemones - Bright, translucent cherry red

Playful Primrose - Cool toned vibrant pink

Poised Peonies - Darker wine/cherry red with cool undertones

Lovely Lilacs - Cool white based violet

Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Overall thoughts

Again, Rouge Bunny Rouge is winning with their lipstick formula. I don’t find nudes as flattering on me as the juicy, vibrant reds and pinks, but I’ll likely use all shades because of the comfortable wear and lip pampering benefits. I fear RBR is discontinuing their Sheer Lipsticks (they are now on sale!), but the Tinted Luxe balms wear just as lovely. Rouge Bunny Rouge is one of those rare brands that doesn’t release massive collections every season, but put the effort and elegance in all of their products, producing only very best. I would never purchase a mere lip balm this pricey, but with this lovely color and finish I do recommend Tinted Luxe Balms.

If I had to pick a favorite.. Amazing Anemones is very lovely and my usual style, but so far I’ve used Lovely Lilacs the most! What’s your favorite shade? Have you tried Rouge Bunny Rouge?

Rouge Bunny Rouge ENCHANTING BLOOMS Tinted Luxe Balms | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

**These products were kindly gifted for me. My review and thoughts are honest and my own.

5 Best Tips for Long-Lasting Lip Color

"That's pretty, but will it stain or fade if I kiss?" This year I've noticed that my lip color preferences have been taken over by longevity. While I do enjoy a creamy lipstick, a shiny gloss or a strong full coverage matte lip - if it's a date night I'm more drawn to a long-lasting formula than wiping off stains from my boyfriend's cheek. Here are my tips for a long-lasting lip color and a couple of product favorites.

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Exfoliate!

No lip color, especially matte or liquid lipsticks, look good if your lips are very chapped or parched. One of my favorite ways to exfoliate my lips is by mixing sugar with thick lip balm (such as Nuxe Reve de Miel) and scrub away. Lazy girl’s version is by using BYBI Beauty’s lip Buffer*, which also conditions the lips. It’s not very abrasive scrub so I rub vigorously before removing with a tissue. The Plumper* is a balm with a minty feel, but I the plumping effect is from natural moisturization instead of tingling. In Finland BYBI is available on Jolie.fi* and Twistbe.fi - who also have a super cute set*.

No Lip Balm Underneath

Lip balm - as much as we love it - is the devil when you want a long-lasting lip color. Add the balm when you start out your makeup routine, but make sure to rub it off with a tissue before adding any color. This slight rubbing not only removes the extra slip of the lip balm, but the last bits of dead skin - giving you even smoother canvas!

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The Lip Liner Trick

Classic, obvious, but so good. You don’t only line the outside of your lips for the perfect shape, but color your entire lips with either 1) “my lips but better (MLBB) shade” or 2) something closely matching your lipstick color. This matte and even surface makes your lipstick glide nicely on the top, but also gives something to stick to. When your glossy lipstick fades, you still have something underneath and there will be no color left on the cracks of your lips. Here I’m using the trusty ol’ Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner in Pillow Talk* and lipstick in Stoned Rose* I shop at Cult Beauty.

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Double Blot

You apply lipstick, then either press a tissue against your lips or bite a tissue. Apply some more lipstick, just one layer and blot again. This layering technique works for a variety of lipsticks, making them last longer and a bit more matte looking.

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Dab lip stains, tints and Jumbo Pencils

Lip tints are my best friend when it comes to a long-lasting lip look. I especially love the Lancome Matte shakers (available in Finland at Kicks.fi, Sokos, Stockmann), but unfortunately we have a very limited shade range in Europe. This lip color leaves a nice stain after the majority of the color wears off. If you’re not into the Lancome shades, look into Korean lip tints and tint waters, but not liquid lipsticks - they can be too drying.

I’ve noticed that jumbo lip colors tend to be created for all-evening wear. Also try dabbing a matte lipstick with a finger to your lips for that diffused, modern, hazy look. My favorite formulas are by ADDICTION and ‘Crushed’ formula by Bobbi Brown, which leaves a ting to the lips as well.

Did you learn any new tricks? Are you a lipstick or a lip balm person?

*BYBI Beauty products were kindly gifted for consideration.
My thoughts are honest and my own.