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kimberlyloc wears bareMinerals marvelous moxie lip gloss in smooth talker

As we get closer and closer to spring, I’m making a little more room in my natural beauty bag for shimmery pinks and corals and putting away my vixen-ish berries and plums.

One of the newest additions to my lip gloss collection is bareMinerals’ Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in “Smooth Talker,” a pretty, golden-pink that I mentioned in yesterday’s “makeup of the day” post.

kimberlyloc wears bareMinerals marvelous moxie lip gloss in smooth talker

{bareMinerals sent me a sample of its Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in “Smooth Talker” to review. Photo by the Teacher Man}

kimberlyloc wears bareMinerals marvelous moxie lip gloss in smooth talker

{I like the golden hues in this pretty pink bareMinerals lip gloss, which retails for $18. Photo by the Teacher Man}

bareMinerals ‘ “Smooth Talker” lip gloss gives my mouth a minty tingle while delivering high-impact shine and a natural boost of color to my already-pink lips.

bareMinerals marvelous moxie lip gloss in smooth talker

{The applicator is an impressive size and has a plushy feel to it that pops on a lot of color after just one pump.}

I’ll be frank with you: I was a little worried that some of the new-to-me products in the bareMinerals line wouldn’t live up to my natural beauty standards.

To backtrack, I’ve been a Mineral Veil lover for years, but as the mineral makeup movement exploded (and bareMinerals got bigger), I got worried that fillers and toxins would invade the formulations. I didn’t give into bareMinerals much because I was happy with my Mineral Veil and explored color and lippies from other brands.

While the entire bareMinerals line may not be suitable for natural beauty purists (some products contain dyes or bismuth, which can irritate sensitive skin), I’m comfortable with the cleanliness of the mainstream line and would compare its natural-ness to that of Tarte, another darling of the mainstream natural beauty world.

That said, let’s cruise through the ingredients list of bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Smooth Talker:

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Menthone Glycerin Acetal, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Vanillin, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Wax, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Eugenol, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Linalool, Sucrose Cocoate, Copper Gluconate, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Gluconate, Benzyl Benzoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Mica, Carmine (Ci 75470). May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 (Ci 15850).

I did a little research on the ingredients via the EWG Skin Deep Database, and am happy to report that there were no alarming toxicity levels. That means I’ll continue using this pretty lip gloss to boost my natural color and give my lips a kissable sheen.

Do you use bareMinerals products? Ever tried the lip glosses? What do you think of the line? Tell me in the comments section!

Also, if you’re in the Kansas City metro area, don’t forget: Leslie Blodgett, founder of bareMinerals, will be at Oak Park mall tonight! Come to ask questions, mingle with makeup lovers and get some nice deals on your favorite products. Can’t come? Let me know what questions you may have for Leslie, and I’ll be sure to ask them!


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