Living Nature - Summer Rain Lipstick and Lip Hydrator Swatches & Review

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Hey lovelies,

I've been giving some products from New Zealand brand Living Nature a whirl lately, and today I want to show you two of their lip products. A certified natural company, Living Nature has an international reach and a focus on nourishing, safe and ethical products. I found their About Me and FAQ pages to be very interesting reads, definitely worth a quick squiz if you're interested in their products.

Living Nature - Summer Rain Lipstick and Lip Hydrator Swatches & Review

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Summer Rain

Living Nature - Summer Rain Lipstick Swatches & Review

Living Nature's lipsticks come boxed with a round cutout at the base of the carton to show the colour of the lipstick inside. The tube is compact and charming with rubberized packaging, while the Living Nature logo adorns the cap. I quite like the lipstick bullet, which deviates from your standard teardrop style by being slanted on both sides. These retail for $40NZD for 3.9-4g (marked 3.9g on the box, 4g on the tube). Out of interest's sake, this is 0.9-1g more than a MAC lipstick, which has the same NZ RRP.

Living Nature - Summer Rain Lipstick Swatches & Review

Living Nature - Summer Rain Lipstick Swatches & Review

Living Nature - Summer Rain Lipstick Swatches & Review

Swatched on bare skin under daylight bulbs

Living Nature - Summer Rain Lipstick Swatches & Review

Summer Rain is described by Living Nature as a 'darker, more intense true pink '. On the website it appears to be a purple toned magenta, while on me it's a medium warm rosy pink. It's a confusing discrepancy which made me wonder if I had a mislabelled lipstick at first, but on closer inspection all of the swatches on the Living Nature site look very photoshopped and colour inaccurate. It's really annoying when companies do this - why bother providing a swatch if it's so wildly off? I hope this is something they will remedy in future. 
The formula for this lipstick feels very similar to Karen Murrell's lipsticks, both contain carnauba wax which has a very high melting point. This means they feel less slick than some brands and have a soft, demi-matte and natural finish. Summer Rain has buildable to semi opaque colour pay off. It lasts for three hours on me and is very comfortable to wear, even lightly hydrating.

Living Nature - Summer Rain Lipstick Swatches & Review

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Lip Hydrator

Living Nature Lip Hydrator Review

The Lip Hydrator comes in the same packaging as the lipstick, which is a lovely touch. If you're going to buy a luxury lip balm (and most people would agree the RRP of $29.50NZD does make it a luxury), you certainly want it to look the part. The Lip Hydrator definitely isn't your average Chapstick, it's deeply hydrating and has a thin, light texture which makes it perfect to prime your lips prior to lipstick application. I've been especially enjoying it as an overnight treatment as it's not greasy in the slightest, meaning it won't wipe off all over your pillow or leave gathered up product at the inner corners of your mouth. Definitely worth checking out if you want a solid performer of a lip balm!

What I liked:
  • Summer Rain has buildable to semi-opaque, even colour pay off
  • Summer Rain is lightly hydrating
  • Summer Rain wears away evenly and does not migrate, feather or bunch
  • The Lip Hydrator is deeply hydrating
  • The Lip Hydrator's thin, light texture makes it a great primer before lipstick
  • The Lip Hydrator also makes a great overnight conditioning treatment
What I didn't like:
  • Huge colour variation in colours shown on website and real life
Where to buy:

Have you tried any products from Living Nature?

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Lani

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