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REVIEW: Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers




Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers
Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers

REVIEW: Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers


I have been blogging about beauty and makeup since more than 5 years now and talking about the same brands, similar shades and almost duplicate products gets really monotonous... And hence when I got sent a few samples of these Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers, it felt like a whiff of fresh air :)






Island Kiss is an indie brand based out of Panjim, Goa and at present they offer only lip moisturisers in 3 shades - Birth Suit Nude, Bunny Pink Tint and Berry Cheeky Tint. The first thing you notice about these products is the packaging and I promise you will love it... It is kind of a cross between Benefit Cosmetics and The Balm Cosmetics, cheeky, sassy and vintage... It is downright delightful.
They come in tube-like packaging and have slanted nozzles to make product application easy.


Price of Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers

INR 499/- for the berry shade
INR 399/- for the other shades

These lip moisturisers are exactly what they are called, moisturisers... Do not mistake them for lip balms and hence they do not hydrate. If you have dry lips, wear a lip balm underneath these moisturisers and you are good to go. These can be described as lip glosses that are organic and are moisturising.

Texture wise they are a delight cause they are genuinely, extremely light and hence do not feel sticky or heavy like most lip glosses do. They are runny and watery and initially you might find it a little hard to control the product, but with a little practice you will get the hang of it, trust me :)
Additionally, they smell amazing and surprisingly they taste yummy. Yes they are safe to ingest...





(L-R): Birth Suit Nude, Bunny Pink Tint, Cheeky Berry Tint

Alma Vanilla & Ingles Lavender - Birth Suit Nude



Island Kiss Lip Moisturiser Alma Vanilla & Ingles Lavender - Birth Suit Nude

As the name suggests this is a clear glossy shade with no shimmer and not the slightest hint of any color. It simply imparts a beautiful gloss to your lips and I love this for work as well as running errands. It looks great over bare lips as well as with lipsticks underneath.

Cherry Blossom Flores - Bunny Pink Tint



Island Kiss Lip Moisturiser Cherry Blossom Flores - Bunny Pink Tint

This is perhaps my least favourite of the lot. Don't get me wrong it is a beautiful and a subtle shade of light pink but I just feel that it looks a little not homogeneous, the shade I mean. Plus it is shade that might not suit most Indian skin tones easily.
Nevertheless it would look gorgeous on lighter skin tones especially if they have a pinkish undertone.

Puerto Berry Blush - Berry Cheeky Tint



Island Kiss Lip Moisturiser Puerto Berry Blush - Berry Cheeky Tint

This without a doubt is my favourite shade of the lot, not because it is bright but because it is a universally flattering shade for almost all skin tones, Indian or otherwise. Once applied, it gives a surreal, glossy finish to lips accompanied by a gorgeous jolt of color that is not only attractive but is addictive at the same time...
I love to wear this shade during the day as well as the night.
The best thing though about it is that it dries up to a beautiful stain that makes you look like you've been drinking Red Wine all afternoon :)

What I love About Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers?

  1. They are organic
  2. They are petroleum-free and non-toxic and hence safe if ingested
  3. They contain SPF 15
  4. They are an Indie brand!
  5. The packaging is very travel friendly and can be carried around in your purses and handbags so easily!

What I Do Not Like About Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers?

  1. I would love for them to have more shades
  2. They are not hydrating and hence may make your lips end up feeling a little dry at the end of the day.

Availability
These Island Kiss Lip Moisturisers are available at http://www.myislandkiss.com 

So what do you think? Would you give this Indie Brand a shot? Which shade would you go for?

Comments

  1. This looks great. The berry one looks awesome on you

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  2. Have heard about them recently. Berry one is looking cool.

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  3. Have heard about them recently. Berry one is looking cool.

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  4. These sound great and loved the packaging.. great review.
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  5. The red tinted one looks really nice and the colour pay off for a lip balm is quite good.

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