Let me introduce to you one of the fanciest and snazziest designed lipsticks that I have come across to date; Axiology.
Before we’ve even come to unfurl the deep-rust red lipstick, we have the exterior packaging to contend with. In all it’s unusual triangular glory, complete with an embossed modern branding.
A rough textured paper alludes straight away to the idea that it’s probably from a recycled source (nothing new there). Until you hear that said recycled source has been hand collected from a woman’s-only enterprise, specialising in recycling all manner of paper materials from hotels and litter all across the island of Bali, by means of tackling the environmental impact litter has on the island.
And then there’s the capsule - a simple yet beautiful - golden matte, metal case, which reveals its contents not by swiveling the lipstick in the traditional sense - no, no, no, - but instead by pushing the bottom of the lipstick to release the interior.
A design delight!
I picked this Autumnal Orangey Red - in Elusive) - as a perfect pair to golden adornments for the festive period.
Initially I mistook it for a matte-finish lipstick - just a personal preference with darker shades - but it glided on with a subtle sheen thanks to the oodles of nourishment in their organic oils. Avocado Oil (pollutant protecting), Coconut Oil (antifungal) & Castor Seed Oil (moisturising) all enrich this lipstick to protect and nourish and there is a deep, wintery scent that lingers from the Orange Essential Oils within. On an application note; due to the sheer finish, reapplication and liner is needed to prevent bleeding!
This is a luxe product which is reflected in the price (£22.50) which I found from Naturismo, so you are really buying into Axiology’s ethos here, but I justified it as a Christmas present to myself..
with all that present shopping I’ve been doing for others..
Vegan / CrueltyFree Company
Natural Mineral Pigments - no synthetics
Environmentally Sound Recycled Packaging
No Toxins (petroleum, sulphate, paraben, talc free)
Top - American Apparel - Sweatshop Free
Belt - Second Hand, Vintage
Skirt - Second Hand, Vintage
Necklace - Second Hand, Vintage
Ring - Second Hand, Ebay
Nails - American Apparel, 3 Free Nail Polish