Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Review: Alva Organic Liquid Lipgloss in Pale Violet

Afternoon :)

After seeing a couple of other bloggers mention how good Alva are as a brand, I had to check them out. When browsing the My Pure website, I found that Alva is one of Europe's leading natural skin care brands, and Alva COLEUR produces a range of certified organic make up and cosmetics. Intrigued at what Alva had to offer, I decided to try one of their organic lipglosses. A girl can never have enough gloss right?


Alva sayAlva Organic Liquid Lip Gloss comes in two colours. Its nourishing and moisturising formula conditions and protects the lips, as well as giving them a full and plumped appearance. The entire range is certified organic by EcoCert®, its also vegan, talc-free and carmine-free. All products in the Alva COLEUR range contain Wellmune®, a patented beta glucan that primes the immune system – this makes COLEUR make-up suitable for those who may be prone to eczema, dermatitis and other sensitive skin conditions. Wellmune® also has anti-ageing benefits. As a side note, My Pure do not sell anything containing sulphates, parabens or phthalates.

I say: I wasn't quite sure what to expect from an organic product, but I was pleasantly surprised at this gloss. The colour is gorgeous, the scent lovely, and the application a complete dream. My lips felt moisturised whilst looking full and rosy.


Alva say: Not a jot. But come on, applying lipgloss is simples!

I say: As mentioned above, Alva Organic Lip Gloss comes in two shades, Pale Violet and Indian Red. I picked Pale Violet, however as you can see from the swatch, it's not violet, it's more of a rosy pink shade. I love the applicator on this gloss, it's a sturdy doe foot applicator, which are hands down, my favourite way to apply gloss. I was surprised at how incredibly pigmented the gloss is. It's a gorgeous shimmery shade that applies perfectly and isn't at all sticky. I found it to be long lasting and it made my lips look slightly fuller, and almost glass like if that makes sense? I love the effect it gives. However this isn't one of those tingly glosses if that's not your thing! The one thing I did notice, was the strong fragrance. Whilst it does smell lovely - sort of natural and flowery - you can smell it whilst wearing which might be a tad off putting if you aren't a big fan of the scent. Overall I really like this, and it's been my most used gloss since it arrived!

Price: £9.70
Size: 8ml
Available from: My Pure

Product: 9/10
Price: 8/10
Packaging: 10/10
Overall: 9/10
Repurchase: Yes

What are your thoughts on natural make up? Have you tried any organic cosmetics products?

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* I received this product for free from My Pure for reviewing purposes *

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