Uoga Uoga is a natural cosmetics brand from Lithuania. Their mineral foundations and mineral blushes have been long-time favourites in the organic beauty world (certainly in my world!) and earlier this year, they have undergone a complete relaunch in terms of packaging and additional products.
I was excited to see some more lip products being added to the product line as I am already a fan of their lipglosses. The new lip & cheeks are said to be free of any synthetic colours or fragrances, only containing natural minerals, organic essential oils and a mix of different nourishing and softening oils such as argan, jojoba and raspberry seed oil.
Lip & Cheek products often only work good for one of the two areas, either for lips or for cheeks. Still, the swatches I found online (look at Beautyjungle, Konsumfrau or Tried It Out) were intriguing and I liked the concept of the brand so I decided to order “Lush” which is described as a dark rose with warm undertones.
When the little jar arrived, I couldn’t wait and immediately applied it on my lips using my fingers (I had no lip brush at hand). The product felt creamy and smooth, it did not emphasize my dry lips but instead, made them look sleek and soft. It was actually the first time that a product with a lip/cheek double function did not feel drying on my lips.
As to colour, I thought Lush would be more red (like, red roses) but it is actually a warm rosewood colour. There is definitely a hint of brown in there and I usually shy away from wearing any lip product with a brown undertone since they often make me look washed out. Luckily, Lush is still rosy enough to balance out the brown and the result is an elegant colour that, I think, is perfect for the office, autumn time and for whenever you feel like it.
Lush fades away evenly and stays on my lips for some couple of hours. As with many organic lip products, it does not survive a meal but I believe you must correct or at least check most lipsticks after a meal anyway.
Here is a swatch of Lush between Uoga Uoga’s Lipgloss Feather and the ILIA Lipstick Wild Child.
While the texture of Feather is of course quite different compared to the one of Lush, the two colours do share a certain mauve undertone and in fact, complement each other very nicely. Wearing Lush with Feather on top results in a lighter version of Lush, more rosy and casual (I wouldn’t call Lush a dramatic colour but people will definitely notice when you are wearing it).
Next to Wild Child, it is evident that they are both warm colours and that Lush is indeed no red rose but a deep rosewood.
As a blush, Lush is quite intense and needs a light hand. I usually only swirl a little bit on the surface, rub my two index fingers against each other and have enough product for both cheeks. It can easily look too much, so better start with less and then reapply if needed. Surprisingly, Lush looks less rosewood-coloured and more like a deep rosé on my cheeks as if the brown undertones had taken a backseat. I don’t mind because it looks beautiful!
Again, Lush will have an obvious make-up effect. It looks very pretty but also a bit dolled up, people will see that you’re wearing blush but they will also compliment you on it 😉
Last but not least, here is the full list of ingredients:
Ricinus Communis (castor) Seed Oil, Cera Flava (beeswax), Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Oil*, Argania Spinosa (argan) Kernel Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia (macadamia) Nut Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (carnauba) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (raspberry) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Rubus Idaeus (raspberry) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Aroma (essential oil blend), Limonene**, Linalool**, +/- Mica: CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide: CI 77891, Iron Oxides: CI 77492, CI 77491 *from organic agriculture **naturally occuring in oils
Lush can be bought at several online shops, e.g. at Hilla Naturkosmetik where 6ml cost 14,90 EUR.
Do you know the Uoga Uoga Lip&Cheek products? Which one is your favourite?