Up today is a new Indian brand, based in Goa called Island Kiss. If you are a beauty lover, you might have already seen the name floating around social media. In case you haven't, not to worry. Let me tell you more about them and their Organic Lip Moisturizers :)
First, let's just take a moment to appreciate the packaging. Its vintage-y, cheeky and cute all at once. Aren't you reminded of theBalm and Benefit products with these? Full marks on the way they look! I would have totally picked them even if I hadn't needed lip balms at the moment....but hey, you can always have more lip balms! :D
These balms come in a tube packaging (which again reminds me so much of the good old Vaseline tube days....who remembers those?), with a slanted tip applicator. They come in 3 variants - Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender, Cherry Blossom Flores and Puerto Berry Blush! Alma Vanilla and Cherry Blossom Flores are priced at Rs 399 while Peurto Berry Blush costs Rs 499.
Each of the balm contains some amazing ingredients - Tropical Kokum, Mango Butter as the base along with beeswax, Carrot seed oil, castor oil, Vit E oil and Macadamia nut oil. No wonder they feel super nourishing on the lips. They also have organic coloring and essentails oils depending on the variants. Added bonus is SPF 15!
Since these balms, are full of all the nourishing oils, the consistency is a lot like Vaseline, though they are petroleum free. Use a very tiny amount under lipsticks, since they have a lot of slip.
Alma Vanilla & Inges Lavender has a very calming fragrance (of course). It has a slight lavender tint, but looks clear when applied. I especially like using this variant before tucking in and it has found its place in my bedside stack :)
Cherry Blossom Flores has a mild floral scent and a pale pink tint. The fragrance is quite good, the tint doesn't flatter on my skintone though and ends up looking a bit milky. I wished they ahd a variant with deeper pink tint which would suit Indian skintones well.
Pureto berry Blush, is my favourite! It has a gorgeous red berry tint and a fruity berry fragrance. The color goes on even with a small quantity and the stain stays on for around 2 hours, which is wow! The color will flatter all :)
Below are the swatches for the 3 - Inges lavender, Cherry Blossom and Berry Blush (L to R)
499 INR for Pureto Berry Blush
I highly recommend you to try Island Kiss Lip Moisturizers, particularly the Berry variant. These lipbalms are made by an Indian company, they are super nourishing and organic and the sassy packaging is just perfect!
Have you tried Island Kiss yet? Which variant would you like to try first? Let me know in the comments below!:)
* Disclaimer: PR sample. However, the opinions expressed here are our own and honest.