Go little guys!
Lefty and Righty have blogged before about how a lot of the beauty brands you know and love are really owned by larger cosmetic companies. But I like to see small businesses thrive (isn’t that where all our new jobs are supposed to be coming from?) so I was thrilled to get a sample kit in the mail from LASplash.
LASplash is brand started by Jon Davler, Inc (NOT L’Oreal, NOT P&G, NOT Unilever!) and is made here in the US. They offer a variety of high fashion/high impact color cosmetics like eyeliners, shadows, mascaras, “glitter splashes” and lip gloss.
I’ve been using the Lip Lacquer Intense Sparkle LipGloss and I love it. Application is really good. The tip is contoured so it follows the angle of the lip. I’ve never seen an applicator like this before. Plus the gloss feels really nice going on – not gooey at at. It kept my lips moist with hint of subtle color that is very appropriate for work and on the go.
The other Brains will yell at me if I don’t include the ingredients so here ya go…
Lip gloss: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Propylparaben, Butyrospermum Parkii, BHT, Ozokorite, Beeswax. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (Yellow 77492, Red 77491, Black 77499, Brown 77499), Carmine 75470, Manganese Violet 77742, Ultramarine Blue 7700, Chromium Hydroxide Green 77289, D&C Red NO.: (6, 7, 27), FD&C Yellow NO. 5, Polyethylene Terephthalate.
Diamond Dust: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, May Contain Pigments: Iron Oxides: (Yellow, Red, Black, Brown), Carmine, Manganese Violet, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer
Eye shadow: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, May Contain Pigments: Iron Oxides: (Yellow, Red, Black, Brown), Carmine, Manganese Violet)
Sealer: Water, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simethicone, PEG 75 Lanolin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethyl Citrate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, V/P Eicosene Copolymer, Shellac. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides
And then there’s the disclaimer that says stuff like blah blah blah we got these samples for free and blah blah blah bloggers can’t be trusted blah blah blah and you should do your own research before you buy anything blah blah blah.