January 29, 2015

Au Naturale Lip Gloss in Poppy and Flirt - swatches & review!

Hello, Beautiful!

In today's review post I have two lip glosses from Au Naturale. One shade is called Poppy and it is a really pretty sheer orange. The other shade is called Flirt and it's a pretty pink with the slightest hint of fine fuchsia shimmer. See my thoughts, and all the product info, after the pics!

Au Naturale Lip Gloss
Shades: Poppy, Flirt
Continue scrolling down to see more pics of each individual shade.

Au Naturale Lip Gloss
Shade: Poppy

Au Naturale Lip Gloss
Shade: Flirt

Au Naturale Lip Gloss Info & Review
Cost: $15.00 (9 ml - full size)
Availability: Available on the Au Natural website.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses


Au Naturale Lip Glosses come in an array of tantalizing tints that are highly coveted by their customers. Not only are they perfectly pigmented, their glosses are also nourishing and 100% vegan (no bees wax or carmine).

Au Naturale Lip Glosses are free of preservatives, parabens, fragrances, additives, bismuth oxychloride, nano particles and sulfates.

Currently available in 11 shades.


I just wanted to start my review by noting that one of the lip glosses was actually packaged in the wrong box; the box said Lip Crayon on it but when I opened it up it was a lip gloss. Not sure if they meant to sent me the lip gloss or lip crayon, either way I like that I have two lip glosses because I reach for glosses far more than lip crayons.

I was sent two shades: Flirt - a pretty pink, and Poppy - a pretty orange. Both have shimmer to them and both are very glossy. Not the most pigmented glosses out there; these will give your lips some color but you'll still see your lips through them - which make them not only great on their own, but also great to put on top of lipsticks and lip crayons. However, I find the color payoff kind of varies (more on that below).

Flirt is such a pretty pink shade! Has a nice hot pink fuchsia shimmer to it that gives this shade of pink a bit more life and vibrancy. I really like how this looks on its own, as well as found it really pretty on top of lipsticks.

Poppy is a sheer orange shade with orange shimmer. I personally love orange lip products; it's a shade only in more recent years that I found I could actually pull off wearing. If you have been hesitant to try an orange lip color then this may be a good option for you. It will give your lips a kiss of orange color or an orange hue - like you've been sucking on an orange popsicle - but you'll have some shimmer and shine to go along with it.

The scent of these is very much what I expect from an all-natural makeup brand, or at least my experience with several natural brands; it has what I can only describe as a "cardboard" scent. Those of you who have tried all-natural lip glosses know what I mean. There is a hint of something else aside from the cardboard scent (gosh, that sounds horrible - I swear it's not, it's just the only way I can describe it).

I will say a turn off for me was when I opened the boxes and pulled these out the lip gloss had separated in the tube. I know it's a natural lip gloss, so that's bound to happen, and these were sitting in a box for about 2 months before I touched them - so that may be the issues - but it makes me wonder how long these are going to last before they go bad. I think the separation is due to these being an olive oil based lip gloss (olive oil is the first ingredient). They easily mix back together.

Now earlier in my review I mentioned how the color payoff varies, and what I mean by that is when I first swatched/tried them it was just pull out of the tube and go. But then I worked the wand and swirled it in the tube for a bit to try and mix it all back together and the next swatch was more pigmented. Flirt definitely had the better color payoff over Poppy, but on their website Poppy is even described as being more translucent.

They're non sticky - but that also means the wear time on these is pretty low. Just a standard re-apply as necessary type of gloss. However, the shimmer in these glosses will cling to your lips longer than the actual gloss. The price point, at $15 each, isn't that bad for a lip gloss that comes from a company who focuses on keeping the bad out and putting the good in. There are other all-natural brands that charge far more for a gloss.

I'd be interested in trying some non-shimmer shades - maybe ones that would give your lips that popsicle like, translucent glossy effect (I love those kinds!) - but I think every shade they offer has some kind of shimmer to them (I could be wrong; it's hard to tell by the swatches online).

Overall, I think these are nice glosses that are made without all the yucky ingredients, which I know is very important to a lot of people. But the scent and product parting in the tube may turn some people off. What are your thoughts?

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of these lip glosses? Which shade was your favorite? Have you tried them or would you consider adding these to your beauty wish list? Discuss in the comments below!

xoxo with love & beauty,
Crystal Valentine

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. However, these products were sent to me for consideration. I am not being paid to make this post, nor has the company influenced me in any way. I have made this post because I wanted to, not because I had to. These are my honest opinions, thoughts and experiences.

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