FlowerColor Vegan Lipstick by Ecco Bella


The average woman consumes four pounds of lipstick in their lifetime. Eww!  To make matters worse, most leading brands of lipstick contain some really unsavory chemicals and dyes.  My advice is to carefully choose your lipstick.

 Ecco Bella is a company that is marketed as a natural skincare line.  FlowerColor is a line of vegan lipsticks by EccoBella.





I was sent FlowerColor lipstick in Rosewood for a review.   The color is rich and it has a really nice shine.   What I really love the most about this lipstick is that it stays put throughout the day.

I'm picky with lipsticks. I really prefer long wearing lipsticks, but there really aren't any viable options for long wearing vegan lipsticks.  This line by Ecco Bella is the first I've come across that delivers in both quality of color and durability.

Most leading brands of lipstick contain all kinds of harmful ingredients such as lead, which is said to be small.  Consider how much lipstick gets consumed this should be of concern.  Lead doesn't easily rid the body, but rather it builds up, so the amount being consumed is cumulative. Over time that small amount of lead can equal something significant.

 On the other hand FlowerColor by Ecco Bella only contains trace amounts of lead and this is due to the use iron oxide.

Per the company's site: 

Ecco Bella FlowerColor Lipsticks and eyeshadow have been tested for lead, cadmium and mercury. As of January 15, 2008, independent lab results showed only negligible amounts, as follows: Lead 0.08 ppm, Cadmium 0.90 ppm, Mercury 0.046 ppm. The FDA allows 0.10ppm of lead in candy, so our results are even lower than that standard. Instead of FD and C dyes, we use only iron oxides and carmine, so our lipsticks are as pure as the raw materials we buy.

I have never been impressed with FDA standards, but it does appear that most natural companies use iron oxide in their lipsticks, because it is, after-all, a natural element.  After doing a quick Google, I only found two sites offering iron oxide-free lipsticks.

Since lead builds up in the body, the amount of lead in skincare products should be of concern.  Fortunately the trace amount of lead from the iron oxide in Ecco Bella's natural lipstick pales by a landslide with the leading brands of cosmetics.




I was also sent a  lip liner pencil from Ecco Bella in mauve and it matches the Rosewood Lipstick perfectly.  It's everything I like in a lip liner in that it's easy to apply and goes on smoothly making it easy to create the perfect pout.

I really like both products.  As far as trace amounts of lead in iron oxide is concerned, there really isn't anything else viable on the market.  So a natural lipstick that contains this natural element is your best bet as far as product safety is concerned.    On that note, FlowerColor by Ecco Bella is one I would highly recommend.

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36 comments:

Alicia said...

Hi,
I don't use google +
Does that mean I can't enter your giveaway?

thank you,
Alicia
iggy at mit dot edu

Lisa Smith said...

Hi Alicia, I gave you an alternate method, however, I would still strongly advise having a Google plus account because it seems to really be taking off and most bloggers are now using Google plus.

Annie1 said...

I've never used Vegan Lipstick before, but I'm very interested in trying it!

Thanks!

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Anne Taylor

katja9_10 said...

I have never used vegan lipstick, but as a vegetarian, I would love to try this.

Les Johnson

Melissa Dion said...

I only use vegan cosmetics

GW said...

I never used vegan lipstick but would love to try it because its different than the lipstick I normally use.

Michelle Spayde said...

I have used some vegan lipstick, but haven't found colors that I really like.

MoonRae said...

I have not used any vegan lipstick that I know of. I'm interested in trying these, the colors are very nice.
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Sharon
lunrei at yahoo dot com

adf said...

No i have never used vegan lipstick. I am very interested in how well it works

robynl said...

have never used Vegan lipstick

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Lisa Brown said...

I have never tried vegan lip stick before, but would love to try it.

Brenda Penton said...

I have never tried vegan lipstick before. I like that it has been tested for lead, cadmium and mercury.

brendapenton(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I have never tried this and currently, I don't have or use lipstick but this looks like something I would love to try. thanks connie danielson. cbootsone@charter.net

llinda29 said...

never used vegan lipstick

Surendene J. said...

I have never used vegan lipsticks in the past. Thanks for the great giveaway! :D
surendene@gmail.com

Amanda H said...

I've never tried a vegan lipstick but I am curious as to how it would be!
Thanks for the giveaway.

floatingpyramids@gmail.com

Jacqueline S said...

I love lipstick and have never tried vegan products. Would love to try!
Jlas at live dot ca

I also tweeted but it won't let me paste the link

Heather Rowland said...

I have never used a vegan lip product before, but really want to try it! Thank you for the giveaway!

boyscrangl24 at gmail dot com

Maegan Morin said...

I to have never used a vegan lip product! This one looks great I would really like to try it!

Maria Luisa said...

I have not used any vegan lipstick!!!

Florinda said...

I've never used Vegan Lipstick before, but I'm very interested in trying it!
e-mail: floryfrancy@inwind.it

Pamela Roundy said...

I like that it appears to be gluten free. Having Celiac's disease I have to watch that. Thanks for including the ingredients.

adry said...

I to have never used a vegan lip product
mbilla82

Jennifer L said...

I have never used vegan lipstick, but have recently been making the switch to all natural products (due to allergies & other skin conditions). I would love to try this!

Courtney said...

I have never used any type of vegan lipstick, but would like to try it :0)

Courtney Desormeaux

courtney.ivana1981@gmail.com

Kelly said...

I've never used vegan lipstick.

lgothard said...

This would be the first time to use vegan lipstick but I really like the fact it doesn't harm animals
lgothard@comcast.net

Jennifer DeFoy said...

I've never used vegan lipstick. But if it's long lasting it's worth a try. I don't wear lipstick often because it comes off to easily and seems like a waste.

LAURAVALZY said...

ALL DONE! I’M ITALIAN FOLLOWER (LAURA VALZY, MAIL valzy87@yahoo.it)
ENTER ME, THANKS! ^_^
I've never used vegan lipstick. THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME!

angevege said...

I only use a few cosmetics but they are all vegan.

Frankye B said...

cause its vegan

A Roach said...

I have never used vegan cosmetics but I would like to start!

TheAL said...

Love eco/organic make up. Ecco Bella seems to have large variety of colors too. :). Thanks for hosting the giveaway and have a wonderful week!

latanya said...

I like this lipstick provides a lot of moisture

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I have not tired a vegan lipstick yet...but I really want too!

Sw33tKrv3lty said...

I would like to try this because its vegan, and anything without animals involved is always good
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