November 25, 2013

I Just Fell for a Lipstick

It was love at first sight. As soon as I saw it on my lips I knew it was the one.

Sometimes you can search endlessly for a color that works for you (like me and The Red Lip). Other times, the perfect one falls into your lap. That's how it was when I tried a lippy while waiting to meet a friend for brunch. The lipstick was from Dr. Hauschka's new line Play of Light. The line focuses on a more translucent color with a luminescent finish. And I fell hard for Novum 12, Exhilarating Berry. The color looked like it was made for my face. I bought it on the spot.

The color is a perfect my-lips-but-so-much-better. A gentle berry mauve that is flattering for most skin tones. It just lit up my whole face when I put it on. I'm not sure I've ever had that experience with a lip color before. The translucent color allows you to build the product to choose your intensity. But even maxed out, I still wear it during the daytime. The finish has a slight gloss to it, so matte girls steer clear.

The ingredients list is as clean as a whistle. Just the way I like it for products on my lips that I might ingest over the course of a day. Don't fret over the "fragrance" listed. I contacted the company and it is made from a blend of purely essential oils. And the smell is divine. I reapply during the day just to get another hit. I'm not sure what their secret is, but it is reminiscent of ylang ylang.

Thank you Dr. Hauschka.

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Ingredients in Dr. Hauschka Play of Light Novum 12 Lipstick:
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Mica, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Farnesol*, Limonene*, Geraniol*, Benzyl Salicylate*, Eugenol*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Lecithin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
*Component of natural essential oils

Images courtesy of:
1-4. Me

I sought out this product, and was not compensated monetarily or otherwise for this post.


  1. I'm a big fan of this color too! I haven't reviewed it yet, but it's the perfect blend of berry and warm red.

    1. Isn't it awesome?! I took about a zillion pictures of it on my lips and nothing did it justice! I just gave up. It's too beautiful!