|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
UPDATE (2012-02-17): BOYCOTTING RE. CURRENT ANIMAL TESTING FOR CHINESE MARKET
This review is for SHEER CLOVER.
Great everyday lipstick, YBB on very fair skin; it happens to be a shade darker than my actual mouth. It is very like the Aveda Lip Glaze in Raspberry Tea, which I sometimes wear it under. (I usually wear RT every day, and occasionally SC underneath.) The colour is a light rose/faded berry (hence "Raspberry") with a well-chosen peachy-tawny undertone (hence "tea" - imagine well-brewed milky tea). This undertone helps it go well with red hair - enough goldiness and russet, no coral/orange. I live in terror of lipglosses and lipsticks that make me look like a hooker (being v. pale), or a corpse, and I'm too aged to get away with full-on goth any more (sigh; still firmly wearing much black though).
Actually, it's rather like Clinique's Different Lipstick in Tenderheart: in colour as well as texture. Very slightly more lilac in undertone, just enough for me to prefer the Tenderheart. Our SC can be applied like it and any other lipstick. It is sheer, so will not give you more than a subtle wash of colour; two or three coats, with blotting in between, makes it stronger and last longer. It stays on fairly well; always an issue with the sheer colours, that they go fast. It is, however, nicely moisturizing: probably more attractive and comfortable than those last-forever lipsticks that leave you with dried-out cracked lips with gore in the crevasses.
Unlike the tasteless Clinique, SC is flavoured, like the various Aveda glazes, with mint and ginger. I find it pleasant, but I do eat both these things regularly, and loathe and despise things on my lips that taste of things I don't usually put in my mouth voluntarily and for pleasure (bubblegum, fake fruit, super-sweet candy, crude oil, etc.). Many of the other Aveda lip things taste of vanilla, cinnamon, and anise (apparently plus basil, but I didn't taste that). Some people might like that. I didn't.
For everyday purposes, I usually just wear lipgloss, adding this for going outside for any amount of time (I work from home). On such occasions I usually employ the RT/SC combo, though sometimes Clinique's Superbalm in Ginger with the Different Lipstick in Tenderheart. This seems to depend on time of month, which changes how things taste.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Like the previous reviewer said, this product if used on its own does kind of flake, but since i always use a moisturising lip balm underneath any product, I dont really find this a problem.
I have this in sheer ginseng and its a lovely nude colour that couples perfectly with strong eye makeup.
Will definitely buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Bought this in Sheer Ginseng today on a whim. The color is decent--light brown with pink undertones--good for daytime wear. But like another reviewer said, it feels waxy. The color doesn't distribute evenly and flakes off/congeals within a few hours. The pepperminty taste is awful and really burns my lips. I don't have sensitive skin, but it feels like my lips are on fire. I do love like that the product is all natural and the recycled paper container Aveda makeup comes in is fine (it gets recycled anyway), but the clear plastic cap looks really cheap. If the tube is a somewhat elegant looking dark plastic, why did they make the cap look so awful.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
bleh. I got this in sheer papaya which looked like a peachy nude, but it shows up as nothing on my lips. The texture of this lippie is super weak. It's a sheer so I wasn't expected a lot of pigment or anything, but this just feels like a waxy chapstick on. No glossy finish, no shine, no pigment. I also find the pepperminty-herbal smell/taste/sensation to be quite annoying. IF you like Burts bees lipbalm you might like this, but I happen to loathe that peppermint lip feel. I also would not recommend this shade--you may as well just wear chapstick. Packaging is really dumb and ugly, but supposedly it is made from recycled materials or something so I won't deduct lippies for that reason (although if they can make a swiveling lipstick tube out of earth-friendly recycled materials, you'd think they'd be able to make a proper cap/lid for this lipstick). Oh well, what do I know? I know I ain't gonna buy this crap again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I recently bought Sheer Rosehip - and I am in love. It is the most wonderful berry colour - perfect for my pale skin and dark hair. It also smells great and tastes great. I just wish it would last longer. But it keeps my lips very soft. Worth the money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Sheer Ambrosia is the color I purchased, and it is very pretty...a your-lips-but-better kind of berry based color. It made my teeth look really white! :) When I opened the tube, it had little beads of moisture on it, so I took that as a good sign it would soothe and soften my lips. It glided right on and was still going strong after drinking and the passage of a few hours. I didn't notice any kind of fragrance or taste, so that was a nice departure from certain other lipsticks I've tried. :) If I saw another color I liked I would definitely buy this again.