Hey, loves! I’m going to keep this post super short and sweet (or as brief as I’m humanly capable of! 😂). I wanted to get these lip swatches up before Au Naturale’s St. Patrick’s Day Sale ends, which is a whopping 25% site-wide!! 🙌 Rest assured, though, if you happen to find this post after this sale, there will be others in the future!
I previously did a Brand Spotlight blog post for Au Naturale featuring before and after photos using their cream foundation & concealer as well as a few other staples from their line for a full FOTD here. I also did some additional lip & cheek swatches in a more recent post here!
In today’s post, I’ll be modeling four of their newest lipstick shades in Ambition, Grace, Spirit, & Charmed, which are all from their Fall 2018 collection and I LOVE them all!! I’ve tried many, many different natural lipstick formulas over the past 12 years, so I’m very particular about what lipsticks I’ll use on a regular basis and I’m tough to please because I know that creating amazing formulas using only natural ingredients is completely possible! I purchased two of the Au Naturale shades featured in this post with my own money and the other two were provided for review. *just a side note: 95% of my Au Naturale collection was purchased using my own money!* I’m only an affiliate for brands that I love and use myself!
Now, let’s get into these gorgeous lip shades that are literally perfect for any time of year as there is a shade to meet anyone’s needs. I haven’t tried any other Eternity lipstick shades from Au Naturale, but I’ve heard that these new shades are even creamier than the older shades from their Eternity Lipstick Line. All I can say is that the formula is perfect the way it is with these four shades! They’re super creamy, moisturizing, they wear off evenly, have a faint berry flavor that doesn’t linger, and are build-able so you can decide how bold you want the shade to be. I modeled these shades using full on pigment so you can get the idea of what they might look like on you. For reference, my natural lip shade is very, very pale (i lose more and more color the older I get 😅) so lip shades tend to look very true to life on me. Meaning, my lip shade won’t enhance the color at all, so you can really get a feel for what the shade is.
Packaging: the Au Naturale lipsticks come in super sleek-looking, modern, black matte lipstick tubes, that are magnetic so you shouldn’t have to worry about your lipstick top flying off in your purse! They’re weighty and luxe. 👌
Retail Price: $25 or two for $40 (I’m not sure if this option is still available, but if it is, you can also stack your coupon code on top of this!). Au Naturale’s pricing is mid-range, meaning there are brands more expensive and there are brands less expensive. I personally feel that a lot of makeup in green beauty in the “higher end” price range is over-priced, in general, however there are a few brands I’ll pay more for because I love them that much! Au Naturale has become one of those brands 😊. I go into detail about their #cleanbeauty mission in my original blog post linked above!
Formulated without animal bi-products, synthetic preservatives, nano particles, gluten, parabens, fillers or toxins, our Eternity Lipstick is 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegan and made in the USA.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Limnathes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Prunifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Xylityl Cocoate (Xylityl Coconut Fatty Acids)*, Natural Flavor, Tocopherol. May Contain: Mica CI77019, Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Iron Oxides CI77491, CI77492, CI77499, Manganese Violet CI77163, Tin Oxide CI77861, CI778161.
*USDA Certified Organic
Ambition: My very favorite of the four! This is literally the mid-toned red of my DREAMS that I’ve been searching for since I started my green beauty journey. It’s a completely soft, wearable everyday red with slight nude/brick undertones and a soft overlay of berry sheen. This is the type of color that’s perfect for any occasion and every season! I’ve always wanted to be a “red lipstick” type of gal, who’s bold & Fierce enough to rock a red lippie. I’ve found a few that I’ll bring out from time to time over the years, but Ambition is the first that I’m totally comfortable wearing any time of the day! 💖🙌😍
Grace: is a light, nude, creamy baby pink with very little to no shimmer & a cream finish. I’m very fair, so I’m having a bit of trouble pulling this shade off as it borderline washes me out. It mixes beautifully with all of the other shades in this collection and I was told that this was the idea with all four shades I’m reviewing today. They’re designed to be mixed and matched. Grace is the type of nude-pink that would look amazing on anyone with a medium, tan skin-tone! Or if you’re on the fairer side like I am, if your lips are more pigmented naturally, then you’ll find Grace to be a beautiful staple nude.
Spirit: Spirit is a mid-toned nude, burnt-orange with a golden, copper overlay & a satin finish. Spirit is so very aptly named and I love fun names for lipstick shades! Spirit is a very unique color that I’ve never come across before. It’s much less intimidating than it initially appears and it pulls a tad brighter in photos than it does in real life. Spirit is the type of shade that will make you think of Pumpkin Everything in the Fall, but it’s also absolutely gorgeous for the warmer months due to the overall warmth of the shade that reminds me of sunsets & sunny days. All of these shades are surprisingly wearable! Spirit is the perfect way to have some fun with your lipstick shade without going too bold or overboard. It’s still very much office appropriate without losing any of its magic!
Charmed: is a mid-toned muted berry with purple undertones, a subtle rosey-mauve overlay and a satin finish. This shade looks incredibly dark and intimidating in the tube, but when applied, it’s semi sheer (still pigmented enough to be in the lipstick category), but there’s a level of sheerness that makes Charmed an incredibly beautiful and wearable berry shade! If you’re a fan of Red Apple Lipstick’s Vogue, you will LOVE Charmed! It’s not too dark for Spring & Summer and is one of those shades that would look good on just about everyone! Ambition is one of those shades, too, but if you’ve been on the hunt for a true Berry shade, Charmed will be your new favorite! I also adore its name! 😍
I hope you’ve found these lip swatches & Descriptions helpful! I absolutely love lipstick and blush more than any other makeup product and I get super excited to capture them in depth in photos and to share them with you all! Be on the lookout for an upcoming blog post where I’ll be reviewing and doing before and after photos using Au Naturale’s Semi-Matte Powder Foundation in the new packaging! Lots of new blog posts coming your way in the next few weeks so please subscribe to my website if you haven’t already! There’s a tab to sign up to receive email updates when I post on my main page. Also, follow me on Instagram @completenaturalclarity where I do mini reviews and share more about mom life, natural makeup & Wellness!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! ☘️🍀☘️ That means Spring is almost here! Let’s get excited together!! 🙌✨🙌
Don’t forget to check out my previous Au Naturale blog posts here & here. 😊 If you decide to shop, it would mean the world to me if you used my link to help me create more content for you! You can shop Au Naturale Cosmetics HERE! 🙏💞
I hope you’re having a beautiful day! 🌺
Love and light, 💖✨
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