100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipsticks | Review & Wear Test

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick review of Tempest

New in from clean beauty brand 100% Pure is a gorgeous new range of all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free lipsticks – introducing their Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipsticks!

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipsticks

Following suit with the rest of their makeup and skincare line, 100% Pure’s Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipsticks are 100% natural and 100% cruelty-free.  That’s right – they’re completely free of artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemical preservatives and all other toxins.  What you will find inside are a whole slew of healthy fruit pigments, which give the lipstick its rich, bold color, along with nourishing cocoa butter, shea butter and vitamin E to moisturize and comfort the lips.  The Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipsticks are designed to be long-wearing, with an opaque, semi-matte finish.  They’re are currently 11 shades available, including pinks, purples, reds, oranges and nudes.

Ingredients: Theobroma Cacao (Organic Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extracts of Prunus Cerasus (Cherry) Fruit, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Fruit, Vitis Vinifera (Cabernet Grape) Fruit, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Cacao (Chocolate), Rosa Centifolia (Rose Petals) Flower, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem, Oryza Sativa (Rice Starch), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Silica, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick review of Tempest
100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick review of Tempest

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick Review

I’m super impressed with these Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipsticks.  Their pigmentation is rich and vibrant, and builds up to near-opaque coverage in just two swipes.  The formula feels incredibly smooth, lightweight, and velvety soft on the lips.  With cocoa butter and Shea butter as its primary ingredients, the Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipsticks also provide some hydration, though it is rather short lived (my lips start to feel dry at after around 3 hours of wear).  The color, however, stays on my lips up and until I eat, at which point, it fades to about 30-40% coverage.

I tried two shades from their current shade range – Prickly Pear (a vibrant coral pink) and Tempest (a bright violet).  Prickly Pear is a gorgeous, complexion-enhancing pink that adds the perfect pop of color to an everyday, natural makeup look.

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick Prickly Pear swatch

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick in Prickly Pear

Tempest, on the other hand, is probably the most ‘adventurous’ shade out of the 11, yet I still find to be surprisingly wearable and not too over-the-top.  Here’s a look at that shade over the course of an evening –

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick Tempest wear test and review

Initial application of Tempest (2 swipes)

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick Tempest wear test and review

Four hours later, and after eating an oily pasta dinner.  The color has faded pretty evenly, with about 30% of the color still remaining – not bad!

Again, it’s hard to believe that 100% Pure was able to achieve such rich, intense, and full-on color using only fruit pigments!  In fact, after reading through the ingredient list, I can’t help but be tempted to toss out my lipstick collection and start over with these healthy and beautifully formulated lipsticks!

100% Pure’s Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipsticks are available for $29 each on 100% Pure’s website.


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