- Fashion and Beauty
Look sexy with Dragon's Blood: new true lipz lip gloss
A wide array of colors, finishes
Moisturizing ingredients, innovative packaging with true lipz
Though it may sound like some sort of Medieval fantasy or Halloween type ingredient for potions, Dragon's Blood is a real thing. Wiki describes it as a "bright red resin" derived from plants, used since ancient times for purposes such as varnish and dye. So it makes perfect sense to incorporate the shiny and colorful ingredient in lip gloss: exactly what true lipz does! I was happy to be hosted to experience it.
The new gloss has a balm-like consistency in a tube, complete with doe-foot applicator. Though Dragon's Blood in its natural form is red, the glosses come in a wide range of fashion-forward colors. The glosses don't necessarily have a red base that pops out or remains at the end of the day, like some lip stains have.
Along with Dragon's Blood, the ingredients in true lipz include the purest grade of cosmetic lanolin, castor seed oil, avocado oil and jojoba oil. Having checked out a few colors, I would describe the glosses as richer in texture with a glowing shine, but not greasiness. They're light on the lips, not sticky. They don't have a discernible fragrance or flavor. Darker colors, such as Lustre' LO36, have more opacity and longer staying power.
The packaging on these products is marvelous! The Lustre' collection has a built-in mirror on the side of the applicator and button on top for an LED light: you can re-apply it anywhere, in any situation. The Flash collection also has a built-in mirror, but when you press its LED button, it flashes all kinds of colors and blinking lights! It's bound to be a terrific conversation opener at any party, bar, etc., putting glow sticks to shame.
The glosses are free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil and propylene glycol. They're never tested on animals and are made in the USA.