I don't get 'wow-ed' by brands easily as sometimes in a week I try more than 10 new products, and decide which ones makes it to the blog in the end (if any). I received a package some time ago and inside there was a few lipsticks from a brand I never heard of before called RealHer. The packaging grabbed my attention straight away and here we are, a few weeks later, I just needed to share these gems with you after I've had a good play with them. No, this post is not sponsored by the way, I feel like I need to stress it, I just really liked their products.
The Company: I always do a little research about the company, even before trying anything. In this case I loved how their focus was on empowering women to love themselves more, and to be powerful by literally being themselves rather than striving for perfection. You'll see that on each of the lipstick, the name is a statement. "I Define Beauty Myself" and "I am Powerful" are two of the lipsticks I especially enjoyed wearing since last month and call me pathetic but carrying this tube with a positive message made me smile each time I applied it. That doesn't happen with other brands in general. It's a clever idea.
The Formula & Finish: The lipsticks are quite bold and opaque. I would say they feel like a comfortable matte or satin in Mac's standards because they're not drying and they transfer if you kiss or drink, but they last longer than the average creamy lip product. They don't feel thick or heavy though which is a bonus. The fact that they're enriched with jojoba seed oil and shea butter gives them that moisturising feeling.
Price: Originally $18, now $15 (free shipping worldwide if you spend more than $25, pals!)
Why I think they're worth a shot? Because it feels like the brand wants to get personal with you. They're not just adverting a new lipstick and telling you to buy it because some celebrity is wearing it or because it will make you look perfect. They're playing role of gal pal or motivational speaker which to me feels like it's more real and genuine. I absolutely love this brand and I will definitely purchase some products from them soon as 20% of the gross profit goes to organisations promoting the welfare of women - not to mention they're cruelty free too!
From Left to Right: I Love Myself, I Define Beauty Myself, Women Rule The World, Be Yourself Be RealHer, I am Powerful