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Review: de Leon Cosmetics balms & gloss


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Hey look. I finally swatched my de Leon Cosmetics lippies. >.> So Gladys sent me some of these as gifts and some I’ve purchased. :) Some of you may know that her eye primer is my holy grail eye primer. But that’s another post. >.> Onto the review! I’m waiting for some official descriptions and ingredient list for the f/s balm tubes. >.> I accidentally threw the wrappers away which had that info. Oops. But I wanted to get this up so I’ll be adding those later.
Official Descriptions
#3 Why Can’t I Stay?: A middle ground between a Rose and Classic Red!
#4 Let the Wookie Win:
#5 Registered Companion: Deep red.
#11 I Could Never be Your Girl: A classic rose.
#13 I Aim to Misbehave: Coming Soon!
#26 Let’s be Bad: Coming Soon!
#76 Have I Ever Let You Down?: Coming Soon!

All products can be purchased from de Leon Cosmetics here.

Ordering Options
You will receive product in one of the following ways:
You will receive balm and/or gloss product in a 0.8g clamshell, filled 1g by weight for $2 AUS.
You will receive balm product in a standard size lip balm tube, filled 4g by weight for $12.50 AUS.
You will receive gloss product in a standard size lip gloss wand with doefoot applicator for $14.50 AUS.
Sample clamshells have a top label with the company name, prouct number and product type. Full size lip balm tubes have a wrap around label with the company name, product name, product type and weight. Full size lip balm tubes also have a sticker with the product number on the cap.

All products swatched over bare skin in natural light. Applied with a lip brush.

#3 Why Can’t I Stay?: I have a sample size balm and gloss. I’m bad at describing colors, so bear with me. xd The official description of this shade is pretty spot on. Definitely a rosy classic red. It’s very pretty. The balm is a nice creamy formula, it doesn’t dry my lips out. It’s fairly pigmented, but I find the gloss to be much more pigmented. The gloss feels thick and velvety, not sticky at all. Both formulas are spot on shade-wise. I recommend getting the gloss version of this formula as you can blot it down if you prefer a less shiny application. There is no scent.

Balm Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera, Cera Alba +/- mica, iron oxide, carmine, tin oxide, red #40, fd&c blue #1, silica, calcium aluminium borosilicate, fd&c yellow #5 lake, palmatic acid, hydrogenated polyisobutene.?? Gloss Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, +/- mica, iron oxide, carmine, tin oxide, red #40, fd&c blue #1, silica, calcium aluminium borosilicate, fd&c yellow #5 lake, palmatic acid, hydrogenated polyisobutene. ??NOT VEGAN

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#4 Let the Wookie Win: I have a sample size balm and gloss. My gloss and balm aren’t the same shade for some reason. I just noticed while swatching them. The balm is sort of… a dark brownish-wine shade. Seriously bad at describing colors here. >.> It’s decently pigmented, it can definitely be built up. The gloss is this bright vampy wine red. It’s really pretty. The gloss is very pigmented, you definitely don’t need to use much. Both formulas, much like #3 are great formulas. The balm is creamy and the gloss is plush and yummy on the lips. Again I recommend the gloss just because you can blot it down. I’m generally not a gloss fan, but I do like these. There is no scent.

Balm Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera, Cera Alba +/- mica, iron oxide, carmine, tin oxide, red #40, fd&c blue #1, silica, calcium aluminium borosilicate, fd&c yellow #5 lake, palmatic acid, hydrogenatde polyisobutene.??? Gloss Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, +/- mica, iron oxide, carmine, tin oxide, red #40, fd&c blue #1, silica, calcium aluminium borosilicate, fd&c yellow #5 lake, palmatic acid, hydrogenated polyisobutene.?? NOT VEGAN

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#5 Registered Companion: I have a gloss sample. It’s a warm rusty-rose red. It’s actually a really pretty color and was more flattering on my face than I thought it was going to be. The gloss formula was not quite as thick as some of the other glosses, but wasn’t sticky and was very pigmented. There is no scent.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, +/- mica, iron oxide, carmine, tin oxide, red #40, fd&c blue #1, silica, calcium aluminium borosilicate, fd&c yellow #5 lake, palmatic acid, hydrogenated polyisobutene.?? NOT VEGAN

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#11 I Could Never Be Your Girl: I have a gloss sample. This is a plum rose shade. This was another shade I didn’t think I was going to like. I don’t really go for darker colors, but this was really pretty. I’m glad Gladys sent it, it’s not something I would pick out on my own. This is another gloss that was thinner in consistency. The gloss is creamy and not sticky. It’s very pigmented and has no scent.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, +/- mica, iron oxide, carmine, tin oxide, red #40, fd&c blue #1, silica, calcium aluminium borosilicate, fd&c yellow #5 lake, palmatic acid, hydrogenated polyisobutene.?? NOT VEGAN

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#13 I Aim to Misbehave: I have both a balm and gloss sample. AUGH! Both of these I received in a little birthday package Gladys sent to me. I fell in love. It’s this… cool bright magenta shade with a pretty blue shift. Both the gloss and balm are very pigmented. The both are creamy formulas. The gloss is plush and a bit sticky. The only difference between the gloss and balm is that the gloss is a bit shinier. Out of the two I actually prefer the balm to the gloss. There is no scent.

Balm Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera, Cera Alba +/- mica, iron oxide, carmine, tin oxide, red #40, fd&c blue #1, silica, calcium aluminium borosilicate, fd&c yellow #5 lake, palmatic acid, hydrogenated polyisobutene.?? Gloss Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, +/- mica, iron oxide, carmine, tin oxide, red #40, fd&c blue #1, silica, calcium aluminium borosilicate, fd&c yellow #5 lake, palmatic acid, hydrogenated polyisobutene.?? NOT VEGAN

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#26 Let’s Be Bad Guys: I have a full size tube. Before purchasing this shade #13 was my favorite out of the bunch. However this quickly became my favorite. It’s a satiny bright magenta. It’s not quite as shiny as the other balms, it leans more matte and the color is gorgeous. After seeing it on the facebook page I purchased it without trying a sample and I wasn’t let down. The balm formula is thick and creamy and very pigmented. I’m tempted to pick up a backup. >.> There is no scent.

Ingredients: Coming Soon! NOT VEGAN

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#76 Have I Ever Let You Down?: I have a full size tube. This is my second favorite. It’s gorgeous! It’s a cool berry/purple/wine-ish shade. Like #26 it’s more matte than the other balms. It’s very pigmented and creamy. Does not dry my lips out. There is no scent.

Ingredients: Coming Soon! NOT VEGAN

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Current TAT is 3 business days. Samples and full size products are available on each shade page. de Leon Cosmetics also offers eyeshadow, primer and a mixing medium.

Shipping costs:
Australia –
Purchases under $5 incur postage of $1.20.
Purchases between $6 and $49 incur postage of $7.50
Purchases over $50 enjoy free postage.

Outside of Australia –
Purchases under $5 incur postage of $5.
Purchases between $6 and $49 incur postage of $5 for the U.S.A and $12.50 for the rest of the world.
Purchases over $50 enjoy free postage.??

You can purchase here. Gladys can be contacted through her contact page here. Find de Leon Cosmetics on Facebook.
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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I've been blogging since I was 16 years old... That's uh a long time. I am now 34! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!