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Review: Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant

This Lip Whip from Kari Gran is not your typical lip balm! The first time that I wore this product, my husband said, "Wow! Your lips are poppin!" I gave him a confused look thinking that a simple balm couldn't possibly warrant such an exuberant reaction. One look in the mirror and I was stunned! My lips really did look great! Needless to say, I have been hooked on this whip ever since!

Packaged in a sturdy, unassuming pot, the Radiant Lip Whip gives the lips a plump, luscious look. It is also incredibly soothing and not the least bit sticky! Kari Gran's Lip Whip is available in an array of beautiful tinted shades that retail for $21 USD (7 ml / 0.25 oz). Untinted and barely tinted versions are also available for $16 USD (7 ml / 0.25 oz).

Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant

Finish

The color Radiant was modeled after Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. It is a sheer, cool-toned blend of fuchsia, purple, and pink with a subtle sparkle that will compliment every skin tone. However, because the formulation of these whips is rather sheer, you may want to opt for a more vibrant hue if your lips are naturally quite pigmented. This product has a thick, silky texture that is reminiscent of perfectly whipped buttercream frosting. When applied to the lips, it melts beautifully for a super glossy finish.

Application

I use clean fingers to apply a small dollop of this balm straight to my lips. Feel free to use a lip brush if you are looking for a more sanitary option. The addition of beeswax and several nourishing oils makes these tints exceptionally moisturizing. The peppermint oil in this whip also gives it a refreshing, minty scent and makes for a slightly plumping tingle upon application.

Swatch of Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant
Swatch of Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant

Ingredients

Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic Camellia Oleifera (Camellia Seed) Oil, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) & Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Carmine, Tocopherol (Non GMO Vitamin E From Sunflower), Organic Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil.

Wrap-Up

This Lip Whip from Kari Gran is about as luxurious as a lip balm can get! It has a thick, rich texture that never comes off as sticky or greasy. Although the formulation is so sheer that the color is almost undetectable, Radiant is provides a very slight cool-toned pink tint to the lips. The ultra glossy finish leaves the lips silky-smooth and perfectly nourished. Because it is so hydrating, I have been using a tiny amount of this whip underneath lipstick as a luxe, moisturizing base. It also adds a gorgeous sheen when applied on top of other lip products. I should also note that the condition of my lips seems to have improved significantly since I started using this product on a regular basis. Best balm ever!

Wearing Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant

Have you tried any of the Lip Whips from Kari Gran?

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