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Getting Balmy: Green Beaver Company Organic Lip Shimmer

Green Beaver, a Canadian company, does organic lip shimmers in great texture and shades
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Green Beaver LipShimmer in Passion_$5.99

Last year when I was geeking out to Green Beaver's Alain Ménard about the brand's Après Ski Winter Lip Balm, a satisfyingly emollient 100% natural chapped-lips saviour, I thought, "a tinted lip balm from Green Beaver would be nice." Well, actually, I got all up in Alain's face about it -- he took it well.

And nice is right. Lightly scented with natural cranberry, and silky smooth with Vitamin E, sunflower-seed oil and Canadian-grown carrot and cranberry-seed extracts, Green Beaver Organic Lip Shimmer conditions without stickiness, and leaves a natural-looking hint of colour. It hits stores within the next couple of weeks.

Made at Green Beaver's new certified-organic production facilities in Hawkesbury, Ontario, the lip shimmer is vegan and certified as an organic cosmetic by EcoCert. A touch of mica adds a subtle shimmer. (Ménard found out the hard way that mica can travel like glitter. After the first attempt to put it into to the lip balm mix, the company designated a special, separate room for the mica-portion of the formulation process in order to keep the shimmer from getting into areas it didn't belong.)

Green Beaver Organic Lip Shimmer ($5.99 each) comes in six sheer shades, Passion, Bordeaux, Mocha, Amour, Rose and Lustre (clear). I'm already fond of Passion, a rosy hue that would look pretty on cheeks...

Green Beaver body care is available at a variety of health food storesacross Canada and (free shipping in Canada). Image courtesy of Green Beaver Company.