Olio E Osso Tinted Balms Review + Swatches

Sunday 12 June 2022

 *This post contains gifted items.

Olio E Osso is a new brand to Kathryn's Loves, so as always I wanted to share a bit about the brand itself first. Olio E Osso make their products by hand in small batches in Portland, Oregon, USA and support local communities by designing, sourcing and producing all of their collection in the USA. Sustainability is woven into every aspect of their business, from their ingredients and materials to their practices and ethics. They take clean beauty very seriously and base all of their product development decisions, packaging decisions and any new initiatives depending on how necessary and useful it is and how it will impact the planet.

Olio E Osso create skincare, but what they are most renowned for are their multi-use balms - Light & Bright Balms, Bold Balms, Shimmer Balms, LAB Balms, and Clear Balms. They retail for $28.00 for 10g or in the UK, £27.00. The first balm I have is the Olio E Osso Bold Balm* in the shade No. 3 Crimson. The Balms nourish both the lips and cheeks while providing the perfect tough of colour and you can even use them on the eyelids too.

Key ingredients include Olive Oil, which is an antioxidant, is collagen boosting, brightening, supportive, plumping, deeply hydrating, a humectant, and is calming and soothing on the skin. Shea Butter works as an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and aids in the promotion of elasticity. Finally, Natural Beeswax is smooth and silky and naturally protects the skin and heals the skin barrier.

They are super nourishing on the skin and a little goes a long way. The Balms come in frosted plastic packaging, and are a great handy size to pop in your handbag or keep by your desk. They have a twist up applicator so you only need to use a small amount at a time, and a really good-sized base so you can coat the lips or add a flush of colour to the cheeks in seconds.

The other Balm I have is the Olio E Osso Light & Bright Balm* in the shade No. 14, Dusty Rose, a really pretty shade that will suit fair to medium skin tones. There are so many stunning shades to choose from and all with a mixture of finishes to them. The Shimmer Balms sound perfect for Summer!

You can find Olio E Osso Balms online in the US here, and in the UK here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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