La Bella Donna Baci-Baci Moisturizing Lip Sheer in Seduction
Review by Jessica M
La Bella Donna is a luxury line of mineral cosmetics, available at high-end spas and stores like Bergdorf Goodman. However, I’m not really a fan of mineral powder foundation – it just doesn’t work on my skin – so I’ve never spent much time at the La Bella Donna counter. However, I recently noticed that La Bella Donna also carries some very pretty eye and lip colors, so I decided to try its new Baci-Baci Moisturizing Lip Color. “Baci” is the Italian word for “kisses,” and this product is a moisturizing gloss with a sheer flush of color.
Baci-Baci’s formula includes natural ingredients like honey and botanical extracts as well as anti-oxidant vitamins, sodium hyaluronate, and collagen. It has a conditioning effect, and it feels protective but not too sticky. I like the silvery “click pen”: it reminds me of the dispensers that Stila introduced years ago for its Lip Glaze, but this one works much more smoothly. Two clicks of the pen releases enough gloss to cover my mouth, and one click is enough when I just want to top off my lipstick. The brush applicator is flexible, but precise enough to create a neat outline.
Baci-Baci is available in four sheer shades. Seduction is a soft, neutral rose without any shimmer or sparkle. It would flatter many skin tones; I’m pale and cool-toned, with dark brown hair, and Seduction gives me “my lips but better” color with a wearable sheen. I still haven’t converted to mineral foundation, but this dye-free, fragrance-free tint will be one of my makeup staples for spring and summer.
La Bella Donna’s Baci-Baci Moisturizing Lip Sheers are sold for $26.50. For more information, go to http://www.labelladonna.com/shop/pages.php?pageid=10