If you’re looking for a hydrating, sheer hint of colour that accentuates your natural lip tone, then Dr. Hauschka Lipstick Novum shades are a must try! The sheer colour of these lipsticks is not at all overwhelming and they provide a subtle pop of colour with a creamy, moisturising, almost lip balm feel. I gave “Exhilarating Berry” a try and the lipstick wears quite well for a sheer colour, but does require a few touch-ups during the day and the slim tube makes direct application easy, so you can touch-up on-the-go!
One thing I wasn’t too keen on was the smell. I’m not a fan of cloves and the lipstick has a strong clove-like smell upon initial application, but the scent does start to wear off after about half an hour. Worn on its own, the lipstick gave a subtle, pretty hint of colour. To deepen the colour, try wearing it over lip liner, a lip stain or blotted lipstick.
The Novum range comes in 5 translucent colours for you to choose from and they contain moisturising and soothing ingredients like Argan oil, anthyllis, carrot root and rose hips extracts.
#09 Miraculous Rose : a soft, warm pink
#10 Laid-Back Apricot : a delicate, peachy-apricot colour
#11 Astonishing Pink : a cool-toned, bright pink
#12 Exhilarating Berry : a sheer, deep berry colour
#13 Sun-Kissed Nude : a warm brownish shade
Available from selected department stores, pharmacies and online.