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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Review: Crazy Rumors Vegan Lip Balms in Limeade & Pink Grapefruit Juice

Crazy Rumors Fresh Squeezed Lip Balms
in Limeade and Pink Grapefruit Juice
(retail: $3.49 each, 0.15 oz)

 I know that many you of try to purchase only cruelty-free and vegan beauty products, and I am always interested in bringing you affordable beauty products that fit those requirements. But one thing that seems to be a challenge (for me, anyway) is finding an affordable vegan lip balm. As we all know, the majority of inexpensive lip balms on the market contain beeswax, which is certainly not vegan! 

The one or two vegan lip balms that I've purchased at my local natural foods stores shall I say this...a disappointment. First of all, the retail price for those lip balms was upwards of $7 for a standard-size tube. Also, taking out the beeswax from a lip balm can leave the texture dry, hard, and difficult to apply on the lips. So when I was approached to review some products from Crazy Rumors recently, I jumped at the chance when I saw that all of the lip products they produce are vegan and cruelty-free.

Ingredients for Fresh Squeezed Limeade Lip Balm:
Certified Organic Jojoba Oil, Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Certified Organic Shea Butter, Candelilla Wax, Soy Wax, Natural & Organic Flavors and/or Pure Essential Oils, Vitamin E, Certified Organic Carnauba Wax, Natural Stevia

Ingredients for Fresh Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice Lip Balm:
Certified Organic Jojoba Oil, Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Certified Organic Shea Butter, Candelilla Wax, Soy Wax, Natural & Organic Flavors and/or Pure Essential Oils, Vitamin E, Certified Organic Carnauba Wax, Natural Stevia

So now that you know that these lip balms are affordable, vegan and cruelty-free, let's get down to how they perform, shall we?

I'm so happy to tell you that these lip balms are unlike the dry, icky vegan lip balms I've encountered in the past. If you were to blindfold me and have me swipe a smooth, creamy beeswax-based lip balm on my lips, and then swipe a Crazy Rumors lip balm on my lips, I would not be able to tell the difference from a texture standpoint. These babies are smoooooth and so creamy. The glide across the lips effortlessly.

Next, let's talk about the moisturization. I've been using these balms for several days now, and I find them extremely comperable to my favorite beeswax-based lip balms. They keep my lips soft and feeling moisturized for hours. I find the staying power to be fantastic as well. I can go about four to five hours before I feel the need to reapply.

As for the flavor and fragrance, I think that's where Crazy Rumors really shines. I love citrus-based scents to begin with, but I really love natural-smelling and natural-tasting citrus-based products. I think Crazy Rumors has managed to make both natural-smelling and tasting lip balms that don't just smell like essential oils. The Limeade lip balm reminds me of real limeade (in both flavor and fragrance), while the Pink Grapefuit Juice lip balm tastes and smells like real grapefruit juice. I really love both and please don't force me to pick a favorite--I can't!

FINAL VERDICT: If you're interested in a vegan and cruelty-free lip balm that's not only affordable but also performs as well as beeswax-based lip balms, I would certainly consider giving Crazy Rumors a try. I find these lip balms right on par with my favorite non-vegan balms, and if you're a citrus fan, I would definitely consider checking out Limeade and Pink Grapefruit Juice. At just $3.49 each, I think they're a fantastic deal, and I can't wait to get more (from their Soda Pop, Gumball and A la Mode collections!).

Crazy Rumors lip products can be purchased on the brand's website, and you can also contact the brand here to see what stores in your area carry their products as well.

Have you tried anything from Crazy Rumors? If so, do you have any favorites? If not, are you interested in giving them a whirl?

A sample of this product was given to Nouveau Cheap for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.


  1. The limeade one sounds yummy! EpicallyEpic on Etsy also has some great vegan lipbalms in flavors like Mango Lychee, Yellow Cake, and Gummy Bears!

  2. I was eager to try these balms as I am a lip product addict and grapefruit is my fave flavor of anything, so I picked one up last summer while visiting home. Sadly, I must be allergic to an ingredient (probably grapefruit oil) as my lips breakout into hives/blisters when I use it :( However I shall not hesitate to pick up another flavor (Earl Grey tea!) if I see them b/c your review is spot on-they feel great on the lips!

  3. Too bad they use stevia! That stuff gives me nasty migraines.


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