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Article: How a beautiful mistake became the sustainable lip tint of the season!

How a beautiful mistake became the sustainable lip tint of the season!

How a beautiful mistake became the sustainable lip tint of the season!

Mistakes can be beautiful when we embrace them and get creative! That's exactly how our Lip & Cheek Tint 'Winter Romance' (Now called 'Vintage Rose')was born.

The Story: On a cold and snowy day in January one of our formulators added Peppermint to our 'Vacation Mode' Lip & Cheek Tint by accident. Oh no we thought!! Our Vacation Mode is our only Lip & Cheek Tint that doesn't have peppermint. Instead it has natural Sun Protection and a beachy coconut scent prefect for vacations and sunny days dreaming about Summer! 
We could have thrown away an entire batch of moisturizing, yummy organic ingredients and started over; however instead we decided to think about how we can truly be as sustainable as possible! That's what the Clean Beauty business is about right?! So, we used this as a sign from the Universe to get creative, lead by example and listen.

The Colour: Many of our community members have been asking for a new shade of pink so we mixed together 10 different variations of pink sustainably sourced mica and clay to create a unique dusty vintage rose. And 'Winter Romance’ (now 'Vintage Rose') was born! We’re so happy with the final result! Made to be easily worn on lips on it’s own or on top of another matte colour to create a shade all your own. Blend into cheeks for a subtle rosy glow.


The Ingredients: What makes 'Winter Romance' unique from the other Lip & Cheek Tints is the combination of our shimmery golden 'Vacation Mode' coupled with the Matte colours of our signature Lip & Cheek Tints. In addition, unlike 'Vacation Mode' this ‘Winter Rose’ has a dash of refreshing peppermint to naturally plump lips and cheeks. Like every CertClean Certified All Natural Lip & Cheek we create this one is also infused for days Infused for days with several herbs and oils including:

  • Herbs include comfrey, chamomile, yarrow, echinacea, sea buckthorn, calendula, rosemary and lemon balm.
  • Luxurious oils for skin are grapeseed, rosehip, castor, vitamin E and shea butter.


Like all of our all natural skincare and clean beauty products we commit to using vegan, cruelty free and ethically sourced ingredients. This Lip & Cheek Tint is also 76% Organic.

The Name: The name 'Winter Romance' represents winter, romance and playfulness.

  • Winter: for the stormy snowy days we embrace in the winter months near Bon Echo Ontario where all our products are handmade.
  • Romance: As a nod to our love for nature, the outdoors and the many people in this sustainable community who inspire us.
  • Playfulness: While not in the name this is a reminder to embrace mistakes, welcome change, get creative and play! You never know what the result may be when we open our minds!


And there you have it! How the unexpected colour 'Winter Romance’ was born into the sustainable Lip & Cheek Tint shade of the season! Plastic free, low waste, easy to wear and made in Canada. A perfect gift for a special someone on Valentines Day or for yourself.

We only made a (very) small batch of these so when they’re gone they're gone.

Click here to shop our Lip & Cheek Tint in 'Vintage Rose'.