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Latrodectus mactans, inspired by the red hourglass markings on the belly of the female black widow spider.

Latrodectus is Greek for “biting in secret”, while mactans is Latin for “sacrifice, slaughter, destroy”. Latrodectus mactans, or Southern black widow or simply black widow, is a highly venomous species of spider in the genus Latrodectus. They are well known for the distinctive black and red coloring of the female of the species that will occasionally eat her mate after reproduction. (Source: Wikipedia)

This is a Nourishing Color Creme, which can be lightly used as a lip tint for pale lips, or layered for heavier tint on deeper toned lips. Some ingredient changes from the past Nourishing Color Creme formula includes the addition of Olive oil, Kokum, and Pomegranate butters.

This is a very wearable red. I tend to be hesitant about wearing bright red on my lips, but this one fits the bill perfectly! My favorite lip products are wearable tints which are moisturizing. I'll always reach for this type of product before a lipstick or more pigmented product. In formulating these, I tried to balance pigment with wear and texture. The result is a tinted balm that might not seem as "slippery" upon initial application, but which warms up nicely on the lips and wears longer than more glossy and slick formulations.

Delicate cocoa orange scent/flavor.

.15 oz in a clear balm tube with custom label art and shrink wrapping.

Color Description: A perfect neutral red tint, similar to the cult classic Aromaleigh shade "Lollypop". This shade may slightly stain the lips.

Ingredients: Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Prunis dulcis (almond) seed Oil, Apis mellifera (Beeswax), Butyrospermun parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) seed oil, Mica, Titanium dioxide, Ferric oxide, Kokum (Garcinia) seed butter, Pomegranate oil, hydrogenated soy oil, capric/caprylic triglyceride, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosa mosqueta (Rosehip) Oil, Red 7, Red 33, Red 40, Blue 1, Carmine, Flavoring