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* NOTE: This color's formula has been improved since it's 2015 release- it has a more moisturizing texture and improved color payoff as of 6/2/16.

Acanthaster brevispinus, inspired by the beautiful purple shade of the short-spined crown of thorns starfish. Brevispinus means "short spines" in Latin, while Acanth means "thorn" and aster means"star"

Acanthaster brevispinus, is one of the two members of the Acanthastergenus of starfish, along with the much more well-known Acanthaster planci, the common crown-of-thorns starfish. The crown-of-thorns sea star, Acanthaster planci, is a large, multiple-armed starfish (or seastar) that usually preys upon hard, or stony, coral polyps (Scleractinia). The crown-of-thorns sea star receives its name from venomous thorn-like spines that cover its upper surface, resembling the Biblical crown of thorns. It is one of the largest sea stars in the world. (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 super flattering shade, that I've been enjoying daily! 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: Leaves a soft warm purple tint on the lips, similar to the cult classic Aromaleigh shade "Melancholia"- but not as reddish. 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