August 8, 2011

geoGirl GR8 Lip Shine Review, Swatches, Photos

geoGirl is a new line of cosmetics launching at Walmart (it’s already available at some Walmart locations) for Fall 2011. This collection will actually be replacing the old Mary Kate and Ashley Cosmetic Collection and features natural ingredients and is free from parabens. The line is meant for 8 to 12 year old girls (tweens) but there are a few pieces that might capture the eye of older makeup junkies.

I personally loved the Kewl Magic Face Refresher and I’m no where near that age group ha!

Let’s take look at the geoGirl GR8 Lip Shine.

A lipstick with a natural formula that’s free of parabens, sulfates, petroleum, paraffin, synthetic fragrance and color, carmine, and animal ingredients.

The 8 to 12 year old marketing might make you pass these by in your travels through the makeup aisle but I suggest checking the line out as you might find a budget item or two that appeals.

Although they dub these lipshines they are full on lipsticks as far as I’m concerned. I only tried one shade but the one shade I did try was pretty pigmented and the color could easily be worn sheer or built up to medium color pay off. I tried out Bubble Gum which is a matte shade of bubblegum pink with a bubble gum flavor. The flavor kinda reminded me of those hard stick gums that used to be included with baseball cards, part bubble gum, part cardboard…I found it rather novel to be honest but the strange taste might not be for everyone. I find the formula soft yet drying a bit on the dry side. It applies a bit patchy as well so I do have to go over the color a few times for the best results. The pink shade is a very mod look for those who like more nude shades of pink.

The lipstick comes in recycle cardboard tube decorated with bees and each lipstick is $3.98 each so the price is quite nice for those on a budget. They say that Pomegranate is one of their bestselling shades, I’m curious to check it out.

I thought the Bubble Gum shade was a bit drying on my lips but I’m chalking it up to the matte finish. I’m curious to try out another shade to see if I get the same results.

  • Those looking for a budget friendly, natural lipstick.
  • Those who like more natural makeup sans parabens and other harmful ingredients.
  • Those with tweens in their life who are just starting out with makeup!

  • Those with dry lips (the matte finish is a tad unforgiving even on those with softer lips).

For the price bracket, geoGirl GR8 Lip Shine is a cute, inexpensive little lipstick that might be worth checking out your next trip to Walmart. I wasn’t in love with the Bubble Gum pink color sadly and felt like it was a tad too matte on me thus producing a patchy application but a few layers and it built up quite nicely and wore decently well although I’m curious to try another shade to see if I experience better results.

geoGirl has a wide range of products launching for Fall at Walmart.

Keep your eyes peeled on their site at for further details when the line launches officially.

Tried it the line already?


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Sarah S.

    I am tempted because of the packaging. It doesn’t look too childish, imho. Reminds me of those The Nature Company stores, remember those?

    • the Muse

      ahh yes! I remember that sarah ;-D it’s rather cute packaging, not kiddie at all!

  • HappyLittleNinja

    Tee hee. I agree, Sarah. I like how the packaging is “neutral”.

    And Muse, I’m still interested n this even though it’s for little girls.

    And CJ: Totally!! I just started playing with makeup and I’m nowhere near 8-12!

    I must must must (increase my bust)
    That random thought just popped into my head.

    What I meant to write is: I must must must make a trip down to the States!

    • the Muse

      hey happy ninja 🙂

      LOL…um ok ;-D! bust size, makeup..we are all kinds of random today hehe!

  • HappyLittleNinja

    That quote is from “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret ” by Judy Blume. The protagonist, Margaret, is 11 years old, and one of her mantras is: “I must, I must, I must increase my bust.”

    It must have entered my mind after reading that this makeup line is for pre-teen girls.

    Aww… Judy Blume. I loved her books while I was growing up.
    Wait a second, I’m still growing up!

    Do you think you will do a review on these products? I wonder how long-wearing the lippies will be.

    • HappyLittleNinja

      Oh, and I really do not need to increase my bust anymore.
      I am a more-than-blessed Asian girl.

    • the Muse

      ahhhhh I gotcha 🙂 Judy Blume! part of everyone’s childhood ;-D

      mmm this is a review 🙂 and I already reviewed the face refresher as well. ;-D

      • BooBooNinja

        Sorry. I had a brain fart. Of course it is a review!
        I am doing 3 things at once. Unfortunately, none of them well.

  • Josie

    I wonder if they will release this line in Walmart Canada?? That lipstick looks pretty….i’m kinda obsessed with shades like that right now!

    • the Muse

      Not sure on that one yet Josie but will update if I hear anything ;D

  • JennaP

    Love the swatch of it – curious how it would look on my lips. Thanks for the review! Tried the face refresher after you reviewed it – so different, love it!

    • the Muse

      yay jenna glad you’re liking that, I thought it was rather awesome too! ;D

  • CK

    Wow, i expected these to look a lot more like tinted lip balms than lipsticks. Makes me want to reconsider buying them.. hmm. I do feel a bit weird standing in the kid’s makeup section at Walmart tho… :/

  • Connie

    I wanted to get something from this line but they don’t really have swatches so I was worried, guess I’ll try it out now ^^ the texting doesn’t look matte on your wrist though, hmm