Lip guru Sara Happ seems to be one of those people who understands that making the world better in tiny ways can add up to a happier world in general. Not that I consider beautiful lips to be a tiny thing. On the contrary, as a certified gloss addict, I’m a believer in the happiness-inspiring effect of a really great lip product.
Sara Happ agrees. In the Meet Sara section of her website, there is a list of things she loves, including this: “Knowing that women out there may just have a sparklier day because they’re wearing our products.”
Sara Happ Inc. is devoted to a singular purpose: beautiful lips courtesy of a product line that delivers on its promises. Here’s what the company has to say about its mission: “We exfoliate, hydrate and heal. Period.” And, I now know, they do this brilliantly!
Call me paranoid, but I’ve always suspected that most lip products promise to provide moisture while actually drying out our lips so we need to reapply product all day long. Sara Happ confirms that my conspiracy theory is actually a fact!
I’m a believer in the happiness-inspiring effect of a really great lip product.
Unlike other brands, their lip products offer moisturizing color that lasts all day. You heard me right—long lasting lip color that does not dry out lips at all! Sara Happ One Luxe Gloss ($24, .5 oz.) has a thick, not-too-sticky formula with great slip on the lips. One Luxe Gloss is available in seven colors, ranging from barely-there to powerfully bright, and I got to test six!
Sara Happ One Luxe Gloss swatches
The Ruby Slip — Bright pigment-rich red designed to complement every skin tone
The Nude Slip — Very sheer pale nude
The Ballet Slip — Very sheer powdery baby pink
The Fuchsia Slip — Bright purple-leaning pink with lots of pigment
The Pink Slip — Sheer medium pink with a slight gleam
The Rose Gold Slip — Shimmery golden nude; the only color with significant sparkle
The chunky, clear tube is so beautifully designed, with a brushed gold top containing a cushiony doe-footed applicator on a just-firm-enough wand. The gloss has a barely-there fragrance and taste which fades quickly.
I also got to sample another of their luxurious lip products, Sara Happ The Lip Scrub ($24, 1 oz.) in Brown Sugar. (other delicious flavors include Crème Brûlée, Passionfruit, Peppermint and more). This blend of food-grade essential oils and flavored sugar crystals is literally good enough to eat. It’s hard to resist licking my lips while I’m scrubbing them, as instructed, in a firm circular motion. Dry flakes are erased, and my lips feel plump and moisturized—the perfect canvas for One Luxe Gloss!
Sara Happ’s products are never tested on animals, and are Paraben-free; sulfate-free; phthalate-free; and produced in a factory that uses green manufacturing methods. In my case, an exfoliation with the Lip Scrub followed by a coat of One Luxe Gloss has made my day sparklier every time!
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Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Bellarina.
skin tone: NC20
skin type: dry to normal
favorite beauty product: skincare