In today’s article I’m sharing whether I think Olio e Osso is worth the hype. I tried their Tinted Balms and skincare and have some thoughts.
Olio E Osso is a natural makeup and skincare brand famous for their multi-use Tinted Balms. Even with celebrity fans like Gwyneth Paltrow and most recently Hailey Bieber, Olio E Osso is relatively affordable, approachable and made with just 4 natural ingredients. Founded by a makeup artist, Olio e Osso makes their sensitive skin-friendly makeup by hand in small batches in Portland, Oregon.
Olio e Osso has one of the simplest formulas ever in a cheek and lip balm. It’s made in a base of:
- Shea Butter
- Olive Oil
- Grapefruit peel oil
Hailey Bieber uses shade apricot, but I did not like this shade on me personally.
In direct sunlight
In natural indoor light
Olio e Osso Balms are multi-use balms that can be used for both cheeks and lips. They’re smooth and buttery, but dense enough to not feel greasy when applied.
The balms glide easily across cheeks, plus I like the unique oval shape. With one swipe, I get a subtle barely there flush and a bolder cheek with multiple swipes. I find these tinted balms moisturizing enough to be used as a lip balm, which isn’t usually the case with lip & cheek tints.
Even with the simplicity of the formula, somehow the consistency of these balms are so ideal for both cheeks and lips.
Olio e Osso Tinted Balms come in 15 shades including a clear shade. Each shade is numbered in numerical order. No. 1 is the original formula without any pigment and is an all-purpose balm versus a true makeup product. It can be used as an everywhere moisturizing balm for lips, face, cuticles, brows, and more.
At $28, Olio e Osso isn’t the most affordable natural cheek and lip tint available but still remains relatively accessible at under $30.
Olio e Osso Balm Swatches
Above is Apricot and No 9 swatched. While Apricot is the most hyped shade, I love pinks.
The Olio e Osso Salva Nourishing Face Oil comes in a beautiful little frosted glass bottle and contains Marula, Evening Primrose, Avocado, Borage, Olive, Geranium Oil, and Tea Tree oils. Olio e Osso stays true to their makeup roots, by designing this to be a booster skincare product to be added to your foundation or face makeup.
The droppers that Olio e Osso’s skincare products have are jumbo sized, which is pretty fun to use.
The packaging needs some work as the labels come loose and are not aesthetically pleasing. For now, I would stick to using their makeup.
Andrea is a clean beauty expert from Los Angeles, California with 10 years of experience in clean beauty, natural skincare and organic living. She writes for Organic Beauty Lover using her expertise to guide readers in choosing the best clean beauty products. Andrea graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 and has worked at multiple skincare companies, big and small. Connect with her @organicbeautylover.