Maybe it’s just me, but I think about the ingredients in my lipstick more than the ingredients in my other makeup. There’s something about it being on my mouth and thinking about physically ingesting the product… am I alone in this? I also feel naked without a lip product on. This can lead to quite a conundrum!
Luckily in the past few years, clean beauty has STEPPED IT UP in the non-toxic lipstick department. For the longest time it was just ILIA killing the game but now there are so many new options out there that are giving conventional lipstick a run for its money. So as the final clean beauty 5×5 I am reviewing the best non-toxic and natural lipsticks and lip products on the market that you won’t regret buying.
What to look out for in lipstick
While lead is maybe the most known ingredient to avoid in lipstick, there are actually a variety of heavy metals you should steer clear from in lipsticks. The beauty industry doesn’t seem to be concerned with these heavy metals because of how small the application area is but there has been no safe level identified of exposure to heavy metal and repeated exposure can be really harmful. (Source)
The Best Non-Toxic Lipsticks
ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner ($28) – This is the OG non-toxic lipstick on the market and it’s one of my tried and true favs! If you’re just getting started in the clean beauty lipstick world, you can’t go wrong with this lipstick! It’s as close to conventional as you’re going to get but with good ingredients.
Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Luminous Lip Crayon ($22) – Application doesn’t get much easier with this lip crayon! It’s the perfect mix between a lip balm and a lipstick. It’s not fussy and perfect to bring on the go.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($40) – I love this lipstick and the multistick! It’s the creamiest lipstick I’ve found and application is insanely easy because of that. They have an incredibly wide shade range so if you’re looking for a specific lip color, go with Bite Beauty. They have storefronts across the U.S. where you can mix custom shades for yourself! So cool.
PYT Beauty Strike Twice Lip Duo ($18) – I’m not a huge lip gloss fan but if you are, this is the perfect product. If you want something that offers both a lipstick and a lip gloss, this lip duo provides both! It’s super pigmented and creamy. A great multi-use product.
Kosas Lipstick ($28) – This product is more of a stain so is the best long-lasting clean beauty lipstick I’ve found. It’s a powerful product… you’ve been warned! It’s super creamy upon application but then STAYS!
Gressa Lip Boost ($29) – This product has a really interesting consistency. It’s not the creamiest which is part of it’s benefit – it doesn’t move once you’ve applied. It comes in a little pot so does need to be applied with a brush or your finger which isn’t very convenient if you’re on the go. Overall, more of a stain that will last longer than most natural lipsticks!
ODE Natural Beauty Lip Balm ($9) – My current favorite lip balm on the market! It’s super creamy and hydrating. I like to apply lipliner (love this one from RMS) and then do a quick coat of this to keep my lips hydrated! Use code DAVIDA20 to save 20% off.
Want to hear all of my thoughts and see me try these non-toxic lipsticks? I tried 6 clean beauty lipsticks out and gave my full review and honest opinion of each.
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