The 12 Best Organic Lipsticks

Last month I did a post on the best organic lip balms which is all fine and good, but do you give the color you put on your lips much thought? You should. Considering women ingest anywhere between roughly 4-7 pounds of the gunk they put on their lips in their lifetime, it’s thought provoking. Most of the lipsticks (and makeup) we wear contain loads of ingredients we can’t pronounce let alone sound healthy. From parabens, petro-chemicals, phthalates, and sulfates to synthetic fragrances and dyes there is some pretty nasty stuff in not only what we apply to our face but what we (ew) consume.

I have my own recent health reasons for seeking out organic and/vegan makeup, but it really can’t be bad for anyone to chose healthier alternatives, Ten years ago it was hard to find organic lipsticks that didn’t either suck or cost a king’s ransom. Fortunately in more recent years cosmetic manufacturers (both luxury and mass market) have heard our cries for more safe and natural products.

So of course I had to do some research and I probably tried at least 25 organic and vegan lipsticks. I was surprised at how many I liked and for different reasons. So I could not even narrow it down to 10. Here are my top 12 favorite organic lipsticks.


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1. Jolii Cosmetics Luxe Creme Mattes, $18

Matte lipsticks are all the rage and you can have your matte and eat it too! This one is as good as the more expensive unhealthy ones I have tried and the color lasts all day and are made with shea butter and jojoba oil to help keep lips hydrated even with a matte finish. Produced in Italy, Jolii Cosmetics is 100% cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free and paraben-free. There are 10 colors to chose from.

2. Jane Iredale Puremoist(TM) Lipstick – Naomi, $25

This happens to my favorite color but there are 24 to chose from. Jane Iredale lipsticks are vegan, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, gluten-free, oil-free, hypoallergenic and of course cruelty-free. I love the whole line.

3. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick, $26

Like a fine wine these lipsticks are crafted by hand. Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins and omega oils. Made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, this lipstick provides saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.

4. Antonym Cosmetics Certified Natural Lipstick Pencil Naturelle, $17

I love a lip pencil lipstick because it’s a liner and lipstick in one! This certified organic formula contains mineral based pigments and natural ingredients that soothe and condition lips with an infusion of sunflower oil and shea Butter to soften and hydrate. A concentration of Vitamins C and E keep lips supple and youthful looking.

5. Votre Vu Champs-éLIPsée Lip Crayon, $24

This is another lip crayon from a line I have come to love. This hydrating formula’s infusion of luscious plant and pure mineral waxes feels absolutely luxurious, and a convenient chubby twist-up stick makes application sweet and simple. Tested and approved by celebrity makeup artists, these non-stop flattering hues dutifully add fullness and depth with every swipe – and power to your pout. Champs-éLIPsée does not contain any parabens, GMOs, triclosan, talc, gluten, synthetic fragrances, sulfates or phthalates. Votre Vu does not test any products on animals.

6. Eleve LIP LIQ {Liquid Matte Lip), $26

Here is another long-lasting liquid matte lipstick to love. It glides on like a gloss and sets with a velvet-like finish yet is non-drying and long-lasting. It’s infused with lip-smoothing antioxidant ingredients, including rosemary and sunflower oils. My favorite color is Lady Bird Mauve but there is an array to chose from. The formula is all natural, GMO-free, gluten free, paraben free, phthalate free and cruelty free, but is is not vegan because they use beeswax.

7. Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Luminous Lip Crayon, $22

This lip crayon is made with a blend of plant-derived Phyto-Pigments with replenishing emollients to keep lips soft with its smooth, creamy texture and lightweight feel. It contains the Juice Beauty exclusive Moisture Powder Blend (vegetable glycerin, jojoba and phospholipids) to increase skin hydration and the Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments exclusive blend of rose, aubergine, moringa and eclipta daisy. It’s amazing a lip crayon can feel this moisturizing.

8. NUDESTIX Love is Louder Lip + Cheek Pencil, $24

This all-in-one Lip + Cheek Pencil is an ultra-creamy lip color, lip liner, lip balm, and cheek color pencil that’s easy to blend and will not feather or bleed. Each shade is infused with lip and skin moisturizing shea butter and vitamin E while peptides add radiance to support a youthful look. A portion of the proceeds will support the Love is Louder project.

9. SassyLips, $25

How can you not love this lipstick with a flower in the middle? Trust me you have never seen one like this before. It’s a mood changing lipstick and the shade looks different on everyone. This combination lipstick/ lip gloss/ lip tint is jelly infused with gold flakes. Apply it to reveal a shade of glossy pink that’s unique to your lips and fall in love the the delightful girlie smell. Yes, it’s a little campy but that’s why I love it! It’s also healthy, handcrafted, eco-firendly and is made with cocoa seed butter, natural bees wax (so it is not vegan).

10. Beauty Counter Sheer Lipstick, $34

Beauty Counter is a brand you can trust to be 100% safe, So of course I love this lipstick. My favorite color is Current (I tried them all on). This I love this silky-smooth, long-lasting formula which is lightweight yet ultra-moisturizing for the perfect mix of sheer color and polished sheen. There’s no synthetic fragrance—just a sophisticated hint of vanilla planifolia. I am a gloss addict but with this lipstick I don’t need to add gloss!

11. Au Naturale Cosmetics Lipstick, $25

This lipstick wins “best bang for your buck!” It’s formulated without gluten, parabens, fillers, animal by-products, synthetic preservatives or toxins. This organic lipstick is 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegan and made in the USA. It also comes is a huge selection of colors.

12. Burt’s Bees Lipstick – Doused Rose, $7.19

Since Burt’s Bees is available everywhere there is no excuse not to try a natural lipstick and they coast under $10! These moisturizing lipsticks have intense color and condition your lips simultaneously. They are made with 100% naturally moisturizing ingredients like moringa and raspberry seed oils, and come on, you know you can trust Burt’s Bees.


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Disclosure: Some samples were provided for review, but opinions are my own.

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