Top 5 Organic Lipstick Brands: Why You Should Be Wearing Them

Hello, Gorgeous!

Happy National Lipstick Day! As I am sure you have discovered through your own personal shopping experiences, not all cosmetics are created equal and finding good lip products takes quite a bit of trial and error. Adding high-quality natural lipsticks to your makeup bag used to be quite a chore.

The color selection was very limited, the texture was often dry or waxy, they didn’t last and had to be reapplied several times a day, the packaging left a lot to be desired and the prices were ridiculous. Sound familiar?

Calling all lipstick junkies! If you are in the market for a new lippy or two (I mean seriously, who can only buy one tube) and are frustrated and fed up with the whole process then read on… Actually, before I get further into the brands and what not, let me define a few things. This is key for anyone that is new to natural cosmetics.

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What Is Organic Lipstick?

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Lip colors that are made with only natural and certified organic ingredients, natural color pigments (no FD&C artificial dyes or other synthetic dyes), and zero chemical preservatives.  You should be able to easily read the label and recognize what is in each product. However, due to FDA guidelines companies are required to put the technical names of ingredients, so just because something looks scary doesn’t mean it actually is, as with anything it is best to do your research and get familiar.

Some examples would be –

  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
  • Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Seed Butter)
  • Jojoba (ho-ho-bah) Oil
  • Castor Seed Oil
  • Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Carnauba or Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
  • Beeswax
  • Mineral Pigments (iron oxides, Mica)
  • Natural Clays (pink, red, black)

What Are The Benefits Of Wearing It?

A high percentage of whatever you put on your lips will be absorbed into your body. (Did you know that 60% percent of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream? Find out more here) Toxins build up over time and can cause serious health issues. So, using lip products that are free of harmful ingredients will benefit your overall health and the environment since nothing nasty is used in the manufacturing process.

Alright, now that we have gone over those basics, let’s get to the fun stuff!

Top 5 Organic Lipstick Brands –

Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick 

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These lippies come in a sleek tube and contain an infusion of beautifying organic botanicals, including pomegranate and rose, natural mineral pigments and nourishing oils. The company is located in Taos, NM and this is also where all of the products are made. Having an onsite manufacturing facility is a rare thing these days in the cosmetics world. (See more about the company and their practices here)

The long list of celebrities that wear Vapour include –

Kate Hudson

Gillian Anderson

Mindy Kaling

Isla Fisher

Gwyneth Paltrow

Olivia Wilde

Pros –

  • Available in 26 shades ranging from nude to a rich deep orchid.
  • Full-coverage
  • Matte to semi-matte
  • Long lasting
  • Smooth creamy texture
  • Some colors have a little frost
  • Organic ingredients
  • Lead free
  • Nice packaging
  • Samples available
  • Cruelty-free
  • Made in the USA

Cons –

  • Colors on website are not always accurate
  • Not 100% vegan (some shades contain carmine)

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Ingredients –

Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate*, Mica, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Prunus Domesticus (Plum) & Prunus Armeniaca, (Apricot) Flavor Oil, Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicon (Tomato), Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Organic Camelina Sativa Oil, Tocopherol (Non GMO Vitamin E–Soy), Organic Rosa Damascena (Rose) Buds, Organic Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Wildcrafted Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Gum, Stevia Rebaudiana (Stevia) Leaf Extract, [+/–: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)]

* Eco Cert Ingredient

To purchase Click Here

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pomegranate Oil Anti-Aging Lipstick 

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Organic pigments of raspberry, cherry, peach, blueberry, cabernet grape, etc in a base of shea butter, pomegranate seed oil, and cocoa butter make this lipstick super moisturizing and nourishing. Not only is it beautiful, but beneficial as well. You really can’t beat the amazing ingredients of this product. (For a full review on this brand)

Pros –

  • Organic ingredients
  • 11 shades available with new colors being developed
  • Good color selection (pale pink to deep burgundy)
  • Very moisturizing
  • Highly pigmented
  • Lead Free
  • Long lasting
  • Beautiful packaging
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Made in the USA
  • Free shipping

Cons –

  • Too emollient or slick according to certain reviews
  • Not as matte as some prefer
  • Colors on website are not accurate enough
  • Samples not available, but 100% satisfaction guarantee with free returns or refund/exchange even if used, so no risk involved.

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Ingredients –

Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Butter)*, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Organic Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Extracts of Prunus Cerasus (Organic Cherry) Fruit*, Prunus Domestica (Organic Plum) Fruit*, Vitis Vinifera (Cabernet Grape) Fruit*, Rubus Idaeus (Organic Raspberry) Fruit*, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Organic Blueberry) Fruit*, Rubus Fruticosus (Organic Blackberry) Fruit*, Prunus Persica (Organic Peach) Fruit*, Prunus Armeniaca (Organic Apricot) Fruit*, Solanum Lycopersicum (Organic Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem*, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate)*, Cacao (Organic Chocolate)*, Rosa Centifolia (Organic Rose Petals) Flower*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Powder, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract * Certified Organic

To buy CLICK HERE

Gabriel and Zuzu Luxe Lipsticks from Gabriel Cosmetics

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High-quality jojoba and aloe vera based lipsticks are moisturizing and protecting to the lips. The Gabriel line offers a wide range of classic colors, while Zuzu Luxe is more on the trendy side. You are sure to find a favorite or three from either line. The shade Currant, a deep stained-wine, is one of my personal favorites.

Pros –

  • Zuzu Luxe offers 27 shades
  • Gabriel has 25 colors to choose from
  • Smooth and creamy texture
  • Sheer to full coverage
  • Long-lasting color
  • Moisturizing (I rarely need to apply lip balm before using)
  • Certified Gluten-free
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Lead-free
  • Organic ingredients
  • Recycle program for used tubes

Cons –

  • Not 100% organic
  • Samples not available online

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Ingredients –

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil*, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract*, Bisabolol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Iron Oxides, Mica, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract, Titanium Dioxide

To purchase CLICK HERE

Ecco Bella FlowerColor Lipstick

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Formulated with vegetable waxes, oils, and mineral pigments that go on creamy and won’t feather. These lip colors are designed to perform like a lip balm, by moisturizing without flaking or chapping.

Pros –

  • Available in 17 shades
  • Highly pigmented
  • Long-lasting
  • Semi-Matte and some colors have a bit of sparkle
  • Organic ingredients
  • Lead-free
  • Cruelty-free

Cons –

  • Some shades are a bit dry
  • Not all colors are vegan – Pink Rose, Mauve Rose, Claret Rose, Tuscany Rose and REDvelation are colored with carmine.
  • Not completely organic
  • No samples

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Ingredients –

Castor oil, isopropyl palmitate (from coconut), candelilla wax, 100iu Vitamin E, organic calendula oil, organic chamomile oil, organic jojoba oil, flower wax coated iron oxides. Pink colors contain carmine.

To buy CLICK HERE

 Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Lipstick 

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The most budget friendly of the bunch. Made from lip-quenching botanicals and natural mineral pigments to give you the benefit of a lip balm in the form of a long-lasting lip color. Ingredients include – moisturizing sunflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, and cocoa butter.

Pros –

  • Available in 20 shades
  • Smooth texture
  • Full-coverage
  • Long-lasting
  • Semi-matte finish
  • Certain colors are a bit frosted
  • Contains organic ingredients
  • Affordable
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Certified gluten-free
  • You can buy samples

Cons –

  • Not completely organic
  • Colors occasionally break-off in tube

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Ingredients –

for Innuendo and Tuscany: canola oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) fruit, beeswax, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, tocopherol (vitamin e), origanum vulgare (oregano) leaf extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon) bark extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, hydrastis canadensis (golden seal) root extract. May Contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, manganese violet.

Ingredients for all other shades (new VEGAN formula): Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil *, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf*, Propanediol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Undecyl Alcohol, Tocopherol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxide (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499, CI 45410).

* = certified organic ingredients

To buy CLICK HERE

What are some of your favorite brands or shades? Leave me a comment below.

Much Love,

Valora

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Hi, there and welcome! I am an artist, natural cosmetics, and healthy lifestyle enthusiast. I started this website as a way to get the word out on the amazing benefits of non-toxic cosmetics, and skin care, and to give suggestions on which products to try. Enjoy reading!

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