I’ve been using green beauty from waaaaaaaay before it was called green beauty. Finding fairly simple, all natural products for skincare has been fairly straightforward. After all it’s what we’ve used for most of humanity’s existence.
Makeup however has always been far more of challenge. The formulae, colours and packaging were something I didn’t want to touch with a bargepole! I’ve also mentioned before the particular struggle of finding natural and organic makeup complexion products for darker skin tones. It’s an ongoing challenge though thankfully things are improving all the time.
One area that has really upped its game in natural beauty is lipsticks. Bye bye all those sludgey earth tones, unpleasant waxiness and schoolgirl shimmers. This is great news for me as you might know I am just a teeny little bit lipstick obsessed. This means I’ve tried a lot of lipsticks and put them to the test.
Conventional lipsticks can be full of petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic perfumes and artificial colouring. All of which you’re basically eating each time you lick your lips. Not exactly mouthwatering. With all the natural and organic options out there now though, you don’t need to sacrifice any beauty points.
LIPSTICK LUST: BEST NATURAL AND ORGANIC LIPSTICKS
Whatever you taste and budget, there is a natural and organic lipstick to tick that box. I’ve narrowed down the brands that are a good place to start if you’re looking to swap your conventional lipstick for more natural options. These all offer gorgeous pigmentation and performance.
Read on for my pick of the best green beauty lipstick swaps.
If you like budget beauty
Looking for a natural lipstick that won’t break the bank, try Avril, Benecos, Burt’s Bees and Lavera
If you like Tom Ford
If you like Bobbi Brown
If you want great quality, elegant wearable colours, try Vapour
If you like MAC
If you want lots of options and colours, try Bite Beauty, ILIA and Red Apple
If you like NARS
If you want serious pigment and style, try Absolution and Nudus.
If you like Illamasqua
If you like your makeup to cast a spell, Rituel de Fille is beckoning
If you want Vegan
If you want Lipgloss
And finally for those of you who prefer lipgloss, try ILIA (glosses are vegan but you’ll need to check ingredients for the lipsticks), Pacifica (vegan), Seraphine Botanicals (vegan) and Und Gretel.
I’m collaborating with these bevy of green beauties to share other tips for swapping your beauty staples. So do go and check them out.
For nail polish tips @greenbeautyandthebrowngirl
For blusher/highlighter tips @greenbeautyglam
For skincare tips @gretalamfel
For eyeshadow tips @its_glam_jam