10 Toxic-Free Lip Colours to Feel Good Wearing This Spring
There’s no better excuse for a mini makeover than the start of a new season. Freshen up your look with these 10 toxic-free lip colours, perfect for enjoying long afternoons in the park, late Sunday morning brunches, and warm breezes.
BITE's Long Lasting (Edible) Shade of OrangeA Canadian favourite this Toronto based brand takes its name from the idea that the ingredients in their lipsticks are so good you can literally eat them (although, we prefer them on our mouths rather than in them). This in addition to the option to custom make your very own shade (including texture and scent!) in various locations, make this a stand out on the list.
As for the a la carte shade offerings, we’re head over heels for this long lasting, waterproof, bright orange-coral shade named Orange Fizz.
Our top pic:Outburst Longwear Lipstain, $24
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Burt's Bee's Sheer Violet TintAh, Burt’s Bees. The good old, reliable balm-turned-beauty brand found in the purses of makeup lovers and moms alike all over the country. We’re loving Burt’s take on a tinted balm with their super sheer, moisture rich formula, delivering eight hours of lip loving hydration.
We’ve got our eyes set on the perfectly Spring-time named shade, Sweet Violet.
Our top pick:Burt's Bee's Tinted Lip Bam, $6
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Kosas Perfect Spring RedEase and sophistication aren't a combination you come across often in life, yet somehow, Kosas, the Los Angeles beauty brand seems to pull it off in a way that looks effortless. With the brand's ever evolving range of clean beauty offerings, the core of the brand has always been it’s buttery smooth, lightly vanilla scented, universally flattering range of lipsticks.
Our top pics:Thrillest Lipstick, $40, in their classic formula.
Noto's Lip and Cheek Tint in Ono onoThe new kid on the block, Noto Botanics has been (rightfully) praised for the brands approach to gender inclusion, thoughtful ingredients and sophisticated-minimalist branding. With an approach like this, it’s not surprising that their multi-purpose lip and cheek stain lives up to the hype. It’s sheer and buildable, refreshingly peppermint scented and contains all-star ingredients like rosehip and neem seed oils.
Our top pick:Multi-Benne Stain Pot in Ono, $37
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RMS's Flattering Petal PinkA classic clean beauty staple, RMS, named after its founder, acclaimed makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift, is well known for it’s little glass pots of luminizers, bronzers and most famously, lip and cheek tint. This formula goes on like a dream, offering deeply pigmented color in a range of wearable shades.
Our top pick:RMS Beauty Lip2cheek tint, $45
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Tarte's Picnic Perfect PinkWith their playful branding and vibrant shade offerings, Tarte Cosmetics remains a gateway to clean beauty for many young eco-enthusiasts.
Our top pic:Try out the Color Splash Lipstick, $28, in Hibiscus — the perfect pink for a vintage Springtime picnic.
W3ll People's Lip Plumping PinkIf you love W3ll People’s super popular highlighting stick,we urge you to draw you attention to their Bio Extreme Lipgloss. This lipgloss, unlike many other glosses in the clean beauty category, offers a natural lip plumping and regenerating system based on state-of-the-art peptide technology with a refreshing minty finish.
Our top picks:W3LL PEOPLE Bio Extreme Lipgloss, $20.50
We’re head over heels for the shade ‘Grapefruit’.
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Pacifica's Coconut Based Pink GlossIn addition to being one of the most affordable on the list, Pacifica Beauty has been in the toxic-free beauty game since 1997, long before consumer interest became mainstream. The brand's experience shows the quality of its products. From a killer nail polish line, to a recent foray into skin care, Pacifica does what it does well, including its wide range of glosses, tints and lipsticks in gorgeous spring shades.
Our top pick:Enlightened Gloss, $14 (in poppy)
Kjaer Weis's Sleek Fuschia PinkThe brand that makes every Eco-It girl/boy swoon with it’s refillable low waste design and beautifully made chemical free formulas, Kjaer Weis is the cream to the cream of the natural beauty world.
Although on the higher end of the price scale, we think this full coverage jojoba oil infused shade of fuschia, named ‘Empower’ is worth the splurge.
Our top pick:Kjaer Weis Lipstick, $70
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