Lipstick is the ultimate beauty product. It has been for centuries, all around the world, even in the most remote villages where they are crushing berries to pucker up and look pretty—weird? We should be so lucky!
Conventional lipsticks are loaded, pardon me, overloaded with toxic metals like lead, which can have a pretty drastic affect on your health. We worry about our skin products because we take in all the bad stuff through our pours but lipstick is let in even easier—we eat it! Natural lipstick brands use ingredients such as shea butter, avocado oil, and vitamin E, with pigment coming from plants, minerals, and sometimes bugs. There was a time when these green products were only available in subtle tones like nude, rose, and copper because the more pigmented shades were too hard to come by. With the rise in demand of natural beauty products, consumers have become pressured to find a way to put out the bright reds we love so much.
Beauty products are constantly taking a hit for being loaded with chemicals so if you haven’t taken a good look at what’s inside your makeup bag, you should probably jump on the green beauty bandwagon quickly!
As always, we are here to help so I’m sharing some green lipstick brands we love: