Finding the right lipstick is a bigger task than you might imagine. We don’t think you need to follow all of the rules about which shades work best with your skin tone or hair color. (Rules are meant to be broken!) In fact, we recommend going for the color that works best with your overall style. But you do need to know what kind of formula and finish you want when you walk into your local Sephora, Ulta, drugstore, or department store.
The task is even harder if you like to keep things natural in your skin care and makeup routine. After all, how many all-natural makeup lines can you name off the top of your head? (Probably not that many.) Fortunately, there are more than you might expect. If you want to add a splash of color to your look, without loading up on potentially harmful ingredients, you’re in luck.
They other great thing about natural lipsticks is they’re perfect for winter, since they’re often so much more hydrating than their not-so-natural counterparts. Read on to check out our favorite natural lipsticks. They’ll have you looking and feeling great no matter how dreary the weather this winter.
1. bareMinerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolor
If you thought bareMinerals only made mineral foundation, you were wrong. The brand’s GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolor is another great bareMinerals product. The formula manages to be both long-wearing and lightweight. It features a cream-to-matte texture with moisturizing ingredients that counteract dryness. Plus, it offers a subtle vanilla scent. What’s not to love?
2. Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon
If you’re into natural makeup, Bite Beauty is a name you need to know. The brand’s Matte Crème Lip Crayon is the ultimate in offering classic shades and great hydration. The texture is matte, which may surprise you given the moisturizing formula. They use the “moisture-locking power of orange peel wax,” plus the antioxidant properties of resveratrol to keep things hydrated and comfortable.
3. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
If you love Bite Beauty but want a more traditional lipstick form, the Amuse Bouche Lipstick is the perfect natural lipstick for you. These lipsticks give you great moisture, a soft texture, and a creamy feel. Plus, the formula is packed with 12 edible oils and triple-milled pigments, all processed with low heat to preserve the nourishing qualities of those great ingredients. Add in the dozens of shades, both bold and classic, and there’s something for everyone to love.
4. ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner
If you want an all-natural lip product that both conditions your lips and adds color, you’re in luck. ILIA’s Tinted Lip Conditioner is a cult-favorite lip tint that gives you the color of a sheer lipstick and the hydration of a lip balm. The color is buildable, and the formula is easy to apply even when you don’t have a mirror in front of you. Plus, it features hydrating cocoa butter and antioxidants to nourish your skin.
5. ILIA Lipstick Crayon
Another great pick from ILIA if you want something with a little more pigment is the Lipstick Crayon. This lip color is ultra-hydrating. But it gives you a semi-matte finish, just like a standard lipstick. The formula features organic sunflower seed and coconut oils, plus candelilla wax to lock in moisture. The result is a nourishing color that you can apply super-precisely, thanks to the crayon form.
6. Korres Lip Butter
If you want more of a lip tint than a lip color, this Korres Lip Butter is perfect for you. This formula is a rich lip balm that offers a shiny, tinted finish (which is perfect if you want a splash of color, but don’t want to have to reapply the moment you take a sip of water). This lip butter is formulated with a variety of natural oils and extracts, plus shea butter and rice wax, to offer hydration and softness.
7. Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint
Is a matte look more your style? Then try Tarte’s Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint. This quick-drying, full-coverage formula is a transfer-proof liquid lipstick. Even though it dries almost instantly, it remains comfortable without drying out or cracking. Tarte is known for offering healthy beauty products that really work, and this lipstick is no exception.
8. Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint
For anyone who loves multitasking products, Tata Harper’s Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint may just be the perfect natural lipstick. It boasts a 100% natural and non-toxic formula, which promises to improve the look of fine lines. The softening moisturizers, nourishing minerals, and lipoamino acid technology promote a plump and volumized appearance.