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24 Natural Lip Colors for Eco-Friendly Elegance

An essential step in any clean beauty routine is natural lip color. Whether you like just a swipe of tinted lip balm or a full-on lined and lipsticked pout, you’re going to need the best product to fit your requirements. It’s easy to fall into the trap of popping down to the drugstore and picking up something you like the color of. But we think lip color needs a little more consideration than taking home what first caught your eye in the makeup aisle. We like to look a little closer – alright a lot closer – and regard the packaging, the ingredients, and company ethos.

We’ve done the research into sustainable alternatives for you. Choose your new favorite color or find the perfect nude with the knowledge that the products curated here meet strict standards for sustainability and eco-friendliness. Or, if you want a little more of an in-depth look, keep reading.

Zero-Waste Packaging

We love low- and zero-waste beauty products. The idea of designing something to not end up in a landfill is a powerful one for an industry that makes up a significant amount of household waste. That’s why it’s important to consider the packaging of your makeup before you make a purchasing decision. At the very least, packaging should be recyclable, but we don’t think it should stop there. Many beauty brands feel the same way and are featuring refillable makeup and biodegradable packaging such as bamboo.

Natural Ingredients 

The natural world provides the best ingredients with which to base skincare and makeup products. Moisturizing oil and butters, fresh scents, vegan color; each is already present within nature and able to be harvested if we do it with care and conscience. Instead of artificial colors, fragrances, and chemicals, the brands we’ve curated focus on sustainable and natural ingredients to make their products the best they can be. Discover the best organic lipsticks and cruelty-free, vegan lipsticks below.

Multi-Tasking Products

Lip and cheek tints and multi-use color sticks are amazing for lots of reasons. First, it’s easy to create a pulled-together look when you use the same color to tint your lips, cheeks, and even eyelids – if you’re feeling like a serious pop of color. Second, instead of three different products, it significantly cuts down on packaging waste and general consumption to purchase one multitasking product. Be sure to check them out if you’re interested in simplifying your routine while still keeping a polished look.

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