If there’s one thing I love, it’s great lipstick. A splash of color can build you up if you’re feeling down, and make you feel fantastic.
However, most popular lipsticks on the market contain harmful chemicals which are damaging to yourself, and to the planet.
In this guide, we’ve collected some of the best sustainable and organic lipstick brands to keep your lips colorful, without the harmful chemicals.
Best Natural & Organic Lipstick Brands for 2021
Sustainability: Vegan, cruelty-free. Simple ingredient list – a mix of organic oils.
At a glance: Lipsticks, Balms, and Lip Crayons, great staying power!
Branded as “100% evil-free”, Axiology prides itself on eliminating the harmful ingredients commonly found in lipsticks, such as palm oil, and replacing them with organic oils such as hemp seed, castor oil, and orange oil.
They are entirely vegan and offer a great range of colors, from nudes to daring reds. They also offer lip crayons and balms if that’s more your style.
Pictured: Strength, $30
Sustainability: Vegan, cruelty-free, 100% pure ingredients.
At a glance: Award-winning, Lipstick, lip glosses sticks and balms, moisturising and nondrying.
Highly rated beauty brand 100% Pure offers a range of fruit pigmented lipsticks in many colours.
Their product reviews speak for themselves, with over 1000 5* reviews.
Their lipsticks are natural, vegan cruelty-free, and made in the USA.
Pictured: Fruit Pigmented® Pomegranate Oil Anti Ageing Lipstick $30
Sustainability: Packaging from sustainably managed forests. Responsibly sourced materials.
At a glance: Lipsticks with fantastic staying power.
Beauty Counter is an American brand that is setting itself the goal to become carbon neutral by 2030.
They use responsibly sourced ingredients in their products and create both an ethical and sustainable supply chain.
Pictured: Give ‘Em Lip Color Intense Lipstick $34.
Sustainability: Refillable, lipsticks, cruelty free. No micro-plastics or petroleum.
At a glance: Luxury lipstick with engrave-able leather case (made from offcuts from French Tanneries), refillable lipsticks and lip balms. Matte and satin sheens with colours from nude to pop art red.
Luxury make up brand La Bouche Rouge presents refillable leather cases, which house vegan cruelty free lipsticks.
Although more expensive than other brands featured, their cases are designed as a lifetime keepsake, and their refills start from $40.
They even have an option for engraved initials on the lipstick case.
Pictured: Fine leather case (colour optional) $75, Lipstick refill $40
Sustainability: Biodegradable packaging, sustainably sourced ingredients.
At a glance: Lipsticks and lip glosses.
Cheekbone is a Canadian indigenous-owned beauty brand, producing sustainable, cruelty-free makeup.
Their hand-poured small-batch lipsticks come in biodegradable packaging and contain only sustainably sourced ingredients.
Pictured: Cheekbone Aki, Sustain Lipstick $32.
Sustainability: 100% ingredients of natural origin, 32% organic, recycled plastic, refills available.
At a glance: Refillable lipsticks, moisturising lipsticks, samples available.
British brand Zao are focusing on using 100% ingredients from natural origin.
Their lipstick range comes with the choice to purchase refills, which is a great way to reduce packaging when renewing your lipstick.
Pictured: Zao Matte, Lipstick Nude Rose $26.04, refills from $18.75