20 Nontoxic Lipsticks for Bold and Clean Color

20 Nontoxic Lipsticks for Bold and Clean Color
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Whether you prefer your lipstick without a side of crushed beetle (sorry) or you just like your lips to be free of parabens (again, sorry), there are lots of options out there to keep your lips looking bright and feeling healthy. After all, women who wear lipstick regularly wind up eating quite a bit of the stuff over the course of their lifetimes. If you’re going to be wearing it (and eating it) on the daily, why not be sure it’s made of things you would actually want in your body—and you can actually pronounce?

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Since the FDA tested 400 mainstream lipsticks and found lead in all of them, it’s safe to say that your go-to lipstick probably has some weird—and potentially toxic—stuff in it. If you’re looking for an alternative, look no further. Ahead, discover nine lipstick brands that are formulated with ingredients that you can feel good about putting in your body, rather than worrying whether your cosmetics might slowly be having some adverse effect on your body.

A version of this article was originally published in March 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Axiology Lipstick
Axiology Lipstick

100 percent vegan and palm-oil-free, this vibrant lippie is made with a slew of organic oils, including avocado, castor, and grape seed.

$30 at Axiology Beauty

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Beautycounter Color Intense Lipstick
Beautycounter Color Intense Lipstick

Available in eight diverse shades, from nude to classic red.

$34 at Beautycounter

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Ilia Lipstick
Ilia Lipstick

This brand is loaded with butters and oils so your lips remain hydrated and washed in bold color.

$26 at Ilia Beauty

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick
Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick

In addition to antioxidants for protecting your precious lips, pomegranate and blackberry extracts stimulate the senses.

$25 at Jane Iredale

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Satin Lip Cream
Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Satin Lip Cream

Juice Beauty's exclusive plant blend of glycerin, betaine and phospholipids ensure your lips get the hydration they need.

$24 at Juice Beauty

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Kari Gran Color Lip Whip
Kari Gran Color Lip Whip

Blush tones mixed with a hint of gold shimmer to brighten up your "no makeup" makeup look.

$24 at Kari Gran

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Kjaer Weis Lipstick
Kjaer Weis Lipstick

Intense color made with rosa rubiginosa seed oil to minimize scarring.

$56 at Kjaer Weis

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Kosas Lipstick
Kosas Lipstick

This one is packed with a lengthy list of natural oils and butters that lend themselves to the lippie's velvety finish.

$28 at Kosas

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick
Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick

An emollient-rich formula that's buildable and doesn't flake.

$25 at Lawless Beauty

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Lily Lolo Lipstick
Lily Lolo Lipstick

Packed with rosemary extract and vitamin E for moisture that's good enough to eat.

$18 at Lily Lolo

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Nu Evolution Lipstick
Nu Evolution Lipstick

Available in 13 bold colors, so you'll never get bored.

$30 at Nu Evolution Cosmetics

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick
Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick

Create kissable, protected lips at an ultra-affordable price.

$10 at Pacifica

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Ritual De Fille Enchanted Lip Sheer
Ritual De Fille Enchanted Lip Sheer

Sheer yet vibrant color for those days when you don't want to go bold.

$24 at Rituel De Fille

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | RMS Wild With Desire Lipstick
RMS Wild with Desire Lipstick

Everyday-wear lip colors infused with the brand's signature moisturizing beauty oil.

$28 at RMS Beauty

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Spela Liquid Lipstick
Spela Liquid Lipstick

This matte liquid dries into a smooth, non-flaky finish.

$18 at Spela

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Suntegrity Lip C.P.R. Natural SPF 30 Lipstick
Suntegrity Lip C.P.R. Natural SPF 30 Lipstick

Infused with SPF 30 so you don't forget to protect your lips after slathering on the sunscreen.

$28 at Suntegrity Skincare

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Tata Harper A Hint of Tint
Tata Harper A Hint of Tint

A pinch of rosy color that almost feels like a tinted balm instead of a lipstick.

$32 at Tata Harper

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Vapour Siren Lipstick
Vapour Siren Lipstick

An award-winning lipstick made with a nourishing mix of organic pomegranate and rose.

$25 at Vapour Beauty

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Winky Lux Double Matte Whip Liquid Lipstick
Winky Lux Double Matte Whip Liquid Lipstick

Waterproof and made with avocado oil, so you can lock in moisture while you're in the water.

$13 at Winky Lux

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STYLECASTER | Non-Toxic Natural Lipsticks | Y Et Beaute India Lipstick
Y Et Beaute India Lipstick

A color collection inspired by the vibrant beauty of India.

$32 at Y Et Beaute

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