Top 3 clean lipsticks
There are few beauty products more powerful than lipstick to deliver that instant pick me up. Ah yes, there I am! If you’re cleaning up your beauty routine, lipstick should be at the top of your list, since it’s not only going on you, but trace amounts are likely sneaking in while you eat and drink as well. Finding the right lipstick is difficult enough without considering the ingredients used to make it creamy, smudge-proof, bold, matte, subtle, glossy, long-lasting, "maybe she’s born with it", etc. The number of ingredients in a lipstick rivals the number of descriptors used to market them, so you’re welcome in advance for saving you a public meltdown trying to ensure toxins – like lead! – aren’t part of the equation. Here you’ll find our Top 3 Lipsticks that are non-toxic, pregnancy-safe and still deliver on all of the promises of your usual go-to brands. So, make like Elizabeth Taylor and “Pour yourself a drink (a mocktail of course). Put on some lipstick. And pull yourself together."
What criteria did we use to select our top three pregnancy-safe picks? Learn about our process here.
Why we love it:
Built on the concept, “what you put on your lips should be as good as what you put in your mouth,” you can feel confident that you’re swiping on clean, non-toxic lip color when you apply any of Bite Beauty’s lipsticks. The brand’s flagship product is the Amuse Bouche lipstick, which comes in 39 mouthwatering shades, from subtle nudes to bold reds. Each handcrafted batch of creamy, moisturizing lip color is made with natural and organic ingredients, including edible oils and citrus flavor made from fresh pressed juice. The lipsticks contain no parabens, sulfates, phthalates or petrochemicals.
Why we love it:
You can’t peruse a clean beauty boutique like Follain, Credo or Goop without seeing Ilia’s wide range of lip, eye, and face makeup products front and center. But this natural beauty brand started out in 2011 selling just its Tinted Lip Conditioner, and although the company has added a number of other products for eye and face, they continue to focus on lip care. We love the Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner for its sheer buildable color, soothing and conditioning formula, and protective SPF. We also love the regular Ilia lipstick that’s made with antioxidants and organic ingredients to moisturize lips and comes in a number of playful hues.
Why we love it:
Not only do we like the vibrant colors and hydrating coconut-oil based consistency of the RMS Lip2Cheek, but all you moms-to-be, we must kindly inform you that your days of taking your time to meticulously apply makeup with special brushes and sponges are numbered; We think you’ll love this multitasking product that lets you quickly dab color on your lips, cheeks, and eyelids with your fingertips, which makes getting ready in the morning effortless (a necessity when you’re holding your baby with your other hand). Plus, you can throw this cute little container in your clutch (or diaper bag) for quick touch-ups on the go.
Need More Options?
Looking for more color options? Here are a few more of our favorite clean lipsticks to try:
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Remember, every pregnancy is different, and we are not medical professionals, so if you’re concerned about any product we mention, please talk to your doctor to make sure you’re 100% comfortable with what you’re using on your body. We did our best to sort out what we feel are the best pregnancy-friendly options out there by conducting extensive research, including: talking with our own doctors, scouring the internet, sifting through product reviews, and chatting with other moms-to-be. We hope our research helps you find products that make you feel great!