There’s nothing more chic than a classic red pout. Nothing changes our faces so dramatically as that one stroke of red colour. But many vibrant-hued lipsticks are packed with lip-drying chemicals and can host a whole bunch of metals from lead to aluminium, also fragrance, parabens, propylene glycol and controversial fat preservatives such as BHA, which is anticipated to be a human carcinogen.
Since lipstick is so easily ingested, it should be as safe as possible. We recently asked natural beauty experts from Being Content store to pick up the best natural red lipsticks for our readers. Here is their selection of gorgeously pigmented and creamy non-toxic colours. We can be chic and kissable!
If you’re feeling a bit timid about a red statement lip, opt for this adaptable red shade instead. It can be worn sheer and glossy, so perfect for daytime wear or layer it for increased intensity come evening.
You’ll find this iconic little pot of colour sitting in any green make-up artist’s kit worth their salt! It’s a true red with a hint of poppy to suit all. You can’t help but fall for the beautiful, natural finish it dons cheeks and lips. Plus it’s effectively a skincare and make-up hybrid, feeding skin it with a blend of organic oils and butters.
No one likes parched, dry lips – but unfortunately many pigmented lipsticks can be very drying and tend to highlight flaws. Not this though: it’s a beautiful botanical infusion including antioxidant pomegranate and soothing jojoba oil, so very hydrating and nourishing. It’s a lipstick and lip conditioner in one! This hue is a good, universal red, which flatters pretty much everyone.
This new range of organic lipsticks had us head over heels instantly at Content: they go on like a dream and are loaded with Ecocert approved colours. This deep theatre red has staying power and a modern, semi-matte finish which screams ‘femme fatale’ so perfect for an elegant evening do. It was love at first swipe!
With winter fast approaching, we’re coveting a deep berry lip tint. This sophisticated hue is our top choice: a rich burgundy tone, beautiful for day and night. Use fingers to apply and give lips a long lasting, modern sheen of colour and satiny finish.