We’re on the cusp of fall turning to winter. For this year, we’re hunkering down in sweaters and knee-high boots while nursing a fervent desire to see Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. (Congratulations, you crazy kids!). And since this is also a time of cooler temperatures, it means we’re starting to pile on moisturizer to fend of chapped lips.
So best how to keep our lips hydrated? And what if we want to throw some color into the mix? We did a bit of research and dug up some fan favorites for fall. Some lip colors we’ve reviewed personally, while others are word of mouth. Take a gander and let us know which ones you’ve tried and loved.
On a green friend’s suggestion, I picked up Jane Iredale’s Lip Fixation. Almost immediately, I became fixated with the Fixation. It has a lip stain on one end and a lip gloss on the other. It leaves your lips nicely colored for a long period of time while looking very natural. It rates a 1 from Skin Deep, almost the Environmental Working Group’s highest rating, so it is safe for your choppers. I love this lipstick so much that I wore it all night at my wedding.
This next brand comes recommended by organic makeup artist Jessa Blades. Jessa recently vaulted Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick as a fantastic choice for a long-lasting natural lipstick. Made with 70 percent certified organic ingredients, the lipstick has no petroleum-based adhesives.
In terms of hydrating beauty, this lip shine from RMS Beauty is a good bet. Made with nutrient-rich oils high on fatty acids, RMS Beauty offers light colors and very natural hues. The lines comes from New York City makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift, who uses organic, raw, and natural ingredients.
This lipstick offers up a rich color and is very hydrating – plus there are many great colors to choose from in the line. You can use it alone or as a gloss over a lipstick. I have had a chance to try it and found it goes on like a lip balm. Skin Deep gives it a low hazard rating.
Available at your local Sephora, this product is free of parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, and other synthetic ingredients. Some colleagues inform me that it gets high marks for its sheer tint and long-lasting color. But it does get a moderate hazard score from Skin Deep, so use according to your own comfort level.