5 Natural Lip Glosses All About That Shine (Sans Stickiness!)

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Is lip gloss a thing of the past in your makeup bag? We don’t blame you. Hair sticking to your mouth just isn’t practical, and let’s not even start with the glitter. If you still crave a slick of shine once in a while though, then a natural lip gloss may be the answer to your beauty prayers. 

For many of us makeup enthusiasts, lip gloss was a first love. Not quite as scary as a full coverage lipstick, it was like a gateway into the world of cosmetics that was easy to apply, and wear, with just a hint of color.

The warm nostalgia is real, but the array of lip products out there has left many beauty aficionados pushing their glosses to one side in favor of sheer lipsticks or tinted balms. However, thanks to the green beauty world, lip gloss is making a comeback in a way worth noting. Sans stickiness and strange plastic-like ingredients, of course.


5 Natural Lip Glosses That Are Totally Lickable


  1. RMS Beauty Lip Shine
    Looking for fashion forward shades and lots of pigment? From the nineties brown Moment – created for none other than Gisele Bündchen – to eye-popping lilac Royal, you won’t be missing out on color options just because of the natural ingredients. Staying power is fantastic, and you can even layer it up from a subtle sheen to a bolder look. Finish wise, the shine is more subtle than most glosses, so perfect for those who are usually lip gloss shy.

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2. Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments™ Liquid Lip
Somewhere between a lip gloss and a lipstick, with this tube of natural goodness Juice Beauty offers up the staying power of your favorite bullet, but with a gorgeous juicy finish. Most liquid lipsticks gain their long wearing street cred with drying formulas; not here. You’ll find nothing but hydrating ingredients like glycerin and moisture retaining phospholipids and jojoba oil. Who said you need to compromise?

3. Kari Gran Lip Whip
Luxury isn’t just about looks (which Kari Gran just happens to nail anyway with these beautiful miron glass pots), but what’s inside, too. Packed with organic beeswax and equally organic plant oils including castor, avocado, and camellia seed, your lips will be left more nourished with every application. There are plenty of flattering shades to choose from but start with Peppermint Naked to add sheen to any lippy, or double up as an overnight treatment for plump, softened lips.

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4. Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss
Traditional gloss lovers, this one’s for you. Vapour’s natural take on this makeup staple is one everyone can get on board with. There are twenty wearable shades to choose from, such as the likes of pretty pink Tickle and vampy cherry number, Bitten. The finish is sheer with glass like shine. Paired on a night out with a smokey eye or alone to dress up a t-shirt and jeans day? Très chic.

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5. 100% Pure Gemmed Lip Gloss
Sometimes with shine, you have to have a little sparkle, too. We’re not talking the glittery lip glosses you ditched in your teens though! 100% Pure have revamped the look with by adding natural mineral stones into the mix, creating a shine that’s multi-dimensional and all-grown-up. Plus, doesn’t the idea of opals in your lip gloss make you feel all kinds of opulent? And of course, it wouldn’t be 100% Pure without the brands signature fruit pigments such as cranberry and cherry. Finally, a fruity lip gloss that’s the real deal.

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Mayah Parmenter

Mayah Parmenter is a self-professed green beauty addict based in the UK, and writes primary at Call It Vanity. She's passionate about how modern beauty consumers can be a catalyst for change, and will try and convert anyone who will listen. Her number one weakness? Lipstick!