5 Natural Lip Products for Your Green Beauty Routine

Here at The Essential Life, we talk a lot about living a green, natural & sustainable lifestyle. Switching away from products that are laden with destructive chemicals & opting for products & materials made with the goodness & abundance of nature is something we feel very passionately about. This is especially true when it comes to going green with your beauty routine

Weeding out beauty products & cosmetics that are full of harmful & carcinogenic ingredients is especially important, not only for the environment, but for your health. When we choose cosmetics that contain chemicals, these chemicals make their way into our bodies by being absorbed by our skin. Over time this causes a number of ill-health effects & can actually damage your skin & leave you susceptible to premature ageing. 

To help The Essential Life community make the swap & go green with their beauty routines, we've embarked on months of exhaustive research & testing to find the best natural & organic beauty products & cosmetics. We've found the best natural & organic cleansersmoisturisersfacial serumsacne treatmentsface masks, foundations, lip colours, mascaras & deodorants to help your make the swap to a green beauty regimen. Stay tuned to The Essential Life, as we continue counting down the best beauty swaps to green up your beauty routine.

Our Top-Five Picks for Natural Lip Products for Your Green Beauty Routine

Ilia Lipstick

Why We Love It: This lipstick is loaded with pigment which gives you tons of lasting colour. It's available in a wide variety of shades, so there's a colour that appeals to almost everyone. What makes this lipstick even better is that it goes on sheer & can be re-applied for buildable colour. 

Another reason why we love Ilia's all-natural & organic lipstick is that it's super creamy & really nourishing. Wearing this lipstick is actually really, really good for your lips & leaves them feeling soft & supple with bright, beautiful & vibrant colour.

Price: $26 USD


RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek

Why We Love It: We're HUGE fans of any beauty product or cosmetic item that pulls double duty & this multi-purpose lip colour & blush is no exception. Made with an ultra-nourishing coconut oil base, RMS Beauty's Lip2Cheek lip colour & blush is perfect for any lazy girl's beauty routine.

Our favourite thing about this product was how easy it was to apply. It's creamy texture made it simple for application with your finger. The coconut oil base makes Lip2Cheek super-moisturising & extremely blend-able, so you won't end up with rosy-coloured clown cheeks.

Price: $36 USD


Kjaer Weis Lipstick

Why We Love It: If you're looking for an all-natural lip colour that is loaded with vibrant & long-lasting pigment, this is the lipstick for you. It dries to a flawless matte finish & is ultra-nourishing for your lips. Out of all of the natural lipsticks we tried, Kjaer Weis' Lipstick was the only one that provided absolutely flawless & opaque coverage without drying or damaging your lips.

This lipstick provided incredible colour & a flawless look that left all of The Essential Life's beauty experts looking like we'd just stepped out of the makeup chair. What was incredible about this natural & organic lipstick was how light it felt & how much nourishment it offered our lips.

Price: $56 USD


Vapour Siren Lipstick

Why We Love It: This lipstick provided a ton of coverage, just like the Kjaer Weis Lipstick, however Vapour's Siren Lipstick had a very thick texture which served to nourish & protect our lips. Vapour's Siren Lipstick also comes in a huge variety of colours, so anyone can find their perfect shade. 

While some of The Essential Life's beauty experts found this lipstick a little bit too thick, most of us thought the thickness & moisturising properties of the lipstick were what made it so incredible. It loaded our lips with colour & drenched them in luxurious moisturisers.

Price: $25 USD


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RMS Beauty Lip Shine

Why We Love It: This lip colour was a favourite among The Essential Life beauty experts who preferred light, glossy colour. It's loaded with moringa oil which delivers a ton of nourishment & moisture, while providing sheer & shimmering colour.

RMS Beauty's Lip Shine offers light, glossy colour, but can also be layered to offer more colour. The moisturising oils in this lip colour feel great & leave your lips feeling soft & supple with a youthful appearance.

Price: $25 USD


Stay tuned as we continue to share the best all-natural swaps to green-up your beauty routine.

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