Best in Class – Natural Lip Stains
In the last two years I’ve seen the best natural formulations in lip color come to market. I’d classify a “Lip Stain” as a hybrid “lipstick / stain, occasionally with a gloss finish thrown in”. In the old day, mass lip stains, like Revlon and L’Oreal, would dry the be-jeezus out of your lips. Leaving a cracked ring of color at the lip line and your lips worse for wear.
And fyi, Petroleum based products seal moisture OUT. Use lip products with natural moisturizers, like Shea, Beeswax and Coconut to keep moisture IN. Where it belongs…
Nowadays, there are amazing natural formulations with intense color pay off, artistry application and moisturizing benefits.
- Pacifica Plushious, particularly the lighter shades. This Liquid Mineral Lipstick does not “stain”, but layers moisturizing, long wear, color on. Love the great mineral based colors, particularly the lighter shades. https://www.pacificabeauty.com/collections/lipstick/products/plushious-mineral-lipstick
- AuNaturale su/Stain Matte Lip Stain. First, a quick appreciation to founder Ashley Prange. Ashley is not only a consummate professional and innovative creative, she is also one of the most powerful advocates our industry has out there lobbying for regulations in Cosmetics. Thanks for fighting the good fight, Ashley. Our collective health and environment thanks you. Second, your products are amazing. I love the slick consistency of the stain and the deep, pungent color effects. The things you accomplish with mineral pigments make Mother Nature proud. https://www.aunaturalecosmetics.com/products/su-stain-lip-stain?variant=34078125581
- Bite Beauty Amouse Bouche Liquified Lipstick. The most pigmented lipstick in my arsenal, Amouse Bouche never fails to flatter and wear well. I actually prefer the liquid version as it sets with a bit of a lacquer finish. http://www.bitebeauty.com/liquified-lipstick/
- Clove + Hallow Lip Velvet. Just. Love. This. Brand. Affordable product, formulated cleanly with artistry application and wear. Lip Velvet is my favorite formulation in the line. Moisturizing and long wearing, without feathering. But the most impactful aspect is the AH-mazing color! I guarantee this lip will pull you out of any funk. https://www.cloveandhallow.com/product/lip-velvet/