Whether you’re a gloss gal, lipstick lover, or have a thing for creamy balms, the world of clean beauty has plenty of options to choose from. And it’s a good thing, too: lipstick has been known to harbor harmful ingredients like lead, which you definitely don’t need on such delicate skin. Today’s formulas are brimming with nourishing botanicals to help your pucker look its best, day to night.
Easy Lipstick Application Tips
A swipe-and-go approach works in a hurry, but if you want the perfect lipstick application, don’t miss these steps.
- Exfoliate: Start by exfoliating your lips using a toothbrush or scrub (try our DIY recipe here).
- Hydrate: After sloughing off dead skin, prep your lips by hydrating them with a soothing balm.
- Apply foundation: To help lipstick last for hours, apply a light layer of foundation directly on your lips using a small makeup brush.
- Add lipstick: Finally, apply your favorite lipstick shade and blot.
Top Luxury Lip Makeup Brands
Meet W3LL People, a luxury makeup line that just happens to be organic and cruelty-free.
W3LL People isn’t just well known in the clean beauty space—it’s taken the entire industry by storm, proving that natural foundation, mascara, and other makeup essentials can be made with cruelty-free ingredients and still outperform conventional counterparts. The brand was founded by makeup artist Shirley Pinkson, entrepreneur James Walker, and dermatologist Reneé Snyder, who have committed to developing their line without using more than 1,500 ingredients including fragrance, petrochemicals, sulphates, dyes, fillers, and other not-go-great chemicals. Instead, W3LL People loads its formulas with botanically based ingredients such as organic green tea, algae, seaweed, and chamomile, and the brand has been verified by the Environmental Working Group as one of the cleanest brands around.
Best Luxury Lip Makeup
Try one of W3LL People’s lip products and you’ll be hooked.
W3LL People Bio Extreme Lip Gloss
Kiss your old gloss goodbye. W3LL People’s organic formula is made with ingredients such as aloe extracts and natural pigments that hydrate with every swipe and leave behind a shiny berry hue.
W3LL People Nudist Lip Butter
Natural beauties love W3LL People’s lip butters. This version goes on clear and coats your lips with hydrating aloe vera and omega oils. Keep one in your purse and you’re good to go.
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