In our book, going au naturel doesn’t necessarily mean a natural look. What matters to us is that the powders, creams and colors we’re throwing on our face are natural in the sense that they’re green, non-toxic, and totally safe.
These eight lipsticks, lipglosses and balms fit the bill with formulas that are free of harmful ingredients and have us inspired to pull off the perfect neutral fall lip that’s subtle, cozy, natural – and anything but plain. Smoky eye optional…
Alima Pure Velvet Lipstick in Louise
One of our favorite new beauty products this season, Alima Pure’s Velvet Lipsticks, are highly-pigmented, semi-matte and hydrating. Louise is a creamy nude shade made for fall sweater season.
Henne Organics Luxury Lip Balm
In a word, addictive. Henne Organics has launched with just one product, this rich, luxurious-looking lip balm and it’s the kind of product you you’ll never want to part with. Tuck a jar in your travel bag and leave one on your desk – the avocado and shea formula feels rich on the lips and can be used on cuticles and just about everything else in a pinch.
Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Twig
Beautycounter’s Christy Coleman served as Guest Editor last year and we fell in love with most of Beautycounter’s safe and gorgeous products. This creamy nude lip sheer gives good color and – perhaps most importantly – comes in this beautiful gold case for a little holiday-appropriate swagger.
Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Rose Kiss
Jessica Alba’s brand new makeup line, Honest Beauty, has a few superstar products in the line-up, this being one of them. This chubby lip crayon goes on sheer for buildable color that’s soft and shiny – more like lipgloss in a crayon. Great lip product for quick and easy touch-ups.
Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creme in Serene
Tarte’s lip crayons go on bright, but fade slowly and subtly for a look we love. Whether you want to lock in a bold lip with a dusting of powder or let the color slip a little for a natural glow, each Lipsurgence color is universally flattering.
Jane Iredale Lip Fixation in Devotion
Jane Iredale’s Lip Fixation wand is the ultimate way to achieve a long-lasting, all-day nude lip – and still use natural products. The base color goes on matte and paints on lips perfectly, the gloss provides build-able shine and can be used to refresh moisture, while the base color lasts all day.
Kosas Cosmetics Lipstick in Undone
Newbie, Kosas Cosmetics, is turning out handmade batches of toxin-free lipsticks in just four skin-flattering colors we love. Undone is a pink-brown shade that will give you a nude lip that lasts – and doesn’t wash you out.