Posted on April 01 2015
Chances are your purse, desk drawer and/or makeup kit contain a bunch of lip glosses, balms and lipsticks (many of which you often ignore in favor of those few that you love best). There are so many choices it can be overwhelming to choose a few go-to essentials—and by “a few” we mean 5-10 being perfectly acceptable for a lip wardrobe! We’ve curated an impressive palette of lippies that are 100% safe, leaving you with the very personal choice of which shades and formulas are perfect for you. Here’s a little lip wardrobe 101:
Gloss is a no-brainer and we love that it can be applied sans mirror. Plus, it can also be used over lipstick to add shine. Try W3ll People Bio-Extreme Lipgloss with peptide lip-plumping technology in a range of light natural colors, as well as clear. Armour Opaque Collection kicks up the color with intense pigments and long-lasting wearability. Vapour Elixir Lip Plumping Gloss boasts beautiful shine, hydrating botanicals and plumping liposomes in a palette that goes from neutral to bold.
Lipstick is great for both day and night. We love simple makeup with a bold lip. Keep skin fresh and dewy with everything understated except your lipstick. Let your lips make a statement!
Lily Lolo and Ilia Beauty bring a plethora of color options from nude to brights and everything in between. We love the creamy matte finish of a lipstick and the way it can change your look in a matter of seconds. Everyone should have a perfect nude, a pop of pink and a classic red.
Lip Tint provides a shot of color while nourishing the lips. Kjaer Weis tints are housed in beautiful chrome compacts and can be applied with your fingers or a lip brush. KW colors range from natural lip tones to bright pigments, all with a lasting, comfortable, subtle sheen. RMS Lip Shine also provides a nice tint/pop of color while hydrating with nourishing oils and pure mineral pigments.
Tinted Lip Treatment/Balm gives a hint of color and an extra boost of nourishment.
Kari Gran Lip Whips are petite pots of amazingness that provide a super-glossy sheen and subtle color tints while treating the lips to a heavy dose of moisture.
Tata Harper Be Adored is a deep-conditioning, volumizing, anti-aging formula with a rosey tint that bumps up the natural color of the lips.
Fig+ Yarrow Rose + Vanilla Tinted Lipblush brings a touch of red rose with the delicate flavor of vanilla.
Lipliner helps define and accentuate your natural lips. Antonym keeps it simple with two options that are 100% naturally-derived. These lipstick pencils soothe and condition lips with an infusion of Sunflower Oil and Shea Butter to soften and hydrate, while Vitamins C and E keep lips supple and youthful looking.
Balm is a must. Sometimes you just want to go bare but you can’t really do that or you’ll end up with a parched pucker. Intelligent Nutrients Lip Delivery Nutrition goes on clear and is packed with USDA Certified Organic antioxidants. If you’re looking for sun protection, Coola LipLux has you covered with SPF30.
Scrub is also an essential to help exfoliate. Stewart + Claire super-moisturizing lip scrub is made from organic sugar, oils and butters, along with vegetable glycerin to keep it emulsified. An invigorating blend of mint, cedar and black pepper give it a fantastic scent.