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The Best Organic & Natural Lipsticks



Lipstick is my main "thing" (very technical, aren't I?) when it comes to makeup. Some people rock a smokey eye, but I just tend to look more grunge than glam, and like I haven't slept in 36hrs. I also like to be able to put a look together quickly, and love clean, dewy skin more than anything else. 
And I really love the combination of a nude eye with a bold lip. Instant, effortless glamour.

So naturally, over the years, I've collected and trialled quite a number of lipsticks. Below is a list of all the organic and natural lipsticks I own and have tried over time, what I love about them and why.
I've also put a rating out of 10 on each, based on performance, colour range, packaging, formula and how organic/natural the range is. Please see the end of each description for my scoring reasoning.
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Axiology Lipsticks / Rating: 10/10 
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The Axiology lipsticks glide onto my lips like butter. They also have a really unusual range of colours (including black!) which I love for those that like to get a little daring! The packaging is also STUNNING in metallic gold (and even the pair for the boxes is recycled). All of the colours I've tried so far are very flattering and long-wearing. The pigment depends on the shade, some are more sheer/subtle colours, and others are completely opaque. The ingredients are 100% natural, and 100% naturally pigmented. They are also Vegan. 


Ere Perez Rich Olive Oil Lipsticks / Rating: 8/10
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These are another brilliant product from a wonderful Australian brand. Their Olive Oil Lipsticks are really long lasting, very pigmented and have good staying power. They are 100% natural or naturally derived, and free from synthetic pigments. 
8/10 because of the plastic packaging and non-organic ingredients. 


Hynt Beauty ARIA Pure Lipstick / Rating: 9/10

Hynt Beauty's Lipsticks not only look super pretty, come with a handy mirror hidden in the lid (and a lip balm), but they're also very moisturising and feel super comfortable on the lips. The colour is very concentrated, not at all sheer, and doesn't feather or bleed. 

Free of Petrochemicals, Parabens, Nano-particles, Bismuth Oxychloride, Talc, Silicones, Mineral Oil, GMO’s, FD&C dyes, Carmine and Phthalates.

UPDATE: Turns out this is a packaging issue, but it is going to be updated and fixed soon! Yay! The only issue I had with these lipsticks - which could have been due to the hot summer weather - was that the bullet shifted in the tube, so it scraped against the side of the tube every time it was wound up and down, unless I shifted it back to centre first. This could have been an issue with my particular lipstick, or maybe it softened in the heat (it did take weeks to arrive in the post). I haven't had enough experience with their lipsticks to know if it's a common problem. That said, I LOVE the creaminess of Hynt's lipsticks, and because they are so moisturising I definitely didn't need a lip balm and sometimes used it instead of!!

Points deducted for the bullet/tube issue, and plastic packaging. Otherwise, it's a brilliant product. 


ILIA Beauty Lipsticks / Rating: 9/10
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Everything you want in a lipstick. The packaging is chic and recyclable.
All of the lipsticks are creamy, and hydrating, but don't slip around, feather or bleed. The colour is also long lasting. Whilst all of the lipsticks are at least 72% Certified Organic, some contain a small amount of synthetic pigment, where others are 100% natural pigment. 
I've deducted a point because of this only. 


Karen Murrell Lipsticks / Rating: 7/10

If you want highly pigmented, long lasting colour, Karen Murrell delivers. I find these lipsticks creamy, but I do prefer to prep my lips with a balm first as they are on the drier side than many of my other lipsticks, and my lips are always REALLY dry. It isn't a dry or drying lipstick, though. The tube feels really lovely, chic and solid (not at all flimsy)

The ingredients are also all natural or naturally derived. The pigments are a mix of natural and synthetic pigment, depending on the shade. Based on performance and colour range, I'd give Karen Murrell Lipsticks a 10/10, but have come back to a 7/10 taking into consideration the pigment, and plastic packaging. They are a still a brilliant option - especially if you're hunting for a lipstick under $30!


Kjaer Weis Lipsticks / Rating: 9/10 - 10/10
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Ok, so the rating on this depends on the shade. Whilst most of the shades are 100% natural, certified organic and Eco-Cert, two shades, Love & Empower, have 1% synthetic pigment to give that ultra, almost neon-bright colour. That's the only reason for a 9/10.
These lipsticks are also completely refillable and the packaging is recyclable. The lipsticks are also probably the loveliest I've ever used. They feel velvety and smooth on the lips, and the colour is really long wearing, and extremely comfortable to wear. I'm also in love with the shade ADORE, an old-Hollywood-glam style red. (It's my birthday soon...anyone want to send one my way? No?)


Lily Lolo Lipsticks / Rating: 7/10
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The Lily Lolo lipsticks are a great option for those looking for a more budget friendly choice. The colours are all very pigmented, and very creamy. I found I had the same issue as I did with the Hynt lipsticks with these - after a time, the bullet shifts in the tube to scrape against the side. It's not a huge issue, but it does destroy the bullet a bit if you aren't careful, or use a lip brush. 
That said, their Rose Gold Lipstick is actually one of my favourites, and the creaminess means my lips are always kept smooth and hydrated, and it's really easy to reapply and touch up. The colour range is also really pretty. They are however 100% natural and free from synthetic dyes.
Plastic packaging and the bullet/movement issue have made it a 7/10. 


LUK Beautifood Lip Nourish / Rating: 9/10
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Lipstick meet lip balm. These are very moisturising for the lips, lightly tinted (the colour is sheer with   the exception of a few more pigmented shades) and made with ingredients only safe enough to EAT. Yep, you can't get much cleaner than that. 
I really wanted to give these a 10/10, because the majority of the packaging is very thoughtful - the outer wrapping is a reusable microfibre cloth you can clean glasses or screens with, but part of the tube itself is plastic, so I've gone 9/10. 


NUDUS Lipsticks / Rating: 9/10
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Nudus Australia Lipsticks are 100% natural, Certified Organic richly pigmented lipsticks blended with nourishing ingredients. The colours are formulated from bioactive extracts of flowers, fruits, herbs and minerals. 27 active ingredients, including vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K and antioxidants such as pomegranate, raspberry and kiwi cold pressed oils protect against environmental stress. Shea butter and avocado, coconut and argan oils leave lips soft, hydrated and moisturized. Free from parabens, petro-chemicals, lanolin, hydrogenated oils, fd&c and lake dyes, nano-particles, gmo, pesticides and fungicides, these are some of the best formulas you can get!

All of the colours glide onto the lips effortlessly, and are really intensely pigmented. These are probably some of the longest-lasting lipsticks I've found. The collection currently has fifteen shades - but each of these is incredible versatile, well-thought out and universally flattering. There's no doubling-up within the shades, and there's something for everyone. 

The only reason I've docked a point is for the plastic in the packaging - which is beautiful, but judging on an overall eco-friendly perspective, it is one area that could be improved. 


RMS Beauty Lip Shine / Rating: 8/10
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I like this product, but I'm not in love with it. It's partly the shade I chose (Sacred, a bight poppy red which I don't often wear) and partly the gloss factor. I'm more of a semi-matte than a glossy lip person. These are a kind of gloss-meets-lipstick. I find I have to be careful with application to not have it bleed. They are SUPER pigmented, however, and really moisturising, and look very youthful and pretty on the lips. There is a slight stickiness. 
All of the ingredients are 100% natural and some Certified Organic, however some of the shades (not all) contain 1% synthetic pigment. 


Tata Harper Volumising Lip & Cheek Tint / Rating: 9/10
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Whilst not technically a lipstick, I've included this any way. Please keep in mind these are "tints" - so not as fully opaque as a lipstick. On the lips they are super hydrating, and keep the lips looking plump and glossy. I love them for a more relaxed look, or if I just want to be apply to reapply without the need for a mirror. 
They are also 100% natural, with Certified Organic ingredients and glass packaging (with a metal lid) - 100% recyclable. I've gone 9/10 because they aren't technically a lipstick..


Vapour Beauty Siren Lipsticks / Rating: 10/10
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These lipsticks are ultra-sleek, available in a huge range of colours, and all are moisturising, long-lasting and with high pigment. They're also really easy to reapply without a mirror (providing you aren't wearing something super fussy like bright red). Each is also 70% Certified Organic, and 30% mineral pigments - no synthetic dyes in sight. I also love their Multi-Use Lip & Cheek colours. 



Have you tried any of these lipsticks, or eyeing any off? I hope this blog has been useful! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below, email me, or ask via Instagram. And don't forget to always check my discount codes before shopping to save $$! Many of them can be used every order. 


Kelsey xx
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2 comments

  1. I'm looking for a new everyday nude lip color and i'm keen to try out Ilia's lipstick. Any color suggestion? Also would love to know if the color you suggested contains synthetic pigment :)

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    1. Hi Letty!

      Well "nude" depends on your skin tone and also what you feel looks most flattering on you (ie warm/cool, pink/brown/red/etc). Because my natural lip colour is quite pigmented, nude for me is usually one shade darker than this.


      (All 100% natural colours)

      ILIA's In My Room is a 'nude' on me (see it on here: http://www.libertygreen.com.au/2015/12/perfectly-pink.html) and can be built up or down. I'm wearing it quite heavily in that pic.

      I'd also recommend NOBODY'S BABY Tinted Lip Conditioner (these are more pigmented than you'd think) as a nude if you need something lighter and a bit more peachy (see it: https://iliabeauty.com/collections/the-minimalist)
      The CHEEK TO CHEEK Multi Stick is also


      Kjaer Weis' BELIEVE and HONOR are also both colours that could be a nude, depending on your skin tone. Believe is a mid-toned mauve with a plummy undertone. Honor is a much paler baby pink, which looks stunning on olive skin tones as well as very fair tones as a nude. See them here: http://www.libertygreen.com.au/2017/01/kjaer-weis-lipstick-swatches-all-5.html


      RMS Beauty's Lip2Cheek in SPELL is also a gorgeous nude (I didn't mention these in the blog as they are a more of a cheek colour than lips but they do work really well on the lips too! Better than the Lip Shine in my opinion)

      NUDUS 27 Kisses is also a highly popular nude/my-lips-but-better nude shade. A quick google should bring up plenty of swatches.

      Vapour Beauty's CHERE is also a really pretty nude tone: (bottom of post) http://www.libertygreen.com.au/2017/02/vapour-beauty-elixir-lip-gloss-siren.html


      Hope that helps! xxx

      Oh ,I almost forgot Lily Lolo's ROSE GOLD. SUPER pretty nude-ish colour!!http://www.libertygreen.com.au/2016/12/lily-lolo-christmas-collection-almost.html

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