earth friendly lipcolor

There are a number of great organic beauty ranges out now, many with respectable lip products. Here’s one I’m liking for spring, the Ilia tinted conditioner in Crimson & Clover (impossible not to hear the song in my head when I think of this, either the original or the Joan Jett rendition..I go back and forth).


This formula has a lot of pigment for a “tinted conditioner” but it has a sheerness that makes it more casual (and friendlier to apply) than true opacity. The shade is limited edition I believe, a bright red with a hint of pink. It’s a little waxy and hard at first but improves significantly as it warms up. I didn’t find this especially conditioning but it was light and unobtrusive on the lips (I forgot I was wearing it a number of times the first run) and faded evenly. I like! Straight into the bag it goes.

Other organic brands I’ve liked for lip stuff include RMS, Bite Beauty, and Josie Maran (there are a lot more I haven’t tried yet – let me know if you have recommendations!). Korres isn’t entirely organic but is extremely eco-conscious as well, and their lip butters and mango lipsticks are great.