The past couple of weeks have been chilly which is weird for Southern California in May. But now, the weather is warming up and I thought I’d share some bright and flirty lip products to match the season! Lip products are notoriously known to contain toxic ingredients like lead and even though these ingredients are found in such tiny, trace amounts I’d rather steer clear of them all together especially if I’m using a lip product constantly. Now, your own purity standards may be quite different from mine and that’s totally fine! I live a “better to be safe than sorry” type of motto when it comes to my beauty products as you may already know from my previous posts. But enough yapping! Let’s dive in!
My bare lips just for reference on how pigmented these lip products are!
Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Hawaiian Smolder
SheaMoisture Lipstick Crayon in Sarah
Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Lingonberry
Pacifica Devocean Lipstick in Rebel Sol
Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Tangerine
If you saw my April Favorites post you would have seen this product featured. Just like I mentioned in my favorites, Hawaiian Smolder is the perfect your-lips-but-better type of color when you want want something on your lips to give your face some life. It gives a matte finish, yet it’s super moisturizing, however, it doesn’t hold up to eating and drinking so you’ll definitely have to reapply this throughout the day. For anyone who is vegan, this product may contain carmine, which I’m pretty bummed about, so I’ll be on the hunt for an affordable lip color that’s vegan once I use this up! According to the Burt’s Bees website their lip crayons are formulated with no added flavor or fragrance and it’s ingredients look pretty clean despite the carmine thing so it’s up to you if you’d like to try this one out honestly!
SheaMoisture is well known for their hair care products, but recently the company has launched a line of makeup that you can find at Target. I decided to pick up a lipstick crayon because I saw a get-ready-with-me video from SunKissAlba and I was super intrigued. The Target near me was running low on lipstick crayons that weren’t tampered with, so the only shade I could find was Sarah. I’m actually not disappointed by the shade in all honestly. It’s a bright fuchsia/magenta with a purple sheen when it catches the light and it’s moisturizing as well. I say this color is more appropriate for going out, but that’s because I think it’s too much to use for the daytime. Again, this lipstick contains carmine, which I really should have researched beforehand. According to Target’s website SheaMoisture lipstick crayons are “Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free, Phthalate-Free, Dermatologist Tested, Paraben-Free, Hypoallergenic, and Non-Comedogenic,”
Vegan Cuts’ May Beauty box was really A+ this month and I’m especially in love with the Pacifica lipstick I received. Rebel Sol is a perfect coral color to wear during the day when you don’t want to wear a red or pink lip color. It’s a perfect stand-out color that isn’t too overpowering. Like the other two products mentioned, this lipstick is super moisturizing thanks to shea butter, jojoba oil, and coconut oil. “It’s formulated without: animal ingredients (including carmine, beeswax and lanolin), animal testing, FD&C colors, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, petroleum, porpylene glycol, SLS, gluten, peanut oil and other ingredients you don’t want on your skin,” according to Pacifica’s website so you don’t have to feel guilty yay!
I don’t normally shop at Sephora because they have a lack of natural products and the ones they do have are pretty hecka expensive for my nonexistent budget. Despite this, I couldn’t help myself when I saw this lip duo in the little “aisle of doom” that you walk through before you pay for your stuff. Now you may think that $12 is a lot for such a tiny product, but you get two colors and both are super pigmented, so you only need a little bit of product to do the trick. I couldn’t really find the exact ingredient list for this lipstick duo, but according to Sephora this product was “created with natural and food-grade ingredients, [and] BITE Beauty lip products do not contain petrochemicals and are certified gluten-free.”
Tangerine is just as it sounds. It’s bright, in-your-face orange color that leaves a true matte finish so I would absolutely wear a lip balm under. Lingonberry is similar to SheaMoisture’s lipstick crayon in Sarah except that it’s a matte shade with no iridescent sheen. Lingonberry is also crazy pigmented like Tangerine. For both colors I like to dab the product onto my lips and then blend it in with my fingers as opposed to just swiping the product onto my lips straight from the tube. I find that this technique gives a much more natural effect, but you still get that bold pop of color, which is what I did in my photos above.
What lip products are you loving for spring and summer? I’d love to know, so leave me a comment down below! I apologize that I haven’t been blogging lately. School is kicking my butt at the moment and I’m trying to do well to end my senior year right. I have only two more weeks of school and then I’ll have more time to blog (hopefully)! Again thank you so much and stay tuned for my next blog post: My May Favorites.