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My Current Lipstick Collection (vegan + nontoxic)

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Before I went vegan, I had a massive collection of lipstick. Some drugstore, some high-end. But none of them were vegan & especially not nontoxic. It was a distressing day to throw away my entire collection, but the good news is this means I get to buy new, non-threatening, "bunny-approved" lipstick! I'm quite the lipstick junkie. I get it from my grandmother. She ALWAYS had lipstick with her & I think I got my love for lipstick from her. I carry around 2-3 lipsticks in my purse at a time. A good lipstick can really complete your look.

In most of my beauty/makeup hauls, I usually throw in a lipstick & I have 9 sticks so far. It's a small collection - transitioning over to a vegan, nontoxic beauty collection takes time, but no matter what size it is, it's something I can be proud of. No cruelty or yucky ingredients over here! I'm hoping to purchase my 10th one this month, because I've been hankering for a good, nude lipstick. A few of these are from vegan beauty boxes I've been subscribed to & the others are from my own purchases. I love most of what I've found, but there are a few that I'm not so keen on, but many that I'm absolutely bonkers for!


Out of the 9 lipsticks, there are 6 brands. You will notice my collection is mostly corals & deep purples. I'm a sucker for a dark lip. I'm trying to be more adventurous in my searching for vegan lipsticks, so I hope when I do a post like this again, I will have lots of different colors & shades to show.

As a side note, I apologize for some of the blurry photos. I took them while I was holding the camera in my hand & my arm was a little shaky. It's posts like these where I wish I had invested in a tripod a long time ago... maybe I'll do that before I buy anymore lipstick... Anyway, I've done enough rambling so let's jump into the reviews!

Elate Sheer Lipstick in Lively. Currently Sold Out (sorry, loves!) I received this lipstick in a Petit Vour monthly box back in August or September last year. I reeeeealllly love this shade, it's a pinkish, shimmery nude. It's the perfect color for a natural, angelic look. But I can't give it the most gleaming review, because the quality of both of the lipstick & packaging is really poor. The design on the tube is really pretty, but it randomly cracked which was rather annoying. The lipstick dries up too quickly & the lipstick pops out & I have to be careful while applying it so the lipstick doesn't pop out again. As a result, the lipstick gets really smooshed, because I have to keep pressure on it so it won't fall out. The shade is lovely, the quality just needs a bit of work.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Organic Castor Seed Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Cold Pressed Jojoba Seed Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Unrefined Organic Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Organic Mango Seed Butter) Limnanthes Alba (Organic Meadowfoam Seed Oil) Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxide (CI77491), Ultramarines (CI77007)

Lippy Girl Vegocentric Vegan Lipstick in Snog Me. This was my color for a while. I got this product from a Petit Vour box, as well. It's a pretty terra cotta red & is very flattering on neutral skin tones. The wear is long-lasting so you won't need to re-apply it very often. Contrary to the reviews & description of the product, I didn't find it as moisturizing as it was made out to be. It's actually really sticky. The Lippy Girl lipsticks just aren't smooth. The stick has the same problem as the Elate lipstick. It breaks off easily, so the lipstick gets smooshed.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Peel Oil*, Tocopherol, may contain (+/-) Mica (CI 77019), Tin Dioxide (CI 778161), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Silica *Certified Organic Ingredient

Lippy Girl Vegocentric Vegan Lipstick in Coral Me Maybe. I also got this Lippy Girl lipstick from a monthly box. This was from my Laritzy box in April, & you can read about this beauty box here. This is a bright, corally pink shade. It's also sticky like the other lipstick. Unfortunately, this stick is weak just like the other Lippy Girl lipstick I have. Maybe it's not that big of a deal to others, but I can't have my lipsticks breaking off after the first or second use. Could you imagine the mess that would happen if the lid happened to pop off inside your handbag or purse? The lipstick would get everywhere. So unfortunately, as much as I love the Lippy Girl shades, I won't be purchasing more lipsticks from this brand in the future.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Peel Oil*, Tocopherol, may contain (+/-) Mica (CI 77019), Tin Dioxide (CI 778161), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Silica *Certified Organic Ingredient

Mineral Fusion Lipstick in Exotic. This shade is such a pretty, rosey coral! I found this brand at my local natural foods store. The quality is really nice & it's very moisturizing. It goes on smoothly, however if you don't exfoliate your lips before wearing this lipstick, it might look uneven & make your lips look chapped. I recommend exfoliating & applying a balm before you wear this lipstick. The packaging is also sooooo pretty! The lipstick comes in a shiny, copper or rose gold tube. So classy!

Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Oil*, Cyclopia Intermedia (Honeybush) Leaf Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil*, L-Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide * Certified Organic

Mineral Fusion Lipstick in Gem. It's a golden berry shade, which is perfect during the fall/winter season. It has a hint of shimmer, making it perfect for the evening & parties. You could do a classic smokey eye with this, put on a LBD, apply this shade, & voila! Classic evening look perfected, especially for holiday parties. Mineral Fusion has very affordable prices for vegan & nontoxic beauty, so check your natural food stores to see if they carry this brand, or visit the Mineral Fusion website here, because it's an affordable brand & the quality is decent. Did I mention the colors are gorgeous?

Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Oil*, Cyclopia Intermedia (Honeybush) Leaf Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil*, L-Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide * Certified Organic

Root Pretty Vegan Shea Butter Lipstick in Bell. I have had the biggest crush on the Root Pretty brand lately. The products are the most affordable with the best quality all-around of any natural, vegan cosmetics that I've found. And the lipsticks. Oh my god. The lipsticks! The lipsticks have shea butter in them, so they are extra smooth & extra moisturizing. A tube of Root Pretty lipstick is $16 & honestly, because of the quality & the amazing shades, they could probably get away with charging more (Root Pretty, if you're reading this, don't get any ideas! ;) ). Bell is the first shade I purchased. It is soooo pretty! It's a light orange-peachy color. I've been rocking this with my Spring & Summer looks. It's perfect for neutral & pink skin tones.

Ingredients: Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Shea Butter, Castor Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Japanese Honeysuckle, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) • May contain the following coloring pigments: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Green, Mica

Root Pretty Vegan Shea Butter Lipstick in Jess. I was so excited when I got an email from Root a couple weeks ago informing me that Jess was back in stock. I had had my eye on this shade for a while, so I bought it that day & I am in love with this purple shade. Like I said, I'm sucker for deep shades. The packaging is so sleek - each lipstick comes in a silver, metal tube. Presentation is really important, obvs! And take a look at the ingredients below. It really doesn't get more pure than that. Oh! And Vitamin E is an ingredient, as well, so your lips get helpful nutrients. Your lips will be so happy. I could rave & rave about this brand, but maybe I'll save it for another post in the future. In the meantime, I would definitely recommend Root Pretty.

Ingredients: Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Shea Butter, Castor Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Japanese Honeysuckle, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) • May contain the following coloring pigments: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Green, Mica

Aromi Lipstick in Merlot. This lipstick looks really dark, but the shade is actually a light plum. It's a lot like Gem from Mineral Fusion but without the shimmer. It really does look like you were just drinking a glass of Merlot. I love the sultry look of this shade. The quality is very nice, however it can take a few strokes to get it evenly applied. It's the perfect sexy plum lip shade.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylic /Capric triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Stearyl Palmitate, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline Wax, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzylalcohol, dehydroacetic acid, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)

Zuzu Luxe Lipstick in Candy Apple Red. Have you ever seen a more perfect bright shade of red? This is quickly becoming one of my new favorite lipsticks, but not just because of the gorgeous color. It is one of the smoothest lipsticks I own & it's also extremely hydrating. It's a very rich application, but it feels so light & healthy. I wish I could wear this to bed, in the shower, during my runs. Everywhere! It's so pretty & makes me feel like a real lady. I highly recommend this brand!

Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil*, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract*, Bisabolol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Iron Oxides, Mica, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract, Titanium Dioxide

So there's my current lipstick collection, all vegan, all natural. I'm going to try to refrain from buying anymore coral & purple colors, for now, & maybe venture into some orange shades, maybe a chocolate shade, & of course I need to find 'the perfect nude' lipstick. Cheers to lipstick adventures!
What was your favorite lipstick shade?

Toodles for now,
Kate x




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