Hi guys! Today I’ve got a different sort of post. We are talking colour of the season – red! You’ll be seeing a lot of head-to-toe red all over the catwalks this year and I just wanted to take a healthier and sustainable take on the trend.

I’m going to be showing you my favourite non toxic red lipsticks to keep you on-trend.

Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipsticks

I have two red shades that I love from this range; Gwen and Cindy but before I go into the colours – let’s talk about the formula and colour payoff.

As the description suggests it’s a very moisturising lipstick so it sits comfortably on the lips.

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Cindy

It contains:

  • Vitamins A and C
  • Moringa Oil – which has soothing benefits
  • Coffee Seed, Organic Pomegranate and Blackberry Extracts – which work together to provide essential antioxidant protection against those nasty free radicals
  • Orange Peel Wax – conditions the lips
  • Avocado and Sunflower Seed Oils – help to hydrate and moisturise
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Gwen

The PureMoist Lipsticks leave a sheen but is not quite glossy on the lips. I like to matte this down by blotting the lip colour onto tissue and dusting translucent powder over the lipstick.

They wear off nicely and don’t leave you with weird texture or that ugly lipstick ring on the inside of your lips.

It typically retails for £19.95 but I found it for you guys on Zest Beauty for £14.95. 

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Gwen

Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick – Gwen

This is a lovely true bright apple red and rightly named – it really does remind me of that fun pop of bright red that Gwen Stefani is known for wearing.

It instantly brightens your complexion and makes your teeth appear whiter.

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Cindy

Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick – Cindy

This colour was designed to be a universal shade of red. It’s a classic red that adds an instant touch of class to any look. This is a more cool toned red than Gwen.

Like I said these are more satin finishes (although very pigmented) but if you want a matte red there is Margi, Ann, and Karen in this range.

Burt’s Bees Matte Lip Crayons

Burt’s Bees Matte Lip Crayons were some of my first lipstick purchases and they come at a great price point of £9.99. They are available to pick up easily at Superdrug and Boots.

Again I like two of the red shades that they do; Nape Vineyard and Redwood Forest.

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Redwood Forest

Theres no denying that when it come to red lipsticks I prefer mine to be matte. And the green beauty world is no stranger to that.

I will say that these aren’t matttttte matte, like M.A.C Ruby Woo. But they are pretty matte and again, you can add powder to make them more matte.

However the formula is comfortable to wear for everyday wear. It’s made with:

  • Jojoba Oil – conditions the lips
  • Kendi Oil in Omega 3 – hydrates and moisturises
  • Shea Butter – for extra dose moisture
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Napa Vineyard

The Burt’s Bees Matte Lip Crayons are pigmented and buildable! I like that they are buildable because even if you don’t want the commitment of rocking a full on bold and opaque red, you can apply a light layer and use your fingers to dab your lips so you get more of a wash of red on the lips.

They also wear off nicely throughout the day.

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Redwood Forest

Burt’s Bees Matte Lip Crayon – Redwood Forest

This is a very rich mauve red and looks gorgeous on. It’s a very 90’s muted warm red. Think Friends and the kind of muted earthy brick reds that the girls used to wear.

It looks different on different skin tones (obviously). On me it can come across more of a pinky red.

This is less pigmented than Napa Vineyard and it’s one of the lipsticks that I often keep in my handbag as it’s so versatile. I can dab it on my lips for a touch of colour or I can swipe this on my lips a few times for a more coverage and colour.

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Napa Vineyard

Burt’s Bees Matte Lip Crayon – Nape Vineyard

This is more of a rich wine red shade. Deeper skin tones will love this. It’s not quite cool toned and it’s not warm toned. It’s the perfect in-between.

This one feels matter than Redwood Forest although I would urge you to wear a lipliner with this one more incase it bleeds.

This colour makes your teeth appear whiter and would go great with a muted eye (maybe a wash of gold and mascara) or a small winger liner.

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412 Tryst

Vapour Siren Lipstick – 412 Tryst

This 100% natural lipstick use plant ingredients to produce a moisturising sheen.

It avoids the use of petroleum and nasty chemicals and instead opts for safe, food-grade ingredients to truly nourish and protect lips from dryness and environmental stresses.

It consists of 70% Certified Organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments & vitamins. It’s Gluten Free, non GMO. However it is not suitable for vegans as it does contain beeswax.

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412 Tryst

This is more of a muted neutral red that will suit most skin tones.

This is a nice toned down earthier red that doesn’t feel scary or like a big commitment. It feels luxurious, almost like the Dior Addict lipsticks.

This retails for £21 and you can get it from Content Beauty.

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I’ve done two swatches for each colour to show you what one swipe looks like compared to a few swipes. They are all buildable which makes them super versatile.

There are so many healthy red shades out there that you don’t need to settle for that toxic Mac lipstick or those nasty led ridden lipsticks. Get your Lady In Red on this season the natural way. If you’re rocking a natural red lipstick this Autumn/Winter, tag me – I’d love to see!

Speak soon!

Aliya xoxo

 

 

 

 

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