At what point does a lipstick collection become a problem? I say never. I keep a strong rotation of lipstick options in my purse so I can brighten and change my look throughout a given day. It’s a simple pick-me-up.
Because there are nontoxic lipsticks hiding at your local drugstore (or on Amazon), you can experiment with different lip looks without spending too much money. As with any drugstore makeup, it’s best to check the ingredients for each specific product, since one line can have both safe and potentially-harmful products. The lipstick options below all get a low-hazard rating in EWG’s Skin Deep database. Mwah!
Nontoxic Drugstore Lipsticks
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick, Brilliant Bordeaux: this bold color will last throughout the day. After you let it dry, you even can throw on a chapstick to moisturize — and you still won’t lose the staying power. (2 on EWG)
Maybelline New York Lip Studio Lip Color Palette: these eight beautiful shades are easy to mix and will cover just about any occasion or look. (2 on EWG)
Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint, Flicker: this light lip product is buildable and moisturizing. It’s great for day when you want a natural look. (EWG Verified)
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Matte Balm: another moisturizing product that will give you a boost of drama without drying out your lips. It offers a more bold color selection. (2 on EWG)
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer: finishes your look by enhancing your natural lip color. It’s like a lipstick and chapstick in one. (2 on EWG)
COVERGIRL Queen Jumbo Gloss Balm Sugar Plum: this is moisturizing with a little added gloss. (2 on EWG)