BEAUTY LAB Ed­i­ble lip­sticks: good enough to ac­tu­ally eat

Lip colour so packed with good­ness, you could serve them up with a side salad. Beauty ed­i­tor CASSIE POWNEY opens wide

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Burt’s Bees Lip­stick, £9.99

If you use your lip colour to make a state­ment, th­ese well­be­haved, more muted shades won’t give you the make-up shakes. The lux­u­ri­ous satin fin­ish and beau­ti­ful pig­ments (re­spect to rasp­berry seed oil and com­mu­nity-sourced beeswax) will get you hooked.

An­tipodes Mois­ture-Boost Nat­u­ral Lip­stick, £19.99

Av­o­cado and evening prim­rose seed oil form the base of this health-sup­ple­ment-in­spired lip­stick. I tried a pop­ping co­ral – its vi­brancy achieved us­ing colour pig­ments found in food dye (not ex­actly nat­u­ral, but to­tally safe to eat). It sur­vived my morn­ing cof­fee binge, too. Which ob­vi­ously is vi­tal.

INIKA Cer­ti­fied Or­ganic Ve­gan Lip­stick, £18

De­spite con­tain­ing so many botan­i­cal oils it’s prac­ti­cally sprout­ing leaves, this didn’t glide on quite as well as its com­peti­tors. An eas­ily ig­nored com­pro­mise for ‘the most cer­ti­fied or­ganic make-up brand in the world’, if that floats your wo­ven rat­tan boat.

Dr Hauschka Lip­stick, £20.50

I’m eat­ing my words (as well as my lip­stick). It turns out 100% nat­u­ral and cer­ti­fied or­ganic make-up can come in hot-to-trot hues. With rose­hip and al­mond oils to thank for the ahhh-in­duc­ing tex­ture, it lasted ages, too. Ze­lens Ex­treme Vel­vet Treat­ment Lip Colour, £32 Founder Dr Lens doesn’t make any ‘to­tally nat­u­ral’ claims about his plant­molecule-heavy lip­stick. In­stead, his ethos is to leave out nasties rather than pack in in­ef­fi­cient nat­u­rals. A lovely full-colour, matte-fin­ish lip­stick, with plenty of long-term, lip-boost­ing in­gre­di­ents.


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