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
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.