A picture-perfect pout is a wedding day must. So, it stands to reason that lipstick is among the most important beauty buys in a bride's makeup bag. Finding a kiss-proof formula that’s moisturizing and stays put—from photos to the after-party—is essential. However, finding options in a variety of pretty hues that are also free of unnatural ingredients can be a tall order—but who wants to pucker up to a tube full of chemicals, amirite?
When shopping for your wedding day lipstick, it's important to look at the product's formula—especially if you tend to have dry or sensitive skin. Lipsticks made with natural oils and ingredients will keep your lips looking and feeling fresh for your walk down the aisle. Next, consider your bridal aesthetic. If you're hosting a summer garden wedding, opt for light pink hues or neutrals. If you're having a black-tie affair, bold reds and berry shades might be more your speed.
To help you find the right lipstick for you, we've researched the best natural and non-toxic options—keeping ingredients, lasting power, and overall quality in mind. A few of our favorite finds include the Narcissus Enchanted Lip Sheer, the Adore Red Edit Lipstick, and the Burt's Bees Natural Moisturizing Lipstick.
Read on for the best natural and non-toxic lipsticks for brides.
Kjaer Weis Red Edit Lipstick
Created by visionary Kirsten Kjaer Weis, this highly covetable organic lip collection has been turning conventional makeup junkies into clean converts since it first launched. Depending on your bridal style, you can either do a lightly stained or a more intensely applied look.
RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick
Infused with conditioning oils and butters, this satiny formula delivers rich pigment, has great staying power, and literally never dries out—ideal for long days. Plus, the lipstick is cruelty-free and gluten-free and comes in recyclable packaging. “Brain Teaser and Breathless are classic neutrals. I also love Vogue Rose,” says makeup artist Lou Dartford.
Rituel de Fille Rituel de Fille Lipstick
“Rituel de Fille’s saturated hues are perfect for brides who want to make a statement,” notes makeup artist Jessa Blades. The luscious formula is super-hydrating and stays put for hours, so you don’t have to worry about re-applying. The best part? All Rituel de Fille products are Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty-free and made of natural ingredients.
Burt's Bees Satin Lipstick
This mega-moisturizing lipstick imparts a nourishing sheen, leaving lips soft and silky for up to eight hours. “There are also lots of lovely, versatile shades to choose from in this line” says Dartford. “I really like Blush Basin and Doused Rose.”
Axiology Clean Vegan Lipstick
It’s easy to see why everyone is falling for Axiology. High quality meets show-stopping shades and a semi-gloss finish. With just 10 natural ingredients, this lipstick is the epitome of pure. It’s also organic, vegan, and cruelty-free.
RODIN Olio Lusso Winks Lipstick
Enriched with jasmine and ylang ylang oils, this luxurious lipstick looks and feels good. The one-swipe stick comes in five gorgeous hues and has a creamy texture that’s a dream to wear. The ultra-chic packaging only adds to the appeal.
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick
100% Pure is packed with cocoa and shea butters. And the pigment? It comes from real fruit. Marrakesh is a vivid fuchsia. For ladies who prefer a more low-key aesthetic, Cassia and Mirage are the move.
Kosas Weightless Lip Color Lipstick
This buttery lipstick from Kosas is sure to keep your lips hydrated with lasting color throughout the entire day. It's formulated with botanical oils and three nourishing butters. For a glamourous, dramatic look, try the shade Warm Fiery Red or opt for a more low-key choice with Warm Beige.
Thrive Causemetics Headliner Lipstick
Thrive Causemetics Headliner Lipstick is truly a show-stopping product. It's a buildable formula that is made with a variety of vegan, nourishing ingredients. Thrive Causemetics recommends starting at the center of your lips and moving outward to give the appearance of fuller lips.
Vapour Beauty Lip Nectar
This lipstick is a wonderful choice for a wedding, as it’s brimming with organic ingredients, including organic jojoba and avocado balms. The semi-sheer, moisture-rich color is perfect for brides who want a subtle pop for their momentous smooch.
What To Look for in Natural Lipstick
If you're looking for a clean and all-natural beauty product, the first thing to look at is the ingredients. While some lipsticks are made with chemicals, there are a variety of non-toxic options made with vegan ingredients. For example, the Kjaer Weis Red Edit Lipstick is infused with nourishing oils like sunflower, rose hip, and olive oils.
Shade and Formula
Of course, you'll want to look for lipstick shades that will make you feel beautiful and confident on your special day. If you're a bold bride, you might pair your smokey eyeshadow look with a bright red lip. If you're a minimalist bride wearing a simple slip dress, you may consider pale pink hues or simple neutrals instead. As for the formula, ask yourself if you prefer a glossy sheen or a solid matte look. This will help narrow down your lipstick options as well. Matte formulas look great in photos, while smooth and shiny lipsticks create a cohesive look.
What kind of lipstick should a bride wear?
That's entirely up to you and your personal preferences—go with whatever lipstick makes you feel like your most beautiful and best self! You can't go wrong with simple neutrals or soft, understated hues. But bold shades are great for brides who want to stand out. The options are truly endless!
How can I avoid lipstick touch-ups throughout the day?
You want to focus on the celebration of your wedding, not the makeup mishaps that might ensue. Therefore, looking for long-lasting lipstick options is a great way to avoid numerous touch-ups. You can also prep your lips before putting lipstick on to help make them last. Exfoliate your lips the day before with a gentle scrub to prime and prep your pout. It also helps to apply lip liner before applying lipstick to help keep everything in place.
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