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By Erin Lukas
Jan 27, 2021 @ 6:44 pm
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No matter how delicious fruit-inspired shades of makeup may look, it's not recommended that you taste test your products. However, it's kind of impossible to keep lipstick away from your mouth.

So if you're concerned about potentially ingesting the ingredients in your lip products, there are a variety of lipsticks out there that use natural and vegan ingredients in lieu of synthetics found in traditional formulas, all without sacrificing color payoff or performance.

From liquid matte lipsticks to sheer tinted oils, we've rounded up the best lipsticks from top clean beauty brands.

Best Refillable: Kjaer Weis Lipstick

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Kjaer Weis is one brand that has always kept sustainability top of mind. This creamy matte lipstick's sleek silver tube is refillable in effort to eliminate single-use plastic packaging. As for the actual formula, it's infused with shea butter and jojoba oil to keep lips soft and smooth.

To shop: $56; credobeauty.com

Best Satin Finish: Kosas Weightless Lipstick

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This buttery lipstick falls directly between a matte and satin finish. The moisturizing, antioxidant-rich formula melts effortlessly into lips without getting dry or flaky. While all 11 shades are gorgeous, Fringe, a brick red, is a fan favorite.

To shop: $28; kosas.com

Best Drugstore Matte: Honest Beauty Demi Matte Lip Crayon

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Honest Beauty's matte crayon feels light-as-air on your lips, but that doesn't mean it sacrifices color payoff. The high-impact shades contain a blend of antioxidants so it glides on effortlessly and wears comfortably.

To shop: $10; amazon.com

Best Liquid Lipstick: The Lip Bar

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This vegan liquid matte lipstick slides on like a gloss, but dries down to a vibrant, opaque matte. Bawse Lady is a universal true blue-red shade and even has former First Lady Michelle Obama's seal of approval.

To shop: $13; target.com

Best Moisturizing: Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick

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Victoria Beckham's '90s-inspired shades will spice up any lipstick wardrobe. The collection includes poppy red, caramel, and every shade in between. Each one wears beautifully, thanks to nourishing oils and waxes that hydrate and provide a shiny finish.

Best Matte: Bite Beauty Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon

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With its ultra-fine tip, precisely applying this matte crayon is a breeze. Bite has also packed the lip color with a handful of vegan nourishing oils, butters, and waxes to prevent tugging.

To shop: $26; sephora.com

Best Lip Tint: Ilia Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil

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For anyone who refers a subtle hint of color, a tint is your best bet. This tint by Ilia fuses together everything you love about lip balm and gloss into one gorgeous oil that moisturizes and plumps lips without any stickiness.

To shop: $26; sephora.com

Best Lip Gloss: Burt's Bees 100% Natural Gloss Lip Crayon

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This ridiculously affordable lip color has a high-shine finish without the tackiness of a traditional gloss. The six available shades are made with 100% natural ingredients and contain no added fragrance or flavor.

To shop: $7; amazon.com

Best Sheer Lipstick: Rituel de Fille Enchanted Lip Sheer

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Rituel de Fille's Enchanted Lip Sheer locks in moisture while simultaneously coating lips with semi-matte color. Inspired by ancient botanicals, this deep blackberry shade screams cold weather, but would be a beautiful unexpected shade for spring, too.

To shop: $24; amazon.com

From non-toxic makeup and skincare to sustainability practices, Clean Slate is an exploration of all things in the green beauty space.