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Vegan Lipstick For Summer That Moisturizes *And* Looks Bomb

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Searching for the perfect vegan lipstick? We’ve got you covered.

Vegan Lipstick For Summer That Moisturizes *And* Looks Bomb

I have a place in my heart for all variety of lip products—even ooey-gooey gloss! And while I probably use lip balm the most, my all-time favorite lip product is a classic tube of lipstick. Rarely does lipstick last as long as a stain (or even linger after your morning coffee), nor it is always the easiest to apply, but it’s so charmingly makeup-y that I don’t mind whipping out my chic little bullet and swiping on another layer.

Fortunately, prioritizing vegan and natural cosmetics hasn’t prevented me from finding absolutely amazing lipsticks, and usually, the formulas are far more nourishing than their conventional counterparts. Most natural vegan lipstick contains skin-loving plant oils that leave lips feeling plump and soft—rather than tight and dry. (If you’ve ever worn a lipstick that made your lips feel chapped and papery, you know a moisturizing element is an important quality!)

The following vegan lipstick options come from conscious cosmetic companies, and I think you’ll find their formulas pleasantly creamy, spreadable, and pigmented. Each vegan lipstick is bee-free, meaning no beeswax (a.k.a. cera alba). Many natural lipsticks contain beeswax, but you don’t have to worry about that here 😉 These formulas feature plant-based beeswax substitutes (like candellila wax), which lend the lipsticks that signature, well, waxiness. Now on to those lippies!

Axiology Lipstick

Vegan Lipstick For Summer That Moisturizes *And* Looks Bomb

Committed to sustainable manufacturing and healthy vegan lipstick formulas, Axiology is one beauty company to keep on your radar. In addition to prioritizing natural and organic ingredients, the brand has partnered with the Orangutan Foundation and PETA and donates a percentage of their profits to these and other humane societies. The shade featured here is “Attitude,” a gorgeous magenta that’s perfect for summer. But don’t feel limited by traditional hues at Axiology—they also carry lilac and black!

Red Apple Vegan Lipstick

Vegan Lipstick For Summer That Moisturizes *And* Looks Bomb

Created in small batches with hand-selected vegan and gluten-free ingredients, Red Apple Lipstick creates luxury brand-quality color and texture without any unsavory additives. With cold-pressed sunflower seed oil, vitamin E, and shea butter, the formulas are creamy and moisturizing, making these lipsticks suitable for those prone to dry lips. The color featured here is “Barcelona.” I’m in love. 

Elate Vegan Cosmetics

Vegan Lipstick For Summer That Moisturizes *And* Looks Bomb

Packaged in a beautiful bamboo case, Elate lipsticks contain a moisturizing dream team—jojoba oil, shea butter, mango butter, and castor seed oil. The brand participates in the Just Beautiful Pledge, a pledge sponsored by Environmental Defence that helps consumers avoid products containing the 10 most toxic body-care ingredients. The pretty petal pink shade featured here is “Bloom.”

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Lip Cream

Vegan Lipstick For Summer That Moisturizes *And* Looks Bomb

Designed to diminish the appearance of fine lines, this serum-infused vegan lipstick provides a semi-lustrous finish and leaves lips feeling soft and hydrated. The plant pigment blend is created with rose, moringa, and eclipta daisy. How dreamy does that sound? The color you see here is “Rosé.”

Zuzu Luxe Lipstick by Gabriel Cosmetics

Vegan Lipstick For Summer That Moisturizes *And* Looks Bomb

I’ve never been crazy about Zuzu’s packaging (why am I such a superficial packaging snob?!), but the lipstick itself wears beautifully, and the color I have (Allure) lasts quite a long time. Gabriel Cosmetics is Leaping Bunny-certified, Gluten-Free-certified, 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free-Certified, and Natural Products Association-certified. The color featured here is Vino de Amor—and it has date night written all over it.

Do you have a favorite vegan lipstick? Let us know in the comments!

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Mary Hood Luttrell

Mary Hood Luttrell

Beauty Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.
  • Laura

    Great recommendations Mary,

    I hadn’t heard of Elate before – love the bamboo case! I’ll add their lipsticks to my wishlist. I’m glad you mention beeswax as a common animal product lipstick ingredient to watch out for. Just to add to that list, watch out for lanolin oil (made from sheep glands) and carmine (made from crushed up bugs). In case any of your vegan readers want to learn more about lipstick ingredients, we recently published a piece on this issue:
    https://makeupscholar.com/what-lipstick-made-of/

    Thanks again for the recommendations – I’m definitely going to check out Elate and Axiology,

    Laura.

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