Positive Product Swap No. 2: Lipstick

Positive Product Swap No. 2: Lipstick


Welcome back to our guided, positive product swap journey, where you can make the switch to clean beauty and skincare without the overwhelm of an overhaul. Our goal: make one product swap per month for 12 months, and by the end of one year, look back on a positive clean beauty journey experience. (If you missed it, click here for Swap No. 1.) Now, on to this month’s product swap:


positive product swap no. 2: lipstick

When it comes to cosmetics, lip products can be some of the most toxic products in our makeup bags. The ingredients in lip products make their way into our body by penetrating the skin on our lips and, with multiple applications throughout the day, we end up unintentionally ingesting lipstick and consuming the ingredients directly. Yes, this can sound alarming, but we're here to help with an array of simple, clean beauty swaps that are as effective as they are pure.

Whether your go-to is a highly pigmented lipstick, a playful gloss, or a multitasking lip and cheek stick, we’ve got you covered. Check out our curated list of positive swaps below.


if you want a lipstick swap that is...

Semi-Matte and Easy to Wear
Try Axiology’s Lip Crayon. The clean, vegan, powerhouse ingredients used to hydrate lips include avocado oil and moringa oil. Every shade is made with earth-derived pigments for color that stays on lips without harming you, animals, or the planet. Grab Valor for a universally flattering hue. 100% evil free beauty. The cleanest, most ethical lipstick on the planet.

Sheer and Shimmery
Try Lily Lolo’s Lip Gloss. A delicious, chocolate-flavored, natural lip gloss packed with Vitamin E and Organic Jojoba Oil to nourish and protect your pout. Gold Star provides the perfect date-night glam. Gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan-friendly. Does not contain chemicals, bismuth, talc, or dyes (FD&C, Lake).

Pigmented, with High Color Payoff
Try Wild with Desire Lipstick by RMS. This curated collection of lipstick colors is perfect for everyday wear and was a labor of love by Rose-Marie Swift, founder of RMS Beauty. This ultimate in hydration and maximum color pay-off. Check out Rebound for a dramatic, classically red lip. Non-GMO, non-nano, soy-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free.

A Lip and Cheek Multi-Tasker
Try the Aura Multi-Stick by Vapour. The essential multi-tasker for creating your naturally radiant look, from monochromatic elegance to a fresh pop of color. Beautifully blendable color for cheeks, lips, and lids. Eros is perfect to keep in your bag for an easy brush of color on lips and cheeks. Formulated without Silicone, Dimethicone, Bismuth Oxychloride, Polyacrylamide, or Ethanolamine.


Our knowledgeable team and in-house makeup artists would love to help find the right lip products and colors for you. Feel free to shop the rest of our selection of clean lip products online, or come see us at our boutique in Charlotte, North Carolina if you’d like more personalized guidance as you switch to cleaner beauty products. We’ll see you back here next month for another positive product swap!
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