I have no idea how I came to own six tubes of lipstick…until last year, the only lip color I used regularly was a Clinique lipstick in black honey. A friend in college introduced me to it, so I was going on about 8 years with the same lip color. And other than that, I used Burt’s Bee’s. Pretty simple, but also a little boring.
As I was thinking of upgrading my makeup routine for a more polished look, I decided it was time to make lipstick part of my daily look. But even for the occasional lipstick wearer, you can’t go wrong with Beautycounter’s Sheer Lipstick or Color Intense Lipstick. With more than 20 shades between the two, there’s one for every skin tone and occasion! I’m wearing my new favorite shade Orchid in this picture!
I rotate between Petal and Rose for my everyday look and grab Poppy for some brighter color. On longer days, I swipe on the Color Intense Lipstick in Little Black Dress. I don’t know how I went so long without wearing lipstick! I hope I’ll feel similar about the eyeshadow palettes (this is my current fave!) I’ve been trying recently – when I look in the mirror I feel very overdone, but it’s more so the fact that I’m not used to it!
How are Beautycounter’s lipsticks different? Number one, the lip sheers are super hydrating and the hint of vanilla is a nice touch. And the color intense lipsticks have a peppermint scent! I can’t wait to get the new Rosewood collection – it has a lip sheer, color intense, and lip gloss!! The most perfect shade for the holidays 🙂
Beautycounter goes above and beyond to ensure that their products are safer. They do this by formulating high performing products free from over 1,400 potentially or known harmful ingredients and spend time and money advocating for stronger government oversight of the beauty industry. I’m grateful for Beautycounter’s dedication because I recently learned that there are trace amounts of lead found in a significant number of popular lipsticks on the market. An analysis from the Food and Drug Administration in 2012 showed that 400 shades of popular lipsticks contained trace amounts of lead. While the risk of ingesting enough lead through lipstick to cause an adverse outcome is nearly zero, I’d still rather choose the option I know to be safe over the one that is most likely safe.
But even choosing safer products isn’t your thing, these are some of the best lipsticks out there!!