So far in the eco-beauty bridesmaid series, we’ve covered great natural picks for foundation, self-tanner, and vegan heels. But before wedding season draws to a close, we have one more trick up our sleeves to share: natural, vegan lipstick. And when it comes to natural, vegan lipstick, I’ve met my match and am sticking to it: PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics’ Lip Paint.
PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics’ bright, bold lipsticks have lasting power and go on smooth, but they also represent something more: all of the company’s distributable, after tax profits go toward supporting women’s health advocacy and human rights issues. To top it off, their manufacturing practices are ruled by strict “slavery-free” and fair wage policies, and their products are cruelty free and vegan (no animal ingredients, and no animal testing). This means that with each swipe of my favorite shades (see above), I’m reminded that I don’t have to succumb to the cosmetic status quo of shady practices and ingredients to add a little color to my look.
The Paint Me Healed lip paint is an eye-catching yet subtle summery coral that is perfect for a summer wedding, workday or day about town. (I wear it everywhere, any time of day.) Paint Me Compassionate is a rich, feminine red that can range from a simple tint to a deep, dark hue depending on how much you apply and would be a stunning pick for an evening or nighttime wedding. (FYI: It’s currently sold out.) Their lipgloss (made from a cocktail of good stuff, including organic castor oil, organic beeswax, and organic shea butter) is the perfect add-on to the matte lipsticks, if it’s a shiny luster you’re going for. My favorite way to wear the lipsticks is over a good dose of all-natural lip balm (I like Badger’s Creamy Cocoa, available at most health food stores).
I recently picked up a third shade (these lipsticks are that good!) called Paint Me Content, and love it just as much as the others. It’s a lighter, pinker red that would make any bridesmaid dress pop and looks amazing in photographs.
Check your local Whole Foods or natural foods store for PeaceKeeper products. And find all of the products mentioned here and more at iamapeacekeeper.com.