Regular lipsticks can do more harm than good if you have irritable lips. If this is you, check out these 10 best hypoallergenic lipsticks for sensitive lips!
If you have sensitive skin, then you know how difficult it can be to find makeup that doesn’t cause a reaction. This is especially true when it comes to lipsticks. Many lipsticks and even lip balms contain harsh chemicals and dyes that can irritate sensitive lips, making you feel more and more uncomfortable as you lather on more product.
Fortunately, hypoallergenic lipsticks have been developed to address this problem. Although the term “hypoallergenic” may sound overly scientific, in plain English it just means it is highly unlikely to cause an allergic reaction in the majority of people.
This means that they are free of fragrances, parabens, phthalates and other known allergens. Normally, they’re also packed with an impressive array of nourishing ingredients to keep your lips moisturized during the day.
The Best Brands For Hypoallergenic Lipsticks
If you’re just looking to quickly browse the best hypoallergenic brands, here they are! Note that most mineral makeup brands are considered hypoallergenic by default.
- Tarte Cosmetics
- Physician’s Formula
- Pixi Beauty
- Jane Iredale
The Best Hypoallergenic Lipsticks For Sensitive Lips
1. bareMinerals Mineralist Lipstick
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Want your lips to feel luxurious and look healthy at the same time? If so, the top-rated Mineralist Lipstick ($20) from bareMinerals is one to try. This vegan and cruelty-free lipstick is made with minimal ingredients to avoid any potential irritation and promises to deliver twice the color payoff and hydration of regular lipstick.
The lipstick itself feels like a balm, so it’s no wonder it’s one of the bestselling hypoallergenic lipsticks out there. It comes in 25 beautiful shades, including reds, neutrals, brown, pinks and plums, and there is definitely a shade to match every skin tone. We especially love the shade Focus for a natural everyday look.
2. Almay lip Vibes
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Almay’s Lip Vibes is our go-to budget lipstick that doesn’t disappoint. At just $5.99, this lipstick is by far the most affordable one on the list. The silky-smooth lipstick is formulated with vitamins E & C and Shea Butter for added comfort and glide.
The lipstick comes in 24 rich shades that are sure to make a statement, including unique and interesting colors such as light blue, dark blue, purple and gold. We can only assume that the “vibes” in the name are a reference to Coachella – these shades would fit right into a festival!
If you’re more inclined to use more tame colors, we recommend the “Go Wild” and “Worry Less” neutral shades.
As with al Almay products, these clean lipsticks are dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free
3. Clinique Chubby Stick
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Although technically not a lipstick, the Clinique Chubby Stick deserves a spot on this list for sure. It’s marketed as a moisturizing color balm, so it’s perfect for anyone who is looking for a subtle tint that can be applied throughout the day – no mirror required.
Clinique claims that their beautiful color stick continuously conditions the lips so that they’re softer and smoother in the short-term as well as the long-term. The 100% fragrance-free and allergy-tested formula is packed with ultra-moisurizing mango and shea butter – perfect for anyone suffering from persistent dry lips.
This cult-favorite has been around for more than a decade, and it’s been so popular that Clinique expanded the line to include cheek tints, eyeshadows, highlighters and bronzers. The Chubby Stick retails for $19 each, and its color selection comes in 15 stunning shades.
4. Tarte Color Splash Lipstick
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Like bareMinerals, Tarte is a mineral makeup brand that sells products perfect for sensitive skin and lips. One of their best-selling lipsticks is the Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick, and it’s easy to see why.
This dermatologist-approved vegan lipstick contains shea butter, olive oil, and marine plants to make the application ultra-smooth and nourishing. Not only that, the lipstick is also highly pigmented and its staying power is also impressive, with Tarte promising the color to last 12 hours with creamy, matte finish.
A single tube costs around $21 with 24 different shades to choose from. If this didn’t convince you, Tarte also offers up to 15% off when you order from their website for the first time!
5. Physicians Formula Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick
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Physicians Formula is another leading brand when it comes to skincare, and they also have quite an impressive line of healthy cosmetic products. The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick contains avocado oil, hyaluronic acid, and anti-aging peptides. It’s hypoallergenic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and dermatologist-approved.
As for the texture, it’s a mousse-like formula that promises to deliver high-impact color in just a single layer.
A tube of this long-wearing only costs $5.52 on sale ($8.50 normally), so you better hurry and get one before the stock runs out!
6. Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick
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If you’re a fan of mineral makeup, you’ve likely heard of Jane Iredale. While this brand isn’t quite as popular as bareMinerals or Tarte, it’s been around for a long time and has established itself as one of the leading clean beauty brands. Jane Iredale markets itself as “skincare makeup”, a concept we’re very keen on.
While the brand has multiple lip stains and balms for sheer color, the Triple Luxe Long Lasting Lipstick stands out from the rest. It’s highly pigmented and contains a nourishing mix of oils, waxes and antioxidants for pucker-ready lips.
As with all Jane Iredale products, this luxurious lipstick is cruelty-free, sensitivity-tested, fragrance-free, and free of any synthetic preservatives. Priced at $35, it is more expensive than many other lipsticks on the list, but it is worth checking out.
7. Clinique Pop Lip Color & Primer
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Since the first product that we featured from Clinique was technically a lip balm, we thought it would be appropriate to include a highly-pigmented lipstick from the brand on the list as well.
Clinique’s luxurious Pop Lip Color & Primer packs a punch of color in 19 different shades and promises to prime your lips with buttery smooth ingredients like castor oil and shea butter. It also contains no parabens or phthalates, and like all Clinique products, has been allergy tested over 7,000 times to make sure it won’t irritate sensitive skin.
8. P/Y/T Beauty Double Duty Lipstick + Gloss
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We absolutely love this lipstick because not only does it come with a creamy texture, matte finish lipstick on one side, but also comes with a natural lip gloss on the other side. Talk about double-duty!
This vegan lipstick is perfect for sensitive lips because it is made with natural ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, manuka honey, shea butter, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, mango butter, and vitamin E.
You’ll see from the ingredients list that this lipstick packs a punch while keeping your lips moisturized and healthy. This hypoallergenic lipstick is also free of nasties like paraffin, formaldehyde, and silicone.
9. Pixi Beauty Mattelast Liquid Lipstick
If you love liquid lipsticks, another great one to try is Pixi’s affordable MatteLast Liquid Lipstick ($14). Pixi is primarily known for its performance-based no-nonsense skincare, so it’s no surprise that it knows how to create makeup that’s kind to the skin, too.
Unlike many other liquid lipsticks, the MatteLast isn’t drying at all and instead keeps your lips feeling comfortable for as long as you have the lipstick on. However, the non-transferrable formula still stays on your lips for a long time.
This mighty lipstick comes in 14 wearable and universally flattering shades and is infused with vitamin E and rosehip oil for extra nourishment.
10. Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick
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The Marcelle Rouge Xpression Lipstick ($23)contains omega-6 oils and avocado to help restore moisture while also preventing chapping. It’s also fragrance-free with no harsh additives and leaves your lips with a beautiful satin finish.
The Marcelle brand isn’t as widely available in the US as it is Canada, but should you come across the brand in your local Walmart, make sure to give it a swatch!
We hope you found your next lipstick from this list! If you’re still looking for more beauty inspiration, check the posts down below.