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
Want your lips to feel luxurious and look healthy at the same time? If so, the top-rated Mineralist Lipstick ($22) 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. Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Crème
Like bareMinerals, Tarte is a mineral makeup brand that sells products perfect for sensitive skin and lips. One of their best-selling lip products is the Marajuca Juicy Lip Creme, which is the more pigmented version of the cult favorite Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm. Both products are loved for their incredibly nourishing formulas that feel more like lip balms than color-depositing products.
This dermatologist-tested vegan lip treatment contains hyaluronic acid, maracuja oil, grapeseed oil, and multiple fruit extracts to give you 12-hour hydration and an ultra-smooth application. Not only that, but this hydrating lipstick also offers transfer-proof color with a buttery soft satin finish.
A single tube costs $24 and comes in 10 different shades to choose from.
3. Almay lip Vibes
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Almay’s Lip Vibes is the go-to budget lipstick that doesn’t disappoint. At just $7.99, 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
4. Clinique Chubby Stick
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 $21 each, and its color selection comes in 13 stunning shades.
5. Bareminerals Mineralist Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick
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If you’re after a liquid lipstick, check out Bare Mineral’s velvety smooth Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick which contains lip-loving ingredients like jojoba oil that prevent your lips from drying out.
As for the texture, the lipstick has a mousse-like formula that promises to deliver high-impact color in just a single layer.
A tube of this long-wearing only costs $22, and you have 12 beautiful shades to choose from.
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. Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick
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Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty has taken the world by storm, and while many of their other products have enjoyed viral fame, their lip products (apart from the incredibly successful Soft Pinch Lip Oil) have so far been mostly out of the spotlight.
If you’re looking for a classic lipstick that delivers on all aspects, including comfortable wear, cruelty-free and vegan ingredients, hydrating formula and top-notch packaging, the Kind Words lipstick ($20)is worth checking out.
While the lipstick isn’t officially hypoallergenic, its formula is free of multiple potentially irritating ingredients, including formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, hydroquinone, and more, which makes it safe to use for most people suffering from sensitive lips.
Choose from 10 different shades – we love Humble for an everyday look.
8. 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.
9. Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Nourishing Lipstick
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Physician’s Formula offers a range of hydrating lip products, but if you’re after a traditional lipstick that delivers a beautiful pop of color, the Organic Wear Nourishing Lipstick is for you. At just $9.99, this incredibly hydrating lipstick is one of the most affordable options on this list, making it great for anyone looking for a drugstore find.
Its nourishing formula is packed with lip-loving ingredients like organic shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil, and comes in 4 beautiful shades that are suitable for casual outings as well as more formal events.
10. Pixi Beauty Mattelast Liquid Lipstick
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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.
We hope you found your next lipstick from this list! If you’re still looking for more beauty inspiration, check the posts down below.