Honest Beauty’s makeup is no joke. More than just another celebrity-backed marketing frenzy, Honest’s makeup is clean and works beautifully. I’ve already covered their complexion makeup here, so now it’s time to get to know their lip products.
Lip Glosses and Crayons
Honest Beauty currently has three lip products:
- Lip Gloss, available in 6 shades
- Sheer Truly Kissable Lip Crayon, available in 6 shades
- Demi-matte Truly Kissable Lip Crayon, available in 4 shades
Each product is $18, or less if you decide to Bundle.
An Upgraded Online Shopping Experience
Honest Beauty upgraded the online makeup shopping experience with their interactive website. They make it easy to virtually test the makeup on different skin tones. Here’s the Sheer Lip Crayon in Raspberry Kiss:
It somehow looks amazing on everyone, right?!
Being able to see color cosmetics on a variety of skin tones makes it infinitely easier to find what you’re looking for. Kudos to Honest Beauty for not just improving the online shopping experience, but also for acknowledging that women of all complexions love and use makeup—a fact too many other makeup brands seem to ignore.
A Look Inside the Lip Gloss
I have the Lip Gloss in two shades: Playful Kiss (sheer watermelon punch) and Generous Kiss (sheer pink nude).
The ingredients vary slightly from shade to shade, so for brevity’s sake I’ll list out the ingredients for Generous Kiss.
Generous Kiss Lip Gloss Ingredients: polybutene, pomegranate sterols, polyglyceryl-2 triisostearate, ethylhexyl hydroxystearate, hydrogenated polyisobutene, caprylic/capric triglyceride, ethylhexyl palmitate, trihydroxystearin, rice bran wax, ammonium glycyrrhizate, calcium sodium borosilicate, tin oxide, titanium dioxide, iron oxides (CI 77491,77492/77499), red 7 lake, red 22 lake.
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Polybutene, a polymer used as a binder, is not a natural ingredient. Still, polybutene is widely recognized as safe for cosmetic use. The EWG gives polybutene an innocuous rating of 1 on a scale of 1-8. Used in lipsticks and lip glosses, it has the advantage of being nondrying and somewhat sticky.
Honest Beauty isn’t misleading us by using a non-natural ingredient. Their promise is to deliver safe and nontoxic beauty products. And according to that standard, they are absolutely delivering on that admirable promise.
Remember that everything that is natural may not be safe—think snake venom or a bacterially-compromised lotion. And, conversely, everything that is safe may not be natural.
Pomegranate sterols are an exciting ingredient which serve both as a natural substitute for petrolatum and as a vegan substitute for lanolin. It improves moisture levels while enhancing the skin’s barrier function. It does not require any additional preservative agent, and is perfectly suited for use in a lip gloss.
The Lip Gloss is also free of undesirable parabens and synthetic fragrances.
A Look Inside the Truly Kissable Lip Crayon
As a new line, Honest Beauty’s offerings are completely on-trend. For example, they don’t have a traditional matte setting powder; instead, they have a stunning Luminizing Powder. And instead of a traditional lipstick, they have creamy lip crayons available in two finishes (semi-matte and sheer). I couldn’t be happier with their nontraditional choices.
My Sheer Lip Crayon is Petal Kiss, a flattering sheer pinkish rose.
I love that Honest Beauty’s lip crayon keeps my dry lips soft and flake-free all day long. I’m prone to dryness, even when using so-called “moisturizing” lip colors, so a crayon that keeps things soft and…. ahem…. Truly Kissable…. is a feat indeed.
Lip Crayon Ingredients: castor seed oil, glyceryl ricinoleate, hydrogenated castor oil/sebacic acid copolymer, polyglyceryl-10 decaoleate, candelilla wax, cetyl ricinoleate, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, carnauba wax, sunflower seed wax, caprylic/capric triglyceride, beeswax, coconut oil, polyglyceryl-10 pentaoleate, kokum seed butter, palm butter, shea butter, apple fruit extract, raspberry fruit extract, vanilla fruit extract, blackberry fruit extract, grape fruit extract, tocopherol, water, sorbitan sesquioleate, glyceryl caprylate, triethyl citrate, glyceryl undecylenate, alcohol. May contain: titanium dioxide, carmine, iron oxides, mica, red 6.
The lip crayons are free of parabens and synthetic fragrances.
Where to Purchase
The Honest Beauty Lip Gloss is available for purchase here.
The Demi-Matte Lip Crayon is available here.
The Sheer Lip Crayon is available here.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.4