By Sophia Hussain
We’ve been eating berries all summer, and this autumn they’ll be all over our lips too–in the form of richly hued lipstick! Berry lips are absolute feminine perfection, instantly brightens the complexion, and look chic with both barely-there-eye makeup and dramatic cat-eye flicks. Blue-based hues makes teeth appear whiter too, and since most berry hues are saturated with colour, they will appear as the true hue on pigmented lips – the darker the skintone, the darker the hue on the lips.
But applying brighter or darker hues requires extra care. Use a lipliner or lipbrush for precise application to prevent colour bleed which may occur. Either apply a lipliner in a corresponding hue on clean smooth bare lips, or after to create a clean finish. For evening glam, apply a dab of organic lipgloss to the centre of the lip for a plumped-up pout. Remember to always blot excess product to prevent marks on the teeth–a favourite trick is to pop a fingertip between your lips and blot.
Explore our lipstick picks for autumn in rich juicy raspberry, strawberry, cherry, and blackberry hues–all organic and natural, of course, to avoid toxic chemicals ensure you’re not putting anything but berry goodness in your mouth!
Achieve your “colour and matte” fix with this lipstick creation by a natural beauty and model. ‘Fascination’ is a vibrant raspberry hue lipstick with a moisturizing matte finish that feels smooth on the lips. Lisa Noto lipstick is all natural, and contains organic beeswax, castor oil, and cocoa butter.
Indulge in this sweet berry treat for your lips. The brand creates the perfect ‘strawberries and cream’ hue in a silky finish. Amara Organic Lipstick contains organic castor oil, sesame seed oil, beeswax, and beeswax.
The French know how to amp up the glam. Bio Rich Lipstick in ‘Granada’ is a creamy dark cherry hue. Serge Louis Alvarez lipstick is free from harmful chemicals and contains organic jojoba, sesame, and calendula oils, and Fair Trade ximinea oil.
Nourish your lips with this deeply pigmented rouge, a favourite of Eluxe’s Editor in Chief! Crimson & Clover is a vibrant red hue in a cream finish. ILIA lipstick contains organic castor oil, sesame seed oil, beeswax, and beeswax.
For a subdued cherry-stained hue, this tint doubles as a lipstick base too. Organic Lip Tint in Berry adds a delicate natural hint of tint for soft, nourished lips. With a hint of a lime oil scent too, AEOS lip tint is rich in antioxidants and contains organic botanical oils including sunflower and spelt.
Sold in a plush gold tube, this lipstick contains an exotic fruit from Morocco. ‘Exhilarating Berry’ is a blackberry hue with a hint of shimmer, in a sheer finish to accentuate individual natural lip tones. Dr. Hauschka Lipstick Novum contains argania spinosa kernel oil derived from the Moroccan Ironwood tree, and the line’s infamous rose flower extracts too.
Here is a lipstick that is as precious as a proposal. ‘Marry Me’ is a cream-finish strawberry hue with just a hint of shimmer. Benecos Natural Lipstick contains organic castor seed oil, jojoba oil, and carnauba wax.
I love this sleek peppermint-scented stick! ‘Cherry Nudist’ Colorbalm Stick gives a red cherry hue in a sheer finish, with a slight tingling effect from the peppermint oil that plumps lips. W3LL People balm contains organic castor oil, safflower seed oil, and green tea, and eco-certified beeswax.
Indulge in this floral bouquet. Certified Flora Lipstick in ‘Classic Red’ is the perfect universally flattering red hue in a nourishing cream finish. ZUII lipstick is practically a perfume, as it’s packed with botanical oils from sunflowers, geraniums, and roses.
Hydrate your lips with lipstick containing thermal spring water from Germany. Perfect Everyday Lipstick in Vain Orchid is a neutral raspberry hue in a cream finish. We also love the Goji Berry pink of their Soft Pearls pink shade. Sans Soucis lipstick contains aloe vera, grape seed oil, and vitamin E.
Love what you’ve seen here but can’t find them in a shop near you? Selected featured lipsticks can also be found online at EcoDiva Beauty in North America and Big Green Smile in Europe (and yes, both deliver internationally!).