Fall is upon us, and everyone is all berrrrrry this and berry that. What is it about the cooler seasons that brings our love of berry and plum tones? Well, I’m especially excited because, in the past, I could never find the right berry tone for my complexion. It seems many berry lip shades run a bit brown, and that never looked too fab on my face. However, this season is chock full of berry berries with beautiful plummy and raspberry tones…definitely more blue-based berries, which my face wants to high five.
Best of all? These berry lip shades are all super safe and natural. Green beauty junkies unite! (By the way, I am learning so much from the green beauty online community lately, so I’m putting together a post of my favorite green beauty Instagram accounts and blogs for you all to check out.)
Without further ado, here are my top 4 berry shades for fall.
This is a plummy rose shade – the most subtle of my berry options. Love this one for daily errands, and it has a very creamy texture. Feels great on the lips. (FYI – Bite Beauty lip products do have synthetic, food grade dyes in them, but still score relatively low for toxicity.)
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Rosinate, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Triisostearyl Citrate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Cera (Wax), Polymethyl Methacrylate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil*, Flavor (Aroma), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax*, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax*,Polyglyceryin-3*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Athemis Noblis (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Butter*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Silk Powder, Pearl Powder*, Glyceryl Oleate*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables*, Tocopherol*, Trans-Resveratrol*, Siraitia Grosvenorii (Monk Fruit) Extract*, +/- May Contain: Mica (Cl 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Carmine (Cl 75470), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Cl 15985), Red 40 Lake (Cl 16035), Red 6 Lake (Cl 15850), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850), Red 33 Lake (Cl 17200), Manganese Violet (Cl 77742)*, Bismuth Oxychloride (Cl 77163), Magnesium Stearate
A great plum shade, and I love how all the Beautycounter Sheers have such a lovely sheen on the lips. Super duper moisturizing too. If you are interested in the other Beautycounter shades, I have a post of me wearing all the colors here. (Scarlet was added to the line later – here’s a photo of me wearing it.)
Ingredients: Diisotearyl Malate, Jojoba Esters, Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Calcium Sodium Borosilcate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnuba) Wax, Tin Oxide. May Contain Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 5 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 27 Lake, Blue 1 Lake.
Ilia Beauty is quickly becoming one of my favorite green beauty brands – the formulas are fantastic, and most of the lip shades are completely buildable. In the above photo, I built the color up, but you can also wear this gorgeous shade as a sheer wash of color. It’s my #1 berry right now.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sesamum Indicum (Seasame) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Extract, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dixoide, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Red 7 CI15850, Red 28 CI45410, Yellow 5 CI19140. *Certified Organic Ingredients.
You guys, LOVE Zuzu Luxe! This is a great brand for those of you looking for a more affordable green cosmetics line. The prices are great, and the quality and ingredients are on point. I’m obsessed with these lip liners – they glide on like a dream, and I love the staying power. This is the winner for best date night shade.
Ingredients: Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Hectorite, Lecithin, Iron Oxides Titanium Dioxide
There you have it – my top picks for safe and natural berry lip shades. Do you have other recommendations? I’d love to check them out!