No longer a foreign term in beauty, gluten-free makeup options have flourished in recent seasons. Here’s the pick of the crop.
LED lights flip on as you open the compact to this pressed powder blush, which reacts to your natural pH levels within 60 seconds to morph into a custom color. Choose from two shades: brown-based Natural or poppy pink Rose.
Gluten-free beauty doesn’t mean you have to compromise on color pigment. Mirabella’s lipsticks are sumptuously rich and hydrating, and the red shade shown – Moi – is completely lead and paraben free, as are all the shades in the collection.
An airy take on foundation, fresh rose petals soothe skin while soya bean oil hydrates in Lush’s Colour Supplements. Wear alone for fuller coverage, or mix with your moisturizer for a light tint. The range features two yellow-based colors, two pink-based shades, and one ivory base for porcelain skin tones.
LUSH Colour Supplement, $15.95 each.
4Saint Germain Paris
Yes, even your lashes can go gluten-free – and for a budget price, to boot. Saint Germain Paris’s plush brushes and volumizing formulas make for dramatic lashes, and shades stray past black to include the indigo, plum and mocha spectrum as well. And don’t miss that killer curve brush on the curling formula.
Shades inspired by the pinks, berries and siennas of nature color this holistic line’s lipstick collection, which uses rose hip and carrot extract to nourish lips with hydration, while jojoba and rose waxes soften and protect the thin skin.
Dr. Hauschka Lipstick, $23.95 each.
The mineral makeup maven blends 24-karat gold flakes into four bronze shades for shimmering glint, which can be used on cheeks, eyes or lips. To sculpt the face, apply lightest shade in the center of the face (eyes, around the mouth, but not on the nose), a darker shade on the outside perimeter of face, and then the deepest shade as bronzer along the hollow of the cheeks.
A treat for dry lips, these 100% natural tinted lip balms feature natural botanical flower waxes of ylang-ylang and jasmine, beeswax, shea butter, vitamin E and sweet natural flavors. Shades are based on subtle-looking renditions in the nude, pink and red color families (pictured is Hibiscus).
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, $6.99 each.
Mineral-based and water-resistant, this cult primer (Madonna is a fan) creates a smooth base for longer-lasting and easier-to-blend makeup application. SPF 15 protection is provided by natural sunscreen ingredients titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and is free of fragrance, oils, parabens and sulfates as well.
The organic brand has reformulated its lipglosses with a base of castor seed and coconut oils to deeply hydrate, as well as chinawood and turnip oils to impart glossy shine. Shades either have peppermint oil or strawberry oil to sweeten both breath and pouts.
Aubrey Organics Sheer Lip Tints, $7.50 each.
Fillers, step aside; all of Kjaer Weis’s products instead use rose, honey suckle and gardenia as preservatives. The blush is gently scented with vanilla from Madagascar, while the lip tint tangs with lemon. To make compacts more eco (and budget!) friendly, you can purchase refills cartridges.