As a surprise to no one, the Joyous Health team likes to chat about all things natural beauty (even Walker gets in on the chit chat from time to time), and we regularly do so, comparing what we're loving, what works and what doesn't. In fact, some of my very favourite products have come recommended during a Joyous chat session – I've only been here for a few months, so that's saying something!
On that note, we're kicking off a new blog column called Overheard at Joyous Health, in which we'll share the things we've been talking about lately and product recommendations for natural beauty, food, books, podcasts, you name it! (As I said, we like to chat :)
First up, our favourite natural lipsticks!
"I absolutely love W3LL People's Nudist Multi-Use Cream Stick in Nude Berry because I can use it on my cheeks or my lips, but 90% of the time I use it on my lips! It provides just a hint of colour for daytime and it layers really nicely so the more colour I apply, the darker it gets. I often put a little lip balm over top of the colour because it's quite matte. "
"Whenever I'm doing a TV segment, going on date with my hubs or need a boost of confidence for a presentation, my go-to is Ilia's Neon Angel because it's a serious burst of colour in a punchy magenta! I love how bright and refreshing it is! The texture is so smooth and it really lasts a long time."
Joy's honourable mention: "I really love Boosh's Lip Plumping Balm. It's my favourite lip balm because it's super nourishing and I love putting it over top of the Ilia or W3LL People lipsticks. I also love its lipsticks – a purely Canadian brand and all the colours I've tried have been super pretty. The texture is smooth and creamy!"
For date nights and special occasions, I've been loving Kosas' Weightless Lip Colour in Thrillist. This red feels flattering, pretty and sexy all at once, and I am here for it! It's enriched with mango seed butter (like our Smooth Like Butta body butter), which means it's super hydrating, not drying.
This lip butter is my go-to for everyday lip colour. It goes on like a tinted lip balm without the shiny finish – just like you ate a cherry popsicle. I wear it in Cherry (the perfect subtle berry shade) basically every day.
"For more everyday wear, I also like Ilia's Tinted Lip Conditioner in Blossom Lady. It’s a bit more subtle with a natural look to it, making it suitable to wear daily to the office or on a first date when you don’t want to appear to be trying too hard!"
"I don't wear a lot of lipstick but when I do, I love Ilia's High Impact Lipstick in Knockout. It's hydrating with full coverage in a super cutesicle pinky hue."
"Whenever I want a spot of colour, I’ll slosh on some RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Paradise. It’s subtle enough and isn’t too tacky. If I’m feeling extra fancy — or as Beyoncé would say 'feeling myself' — I’ll wear my Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Framboise."
"I can’t say that I’m much of a lipstick kind of gal — mascara is more my thing! My go-to for everyday wear is usually a balm (remember Lip Smackers growing up?!) like Eos’ active lip balm in aloe or my new fave lemon!"
Tell us what you've been into lately. Leave a comment below. We'd love your recommendations!