I've been becoming increasingly conscious about chemicals lately. Not to an extreme level, but I've been trying to reduce the number of products I use, both on myself and round the house, that contain ingredients I can't pronounce. I've been researching homemade cleaning products (here's a great recipe post by one of my favourite blogs at the moment, A Thrifty Mrs) and generally giving my boyfriend a fair cause to start calling me a hippy (to be fair I do have hemp milk in the fridge and three yoga mats).
Subsequently NATOrigin's lipsticks sounded very intriguing. They are made from 100% natural ingredients and certified organic. There are currently six shades available and I tried 55 Bio Papaya* (subtle soft pink) and 50 Bio Fig* (plummy red). The lipsticks come in hot pink, predominantly plastic, packaging with simple branding.
(Left: Papaya, Right: Fig)
These remind me more of the Korres lip butters than a typical opaque lipstick, but the colour they impart is still very pretty. The formula is just as moisturising as the Korres lip butters, with sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil and Shea butter, and recommended for people with sensitive lips or allergies (they're the only cosmetic or skincare range approved by Allergy UK). NATorigin are cruelty free but the lipsticks do contain beeswax so they're a no-go for vegans.
The £15.50 price tag is rather steep, especially as the packaging is so lightweight; even a recycled aluminium-type tube would feel a little more luxe. However if their certifications are important to you they are definitely lovely quality lipsticks. NATorigin lipsticks can be found at NATorigin.co.uk.