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Perfect Plump Plant-Based Pout

Perfect Plump Plant-Based Pout

When we think about the weather and chapped lips, we often refer to cold, winter weather. In the winter, our lips do dry up and get more chapped. In the summer, however, they can get dehydrated from the heat and sun. If you use a lip balm with SPF, that is also drying out your lips.

Today, I am sharing with you some scrubs, treatments, plumpers, balms, and glosses for your perfect pout. Lip scrubs are becoming a trend, but EP is here for lifestyle changes. Find what works best for you and your lips.

& to remember: Watch out for ingredients such as camphor, phenol, menthol, and alcohol. Why? Because they soothe, then dry out your lips. This is why you have to keep applying your lip balm. Companies want you to reapply and buy a replacement quicker.

Here are 3 brands with plant-based ingredients for the perfect pout:

Plant Makeup

Roses, flowers, roots, and herbs - everything we create is inspired by a natural flow of energy to just be the natural you.

- Jess, founder

  • Small-batch
  • Plant-based, cruelty free, & 100% natural
  • Their vegan-friendly products are listed here
  • All ingredients are local or organic, GMO-free & sustainably sourced
  • Free of carmine, chemicals, dyes, mineral oil, nano minerals, palm oil, parabens, synthetics, & toxins
  • All packaging can be reused or composted
  • All packages are wrapped in eco-friendly materials
  • Artwork, videos, photos, & music made by Jess, founder & AKA Orangepeelmystic
  • Everything is 100% handmade with love

Amazon Lip Plump + Stain

This is a tropical stain, spiced for your lips with cayenne pepper. MEANING avoid eye contact and it will feel tingly.

Ingredients: purveyed certified organic + fair trade virgin cold pressed unrefined coconut oil from the Philippines, purveyed certified organic carnauba wax from the US, purveyed certified organic + fair trade annatto berry from India, purveyed certified organic cayenne pepper from India, & love.

local ingredients. soy free. mica free. vegan.

Blueberry Lip Tint + Scrub

This tint contains bits of blueberry for a scrub and the flavors of coconut, cocoa, and blueberry. 💙💜

Ingredients: purveyed certified organic + fair trade virgin unrefined coconut oil from the Philippines, purveyed certified organic + fair trade cocoa butter from Peru, purveyed certified organic beeswax from the US, purveyed certified organic raw wild blueberries from the US, & love.

local ingredients. soy free. essential oil free. oxide free. mica free.

To see swatches, read shelf life information, or read gluten-free and carrier oil info, check out the FAQs page.

Note: For the following products, I have defined some ingredients & added links for more information. I want you to know what you are putting on your skin.

BITE

We like our beauty clean—pure, unprocessed and safe. We embrace food-inspired ingredients for nourishing performance.
What you put on your lips should be as good as what you put in your mouth and we didn’t want to settle for “good-for-you,” we wanted “damn-that’s-good” performance, too: luxurious textures and high-pigment color, for #stylewithbite in every swipe.
  • Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free
  • Not vegan
  • Free of parabens, sulfates, & phthalates
  • Samples with EVERY order 😍

Agave Treatment

via   BITE

via BITE

Apply the scrub in a circular motion and add 1-2 drops of water directly to the lips to create a milky emulsion. Rinse and pat dry with a soft towel. For best results, use 2-3 times a week.

Three easy steps – #EverydayAgave for Succulent Lips:

  1. Polish with Agave Sugar Lip Scrub to scrub away dead skin and reveal soft, smooth lips.
  2. Apply Agave Lip Mask for overnight or all-day intensive lip care.
  3. Swipe on Agave Lip Balm throughout the day for on-the-go hydration, or as prep for lipstick application.

Learn more about the treatment and its steps here.

Agave Sugar Scrub

The scrub contains:

  • Agave Nectar – helps smooth and soften
  • Pineapple Enzymes – chemical exfoliant
  • Raw Brown Sugar – physical exfoliant
  • Squalane – helps nourish skin

Ingredients: sucrose*, squalane*/**, glycerin**, sunflower seed oil*/**, polyglyceryl-5 oleate*, aroma (flavor), vanilla planifolia fruit extract*, water, leuconostoc/sorbus aucuparia fruit ferment filtrate*, bromelain*, vanilla tahitensis fruit extract*, maltodextrin*, agave tequilana leaf extract*/**, resveratrol*, caramel*, tocopherol (vitamin E)*, grape seed extract*/**, grape skin extract*, Japanese knotweed root extract*, sodium benzoate, sodium metabisulfite (inorganic salt used as a preservative)

* Natural,** Organic

Agave Lip Mask

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via BITE

The masks contain:

  • Agave Nectar – helps smooth and soften
  • Lanolin – helps deeply hydrate and retain moisture
  • Jojoba Oil – helps nourish and condition

Ingredients: lanolin*, castor seed oil*/**, aroma (flavor), beeswax*/**, olive oil unsaponifiables*, shea butter*, glyceryl rosinate*, hydrogenated castor oil*, agave tequilana leaf extract*/**, momordica grosvenorii fruit extract*, tocopherol (vitamin E)*, honeysuckle flower extract*, carnauba wax*, resveratrol*, sunflower seed oil*/**, honeysuckle flower extract*, jojoba seed oil*, vanilla planifolia fruit extract*, grape seed extract*/**, vanilla tahitensis fruit extract*, grape skin extract*, Japanese knotweed root extract*

* Natural,** Organic

Agave Lip Balm

The balm contains:

  • Agave Nectar – helps smooth and soften
  • Lanolin – helps to deeply hydrate and retain moisture
  • Shea Butter – helps soothe and moisturize

Ingredients: lanolin*, shea butter*, hydrogenated soybean oil*, beeswax*/**, glyceryl rosinate*, castor seed oil*/**, stearyl alcohol*, hydrated silica*, pomegranate sterols*, carnauba wax*/**, heptyl undecylenate* (from castor oil), crambe abyssinica seed oil*, acacia decurrens/jojoba/sunflower seed wax polyglyceryl-3 esters*, mica*, kaolin*, aroma (flavor), glycerin*/**, tocopherol (vitamin E)*, hydrogenated cottonseed oil*, sorbitan stearate*, olive oil unsaponifiables*, vanilla tahitensis fruit extract*, agave tequilana leaf extract*/**, vanilla planifolia fruit extract*, resveratrol*,  sunflower seed oil*/**, grape seed extract*/**, grape skin extract*, Japanese knotweed root extract*

May Contain: titanium dioxide (Ci 77891)*, carmine (Ci 75470), iron oxides (Ci 77491)*, red 7 lake (Ci 15850), blue 1 lake (Ci 42090)

Whipped Cherry Fruit Scrub

Ingredients: pistachio seed oil*, hydrogenated vegetable oil*, olive fruit oil*, carnauba wax*, beeswax*, jojoba esters*, cherry flavor (aroma)*, trans-resveratrol*, sunflower seed oil**, grape seed extract**, monk fruit extract*, castor seed oil**, carmine (ci 75470)*, benzyl alcohol

Frank Body

All of my products contain coffee because every babe needs something to undo the fact she hasn’t slept in ten years.

- Frank

  • Cruelty-free
  • Their vegan-friendly products are listed here
  • Australian made & owned

Lip Scrub & Balm Duo

I do not see a full ingredients list because these products are currently only sold as a duo. However, it says the scrub includes sugar, coffee, and ethically sourced beeswax. The lip balm is made without petroleum.

Cherry Bomb Lip Duo

Scrub Ingredients: sugar, coco-caprylate/caprate (mixture of esters of coconut oil), hydrated silica, beeswax, caprylic/capric triglyceride, coffee seed oil, grape fruit extract, tocopherol (vitamin E), soybean oil, castor seed oil, flavour (aroma), red 6 lake, yellow 5 lake. Total naturally derived: 95.3%

Balm Ingredients: lanolin, lanolin wax, olive fruit oil, coco-caprylate/caprate (mixture of esters of coconut oil), beeswax, safflower seed oil, talc, tricaprylin, grape seed oil, coconut oil, vanilla planifolia fruit oil, coffee seed oil, grape fruit extract, tocopherol (vitamin E), soybean oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, ethyl macadamiate (ester of ethyl alcohol & the fatty acids derived from macadamia nut seed oil), castor seed oil, glycerin, water, malic acid, silica dimethyl silylate, stevioside, flavour (aroma), violet 2, red 33 lake, red 6 lake. Total naturally derived: 99.6%

Nude Tint

Ingredients: lanolin, olive fruit oil,  lanolin wax, coco-caprylate/caprate (mixture of esters of coconut oil), beeswax, safflower seed oil, tricaprylin, castor seed oil, grape seed oil, ethyl macadamiate (ester of ethyl alcohol & the fatty acids derived from macadamia nut seed oil), coconut oil, vanilla planifolia fruit oil, coffee seed oil, grape fruit extract, tocopherol (vitamin E), soybean oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, water, malic acid, silica dimethyl silylate, stevioside, fragrance (parfum), titanium dioxide, red 6 lake, iron oxides, yellow 5 lake. Total naturally derived: 98.5%

Shimmer Lip Duo

Scrub Ingredients: sugar, coco-caprylate/caprate (mixture of esters of coconut oil), beeswax, hydrated silica, caprylic/capric triglyceride, coffee seed oil, grape fruit extract, tocopherol (vitamin E), soybean oil, flavor (aroma), mica, titanium dioxide. Total naturally derived: 96.7%

Gloss Ingredients: castor seed oil, lanolin, coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa seed butter, flavor (aroma), candelilla wax, caprylic/capric triglyceride, coffee seed oil, grape fruit extract, soybean oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), menthol, mica, water, titanium dioxide. Total naturally derived: 99.1%

You can use the balms on your eyelids and cheeks too for a little color.

Shop all Frank's lip products here.

Do you use a lip scrub? What is your favorite lip makeup to give your lips color (e.g. stains, sticks, balms, crayons, gloss)?

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of plant-based pouts 👄

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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