Gluten Free Lipsticks

For the most part, I’m a tomboy.  I wear gym clothes just about everyday.  As I sit here writing this, I’m wearing a pair of ratty old sweat pants and my husband’s frayed t-shirt.  I don’t like to wear make up to the grocery store, or anyplace else for that matter.

There is one exception though, where I do go girlie every now and then.  Lip gloss.  Maybe it’s because it’s moisturizing in the deathly dry climate in which I live, or it might be that I crave a quick splash of color.

I read somewhere a while back that the average woman “eats” 8 pounds of lipstick/lip gloss in her life.  If such a product contains gluten, and that woman (like me) has celiac disease, that’s a  lot of gluten to ingest in one’s lifetime, especially, if one is working diligently to eat strictly gluten free food.  But we didn’t know that lipstick was a “food” did we?  Well now we do.

In my research I came up with various results for gluten free lipsticks.  I contacted numerous companies; here’s what I found:

1. The first category could conclusively vouch that each and every lip product in their lines were 100% gluten free. Such companies include:

All of the above can be purchased online –just click the links.

2. The second group of cosmetic companies that I contacted regarding gluten free lipstick sent me long lists of ingredients for their lip products but did not have knowledge as to whether or not their lines were gluten free. These I stay away from.

3. The final group of companies were able to tell me that some of the lip products in their line were gluten free and that some contained gluten. I’ve decided not to bother with these products either. As much as I love a splash of color, this is just too much hassle.

As always, manufacturers can change the ingredients in their product compositions –so even with this list, be sure that whatever you purchase, whether food or make up, is gluten free!


90 responses to “Gluten Free Lipsticks”

  1. Thank you, Elena. After over four years of carefully eating gluten free, my labs are still abnormal. Even though I wear very little makeup I should have dealt with cosmetics long ago, so no excuses now!

  2. I love arbonne but I wanted to note that not all of their products are gluten free. I had to return one of their moisturizers because it listed wheat on the bottle but had been on their gf list. This was about 2-3yrs ago, so they may have changed the formula but make sure you read the Ingredient list before using.

  3. I love so many Arbonne products, that said I only use coconut oil for makeup removal and moisurizer. Lipstick, eye shadow etc is all Arbonne. My strongest reaction to gluten comes from eye products and I would go nuts without this company.

  4. I also use Afterglow cosmetics, and they are great products. The Mineral Fusion lipsticks and glosses are probably my 2nd favorite. Arbonne also has many nice products that are gluten free and they keep an up-to-date list of safe products on their website which is helpful, however it’s a direct sales company so not as convenient because you have to order through a rep.

  5. Afterglow is also 100% gluten free. The creator has celiac. You can purchase their makeup online…’s good….I’ve used it in the past when I needed lipstick. :) I use their eye shadow now. :)

  6. Check out Keeki Pure and Simple products!!! They are all gluten free as well as free if anything else yucky. They use all food grade ingredients too. They carry lotions, Chapstick, lips gloss, and even non toxic nail polish and polish remover. I use all their products daily and love them! The lotions also smell delicious!

  7. Thanks so much for this post, Elana–this is a really important issue for celiacs, those with sensitivities, etc. There is nothing more frustrating than getting glutened by something like a lipstick (or shampoo or supplement) when we’re doing everything in our power to be well and stay well. I’ve learned about some great new lines here–am especially excited to try Red Apple; I just placed an order with them.


  8. I’m an ARBONNE Independent Consultant and I know that ARBONNE’s health and wellness products (nutrition, skin care and cosmetics) are certified Vegan and not formulated with gluten, as well as mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, artificial colors or flavors. The products are life-changing! I’ve adopted a mostly gluten-free diet since February and have never felt better! Our protein shakes are 2nd to NONE and gluten, dairy and soy free.

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