Even though it was a slightly maladapted behavior, I was obsessed with licking Avon cherry ice-scented lip balm off my lips as a kid. The Luk Beautifood Lip Nourish lipsticks lets me get away with that as an adult, only in a more socially acceptable way. That’s because the Luk Beautifood Lip Nourish lipsticks are made of edible ingredients. Unlike the Laqa Co. avocado lipstick which are decidedly un-avocado-y, these actually smell and taste like what’s in them. Nude Cinnamon is like a zingy stick of cinnamon gum for your lips, and Tangerine Pomegranate is like a quick sip of cold-pressed juice.
Because the lipsticks are formulated with food-grade natural ingredients, Luk Beautifood are just as good for you as they taste. The lipsticks are spiked with antioxidants, vitamins, and anti-inflammatories like ginger and orange oil, and they are free of synthetics, parabens, and other toxic ingredients. It’s also worth highlighting that they look and feel awesome, too. They give lips the slightest hit of color and shimmer depending on the shade, and nourishing moisturizers like sesame oil and cacao butter leave your mouth supple, velvety, and flake-free. Most of the shades are neutrals, so you can swipe them on instead of your favorite unflavored lip balm.
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The shades—or shall we say flavors?—are a bit more mature than the cotton candy and bubblegum selection of my youth. Besides the cinnamon and citrus, the permanent collection also includes Rose Lime, Pink Juniper, Tea Rose, Vanilla Chocolate, Mandarin Spice, and, my favorite, Chai Shimmer. (Now that cold brew season is over, it’s all about chai tea lattes TBH.) And because the company is based in Australia, where the seasons are flipped, they just launched two summer shades, Peach Melon and Ruby Grapefruit—yum.
The yummy Luk Beautifood Lip Nourish shades are available now for $24.95 each on lukbeautifood.com. They come wrapped in a cute fruit-printed cloth (for protection during shipping) that doubles as a screen and glass wipe. If you buy $50 worth, they ship stateside for free. That’s a delicious bargain we can get behind.