The Best Gluten-free Makeup in Stores

Once upon a time, finding gluten-free makeup in stores was impossible.

But the world has changed. New options abound. And now we’ve evolved to talk about two different levels of topical gluten sensitivity: Sensitive and Extremely Sensitive.

Brands and products for both of these categories are now available in stores. You might have to look a little harder for some of them. But they exist and you can find them. So let’s go!

Gluten-free makeup for extremely sensitive lovelies

Starting here, because everyone can use these companies. No matter how sensitive. No gluten ingredients, no cross-contamination. Clean, clean, clean.

bite beauty

What it is: Company specializing in natural, luscious lip products.

Available at: Sephora

ecco bella

What it is: Full line of all-natural, vegan makeup. Been around forever, still a good, inexpensive choice.

Available at: Whole Foods, Central Market, lots of local health food stores (check here)

ilia

What it is: Organic and natural cosmetic company with a ton of cream-based products

Available at: Some Sephoras

Gluten-free makeup for the less-sensitive lovelies

For the lovelies OK with potential cross-contamination in products on their skin. Each of these companies are free of gluten-ingredients, but may have come into contact with gluten ingredients during processing.

Also, remember: Most gluten ingredients in makeup are ones with trace amounts of gluten. So these products might be cross-contaminated with ingredients with trace amounts of gluten. How willing you are to risk this is up to you. 😉

physician’s formula

What it is: Outrageously cheap, but still pretty darn good makeup. EVERYTHING of theirs is now gluten-free. Cross-contamination is possible, but unlikely.

Available at: lol everywhere? Wal-Mart and Target are the easiest places to go.

tarte

What it is: A beauty brand that straddles the line between natural beauty and high-tech products. The cult-following is deserved.

Available at: Ulta, Sephora

w3ll people

What it is: An all-natural beauty brand focusing on making the world a better place through sustainable beauty. Do avoid the Bio-Extreme Lip Gloss though. It’s their one product with gluten ingredients in it.

Available at: Target, Whole Foods

too faced

What it is: Girly, fun, huge brand with a cult following.

Available at: Sephora, Ulta, Target

nudestix

What it is: A brand whose entire schtick (get it?!) is to have makeup in stick form for everything. Creamy makeup that helps you do nude perfection on a regular basis. About as low-maintenance as you can get.

Available at: Some Sephoras, Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, Ulta

Which makeup brands will you be dashing out to try? 😉

Why You Need Retractable Gluten Free Lip Liners – Red Apple Lipstick

I’ll give ‘ya 3 reasons:

  1. They are tested gluten free
  2. They are beautiful
  3. They are awesome

That enough to convince ‘ya? Not really? OK, then here’s a more detailed reasoning. 😉

Y’all probably already know that I’m a huge Red Apple Lipstick fan. Their products are very high quality, their colors a wonderful blend of trendy and classic, and everything is lab tested gluten free.

I was already in love with their lip pencils and honestly didn’t think there was much to improve on! But RAL decided to try anyway and just released a brand new version:

Retractable Gluten Free Lip Pencils

So they’re gorgeous, right? Love the new colors!

But there’s just one problem with retractable lip pencils in general: They’re usually waxy, brittle and stiff. Even when I was little, I preferred regular crayons to retractable crayons, and as color for paper turned into color for eyes, my opinion remained the same. So the question is, does RAL’s retractable lip pencils follow the same old pattern of lameness?

In true Red Apple Lipstick form, NO they do not.
RAL’s new lip pencils are creamy, smooth, easy to apply, yet still freely moving in their cases.

They are, in short, everything the old pencils were plus those wonderful bonuses of retractables- super portability and NO sharpening. Toss this in your makeup bag- no breaking and no lost tips. Easy and fast gluten free lip liner!

RAL’s retractables come in 4 new colors:

official pics from RAL’s website

I was delighted to finally find a retractable gluten free lip liner that actually works! It’s everything I could wish for and I haven’t a single complaint. They are, in every way, perfect. Check ‘em out for yourself! You won’t regret it. 😉

The 3 absolute best gluten free spf 15+ facial moisturizers

Summer is HERE and it’s absolutely brutal. Here in Texas, we’re frying alive in the blistering rays of the sun. Tonight it’s in the upper 90’s until the sun goes down. No joke.

With all this insane heat, it’s time to really pack on the SPF. It’s not terribly difficult to find gluten free sunscreen, but finding gluten free facial moisturizers with built-in SPF? Nearly impossible.

So I’ve gathered all the best gluten free SPF 15+ facial moisturizers I can find. Check ’em out!

Cleure Sunscreen SPF 15

A brand that focuses mostly on skincare, it’s hardly surprising that Cleure would tackle gluten free SPF facial moisturizers. It’s only SPF15, but in trade you get a lighter, less chalky finished look. It’s based in shea butter, so smoothing it on under your makeup is like putting on a deep moisturizing treatment.

Non-comedogenic
Hypoallergenic
Fragrance free
Made in the USA
No animal testing

Keys Solar RX Therapeutic Sunblock SPF 30

A beautifully moisturizing, everyday cosmetic sunblock, this moisturizer is not waterproof. However, it’s been featured on the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Report as the safest moisturizer with UVA/UVB protection on the market. If you’re not gonna be pouring sweat, this is an awesome option!

No synthetic ingredients
Moisturizing and gentle enough for daily, year-round use
Vegan
Soy free

California Baby SPF 30+ Sunscreen Lotion

Known for their incredibly gentle baby care products, California Baby also makes equally gentle products for adults. This sunscreen lotion works for the whole body, but is advertised to be safe for the face as well. With SPF 30+, it’s really hard to wrong here!

Water-resistant for 80 mins
broad-spectrum
non-comedogenic
one of the Environmental Working Groups Safest Sunscreens

Have you tried any of these products before? Did I miss any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!