Three Great Nude Lip Pencils

Green lip liner can be hard to find, so my first post will detail three clean brands that make similar shades for a natural lip look.

ZuZu Luxe Lip Liner | Innocence


Color | As the deepest of the three, this has the most red undertone. It is still a nude liner but but a better suited shade for medium toned skin. It might be a bit too dark for light skin to be considered a true nude liner.

EWG Rating | 2zuzu innocence

Pros | It includes Jojoba Seed Oil, which is nourishing to the skin

Note |The only ingredient to be a bit more concerned about is Tocopheryl Acetate (rated 3 on EWG). This a more stable and synthetic form of Vitamin E, which is why it is used in makeup products. It is used to keep oils from turning rancid and for some skin benefits. as well.

Buy | Whole Foods ($13.80). You can also try the product at Whole Foods and return it unopened or opened.

Ingredients | (*Organic) Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax. Euphorbia Cerifera(Candelilla)Wax*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract*, Hectorite Lecithin, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

Zuzu Luxe Lipliner Swatches

Mineral Fusion Lip Pencil | Elegant


Color | Very Similar to Jane Iredale’s Spice, but a tiny bit brighter and with a bit more peach.

EWG Rating|  EWG Verifiedelegant

Pros: Jojoba Butter is the first ingredient, and this formula also contains meadowfoam seed oil, a highly stable oil which makes it great for use in makeup. It closely resembles human sebum, locks in moisture, and has a high amount of antioxidants.  This formula also contains mango seed oil, macadamia oil, and shea butter which are all very nourishing for the skin. This liner uses Tocopherol, the natural form of vitamin E (rated 1 on EWG)

Note: The only ingredient to note is the use of sunscreen grade Titanium Dioxide, again a widely used ingredient in makeup. (Rated 3 on EWG for this particular product). Titanium Dioxide is considered to be nanoparticle, which poses a concern in causing cellular changes and irritation during inhalation (airborne particles). Not as much with a pencil product like this. More information here

Buy | Whole Foods ($17.99) You can also try the product at Whole Foods, and return it even if it is used.

mineral elgantIngredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Mica. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Mica, Carmine (the color Elegant does not contain Carmine), Manganese Violet, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Jane Iredale Lip Liner | Spice


Color | This is the lightest color of the three. It is more of a muted nude and a bit lighter than Mineral Fusion’s Elegant. Compared to Elegant, has more brown undertones.

EWG Rating |  1spice

Pros | A very similar formula to mineral fusion liner. Jojoba oil is the first ingredient, and this also contains meadowfoam seed oil, mango seed oil, shea butter, macadamia oil, and the natural form of vitamin E, Tocopherol.

Notes |  None

Buy |  Jane Iredale website or Amazon, ($15.00)

jane spiceeIngredients: Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera Tocopherol, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica, Carmine (CI 75470)


Top | ZuZu Luxe Lipliner in Innocence
Middle | Mineral Fusion Lip Pencil in Elegant
Bottom | Jane Iredale in Spice

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One thought on “Three Great Nude Lip Pencils

  1. Thanks for the info! Do you have any tips on how to choose the right color for your skin tone? You have one each with red, peach, and brown undertones. Thank you!


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