Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hello Gluten-Free Lipsticks and Chapsticks!

It's so good to hear that Bobbi Brown and Chanel lipsticks and makeup are gluten-free.  It's nice to know that these luxurious brands understand those with allergies.  Lancomb is also gluten-free and so is Mac.

Other brands that are gluten-free are as follows:

Avon (some)
Neutrogena (all products) (in specific Instant Lip Remedy, Lip Boost Intense Moisture Lipstick SPF 20, Lip Boost Intense Moisture Therapy, Lip Moisturizer SPF 15, Lip Nutrition-All, Moisture Shine Lip Gloss, Overnight Lip Therapy)

Smashbox (found at Sephora)
Estee Lauder (with the exception of the Hydra Lustre Lipstick which does contain soy, wheat and corn)
Revlon Color Stay
Loreal Colour Endure
Maybelline (some)
Stilla (some)
Prescriptives (some)

Here are some tricky ingredients that have hidden gluten and or wheat:

Hydrolyzed Malt Extract
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Wheat Germ
vitamin E
Barley Extract
Fermented Grain Extract
Oat (Avena Sativa)
Samino Peptide Complex
Phytosphingosine Extract
Triticum Vulgare
Dextrin Palmitate
Maltodextrin (if not corn based)
Secale Cerale
Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl Wheat Protein Sulfonate
Yeast Extract
Anything with Wheat name in it

Ingredients that contain Barley:

Amino Peptide Complex
Barley Extract
Hordeum Vulgare (barley extract)
Phytosphingosine Extract

It is possible to ingest your lipstick, which is why it is so important to wear gluten-free lipstick. 

Gluten-Free Chapstick Brands:

Chapstick  (Chapstick Lip Balm Cherry, Chapstick Lip Balm Medicated Stick, Chapstick Lip Balm Mint, Chapstick Lip Balm Regular, Chapstick Lip Balm Strawberry, Chapstick Lip Moisturizer SPF-15, Chapstick Lip Moisturizer SPF-15) (however they do not test their finished product, so some gluten may be added in-use your judgement)
Burt's Bee's (all)
Badger Balm

Hope this helps when you want to feel and look glamourous!

xoxo Julie


  1. Thank you so much! I"m just making the transition to a Gluten-free life and I would have never thought about my makeup. Luckily, I wear Chanel!

  2. Hi Amy, It's really just the lipstick that you need to be concerned with, because you lick your lips and end up digesting some of the makeup-thus digesting gluten.

    Good luck on your GF journey!

  3. Anonymous2/03/2011


    1. For some reason I am just seeing this. i am sorry you are going through a hard time, I'd be happy to help. Kindly send me an email on what you need help with and I will provide as much info as I can.
      Good luck.

    2. Anonymous4/15/2014

      Go to Tons of gluten free products.I think all the lipsticks.

  4. philosophy has some gf products, and I've just written to them as well as Prescriptives for updated listings. I've been gf-food & beverage since summer '11 and now wrapping in all products that come in skin contact...experienced symptoms, and research/advice tells that the body, with its integrated immune system, can react to gluten from any source. Anyway, wanted to say thanks for your great work on this! Love the entire blog! Will share any updates I hear back about from cosmetic companies....

  5. Hi there Therese! Definitely share your updates when you get them.

  6. Anonymous12/07/2012

    Apparently MAC's cosmetics are not all Glutenfree.
    Check out this website:
    I also can't have Soy and had to return one of Macs Lipglasses back.

    I also heard the lipstick of Dior would be GF, can anyone confirm?

  7. No you are correct not all MAC cosmetics are gluten-free I was referring to the lipsticks, but again this was from 2010 my post, and things change. I actually cannot wear the lipglass, but I am not sure that it's gluten that is the culprit, it can also be the dyes. But the only MAC i wear are the actual sticks for the lips. As for an AMAZING new lipstick that I haven't even blogged about yet that I just found at Sephora that is OBVIOUSLY AMAZING is a lipstick called LIP TAR. It comes in a a tube and is 100% vegan and 100% gluten free. I have been having so many issues with lipsticks, so I tried one, loved it and went back and stocked up. They are about 18$ a tube and will last a very long time, possibly over a year if not longer.

  8. Anonymous1/12/2013

    I am shocked I have been Dx with Celiacs and have been doing the diet full GF -- now just noticed that my redken rewind product has wheat and this explains my hair loss and sores.. I am having a hard time.. My make up revoln color stay and lips loreal and I am at a loss for words // I am so sad. You get use to all the nice you like and look good in and then Bam you have to change-- just changing my diet is still hard finding things I like and can adjust to.. any suggestions

    1. Hello Anonymous!

      Glad you wrote, and so glad you figured this out. I am actually going to do an update to this makeup article, because I to have been having the very same issue with tons of products. I am so sorry you are having a hard time, that truly sucks. No nice way of putting that. But it will get better. Just think soon you will find the "one" and when I say that I mean, you will find the makeup and lipstick that works for you soon, I promise. For about 1 1/2 years I gave up lipstick because every one I bought gave me a burning reaction. The hair loss is a typical sign. I get that from gluten too. As for lipstick and I haven't blogged about it yet I found a great one. Finally. At Sephora its called Lip Tar. It's vegan and gluten-free and it's great! They come in a tube, and totally reasonable price, and they will last for MONTHS. It a vibrant paste so all you need is just a tad. And you apply it with a brush or your finger. Don't forget to buy the moisturizing base gel that is needed as the primer. I believe they are $18 per tube, but realize you are set for the year if not longer. I tried one and it was great! No reaction. So i stocked up and bought all the colors I desire. It's the only lipstick I wear besides Clinique, and one Chanel I have from my Step-Mom. Email me privately and I can help you, if you need additional research done I am here for you.

  9. Anonymous4/22/2013

    I was given a sample of the new chanel rouge coco shine lip shine today, do you know if it is gluten free.

    1. So far the info I can find is that Chanel Glossimers are all gluten free. I know I use an old stick and it doesn't bother me. In 2008 Chanel was declared a gf makeup but times have changed. In the meantime while I get more info here is a list of "gluten" ingredients you can watch out for.
      Almost forgot. Here's the list of gluten ingredients. Mostly the same things I avoid in food (though it's easy when you don't eat processed stuff):

      Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
      Dextrin Palmitate
      Disodium Wheatgermamphodiacetate
      Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate
      Hydrolyzed Malt Extract
      Hydrolyzed Oat Flour
      Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
      Hydrolyzed Wheat Flour
      Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten
      Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
      Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer
      Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
      Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
      Malt Extract
      Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Flour
      Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl Wheat Protein Sulfonate
      Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract
      Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
      Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten
      Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch
      Wheat Amino Acids
      Wheat Germ Glycerides
      Wheat Germamidopropalkonium Chloride
      Wheat Protein
      Wheat germamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate
      Yeast Extract

  10. Anonymous7/21/2013

    Just read the ingredients for smashbox lipsticks (canada)...not gf :(

    1. Hello Anonymous-

      I don't blog about Canada. Make-up brands have different ingredients if they are produced in different places. American ingredients will differ from Canadian ingredients. So my article wouldn't necessarily apply to a Canadian version of Smash Box.

      In addition, this post is from 2010. It is now 2013. Therefore, since brands change their ingredients all the time, my article may be out of date. I would have to do a follow up article that is more current, because as i said-ingredients always change.

      As for now, I am restructuring my blog, so unfortunately I cannot provide that for you at this time. But since you are asking in specific about Canadian brands/ingredients I am not sure that my updated article will be of service to you.

      I have one area on my blog called GF Road Trip. Any articles pertaining to products/foods/restaurants and so on that are out of New York would be posted there.

      Thanks for reading!

  11. Anonymous6/30/2014

    Just found out my Clinique lipstick has gluten....checked it when I first was diagnosed w/Celiac in 2001.......don't know when they changed the ingredients! Can never let down your guard! Now I understand why my daughter keeps pushing me to buy organic products. Sooooooooo hard.....and I thought I was a pro at staying GF free!


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