Friday, February 17, 2012

Have You Heard?


Ever since I began dabbling in makeup and starting up my cosmetic diet routine I've heard about the amount of lead that could be found in lipstick.  At first I had no worries since I was a lip gloss hoarder but as time drew and I became more versed in the power of a bangin' lip color it was marked as a concern for me as I don't want to die at the hands of a tube of lipstick.....

In the beauty community this has been brought up time and time again and yet we still continue to go out and purchase that limited edition lipstick that would be the best finish to your everyday look.  I, too am among those and will continue to be because honestly, I'm sure it takes a whole lot more than what is found in a tube of lipstick to seriously harm me especially since I don't wear lipstick everyday. 

I want to hear from you all on the topic, is it of concern to you or do you just see this as another plot set up by men to deter women from buying makeup?  Let me know in the comments.

Here you can find the FDA list of lipsticks that were studied containing the highest of lead content.

Did you find some of your faves on the list?


  1. I think it's good that the information is out there, what I don't like is the continuous misconstruing.

    I think the highest one was 7 point something parts per million. That works out to 0.0007% of the entire bullet of lipstick. Also, consider that many people won't bother to scoop out the last 20-30& that's hidden in the tube.

    Scaremongering isn't cool in my books.

    1. i totally agree! these scare tactics are not conducive to aiding consumers to pay more attention to what's in their cosmetics.

  2. Make sure to try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics they are vegan and lead free and I am quite sure Mac is too.

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  3. this actually isn't one of my concerns. Like you, Im not much of a lipstick wearer, but judging by the comments, it honestly doesnt seem to be a huge deal.

    Sometimes though I think about application techniques and how it might expedite the aging process, tugging at skin and all that. that's pretty much it. other than that...not much, lol


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