There’s Something in the Lipstick!

Quick, everyone switch to lip gloss. The FDA has recently found that about 400 shades of popular lipstick contain trace amounts of lead. What exactly is trace, and why should we care? I mean, everything has trace amounts of stuff on it. My cell phone has trace amounts of crap particles on it, my skin always has trace amounts of glitter on it, and there will always be trace amounts of nose nachos in Charlie Sheen’s nasal cavity.

My first question? WHICH LIPSTICKS?!

The first offender is Maybelline Color Sensational “Pink Petal” lipstick. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Well, I know what I’m thinking:  Lead! Maybe she’s born with it…maybe it’s Maybelline! 

Hint: It’s probably Maybelline. Two lipsticks by Cover Girl and two by NARS also landed in the top 10.

What is a safe normal amount of lead in lipstick? Studies say 1.11 parts per million. What did “Pink Petal” test? 7.19. Click here for a complete list of the lipsticks that WILL kill you. Just kidding. Just proceed with caution, as it seems that these days, everything is trying to kill us.



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