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.




Did my heart love til now? Forswear it, sight!

For I ne’er saw true beauty til this night.

Many incorrectly assume that Romeo uttered these words upon his first sight of Juliet, but these words were actually written by Shakespeare upon seeing this exact tube of YSL lipstick in “Le Rouge”. And I don’t blame him. Look how beautiful she is.

Tis the season to TREAT YO’SELF to some fine lipstick. I’ve always been the biggest fan of MAC, Chanel, Benefit, Clinique, et cetera, but now that every dollar counts, I’m a fan of stocking up on drugstore brands for certain items. No matter who you are, you do not need to be wearing $30 lipstick every day.

Not even you, Biebs.

However, it’s a very worthwhile splurge. With YSL, you’re definitely paying for the pomp and circumstance that comes along with any of their products: fancy gold box, fancy gold case, fancy “YSL” impression on the lipstick, intoxicating rose smell. You’re also paying to be better than everyone else, obbbbbbbbbviously!

#Winning...oh, is that "not cool" anymore?

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture | Pure Colour Satiny Radiance Lipstick SPF 15 || $30

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