I am, without a doubt, a “Lipstick Girl”. I loves me some lipstick! Truly. Ask me what one item I would want with me on a deserted island and my answer… lipstick! (Yes, even before matches and a hatchet!)
I’ve always been this way, so when I heard the recent news about the lead content in some lipstick formulations, my ears certainly perked up.
It seems the Food and Drug Administration is reporting that some lipsticks have a high concentration of lead in them. The culprits are all-over-the-board too. It’s not just the cheap drugstore brands either. Some of the expensive, department store brands are mighty guilty too. But I did find it ironic that the cheapest brand, Wet & Wild, (that many of us remember being our brand-of-choice in those high school years – because it was affordable!) didn’t turn up a trace of lead.
Here is the complete list of 400 brands and their lead content. (I’m thrilled that none of my choice brands and shades appeared on the list!) But, while the content in some of them may be low, if you find yours on the list, it might be time to rethink what you’re putting on those luscious lips!