Friday, March 9, 2012

Makeup Health Alert: Does Your Favorite Lipstick Have Lead In It?

In December of last year, the FDA published the expanded version of a study in which they tested 400 lipsticks, form drugstore to high-end, for lead content. I know we have all heard that lead in cosmetics is really bad for you, but is it really a safety concern? Well, here is what the FDA said:

"Although we do not believe that the lead content found in our recent lipstick analyses poses a safety concern, we are evaluating whether there may be a need to recommend an upper limit for lead in lipstick in order to further protect the health and welfare of consumers."

That being said, if you want to find out whether your favorite lipstick tops the list for lead content, click here.


  1. Very interesting. I do not wear lipstick myself but I am a big believer in using products that mostly contain natural ingredients, especially skin care products.

    Bobby Thomas

  2. NARS Funny Face is high on the list. :( It's my fave pink.

  3. Thankfully none of my MAC favorites are on the list. What's funny is that alot of my old original favorites are on the list.

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