For Your Infomation: Lead in Lipstick

I know this is not exactly ‘new’ news. I’ve been reading about lead in lipsticks forever. But the most recent list of the top offenders has been released, so I thought I’d share.

From Yahoo Shine:

The FDA found the highest levels in lipsticks made by Procter & Gamble (Cover Girl brand), L’Oreal (L’Oreal, Body Shop and Maybelline brands), and Revlon. The lipsticks containing the most lead (measured in parts per million) are: 

1. Maybelline Color Sensational, Pink Petal (7.9 ppm)
2. L’Oreal Colour Riche, Volcanic, (7.0 ppm)
3. NARS Semi-Matte, Red Lizard (4.93 ppm)
4. Cover Girl Queen Collection, Ruby Remix, (4.92 ppm)
5. Nars Semi-Matte, Funny Face (4.89 ppm)
6. L’Oreal Colour Riche, Tickled Pink (4.45 ppm)
7. L’Oreal Intensely Moisturizing Lipcolor, Heroic (4.41 ppm)
8. Cover Girl Continuous Color, Warm Brick (4.28 ppm)
9. Maybelline Color Sensational, Mauve Me (4.23 ppm)
10. Stargazer Lipstick, #103 (4.12 ppm) 

By contrast, The Daily Green has released their picks for the top 11 ‘lead free’ lippies:

1. Avon Ultra Color Rich – Cherry Jubilee
2. The Body Shop Lip Color – Garnet
3. Clinique Long Last Lipstick – Merlot
4. Dior Replenishing Lip Color – Red Premiere
5. Estee Lauder – Maraschino
6. MAC Matte Lipstick – Viva Glam 1
7. Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick – Love That Red
8. Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick – Bed of Roses
9. Revlon Colorstay Lipcolor – Red Velvet
10. Tarte Inside Out Vitamin Lipstick
11. Wet n Wild Mega Colors – Cherry Blossom

Information is power, right? Let’s be beautiful, without putting ourselves in danger.