all natural lipstickI was just as surprised as the next person to learn that over 400 lipsticks from brands like L'Oreal, Maybelline, NARS, and CoverGirl contain lead. Turns out, lipsticks actually contain a lot of nasty ingredients like crushed up bugs, harmful chemicals, and parasites. Point is, the stuff may be pretty, but it's also pretty gross. And according to a recent study, the average woman who wears lipstick daily eats five pounds of it a year, and that doesn't even account for the amount that is absorbed through the lips and into our bloodstream. So yeah, it may be worth making sure that your favorite cosmetic isn't harmful to your health.
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The FDA maintains that the amount of lead and other stuff in lipsticks pose no safety risks, but it's still better to play it safe rather than sorry. So here are 5 lipsticks that are totally lead-free, safe to use, and good, good looking.
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Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze, $17. This watermelon