While my days of red lipstick have truly been minimized to almost nil,
I still love the look of it and the idea of it.
Just last week I was having a conversation with a friend about toxins in cosmetics. (She who wears little and I who wear...some.) A part of me was like..".oh well" (I love it. I use to sell it. I love it. I would still sell it. I love it.) and then I got to thinking about the responsibility of the cosmetic companies and we the consumers. My "oh well" faded into the back of my mind, but didn't go away. There was a little nagging...lingering thought. Ironically, I ran across this article today about the percent of lead in lipstick. New FDA analysis finds lead in all 400 lipstick products tested
Though the FDA maintains that the amounts of lead found are not dangerous, their site does note "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."
I'm not going to throw away my makeup or my lipstick.
Lord knows I wouldn't do such a crazy thing like that. No. No. No.
I guess I just like the idea of educating myself...and you.