Lately, I’ve been loving lipstick. I’ve never been much of a lipstick person and partly because I’m really awful at applying it. But since Beautycounter introduced their newest Statement Maker Lipsticks, I can’t get enough!
There is some statistic out there that says we swallow 9 pounds of lead via lipstick in our lifetime. And while I don’t think this is entirely accurate, the sentiment holds value: there are heavy metals (and other concerning ingredients) in our lipstick. We know heavy metals, like lead, can have detrimental effects on our brains. And they end up in pigmented beauty products because the pigments come from the earth – where heavy metals are abundant. Although the FDA does have limit requirements for heavy metals, they have NO REQUIREMENTS to test, and therefore ensure, there aren’t heavy metals in your lipstick (or any of your cosmetics, really).
The cool thing about Beautycounter, and one of the many reasons I partner with them, is because they DO test (no, not on animals). They TRIPLE test their products from start to finish for heavy metals and contaminants!
These are my current favorites right now. From left to right: Captivating, Inspired, Independent