PUCKER UP!

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Zooey with war paint.
I did a little nosing around today regarding lead parts per million in lipsticks that we were concerned about in the previous post: LIPSTICK LOWDOWN .  FDA says: "studies have found no lead levels that would pose safety concerns when lipstick is used as intended." And: "amount of lead found in lipstick is very low and does not pose safety concerns." The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says: " 1.11 parts per million is too much and 7 ppm, that L'oreal is said to have, is unconscionable!"  Now,  L'Oreal says, "them's fightin' words!"  So I got to thinking why would a manufacturer add lead to a product?  I got my answer: "The purpose of lipstick is to impart color. The way you get color in lipstick is to use pigment," Breslawec (head scientist for L'oreal) said. "Pigments are mineral-based and come from the ground often. There is naturally occurring lead pretty much anywhere. It occurs in nature. We do not add lead to lipstick. Nobody adds lead as an ingredient."  Which leads me to my gut feeling that my grandma did not die of lead poisoning and I probably won't either!  Excuse me while I go to the "Ladies" to check my face.....
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DIY 1930's style.
 


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