I was perusing through my fellow beauty bloggers’ posts, and both BeautyAddict and Makeup Moxie posted Paula Begoun’s response to the much-blogged and over-hyped article that was released last week about lipsticks containing traces of lead.
Now, here at Temptalia, we chose not to alert you because we felt the so-called report was entirely misleading, unfounded, and purely using scare-tactics rather than real facts and science. Immediately upon reading the article, I found myself asking, “How much lead is dangerous? What lipsticks are they testing? How are they testing it? What are the controls?” had a gaggle of questions, and yet the article provided no answers! All it did was attempt to scare us into purging our makeup bags of tubes and tubes of lip goodness.
So what’s the verdict? No cause for alarm. It did not provide any knowledge unknown to us before, and it is not a true cause for worry. Indeed, one will find themselves more exposed to lead by doing everyday activities such as breathing the air or drinking from the tap (which already meets certain standards of how much lead per million parts and whatnot). Paula reminds us that dyes used in cosmetics are required to meet certain levels and practice a standard of care.
Wear your lipstick without fear of lead poisoning–there is still no proof that the trace amounts found in some lipsticks are the root cause of health problems. There are many other sources of lead exposure in our everyday lives, much higher in levels, than the trace amounts found in the lipsticks tested by the coalition.
You can check out Paula’s full response here.
Thanks everyone for your participation! I’ve heard and read all of your responses, and I really appreciate your voicing of opinions. Expect to see a few changes and whatnot to try and accommodate to what people want! The survey is now closed.
Thanks so much!
What if you could make up your own color story? If you don’t already know, a color story is a run down of all the products and their descriptions when a cosmetic line releases a new collection. For instance, when I post upcoming collection information for MAC, those are color stories. Now, what would your color story be, if you could dream up one of your own?
Here’s my color story, complete with “pictures.”
(See the rest of the pics by clicking the “Read more” link!)
Femme Fatale – Bold matte red with purple undertones (matte)
Jezebella – Dainty girly-pink to entice with white pearl (lustre)
Temptress – Flashy violet with gold pearl reflects (lustre)
Vixen – True gold color with soft shimmer (amplified creme)
Teasingly – Mid-tone pale pink with semi-matte finish
Allurance – Bold raspberry pink with white pearl
Toy Ploy – Sheer warm golden tones with shimmer
Entrapesque – Light violet with white and pink pearl
Insatiation – Forboding midnight violet with blue pearl (veluxe pearl)
Miss-titilate – Light minty green with white pearl (veluxe)
Narcotica – Nearly black with red pearl (veluxe pearl)
Scarletto – Deep red with black undertones (satin)
Sirenic – Night-time blue with silver pearl (frost)
Statix – Soft antique gold (satin)
Temptalia – Deep raspberry pink with purple pearl
Enrapturing – Daring dark violet with silver reflects
Branded Mine – Soft yellow-gold with white pearl
Nightly Seductions – Crisp ebony with silver and green pearl
Carnal Caress – Sheer raspberry pink
Silken Sheen – Warm golden beige with gold pearl
Goldeneer – Bright playful gold with white pearl
Elastique – Coal black with silver pearl
Keep reading for “photos”!
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