Yesterday, in the news here in the US, there were warnings sent out that some red lipsticks contained detectable levels of lead. The moment I heard this news I became a bit nervous and agitated for a few reasons.
1. I am a lipstick girl. Although my color-trained eye would not classify me as a true red user, in the part of the country I live in... it's pretty dang close! If all else fails "put a little lipstick on" is my mantra. I learned this from my mom.
2. 18 months ago, I had heard the news about lead levels in lipstick from a friend of mine in Holland. Why did the news take so long to get to this country? Aren't issues like lead in lipstick international enough for global concern? I should have put a disclaimer onto my blog recommendation for L'Oreal Endless Color, afterall I had switched to MAC lipstick weeks after my entry in April 2006. MAC was not on the original list my friend from Holland shared with me.
I suppose what bothers me the most...
3. I don't think it's going to make one bit of difference. I'll take the risk, before these lips go pale