lipstick contains lead

@roniroxas (10574)
Philippines
October 13, 2007 5:11am CST
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Lipsticks tested by a U.S. consumer rights group found that more than half contained lead and some popular brands including Cover Girl, L'Oreal and Christian Dior had more lead than others, the group said on Thursday..... http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071011/ts_nm/lipstick_lead_dc;_ylt=Av.b2rWXqhR.qfnM5g60M_pg.3QA the popular and the leading brands has it.... what can you say about this news
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
yehey! LOL im sorry.. im not actually happy for this. but im indifferent. i mean, i couldnt care less. ^__^;; because i dont buy these kinds of branded lipstick! oh wait, is mybelline included here?? i didnt read the news. ^__^;; i usually buy avon lipstick. and i prefer shiny lipsticks, y'know, with glitters on it. LOL but i do buy simple ones too. im not particular with the brand actually. i just buy avon because some of my officemates are avon dealers. ^__^;; even my sister is a dealer! its better to order lipsticks from them because i can pay later. ^__^;; so what would happen if there's lead in the lipstick im using?
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
lucky you, but unfortunate for me i am a singer and it is a must to put make up and lipstick. but at home or going out i just put baby powder. for me and for some other women this is alarming, i also start thinking, is it lipstick only? or even eye make up and bluch ons. oh dear oh dear oh dear. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/leadpoisoning.html check the link to find out more
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
20 Oct 07
oh yeah. its very alarming for entertainers and celebrities like you. well, look at the bright side, you dont have to buy expensive and branded lipstick anymore! LOL in the first place, why do they have to put lead in lipsticks?? what is it for? some lipsticks dont contain this substance so why do these branded lipsticks have to have it??
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
22 Oct 07
well i just hope that the not so popular brands dont use lead to make lipstick.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
This is very alarming and this is in the US..I mean where quality products are always on top..and to think these lipsticks are branded and expensive..you would have thought it's safe and healthy. How much more here in the philippines? I just hope the government take an initiative to check also if the locally manufactured lipsticks are lead free? The consumers has the right to know if the products they are using are healthy. I wonder,Now that I'm using a branded lipstick that was a gift..maybe it has lead in it too..tsk..tsk..
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
yes the consumers has the right to know but i dont think our goverment will spend time in this kind of buzz. i mean anggulo na ngayon dava.... so they wont really mind this kinds of things.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
yeah you're right..they would instead use the money to bribe politicians rather than spend it in checking lipstics or beauty cosmetics..:)
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
not just checking lipsticks, sick kids, beggars, elders, flood, landslide and a lot more.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
15 Oct 07
That is an alarming news. Fortunately, I don't use much lipstick and when I do, I only buy the ones that are within my budget. But for people like you who must use make-up because of your profession, you should just check what brand you have to use. I've read in another discussion that the way to test if a lipstick has lead, is to rub a gold ring against it. If the ring turns black, then that lipstick surely contained lead.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
wow, thats so cool thanks for sharing that tip. thanks also for the response
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• Philippines
18 Oct 07
hi roni. Because of the news about the lead content in lipsticks, I'm a little cautious now when I have to apply one. Sometimes, I just want to leave the house without wearing one. And thanks for the "best response".^_^
• India
13 Oct 07
i am shocked by knowing the bad effects of lead.its dangerous.i can't even imagine that the thing we are using to groom us well and spending lots on it is actually playing with us and it will show its true self later. though i don't use lipsticks most often but i use lip glosses.and i am afraid that they may contain these stuffs.i am going to see alternatives.recently i came to know how to make lip gloss at home but i don't remember it.i am gonna find it out and prepare it myself instead of buying them from stores.usually i do the same with lip-balms.but i have to try the lipstick part also. thanks a lot roniroxas for this vital information to all of us.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
14 Oct 07
yes it was a shock. and can you imagine how many parents out there who let their kids use lipstick at the early age of 3. ouch. thanks for the response
• India
14 Oct 07
lipstick at the age of 3?????that is absolutely unbelievable.i don't understand how the well educated parents do this.they should read this article once for sure.its time to spread awareness on such issues that are really serious.
• Canada
16 Oct 07
Well for one thing I am really glad you posted this because I like wearing lipstick and am quite conscious of my health and really resent the fact that companies can put out a products that pose potential health risks. Yikes...when I think about how much lipstick woman wear..and eat in a lifetime if this has been going on for years it is rather alarming to hear. Thank you very much for altering us to this situation...maybe if enough woman stop buying their products they will find another ingredient with less toxicity. Money talks and if they lose sales things might change...otherwise they will continue...how unfortunate. It shows the importance of being an informed consumer...thanks a heap! Raia
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
that was my reaction too.... YIKESSSSS!!! i have another discussion please feel free to view http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1306559.aspx its about making your own lip balm, i would like to experiment on putting or adding colors maybe using food coloring (well i dont know yet) maybe i can make my own lipstick. and its all natural and safe. thanks for the response
• Philippines
13 Oct 07
This news is really alarming! After knowing about this info, I have opted not to use my favorite lipstick. My teacher back in college has told us that the rich colors of lipsticks are from some metals such as lead, but I can't resist using a lipstick to color my pale lips. Now, I have to stop using it.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
14 Oct 07
when we are younger we dont usually believe in such things like that, we think that they just want us to stop using lipstick. i wonder is the local brands of lipsticks has kead to or the popular brands only? thanks for the response
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
13 Oct 07
Well thank goodness I have grown up past the point of needing makeup. For that matter I am glad the phase of thinking I needed makeup didn't last that long. Heck I think the can of hairspray I have, I have had for years now.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
14 Oct 07
arent you that lucky. i am a singer and i cant go on stage without a make up even i like too. for me this is alarming. i mean is lipstick the only beauty products with lead? how about the eye make ups, eye liners and other things we use to paint our faces? gosh. thanks for the response