Contest Info

  • Started: 10/19/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 10/21/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 21
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Contest Directions: Here's the shocking news for today. L'Oreal lipstick was found to contain the dangerous levels of lead - the highest level in the US lipstick market. The research was done by an independent research group that studied levels of toxins contained in different lipstick brands sold in the United States. The study showed that 61 percent of sold lipstick contains detectable levels of lead, with L'Oreal being the prime offender. Lead is a metal that is toxic to human body and causes a damage to the brain, blood vessels, and may lead to infertility.
The above report suggests that L'Oreal lipstick creates looks that literally could kill - it is a dangerous weapon - when it comes to looks and health.
Photoshop lipstick any way you wish. Make other things shaped as lipstick. Make unusual things appear from a lipstick tube (snail, cigar, etc.). Merge lipstick with other objects - weapons, etc. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 10/19/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 10/21/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 21
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
21 pictures
  • Cigarette Lipstick

    Cigarette Lipstick
  • Water Lipstick

    Water Lipstick
  • Frog Lipstick

    Frog Lipstick
  • Lead Lipstick

    Lead Lipstick
  • Lipstick Spray

    Lipstick Spray
  • Lipstick Pen

    Lipstick Pen
  • Lipstick Bullets

    Lipstick Bullets
  • Lipstick Swiss Knife

    Lipstick Swiss Knife
  • Zombie Lipstick

    Zombie Lipstick
  • Lethal Lipstick

    Lethal Lipstick
  • Katyusha Lipstick Launcher

    Katyusha Lipstick Launcher
  • Lipstick Bullet

    Lipstick Bullet
  • Deadly Lipstick

    Deadly Lipstick
  • Murder Lipstick

    Murder Lipstick
  • Lipstick Army

    Lipstick Army
  • Darth Vader Lipstick

    Darth Vader Lipstick
  • Blood Lipstick

    Blood Lipstick
  • Skull and Bones Lipstick

    Skull and Bones Lipstick
  • Graffiti Lipstick

    Graffiti Lipstick
  • Slow Death by Lipstick

    Slow Death by Lipstick
  • Lipstick Gun

    Lipstick Gun
21 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Almost in every ladies' bag a wonderful helper to make up a beautiful form could be found - a lipstick. However to be suitable to choose and use, this cosmetic preparation should be very careful. Composition of a general lipstick has 4 ingredients in it: Base, supplements, dyes and aromatizes. Base - It is a natural vegetative wax from palm trees, grass leaves and cereus waxen. Besides wax lipstick includes oils (for example, castor oil, which beautifully softens lips) and film-forming substances (polymers and silicate derivatives, which gives shining and firmness). Among the supplements, including in the components of lipstick, mostly it is Vitamin A and E. They have anti-inflammatory action, contains vegetative extracts and sun-protective filters. The color of the lipstick depends upon the mixtures of pigments and dyes. And the perfume hides the smell of raw material. Besides that, all lipsticks contain conservatives, which save the properties of the lipstick, as well as antioxidants, preventing its oxidation. Kinds of Lipsticks Depending upon the content lipsticks may be classified as moisturizing, nourishing, long-lasting, hygienic and shining for lips. Moisturizing lipsticks not only color the lips, but also softens them, preventing peeling. It consists of avocado oil, cacao, castor, sunflower or coconut oil, chamomile extract. Quick erasing property is the disadvantage. Nourishing lipsticks protects lips from cracks during the winter period of the year; indeed it consists of a large quantity of wax. Long-lasting and super long-lasting lipsticks do not keep the signs and may hold on the lips for 24 hours. They are easily drawn and posses pleasant texture. It consists of dyeing pigments in mixture with the ethers. When the last mentioned disappears, on the lips remains a color film. But it is not recommended to use the long-lasting lipsticks everyday, because they make the lips dry. Hygienic lipsticks prevent drying and formation of cracks. These are Ideal for caring of lips during winter. This Consists of vitamins, nourishing and moisturizers and anti-inflammatory substances. But unfortunately, similar lipsticks do not shade the lip, that's why this usage does not have decorative character. Shine for the lips ideally suits for the natural make-up. It contains of the vegetative dyes in a small quantity, oils and vitamins. But have to be careful with the application, as indeed the mist spreads very easily. Choosing the color correctly There exist some principles, with the help of which it is recommended to select a lipstick: - As dark is the skin, so luscious and bright should be the lipstick; - As fair is the skin, so natural shades should be there in the lipstick (for example, dull-rose colored, beige toned); - For a normal skin tonus golden colored and all red shades are suitable. While buying a lipstick: A good quality lipstick should be soft and light applied on the lips, equally laid, no spread out and no devolving. It should not tighten the lips; keep the sense of heaviness and stains after rubbing. A good lipstick always smells tasty. Droplets or spots should not be present on the surface of lipstick. Hard, brittleness and bad smell of a lipstick indicate the poor quality of a lipstick. A small experiment can be carried out to examine the selected lipstick: Draw a line with the tester on a piece of paper. If the lipstick is of good quality, line will be homogeneous, with out lumps, pellets and roughness. Apart from this, apply a small quantity of the lipstick on backside of the palm. This allows in determining the how the lipstick is applied, whether it can be erased easily or not and the color of lipstick on your skin. For a total confidence it is recommended to apply on the lips directly in the shop itself, indeed the shades of the lipsticks may change very easily, applied on the natural color of the lips.

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