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.
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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
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
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
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
- 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
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.