Lipstick is a cosmetic product and it is use for the purpose of beautification and makeup is centuries old, that’s why the word lipstick is part of many folk tales and traditional phrases of many languages. Some of the examples include: The phrase “lipstick on his collar” is a euphemism to describe a man who is cheating on his partner.
A “lipstick lesbian” is a gay or bisexual woman who exhibits feminine gender attributes. The alliterative term is thought to have come into common usage during the 1980s in order to distinguish between lesbians who adhere to more conventional gender roles and those who do not. In some contexts, it has pejorative connotations.
“Lippy” is a British colloquialism for lipstick, particularly in Northern England.
The phrase “lipstick on a pig” is a euphemism for unsuccessfully attempting to make attractive
something (or some idea) that is inherently unattractive .
Many varieties of lipstick exist. As with most other types of makeup, lipstick is typically, but not exclusively, worn by women. Lipstick contains pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that apply color, texture, and protection to the lips. Wax provides the structure to the solid lipstick. Lipsticks may be made from several waxes such as beeswax, ozokerite and candelilla wax. The high melting Carnauba wax is a key ingredient in terms of strengthening the lipstick. Various oils and fats are also used in lipsticks, such as olive oil, mineral oil, cocoa butter, lanolin, and petrolatum. More than 50% of lipsticks made in the United States contain pig fat or cator oil, which gives them a shiny appearance.
A study by US consumer group Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, in October 2007 found 60 percent of lipsticks tested contained trace amounts of lead, especially in red lipsticks. The levels of lead varied from 0.03 to 0.65 parts per million. One third of the lipsticks containing lead exceeded the 0.1ppm limit set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for lead in candy.
3. What Do The Health Experts Say:
This comes from someone who works in the breast cancer unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital , in Toronto .. From: Dr. Nahid Neman. She says ! Recently a lipstick brand called’Red Earth’ Decreased their prices from $67 to $9.90. It contained lead. Lead is a chemical which causes cancer. The lipstick brands that contain lead are: christian dior, lancome, clinique, Y.S.L, estee lauder, shiseido, red earth (lip gloss), chanel (lip conditioner), market America-montnes lipstick.
The higher the lead content, The greater the chance of causing cancer. After doing a test on lipsticks, It was found that the Y.S.L. Lipstick Contained the most amount of lead. Watch out for those lipsticks Which are supposed to stay longer. If your lipstick stays longer, it is Because of the higher content of lead.
Here is the test you can do yourself:
1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
3. If the lipstick colour changes to black,
Then you know the lipstick contains lead.
Please share this information to all females you really care about, including your wife, sister, mother and colleagues.
source: research medical.com