[adsenseyu5] Here's something we don't need, but has inevitably made its was into the mainstream. Designer lipstick, specifically Tom Ford's red, which is $48 dollars a tube sans tax. How is Tom Ford's red better than the combination-red made by Mother, She Wrote? If Tom's lipstick stayed on all day, no creases, etc then maybe. I didn't find a lipstick that could do this, but I did find some interesting things about lipstick while searching for the perfect product.
Lipstick has been around since ancient times and contains pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that apply color-protection and texture. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics tested lipsticks and 1/3 contain more lead than is safely allowed in candy--specifically in red lipstick, so make sure you don't eat it. Lead is not broken down in your body but builds up over time, and no amount of exposure is safe. Its been linked with learning, language, and behavioral problems. Lead is more harmful to pregnant women and small children and can cause infertility and miscarriage.
Sadly, the FDA doesn't have a limit on lead in cosmetics--I wonder how much lead is in my body right now?