According to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis conducted in December 2011, 400 lipstick products were found to contain trace amounts of lead.  The worst offenders, products by L’Oreal, contained about 7 parts per million of lead.  Others by Avon, Revlon, Cover Girl, and Maybelinne contained 4 or 5 million parts per million.

The FDA noted that this amount of lead was up from the 2007 analysis of lipsticks, but stated that, “Our results do not show levels of lead in lipsticks that would pose a safety concern.”  The amount of lead in lipstick is not a serious concern, considering that other products such as paint are allowed to have a maximum lead level of 600 parts per million.

If consumers are concerned the FDA analysis lists the specific brands that have the least amount of lead content in them on their website.

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