Lipstick = Lead-Based Paint?
Submitted via e-mail in July 2005
Lead is a chemical or "element" which causes cancer, learning disabilities, seizures, and death and, if ingested in large amounts, feelings of extreme heaviness. Recently, a brand of lipstick called "Red Earth" that costs from $9 to $67 was found to contain a great big pile of lead. There was so much lead that a single tube of the stuff weighed more than four pounds. This is bad.
Here are some other lines of lipstick that have lead in them:
Lead is added to lipstick because it makes it harder to remove. More reputable brands use epoxy or other leadless substances for the same purpose.
Here's how you can test your lipstick to see if there is lead in it:
Please send this information to all your girl friends and gay/fetishist/Goth/cross-dressing/actor male friends.
Behind the Legend
We were curious about whether or not lipstick really did or did not contain lead. To test the theory, we purchased several tubes of the product mentioned in this e-mail and put them through their paces. Here are our results: