Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Being Conscious of What Your Make-ups Are Made With?

I love to make-up but that doesn't make me a make -up  freak. Some weeks can pass me by without me applying make-up and some weeks can't pass me by without make-up. Well that's how my make-up routine looks like. Some couple of days ago i bought a new brand of lip gloss simply because i found the bottle very attractive, few days later i decided to put it on, i was expecting to perceive vanilla or any sweet fragrance but unfortunately the type of strong chemical that oozed out of it made me i had to read the content once again to find out one more time if i actually bought a lip gloss or a car paint ( i just don't know the name of the strongest chemical i can describe it with right now). My husband was forced to ask me if I'm painting/spraying any object. So you can imagine how bad the lip gloss is. I kept wondering why someone/people would produce such chemical as lip gloss. I know they have nose to know that their product is faraway from what lip gloss should be.

So the question boils down to this: How conscious are you with the type of contents your make-ups are made with? Findings have it now that several major brands of lipstick  contain dangerous levels of cancer-causing lead which can be detected with a gold ring. Lead is a chemical which causes cancer. Studies found out that those lip stick which are suppose to last for 24 hrs contain lead. I don't know how true there findings are but the backed it up with an experiment which you can find below:
* Put some lipstick on your hand
* Use a 24k-14k gold ring to scratch on the lip stick
* If the lipstick color changes to black then you know the lipstick contains lead.
Although i have not tested this before because i don't have those 24 hrs stay lipstick, but because of this i will go and buy one so that i can experiment on this article and find out how accurate  this information is. If you are reading this and you have the 24-14k gold and also a 24 hrs stay on lipstick why not experiment on this and share with us what you found out by posting it in the comment box.
I will like you to stay tuned because i will be reviewing some beautiful, tested and trusted brands of make-ups/cosmetics i have been using for a long time and i know you will love them too. Guess the results of this make-ups i will review might vary due to skin types  but all the same you will like them when you check them out. Stay tuned!!


kenmei said...

Hi, nice tip. I'll be doing just this when ever I get back to wearing lip gloss. Thanks for reaching out at voiceboks! You can visit me to here:

Nekky said...

Can you imagine? I've never heard of this before. I'll be checking in on your blog for other reviews. I need to be updated.

Small Kucing said...

Interesting tips. I seldom use make up. The most will be lip gloss or lipstick

Conny said...

Wow i never knew about this, there is nothing that is not possible in this our age now. Love your blog is full of infos and please i will like you to hook me up where you get this most beautiful images for your post. Is very unique.

Renee said...

Did you know about the website called the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics?


It's pretty impactful.

May said...

No Renee, thanks for sharing this link i will check it out now and thanks every one for your comments.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I found this post very informative and interesting. I wear make up every now and then but I have sensitive skin so I have to be very careful. A very important point is the possibility of one's health being affected by the chemicals in some of these products. Thanks for the warning! I am glad to become a Follower of your Blog. I read about it on Reflexions:Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop. I also have a Blog - http://www.judyh-jsthoughts.blogspot.com. Take care and my best wishes to you.

Des said...

Hi! Thanks for sharing. Now, I'm a bit curious to try it out. :) I'm visiting and following from VB. Best Regards! :)

Des of www.chicsassymom.com

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