Although these lipsticks don’t pose a threat to public safety (plenty from L’Oreal, MAC, Revlon, Maybelline, NARS, Cover Girl, Dior, Lancome, etc.), the FDA is now considering to recommend the lead level limit in lipsticks in order to protect the consumers.
For a complete list of lipsticks tested positive for lead, click here
In the US, cosmetic products and ingredients (excluding color additives) are not subject to FDA approval prior to market launch. In short, manufacturers (big or small) can use any ingredient and sell without FDA’s consent. So that leaves the undiscerning consumer with self-regulation. Boo! #caveat