My friends have been alarmed with the issues of having lead in some lipstick brands. I have known some brand who has high-content of lead in their products but due to disclosure policies, I will not go over them one-by-one.
A simple way to test if your lipstick contains lead, here’s a quick way to do it:
- Make certain the area on which you intend to test the lipstick is thoroughly clean. Let it dry before performing the test.
- Coat the underneath side of your wrist or the back of your hand with the lipstick to be tested. If you are uncomfortable doing that, you can use a piece of fabric or paper instead.
- Rub a piece of piece of copper, gold, pewter or silver across the lipstick stain. Be sure to rub the metal in well in order to assure an accurate test. Also wait a few minutes before making a snap determination. Sometimes it will take a few minutes for the color change to take effect because of the amount of lead contained therein.
- Look to see if the lipstick’s color has changed; gotten darker or turned almost black. It some cases, it may only leave a discolored streak or smear. If the color goes dark anyway, chances are good that your lipstick contains at least trace amounts of lead.