How much lipstick do you eat?

It’s perhaps not a well known fact to the public that lipsticks contain a variety of Chemicals (some even lead) after all that isn’t going to have you rushing to the make up counter to treat yourself, and what we also are not openly told is that by wearing these lipsticks we are effectively eating them – therefore absorbing what is in them not only through our skin but with our food as well. I am sure you wouldn’t consider biting the top off your favourite designer lipstick and chewing it but if you are a lipstick wearer just think about how much you re apply your lipstick and where it goes?

It is thought by many different sources that we effectively eat up to 7 Lbs of lipstick in our life time! Thats half a stone!!! Now I don’t want to put you off lipstick far from it I am a make up artist and I love Red Lips, Pink Lips, shiny lips, matte lips and more, I just want you to consider perhaps alternating between your favourite high street/luxe brand and perhaps an organic lipstick?

I feel this could be particularly important for ladies receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy, I am extra passionate about these ladies using organic skin care and make up and generally people who may be unwell. I feel that we come into contact with so many chemicals in the modern world that if we can reduce our contact with them even for a day we should consider it.

One of my favourite organic lipsticks is from a much loved brand of mine Dr Hauschka. These lipsticks feel moisturising and luxurious. They have a great colour pay off and smell lovely! I regularly use these during the day and save my favourite red for nights out and weekends, I figure then my intake of lipsticks containing chemicals has to be significantly reduced!

I particularly love these 2 shades – Lipstick Novum 7 and 8 they come in sleek gorgeous packaging and twist up for application.

These beautiful lipsticks contain in their ingredients list… just to name a few

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil,
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,
Rosa Canina Fruit Extract,
Beeswax (Cera Flava),
Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract,
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil,
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax,
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax,
Rosa Damascena Flower Extract..
Find out more about these gorgeous lipsticks and treat yourself to one at

Watch this video it will make you smile and maybe look at your lipsticks differently from now on!

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