The Sad Truth About Lipsticks

I remember when I was just 10-12 years old, I had almost a dozen of lipsticks. My dad used to and still dislikes me applying any kind of makeup. I’m not really sure why, but I think he likes simplicity. Dark lipsticks, eyeshadows, full coverage foundations are a big NO-NO in front of him. He would always taunt me when I used to apply lipstick that “you’re eventually going to eat all of that lipstick”. I kind of ignored it and kept using lipsticks and he kept telling me.

Whenever I used to visit India, my cousins would go mad seeing my makeup. As I had come from abroad and had too much knowledge about makeup (as per them). They would always wander around me to see and use my makeup. They would ask me tons of questions about all the products and I felt proud to have some knowledge and be able to share it with them.

A few days back, I was just discussing about makeup with my sister in law and she read a post online claiming that ‘if a lipstick contains lead, it’ll change color when rubbed with gold’. I had heard about it when I was small and I remember trying it but forgot about the result. So she tried it out with her lipstick and we were shocked. I don’t know how true this statement is, but dude, can anyone explain me the change of color in some and no change in others. How would anyone explain that?

MAC – TAUPE

Left is original shade and right after rubbing with gold

MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL – BARELY BROWN

MILANI – NUDE CREME

WET N WILD – BARE IT ALL

NYX LINGERIE – EXOTIC

LA SPLASH – BUTTERSCOTCH BRITTLE

MAC, NYX, WET N WILD changed colors but MILANI, LA SPLASH and MAYBELLINE were same.

I have many more lipsticks but I tried just these many to give an idea to the world. I’m not claiming that these lipsticks actually contain lead but all I’m guessing is, there might be something wrong with them.

I would like you all to try it with your lipsticks, especially the high end brands. And let me know the results.

Thanks for reading! 🤗