Do you use a lipstick daily? I don’t. But I wear it at least 4 – 5 days in a week. More often than not, I apply one in the morning, head out to work and re-apply after lunch. That’s pretty much a norm with most ladies isn’t it? And so the question today is, do you wipe off your lipstick, lipgloss or lipbalm before you eat or drink anything?
While I do not wipe off my lipstick, lipgloss or lipbalm prior to drinking, I might wipe my mouth before eating…sometimes. It’s not a very conscious effort and neither do I do it proactively – I just do it if I feel like it. For the most part, I’ll just eat with my lipstick on.
I know there’s been a lot of discussion in terms of unsafe ingredients in lipsticks, or that we’re ingesting a tons of lipstick in a year and so it’s best to choose naturally formulated ones. However, I am not too concerned because I don’t think I’m consuming tons of lipsticks. LOL. Plus, I hardly wear red lipsticks where evidence of lead are the highest. Even then, it appears that many red lipsticks are safe today because color additives are no longer made from coal tars that contain high amounts of lead.
Lipsticks are safe. Most color additives are no longer made from coal tars that contain high amounts of lead. Almost all pigments now come from petroleum, and the FDA certifies each batch. “You’ll find far more lead and mercury in the foods you eat than the lipstick you wear,” says Ni’Kita Wilson, a cosmetics chemist at Cosmetech Labs in Fairfield, New Jersey. (Oprah.com)
So over to you. Do you have a habit of wiping off your lipstick prior to eating or drinking? And why do you do it? Is it out of a health concern or is it out of a habit?