I just heard about this (apparently I'm a little behind the curve), over 70% of commercially made lipsticks contain much more than "trace" quantities of lead. I found these via google when I searched "lead-free lipstick":http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/lead-free-lipsticks-470402http://www.enviroblog.org/2007/10/lead-in-lipstick.htm?gclid=CLKn3ozgwJUCFQWxsgodWH-RQw
Now, I'm not a "save the world by buying only locally grown organic underpants" kind of girl. I do go to the local farmer's market for veggies and grow some of my own, keep my driving to a minimum, and use a clothesline for my laundry as weather permits, but this is completely crazy!
Here's my question for you, ladies: How hard and/or expensive would it be to make your own lipstick? I've seen a lot of lip balms here on Craftster (and elsewhere) and I'll admit that I only started looking into this today. And if I'm not satisfied with what I can do on my budget, what brands are safe that aren't $25 for a tiny tube? And what about other cosmetics?
All I'm looking for here is some information, I'm not trying to advertise or start a political fight, so if you lovely ladies that keep this ship afloat think this is inappropriate in any way, I won't be offended if it gets edited or deleted.
Thanks in advance for any input!