Cosmetics

Lipstick & Lead: Questions & Answers

FDA has received a number of inquiries from consumers concerned about the amount of lead present in lipstick. FDA's studies have found no lead levels that would pose safety concerns when lipstick is used as intended.

FDA scientists developed an analytical method, published in 2009, for measuring the amount of lead in lipstick. Our initial findings, as well as our expanded findings posted in December 2011, confirm that the amount of lead found in lipstick is very low and does not pose safety concerns.

The following information is drawn from responses to inquiries we have received, along with information on our latest findings.

 What is FDA's legal authority over cosmetic safety?

FDA regulates cosmetic safety under the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The FD&C Act requires that cosmetics marketed in interstate commerce be safe when used as directed in the labeling or under customary conditions of use. Cosmetics are not subject to pre-market approval by FDA. However, pre-market approval is required for the color additives used in cosmetics (including those in lipsticks), with the exception of coal-tar hair dyes. To learn more, see FDA Authority Over Cosmetics.

 Has FDA set limits for lead in cosmetics?

No, FDA has not set limits for lead in cosmetics. FDA has set specifications for lead in color additives used in cosmetics. FDA approval of color additives is based on safety evaluations that consider the color additives’ intended uses and estimated consumer exposure resulting from those uses. FDA-approved color additives are listed in Title 21 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). To learn more about FDA-approved color additives, see Color Additives.

 What are FDA's limits for lead in color additives?

FDA limits lead in color additives to maximum specified levels, typically no more than 20 parts per million (ppm) for color additives approved for use in cosmetics. In addition, the color additives listed under regulations in 21 CFR Parts 74 and 82 are required to be batch-certified by FDA, which includes testing each batch for lead, before they may be used in cosmetics.

 Has FDA been aware of concerns about lead in lipstick?

Yes, reports about lead in lipstick are not new. In the 1990s, reports of analytical results from a commercial testing laboratory suggested that traces of lead in lipstick might be of concern. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC), in October 2007, reported finding lead in a selection of lipsticks on the market. Because reports about lead in lipstick have surfaced periodically and because of the time that had elapsed since we last examined information on lipsticks in the marketplace, we decided that further follow-up was needed.

 How did FDA follow up on the October 2007 report on lead in lipstick? 

FDA scientists developed and validated a highly sensitive method for the analysis of total lead content in lipstick and applied the method to the same lipsticks, that were still available on the market, previously evaluated by the CSC. FDA scientists found lead in all of the 20 lipsticks tested, ranging from 0.09 ppm to 3.06 ppm, with an average value of 1.07 ppm. The detection limit was estimated to be 0.04 ppm. FDA concluded that the lead levels found are within the range that would be expected from lipsticks formulated with permitted color additives and other ingredients that had been prepared under good manufacturing practice conditions.

An article on FDA's testing methodExit Disclaimer, published in the July/August 2009 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Cosmetic Science, is available online.1 The article includes results for lead in all the lipsticks we tested. For a table of the results, see FDA Analyses of Lead in Lipsticks – Initial Survey. FDA's testing method is now available for use by any suitable analytical laboratory for the determination of total lead content in lipstick.

 How did FDA follow up on its initial survey of lead in lipstick?

FDA conducted an expanded survey of lipsticks, covering a wide variety of shades, prices, and manufacturers. Four hundred lipsticks available on the U.S. market in the spring of 2010 were tested for total lead content. The selection of lipsticks tested was based on the parent company’s market share. We also included some lipsticks from niche markets in an effort to capture lipsticks with unusual characteristics.

Frontier Global Sciences, Inc., a private laboratory based in Seattle, WA, performed the analyses in the expanded survey, following a protocol consistent with FDA’s validated method.1 The laboratory was required to show continued reliability of the results using specific quality control procedures.

 What did FDA's expanded survey reveal about lipsticks on the market?

The expanded survey found that the average lead concentration in the 400 lipsticks tested was 1.11 ppm, very close to the average of 1.07 ppm obtained in our initial survey. The results ranged from the detection limit of 0.026 ppm to the highest value of 7.19 ppm. For a table of the results, see FDA Analyses of Lead in Lipsticks – Expanded Survey. The expanded survey will be published in the May/June, 2012, issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Science.2

 Is there a safety concern about the lead levels FDA found in lipsticks?

No. We have assessed the potential for harm to consumers from use of lipstick containing lead at the levels found in both rounds of testing. Lipstick, as a product intended for topical use with limited absorption, is ingested only in very small quantities. We do not consider the lead levels we found in the lipsticks to be a safety concern. The lead levels we found are within the limits recommended by other public health authorities for lead in cosmetics, including lipstick.3,4

 It has been reported that levels of lead in certain lipsticks exceed those for candy. Is this a fair comparison?

No. The FDA-recommended upper limit for lead in candy is 0.1 ppm. It is not scientifically valid to equate the risk to consumers presented by lead levels in candy, a product intended for ingestion, with that associated with lead levels in lipstick, a product intended for topical use and ingested in much smaller quantities than candy.

 What are FDA's next steps for lead in lipstick?

Although we do not believe that the lead content found in our recent lipstick analyses poses a safety concern, we are evaluating whether there may be a need to recommend an upper limit for lead in lipstick in order to further protect the health and welfare of consumers.

References:

1Hepp, N. M., Mindak, W. R., and Cheng, J., "Determination of Total Lead in Lipstick: Development and Single Lab Validation of a Microwave-Assisted Digestion, Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometric Method," Journal of Cosmetic Science, Vol. 60, No. 4, July/August, 2009.

2Hepp, N.M.., “Determination of Total Lead in 400 Lipsticks on the U.S. Market Using a Validated Microwave-Assisted Digestion, Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometric Method,” Journal of Cosmetic Science, accepted for publication in May/June, 2012, issue.

3Letter from Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, State of California to J. L. Sean Slattery, David Lavine, and Laralei Paras regarding Proposition 65 claims concerning lead in lipstick, March 3, 2008.

4Health Canada, Draft Guidance on Heavy Metal Impurities in Cosmetics. exit icon


  FDA Analyses of Lead in Lipsticks – Initial Survey

The following results for lead content in a selection of lipsticks were obtained by scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and reported in the Journal of Cosmetic Science1 Exit Disclaimer. FDA purchased lipsticks from retail stores between October and December 2007.

Sample #BrandParent companyLipstick line
Shade #
Shadea
Lot #bLead (Pb)c
(ppm)d
1aCover GirlProcter & GambleIncredifull Lipcolor
964
Maximum Red
7241S13.06
1b5188S13.05
 RevlonRevlonColorStay Lipcolor
345
Red Velvet
Compositee2.91f
2072982.38
3Cover GirlProcter & GambleQueen Collection
Q580
Ruby Remix
71362.24
4Body ShopL'OréalLip Colour
22
Garnet
C274EA1.79
5Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
435
Cherry Brandy
72281.76
6L'OréalL'OréalColour Riche
315
True Red
FD2611.47
7RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous
660
Bed of Roses
07208 1508 
53
1.37
8MaybellineL'OréalMoisture Extreme
F315
Cocoa Plum
WD28911.21
9RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous
725
Love That Red
07284 1508 
59
1.04
10aL'OréalL'OréalColour Riche
752
Classic Wine
FD0640.79
10bFD2340.67
11CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last
FJ
Merlot
AA70.55
12CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last
F9
Paprika
A870.48
13Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color
1A3
Maraschino
B550.43
14Burt's BeesClorox CompanyLip Shimmer
g
Merlot
18407010.33
15MaybellineL'OréalMoisture Extreme
E215
Midnight Red
WD30410.23
16PeaceKeeperPeaceKeeperLipstick
g
Paint Me Compassionate
h0.17
17DiorLVMHReplenishing Lipcolor
752
Red Premiere
7A010.15
18DiorLVMHAddict Ultra-Shine
750
Shiniest Sexiness
7D010.12
19M.A.CEstée LauderMatte
g
Viva Glam I
A670.10
20AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U250
Cherry Jubilee
h0.09
      Average  1.07

a Lipsticks selected are 20 of the same brands and shades analyzed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=327)
b Lot numbers embossed or printed on lipstick cases or end labels.
c Results are for total lead content determined by FDA's validated method [Reference 1].
d Reported in units of µg Pb/g in Reference 1.
e Combination of several lots.
f Result not used for determining average value of lead content by FDA's validated method.
g No shade number on lipstick.
h No lot number on lipstick.


 FDA Analyses of Lead in Lipsticks – Expanded Survey

The following results for lead content in 400 lipsticks were obtained by Frontier Global Sciences, Inc., under a contract with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The lipsticks were purchased from retail stores between February and July 2010.

Sample #BrandParent companyLipstick line
Shade #
Shade
Lot #aLead
(Pb)b
(ppm)
1MaybellineL'Oréal USAColor Sensational
125
Pink Petal
FF2057.19
2L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
410
Volcanic
FE2597.00
3NARSShiseidoSemi-Matte
1005
Red Lizard
0KAW4.93
4Cover Girl Queen
Collection
Procter & GambleVibrant Hues Color
Q580
Ruby Remix
91394.92
5NARSShiseidoSemi-Matte
1009
Funny Face
9DLW4.89
6L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
165
Tickled Pink
FF2244.45
7L'OréalL'Oréal USAIntensely Moisturizing Lipcolor
748
Heroic
FD3064.41
8Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
025
Warm Brick
90984.28
9MaybellineL'Oréal USAColor Sensational
475
Mauve Me
FF2014.23
10StargazerStargazerLipstick
103 c
1808084.12
11StargazerStargazerLipstick
103 c
1808084.06
12RevlonRevlonMatte
009
Fabulous Fig
082623.32
13Sonia KashukTarget CorporationLuxury Lip Color
27
Mauvey
090464_0511
X564A
3.12
14AvonAvonBeyond Color
558
Mad For Mauve
AR013.08
15L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
530
Mauve Amour
FD3392.87
16RevlonRevlonColorStay
375
Ripened Red
090402.84
17Burt's BeesClorox CompanyLip Shimmer
d
Toffee
11308012.81
18RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
631
Luminous Pink
090972.81
19Sonia KashukTarget CorporationLuxury Lip Color
27
Mauvey
090464_0511
X564A
2.80
20RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
643
Satin Plum
083512.77
21Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
595
Iced Plum
53532.74
22StargazerStargazerLipstick
101
c
1808082.71
23Fashion FairJohnson Publishing CompanyForever Matte
8207
Forever Gold
H22.68
24AvonAvonBeyond Color
541
Uptown Pink Rose
KL92.59
25Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
035
Smokey Rose
82612.56
26Cover GirlProcter & GambleIncredifull Lipcolor
924
Ripe Raspberry
8226S12.52
27RevlonRevlonRenewist
130
Mauvellous
080432.52
28RevlonRevlonColorStay Soft & Smooth
200
Natural Cashmere
092332.44
29Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
435
Cherry Brandy
52582.42
30RevlonRevlonRenewist
010
Naturally Revealing
080772.40
31Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
701
Rosy Wine
51022.28
32LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Design Metallic
d
Work It!
18G1012.28
33M.A.CEstée LauderFrost
d
Metal Maven
AC92.28
34Cover Girl Queen CollectionProcter & GambleVibrant Hues Color
Q582
Cherry Bomb
72902.27
35StargazerStargazerFantasy
d
Crystal Fuschia
0103062.27
36Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
575
Really Red
52512.26
37RevlonRevlonRenewist
160
Plum Luck
073392.25
38Burt's BeesClorox CompanyLip Shimmer
d
Guava
30009012.24
39RevlonRevlonColorStay Soft & Smooth
360
Pink Indulgence
091412.24
40AvonAvonBeyond Color
549
Pink Lemonade
KW92.23
41Cover Girl Queen CollectionProcter & GambleVibrant Hues Color
Q430
Toast Of The Town
72972.22
42AlmayRevlonHydracolor
545
Pink Pearl
9986-202.21
43Fashion FairJohnson Publishing CompanyFinishings
8907
Berry Bourgeois
8900-702.18
44RevlonRevlonMatte
006
Really Red
092592.12
45Mary KayMary KayCreme
014337
Sheer Blush
MT102.09
46JafraJafra Cosmetics InternationalUltra Creamy
814
Pure Blush
92332.08
47M.A.CEstée LauderAmplified Creme
d
Show Orchid
AC92.08
48Estée Lauder PrescriptivesEstée LauderColorscope Shimmer
24
Apricot Blossom
A972.07
49Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
565
Rose Cashmere
91042.00
50Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
015
Bronzed Peach
83452.00
51L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
830
Naked Ambition
FD2742.00
52Rimmel LondonCotyLasting Finish
058
Drop Of Sherry
90561.98
53StargazerStargazerLipstick
130
c
1412071.98
54Mary KayMary KayCreme
014346
Garnetfrost
RH111.96
55AvonAvonBeyond Color
557
Cantaloupe
KD911.95
56Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
565
Rose Cashmere
91041.94
57MaybellineL'Oréal USAColor Sensational
335
Get Nutty
FF2931.94
58Cover Girl Queen CollectionProcter & GambleVibrant Hues Color
Q435
Cherrylicious
72971.93
59Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
505
Iceblue Pink
93561.92
60RevlonRevlonMoon Drops
260
Heather Frost
2Y11.91
61ClarinsClarins USARouge Appeal
09
Strawberry Smoothie
HC1.88
62RevlonRevlonColorStay Soft & Smooth
225
Pecan Pleasure
092961.88
63Rimmel LondonCotyLasting Finish
058
Drop Of Sherry
90561.88
64BeneFitLVMH Perfums & CosmeticsPearl
LP23
Bold & Beautiful
3L1A1.86
65RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
120
Apricot Fantasy
091541.85
66NARSShiseidoShimmer 1021 Venice9XAD1.84
67RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
450
Gentlemen Prefer Pink
090691.84
68AlmayRevlonHydracolor
510
Rosewood
070051.82
69Mary KayMary KayCreme
014343
Mocha Freeze
MT131.82
70RevlonRevlonMoon Drops Frost
450
Amethyst Smoke
093281.81
71L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
760
Silverstone
FF1521.80
72RevlonRevlonRenewist
060
Perfect Pastel
070871.80
73Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color
116
Candy
AA91.78
74MaybellineL'Oréal USAColor Sensational
465
Madison Mauve
FF3401.78
75Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
560
Fabulous Fuchsia
92641.76
76Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth ArdenColor Intrigue Effects
19
Cocoa Bronze Pearl
8KAK1.76
77RevlonRevlonColorStay Soft & Smooth
315
Juicy Plum
092571.75
78RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
420
Blushed
092601.75
79JafraJafra Cosmetics InternationalUltra Creamy
815
Pure Ruby
92341.74
80AvonAvonBeyond Color
555
Raisinette
LN91.73
81L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
520
Eternally Mauve
FF0161.72
82MaybellineL'Oréal USAMoisture Extreme
A78
Wine On Ice
WD13611.71
83RevlonRevlonMoon Drops Frost
700
Crystal Cut Coral
070801.70
84AlmayRevlonHydracolor
615
Plum Pearl
063401.69
85GabrielGabriel CosmeticsColor
d
Copper Glaze
92261.69
86GabrielGabriel CosmeticsColor
d
Copper Glaze
92261.69
87L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
417
Peach Fuzz
FF3241.69
88L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
400
Captivating Coral
FE0121.69
89NARSShiseidoSheer
1081
Beautiful Liar
8WGD1.69
90L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
620
Mica
FF1351.63
91MaybellineL'Oréal USAColor Sensational
205
Nearly There
FF3191.61
92RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
205
Champagne On Ice
093091.61
93M.A.CEstée LauderFrost
d
Bronzilla
AB91.57
94StargazerStargazerGlitter
d
Green
07081.57
95DiorLVMH Perfums & CosmeticsRouge Dior
365
VIP Pink
9T031.56
96RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
520
Wine With Everything
100621.55
97RevlonRevlonMoon Drops Frost
335
Copperglaze Brown
082061.54
98BeneFitLVMH Perfums & CosmeticsFull-Finish
LP83
Sassy-frass
8E2A1.53
99StargazerStargazerLipstick
104
c
0106061.53
100Estée Lauder PrescriptivesEstée LauderColorscope Sparkle
51
Bronze Lustre
A791.50
101M.A.CEstée LauderGlaze
d
Frou
A101.49
102Mary KayMary KayCreme
014358
Frosted Rose
RR221.49
103MaybellineL'Oréal USAMoisture Extreme
12
Sugar Plum Ice
WB15911.48
104MaybellineL'Oréal USAMineral Power
100
Pink Pearl
FE1901.47
105MaybellineL'Oréal USAColor Sensational
615
Summer Sunset
FF2751.46
106RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
520
Wine With Everything
100621.46
107AvonAvonBeyond Color
551
Peach Daiquiri
KP91.45
108L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
500
Undeniably Mauve
FF0231.45
109L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
740
Really Rose
FF2431.44
110MaybellineL'Oréal USAMoisture Extreme
G280
Mocha Ice
WD14211.41
111AlmayRevlonHydracolor
600
Dusk
681B1.40
112AvonAvonPerfect Wear
P003
Forever Pink
SBK011.39
113Mary KayMary KayTinted Lip Balm
025748
Blush
TC261.39
114ColorganicsColorganicsHemp Organics
d
Purple Haze
e1.38
115L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
805
Golden Splendor
FF3641.38
116StargazerStargazerLipstick
117
c
1808081.38
117Estée LauderEstée LauderAll Day
ADL 39
Frosted Apricot
AA91.37
118MaybellineL'Oréal USAMineral Power
250
Chestnut
FE1581.37
119ColorganicsColorganicsHemp Organics
d
Purple Haze
e1.36
120Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color
1E0
Classic Red
AA91.35
121AlmayRevlonIdeal Lipcolor
240
Plum
086724-161.34
122LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Fever Shine
d
Natural Glimmer
18F3021.34
123M.A.CEstée LauderGlaze
d
Bubbles
AC91.34
124CliniqueEstée LauderHigh Impact
03
Metallic Sand
B781.33
125Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color
125
Melon
A691.32
126RevlonRevlonRenewist
170
Full Bodied Wine
080401.32
127Estée Lauder OriginsEstée LauderFlower Fusion
21
Calla Lily
A391.31
128LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Fever
d
Enticing Rose
18E1041.31
129Mary KayMary KayCreme
014379
Paradise Pink
MK311.30
130RevlonRevlonMoon Drops Creme
585
Persian Melon
081561.28
131Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth ArdenCeramide Plump Perfect 27 Perfect Amethyst9CA1.27
132AlmayRevlonHydracolor
520
Sienna
651X1.26
133Mary KayMary KayCreme
014349
Golden
MR261.26
134CliniqueEstée LauderHigh Impact
24
Nearly Violet
AB81.24
135CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last Soft Matte
82
Berry Berry
A891.24
136Victoria’s SecretLimited BrandsSparkling
d
Adorned
8345ZA1.23
137AlmayRevlonHydracolor
520
Sienna
651X1.22
138L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
300
Crimson Joy
FF2031.21
139ChanelChanelRouge Hydrabase
134
Wild Tulip
01211.20
140LancômeL'Oréal USALe Rouge Absolu
d
Beige Cashmere
18F2001.20
141Victoria’s SecretLimited BrandsHeidi Klum Perfect
 d
Exotic Spice
9223ZA1.19
142CliniqueEstée LauderHigh Impact
09
Citrus Rose
A891.18
143LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Design Sheen
d
Vintage Rose
18G2031.18
144RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
300
Coffee Bean
091101.18
145Victoria’s SecretLimited BrandsSheer Gloss Stick
d
Vulnerable
X1391.18
146Fashion FairJohnson Publishing CompanyLipstick
8091
Crystal Crimson
B31.17
147Iman CosmeticsIman CosmeticsLuxury Moisturizing
004
Paprika
95411.17
148CliniqueEstée LauderDifferent
A3
Ice Bloom
B791.15
149Mary KayMary KayCreme
014340
Pink Shimmer
RH301.15
150Victoria’s SecretLimited BrandsToo Faced
d
Free Love
ABO1.15
151CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last Soft Shine C2 Heather MoonA791.13
152LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Fever
d
Beige Everyday
18DO021.13
153AlmayRevlonIdeal Lipcolor
210
Coffee
86724-041.12
154LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Design Metallic
d
Poodle Skirt
18F9021.11
155ChanelChanelAqualumière
74
Como
96011.10
156StargazerStargazerFantasy
d
Crystal Pink
0103061.10
157ClarinsClarins USALip Colour Tint
19
Wild Berry
F51.08
158L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
800
In The Buff
FF2181.08
159M.A.CEstée LauderFrost
d
Bronze Shimmer
AB91.08
160AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U421
Berry Berry Nice
SKC911.07
161CliniqueEstée LauderHigh Impact
27
After Party
AB91.07
162LancômeL'Oréal USAL‘Absolu Rouge
d
Champagne
18G1011.07
163RevlonRevlonMoon Drops Creme
590
Lilac Champagne
082171.06
164ChanelChanelAqualumière
31
Waikiki
13021.05
165Estée Lauder PrescriptivesEstée LauderColorscope Cream
35
Currant Affair
AC71.04
166L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
835
Bronze Coin
FF1491.04
167RevlonRevlonBeyond Natural
050
Spice
821B1.04
168M.A.CEstée LauderFrost
d
Frenzy
A101.03
169MaybellineL'Oréal USAColor Sensational
635
Very Cherry
FF3411.03
170StargazerStargazerGlitter
d
Fuschia
10091.03
171BeneFitLVMH Perfums & CosmeticsSilky-Finish
LP57
Candy Store
9K1A1.02
172Iman CosmeticsIman CosmeticsLuxury Lipstain
203
Rapture
96341.02
173Mary KayMary KayCreme
014382
Pink Satin
MV111.02
174Estée LauderEstée LauderDouble Wear
DWL 01
Stay Rose
A591.01
175CliniqueEstée LauderButter Shine
441
Adore U
AB91.00
176LancômeL'Oréal USALe Rouge Absolu
d
Pink Eclipse
7K0161.00
177M.A.CEstée LauderFrost
d
Bombshell
A991.00
178Mary KayMary KayCreme
014376
Dusty Rose
MM200.97
179Estée LauderEstée LauderDouble Wear
DWL 03
Stay Pinkberry
A790.96
180LancômeL'Oréal USAL‘Absolu Rouge
d
Amande Sucrée
18G1000.96
181Bobbi BrownEstée LauderMetallic Lip Color
1
Baby Peach
AA90.95
182CliniqueEstée LauderDifferent
A0
Gingerfrost
A100.95
183M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
London Life
AB90.95
184NARSShiseidoSheer
1078
Manhunt
7FLD0.95
185RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
657
Fuchsia Fusion
091670.95
186StargazerStargazerGlitter
d
Pink
07080.95
187Estée LauderEstée LauderSignature
SIG L 10
Radiant Rose
A890.94
188AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U421
Berry Berry Nice
SKC910.93
189MaybellineL'Oréal USAMoisture Extreme
310
Plum Sable
WC18710.93
190Rimmel LondonCotyLasting Finish
170
Alarm
72460.93
191M.A.CEstée LauderBaroque Boudoir
d
Baroque Boudoir
A990.92
192Mary KayMary KayCreme
014355
Raisinberry
RF290.92
193StargazerStargazerLipstick
111
c
0103060.92
194CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last Soft Shine
15
All Heart
A890.91
195LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Fever
d
Rock Icon Fuchsia
7D1780.91
196Mary KayMary KayCreme
014352
Apricot Glaze
RD190.91
197MaybellineL'Oréal USAColor Sensational
325
Cinnamon Stick
FF3030.91
198Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth ArdenCeramide Plump Perfect
03
Perfect Currant
9AA10.90
199MaybellineL'Oréal USAMoisture Extreme
310
Plum Sable
WC18710.90
200Estée LauderEstée LauderSignature
SIG 06
Lush Rose
A880.89
201MaybellineL'Oréal USAMoisture Extreme
C377
Rose Luster
WD20810.89
202ChanelChanelAqualumière
37
Ipanema
15010.88
203Estée LauderEstée LauderAll Day
ADL 18
Starlit Pink
A100.88
204CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last Soft Shine
13
Baby Kiss
A890.86
205Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth ArdenColor Intrigue Effects
15
Sugarplum Shimmer
K9JA20.86
206L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
825
Bronzine
FF2360.86
207Mary KayMary KayCreme
014334
Berry Kiss
MV040.86
208ClarinsClarins USAJoli Rouge
703
Ginger
RU0.85
209ChanelChanelRouge Allure
21
Exotic
22010.84
210CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last Soft Shine
15
All Heart
A890.84
211Estée LauderEstée LauderSignature
SIG 31
Spiced Coral
A890.84
212Estée LauderEstée LauderDouble Wear
DWL 02
Stay Pink
B490.83
213Mary KayMary KayTinted Lip Balm
025393
Rose
TF230.83
214CliniqueEstée LauderButter Shine
426
Perfect Plum
AB90.82
215DiorLVMH Perfums & CosmeticsAddict High Shine
750
Runway Red
9Wo10.82
216L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
825
Bronzine
FF2360.82
217L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
754
Sugar Plum
FF2450.82
218CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last Soft Shine
63
Pink Spice
AA90.81
219StargazerStargazerFantasy
d
Crystal Cinnamon
0103060.81
220Estée LauderEstée LauderSignature
SIG 31
Spiced Coral
A890.80
221Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color Crystal
303
Crystal Pink
AA90.80
222Iman CosmeticsIman CosmeticsLuxury Moisturizing
001
Wild Thing
9BU30.80
223Mary KayMary KayTinted Lip Balm
025395
Apricot
TC300.80
224LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Design Metallic
d
Copper Desire
18FN110.79
225Bobbi BrownEstée LauderMetallic Lip Color
10
Ruby
AC90.78
226Estée LauderEstée LauderSignature
SIG 07
Rich Berry
A980.78
227Estée Lauder OriginsEstée LauderFlower Fusion
04
Marigold
A590.78
228Estée LauderEstée LauderSignature
SIG 63
Divine Red
A680.77
229Burt's BeesClorox CompanyLip Shimmer
d
Champagne
35309010.76
230L'OréalL'Oréal USAIntensely Moisturizing Lipcolor
858
Charming
FD0330.76
231MaybellineL'Oréal USAMoisture Extreme
A55
Orchid Frost
WC34910.76
232Cover Girl Queen CollectionProcter & GambleVibrant Hues Shine
Q930
Shiny Parfait
8113U20.75
233Estée LauderEstée LauderSignature
SIG 33
Apricot Sun
A390.75
234Mary KayMary KayCreme
014325
Black Cherry
RH240.75
235CliniqueEstée LauderDifferent
A4
Angelic
A100.74
236Estée LauderEstée LauderSignature
SIG 15
Woodland Berry
B790.74
237M.A.CEstée LauderSlimshine
d
Rock Out
AB70.74
238Mary KayMary KayCreme 014373 Pink MelonRF270.74
239LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Fever Shine
d
Simmering
18DD000.73
240L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
590
Blushing Berry
FF3060.73
241Mary KayMary KayCreme
014373
Pink Melon
RF270.72
242StargazerStargazerLipstick
115
c
1808080.72
243ChanelChanelAqualumière
98
Grenada
19010.70
244Mary KayMary KayTinted Lip Balm
025396
Poppy
TD010.70
245Rimmel LondonCotyLasting Finish
180
Jet Set Red
92950.70
246LancômeL'Oréal USAL‘Absolu Rouge
d
Absolute Rouge
18G2000.69
247LancômeL'Oréal USAL‘Absolu Rouge
d
Absolute Rouge
18G2000.69
248L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
850
Extreme Spice
FF2220.69
249M.A.CEstée LauderSatin
d
Viva Glam II
A200.69
250Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth ArdenExceptional
74
Marigold
8PA30.68
251RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Pearl
616
Wink For Pink
091620.68
252Estée LauderEstée LauderSignature
SIG 36
Black Cherry
A990.67
253L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
820
Chocolate Obsession
FF2160.66
254Victoria’s SecretLimited BrandsMatte Cream
d
Siren
760.66
255Rimmel LondonCotyLasting Finish
038
In Vogue
92790.64
256Mary KayMary KayCreme
014361
Toffee
RF190.63
257RevlonRevlonBeyond Natural
060
Berry
9510.63
258M.A.CEstée LauderGlaze
d
Shitaki
AB90.62
259M.A.CEstée LauderSlimshine
d
Intimidate
A690.62
260Mary KayMary KayCreme
014331
Whipped Berries
RH280.61
261StargazerStargazerFantasy
d
Crystal Copper
0103060.61
262Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color
1CM
Plumberry
A780.60
263M.A.CEstée LauderCremesheen
d
On Hold
AC90.60
264Mary KayMary KayCreme
014367
Tanned
MR080.60
265Mary KayMary KayCreme
014385
Hibiscus
MK300.60
266ChanelChanelRouge Allure
70
Adorable
18010.59
267ChanelChanelRouge Allure
70
Adorable
18010.59
268MaybellineL'Oréal USAMoisture Extreme
C410
Plum Wine
FF050A0.59
269AvonAvonPerfect Wear
P203
Enduring Wine
SBB010.58
270AvonAvonPerfect Wear
P005
Forever Fuschia
SKK910.58
271ChanelChanelRouge Allure
75
Amusing
14010.58
272CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last Soft Shine
08
Golden Brandy
A990.58
273CliniqueEstée LauderDifferent
33
Raspberry Glace
A100.57
274Mary KayMary KayCreme
014328
Apple Berry
RK210.57
275AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U101
Instant Mocha
SLG910.56
276M.A.CEstée LauderFrost
d
Angel
A100.56
277AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U2
Wink
SJF910.55
278MaybellineL'Oréal USAMineral Power
350
Plum Wine
FE1840.55
279Estée Lauder PrescriptivesEstée LauderLipshine
09
Sunkissed
A690.54
280ChanelChanelRouge Allure
14
Passion
22010.53
281M.A.CEstée LauderGlaze
d
Riveting
AC90.53
282ClarinsClarins USAJoli Rouge Perfect
700
Cedar Red
6N0.52
283CliniqueEstée LauderButter Shine
414
Fresh Watermelon
AA90.52
284LancômeL'Oréal USAL'Absolu Rouge
d
Rose Mythique
18G1010.52
285M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Milan Mode
AC80.52
286MaybellineL'Oréal USAMoisture Extreme
E190
Royal Red
FE354A0.52
287LancômeL'Oréal USAL'Absolu Rouge
d
Rich Cashmere
18G1010.51
288ChanelChanelRouge Allure
10
Attitude
10010.50
289Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color Crystal
91
Elizabeth Pink
A890.50
290Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color Crystal
306
Crystal Rose
A790.50
291AvonAvonPerfect Wear
P304
Sunkissed Ginger
SBC910.49
292Cover Girl Queen CollectionProcter & GambleVibrant Hues Shine
Q920
Shiny Port Wine
8170U20.49
293BeneFitLVMH Perfums & CosmeticsFull-Finish
LP84
Do Tell
8F1A0.48
294Estée Lauder PrescriptivesEstée LauderLipshine
06
Raspberry Ice
A490.48
295AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U206
Wineberry
SJL910.47
296Iman CosmeticsIman CosmeticsLuxury Moisturizing
006
Black Brandy
8AK10.47
297Wet 'n' WildMarkwins InternationalMega Last Lip Color
901B
Think Pink
9312010.47
298CliniqueEstée LauderDifferent
A5
Heartfelt
A100.46
299Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color Crystal
3C8
Crystal Beige
B480.45
300M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Sophisto
AC90.45
301RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Creme
640
Blackberry
093080.44
302ShiseidoShiseidoShimmering
SL7
C
FPKD0.44
303Burt's BeesClorox CompanyLip Shimmer
d
Raisin
30709010.43
304CliniqueEstée LauderButter Shine
409
Ambrosia
A890.43
305CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last Soft Shine
17
Watermelon
A890.43
306LancômeL'Oréal USAL'Absolu Rouge
d
Pink Sapphire
18EO020.43
307M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Charismatic
AB90.41
308M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Laugh A Lot
AB90.41
309Bobbi BrownEstée LauderCreamy Lip Color
33
Retro Pink
AC90.40
310CliniqueEstée LauderButter Shine
427
Crushed Grape
A990.40
311Cover Girl Queen CollectionProcter & GambleVibrant Hues Shine
Q940
Shiny Wine
8320U20.40
312M.A.CEstée LauderSatin
d
Empowered
A990.40
313CliniqueEstée LauderButter Shine
433
Apple Brandy
A890.39
314Estée Lauder OriginsEstée LauderRain and Shine
15
Pink Sparkle
A390.39
315M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Utter Fun
A790.39
316M.A.CEstée LauderAmplified Creme
d
Cosmo
AC90.39
317MaybellineL'Oréal USAMoisture Extreme
G140
Peach Mocha
WC22610.39
318ShiseidoShiseidoShimmering
SL16
c
NNGS0.39
319Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color
1A3
Maraschino
A890.38
320AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U103
Rosewine
SLI910.37
321M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Utter Fun
A790.37
322M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Patisserie
AA90.37
323ClarinsClarins USASun Sheer
05
Sunset Cinnamon
M10.35
324Victoria’s SecretLimited BrandsPerfect
d
Showstopper
9BZ10.35
325Estée LauderEstée LauderAll Day
ADL 19
Rich and Rosey
AA90.33
326ShiseidoShiseidoShimmering
SL10
c
NLEL0.32
327StargazerStargazerLipstick
119
c
172100.32
328Wet 'n' WildMarkwins InternationalMega Last Lip Color
914C
Mocha-licious
9313010.32
329CliniqueEstée LauderHigh Impact
19
Extreme Pink
A990.31
330DiorLVMH Perfums & CosmeticsAddict Lipcolor
773
Scarlet Siren
9X020.31
331M.A.CEstée LauderAmplified Creme
d
Dubonnet
A200.31
332AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U423
Red 2000
SJL910.30
333L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
310
Fired Up
FD2680.30
334M.A.CEstée LauderSatin
d
Retro
AB90.30
335StargazerStargazerLipstick
108
c
0908080.30
336CliniqueEstée LauderHigh Impact
14
Cider Berry
A490.29
337LancômeL'Oréal USALe Rouge Absolu
d
Rhum Riche
18F1000.29
338L'OréalL'Oréal USAEndless
720
Real Raisin
FF2320.29
339Mary KayMary KayCreme
014364
Shell
RF310.29
340Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
030
It's Your Mauve
93460.28
341MaybellineL'Oréal USAVolume Seduction XL
405
Peachy Flush
WE0200.28
342RevlonRevlonSuper Lustrous Creme
135
Chocolate Velvet
092360.28
343CliniqueEstée LauderHigh Impact
05
Go Fig
A590.27
344LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Design
d
Red Stiletto
18G1010.27
345M.A.CEstée LauderCremesheen
d
Creme In Your Coffee
A890.27
346LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Design Cream
d
All Done Up
18E2180.26
347CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last Soft Matte
18
Vintage Wine
A990.25
348M.A.CEstée LauderSlimshine
d
Urgent!
A490.25
349M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Plumful
AA90.24
350CliniqueEstée LauderDifferent
A6
Rose Aglow
A100.23
351LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Fever Shine
d
Tempt Me
18DN260.23
352M.A.CEstée LauderAmplified Creme
d
Morange
AC90.23
353MaybellineL'Oréal USAVolume Seduction XL
605
Seductively Nude
WF1970.23
354NARSShiseidoSatin
1060
Afghan Red
8UDD0.23
355Bobbi BrownEstée LauderCreamy Lip Color
5
Blue Raspberry
AC90.22
356CliniqueEstée LauderButter Shine
432
Cranberry Cream
A890.22
357Wet 'n' WildMarkwins InternationalMega Last Lip Color
916D
Ravin' Raisin
9330010.22
358AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U250
Cherry Jubilee
SJT910.21
359CliniqueEstée LauderDifferent
04
A Different Grape
AB90.20
360Estée Lauder OriginsEstée LauderRain and Shine
22
Razzleberry
A100.20
361LancômeL'Oréal USALe Rouge Absolu
d
Valentine
18ED000.20
362LancômeL'Oréal USAL‘Absolu Rouge
d
Berry Noir
18FO000.20
363M.A.CEstée LauderSatin
d
Cyber
AC90.20
364AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U420
Poppy Love
SJZ910.18
365Cover GirlProcter & GambleContinuous Color
795
Toasted Almond
92300.18
366CliniqueEstée LauderHigh Impact
02
Nude Beach
A890.17
367LancômeL'Oréal USAColor Design Cream
d
All Done Up
18E2180.17
368Elizabeth ArdenElizabeth ArdenExceptional
30
Fiesta
9AA0.16
369L'OréalL'Oréal USAInfallible
20
Gardenia
FE093B0.16
370M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Desire
A890.15
371M.A.C Dsquared2Estée LauderLustre
d
Blood Red
A690.15
372StargazerStargazerLipstick
110
c
1210080.15
373L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
108
Gilded Pink
FF3390.14
374Iman CosmeticsIman CosmeticsLuxury Lipstain
208
Strip Tease
8CS10.13
375M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Spice It Up!
A100.13
376Wet 'n' WildMarkwins InternationalMega Last Lip Color
910D
Red Velvet
9323010.13
377AvonAvonUltra Color Rich
U516
Tuscan Russet
SL2910.12
378Bobbi BrownEstée LauderLip Color
57
Hot Cocoa
A380.12
379M.A.CEstée LauderLustre
d
Lady Bug
AC90.12
380M.A.CEstée LauderMatte
d
Viva Glam I
A200.11
381BeneFitLVMH Perfums & CosmeticsFull-Finish
LP87
La La Land
8F1A0.08
382L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Riche
231
Raspberries
FD1110.08
383M.A.CEstée LauderAmplified Creme
d
Impassioned
A200.08
384M.A.CEstée LauderMatte
d
Chili
A100.08
385CliniqueEstée LauderDifferent
53
Guava Stain
AC90.07
386CliniqueEstée LauderLong Last
02
Sugar Bean
A990.07
387Victoria’s SecretLimited BrandsPout
d
Pink Champagne
9217ZA0.07
388Bobbi BrownEstée LauderLip Color
8
Blackberry
AA90.06
389Bobbi BrownEstée LauderLip Color
8
Blackberry
AA90.06
390Fashion FairJohnson Publishing CompanyLipstick
8018
Magenta Mist
H10.06
391Fashion FairJohnson Publishing CompanyLipstick
8014
Earth Red
H10.05
392Iman CosmeticsIman CosmeticsLuxury Moisturizing
005
Iman Red
J20.05
393M.A.CEstée LauderMatte
d
Lady Danger
A100.05
394Lori AnneMood MagicMood
d
Yellow
e0.05
395Estée LauderEstée LauderPure Color
161
Pink Parfait
BA90.04
396M.A.CEstée LauderSatin
d
M.A.C Red
A100.03
397Lori AnneMood MagicMood
d
Blue
e0.03
398CliniqueEstée LauderAlmost
06
Black Honey
A79<0.026
399L'OréalL'Oréal USAColour Juice
240
Cherry On Top
FF082<0.026
400Wet’n’ WildMarkwins InternationalMega Mixers Lipbalm
281
Bahama Mama
927101<0.026
      Average  1.11

a Lot numbers embossed or printed on lipstick cases or end labels.

b Results are for total lead content determined by FDA's validated method (Reference 1).

c No shade name on lipstick.

d No shade number on lipstick.

e No lot number on lipstick.

December 27, 2007; updated June 25, 2009, September 2, 2009, November 3, 2009, and December 5, 2011

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