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Limiting Lead in Lipstick and Other Cosmetics

Limiting Lead in Lipstick and Other Cosmetics

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As a part of FDA’s overall mission to protect public health, the agency undertook a project to determine levels of lead in lipstick and in a variety of other cosmetics.

Lead occurs naturally in the environment, and its occurrence, as an impurity, in cosmetic products can’t be avoided. FDA has taken action whenever necessary to remove products from the market that contain lead at unsafe levels.

In December 2016, FDA issued draft guidance to industry on lead as an impurity in cosmetic lip products, such as lipsticks, and other cosmetics, such as eye shadows, blushes, compact powders, shampoos, and body lotions. Our guidance recommends a maximum level of lead in cosmetic products. 

How FDA Tested Lipsticks and Other Cosmetics for Lead

In October 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) reported finding lead in a small selection of lipsticks on the market. We decided to follow up with our own assessment of lead levels in lipsticks.

In addition, as part of our ongoing efforts to monitor cosmetics on the market, we also looked at lead levels in several externally applied cosmetics, including eye shadows, blushes, lotions, mascaras, foundations, body powders, compact powders, shaving creams, and face paints.

FDA scientists developed and validated a new method for analyzing lead in lipsticks, and used this method to find the lead content in several hundred cosmetic lip products on the U.S. market, including 20 from CSC’s report that were still available. We used a more common extraction method to find the lead content in additional cosmetic lip products. We used both of these methods to find the lead content in a total of 685 cosmetics on the U.S. market.

More than 99 percent of the cosmetics we surveyed contained less than 10 ppm lead. Based on our surveys we determined that manufacturers are capable of limiting lead content in cosmetic products to 10 ppm or less if they are careful about selecting their ingredients and follow good manufacturing practices.

For results of our surveys, see—

How FDA Determined That Up to 10 ppm Lead in These Products Would Not Pose a Health Risk

Exposure to lead from lipstick is mainly by swallowing, such as after a consumer licks her lips, so we used the same approach for cosmetic lip products that we use to estimate exposure to lead from food. We determined that exposure to 10 ppm lead from incidental ingestion of cosmetic lip products is very small and cannot be measured in routine blood testing.

Exposure to lead from other cosmetics is by absorption through the skin, but the amount absorbed is very small. This means that exposure to lead from a product such as eye shadow or body lotion is even lower than exposure to lead from a lipstick or other lip cosmetic, and also cannot be measured in routine blood testing.

Based on these factors, we concluded that up to 10 ppm lead in cosmetic lip products and externally applied cosmetics would not pose a health risk. 

FDA’s Draft Guidance for Industry on Lead in Cosmetic Lip Products and Externally Applied Cosmetics

FDA has issued draft guidance to industry recommending that cosmetic lip products and externally applied cosmetics not contain more than 10 ppm lead as an impurity.

Although most cosmetics on the market in the United States generally already contain less than 10 ppm of lead, a small number contained higher amounts, and we are aware that some cosmetics from other countries contain lead at higher levels. This makes guidance on recommended maximum lead levels all the more important as more products are imported into this country.

You can comment on FDA guidance documents at any time. But to make sure FDA has time to consider your comments before the draft guidance becomes final, you should submit your comments within 60 days of its publication.

To learn more, including how to submit comments on the guidance, see “Draft Guidance for Industry: Lead in Cosmetic Lip Products and Externally Applied Cosmetics: Recommended Maximum Level.

Background on How Cosmetics and Color Additives Are Regulated

The law doesn’t require cosmetic products or ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market, and it doesn’t require cosmetic firms to share their safety data with the agency. Cosmetics must be properly labeled and safe when used according to their directions or when used in the customary or expected way.

FDA monitors the safety of cosmetics on the market, and we can take action against cosmetics that don’t comply with the law.

Unlike other cosmetic ingredients, color additives must have FDA approval for their intended use, and most color additives have limits for lead as an impurity. When we consider approving a color additive, we look at information such as how the color additive will be used, amounts consumers will be exposed to, and whether the color additive will be safe for its intended use.

In addition, some color additives may be used only if they are from batches certified by FDA. This includes testing each batch for lead. FDA regulations usually limit lead as an impurity in color additives to no more than 10 or 20 ppm. However, because color additives are used in such small amounts to achieve their intended effects, these levels of lead are unlikely to pose a health risk.

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Data Tables

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 Sciencedisclaimer icon. FDA purchased lipsticks from retail stores between October and December 2007.

Sample # Brand Parent company Lipstick line
Shade #
Shadea
Lot #b Lead (Pb)c
(ppm)d
1a Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Incredifull Lipcolor
964
Maximum Red
7241S1 3.06
1b Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Incredifull Lipcolor
964
Maximum Red
5188S1 3.05
  Revlon Revlon ColorStay Lipcolor
345
Red Velvet
Compositee 2.91f
2 07298 2.38
3 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Queen Collection
Q580
Ruby Remix
7136 2.24
4 Body Shop L'Oréal Lip Colour
22
Garnet
C274EA 1.79
5 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
435
Cherry Brandy
7228 1.76
6 L'Oréal L'Oréal Colour Riche
315
True Red
FD261 1.47
7 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous
660
Bed of Roses
07208 1508 
53
1.37
8 Maybelline L'Oréal Moisture Extreme
F315
Cocoa Plum
WD2891 1.21
9 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous
725
Love That Red
07284 1508 
59
1.04
10a L'Oréal L'Oréal Colour Riche
752
Classic Wine
FD064 0.79
10b FD234 0.67
11 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last
FJ
Merlot
AA7 0.55
12 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last
F9
Paprika
A87 0.48
13 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color
1A3
Maraschino
B55 0.43
14 Burt's Bees Clorox Company Lip Shimmer
g
Merlot
1840701 0.33
15 Maybelline L'Oréal Moisture Extreme
E215
Midnight Red
WD3041 0.23
16 PeaceKeeper PeaceKeeper Lipstick
g
Paint Me Compassionate
h 0.17
17 Dior LVMH Replenishing Lipcolor
752
Red Premiere
7A01 0.15
18 Dior LVMH Addict Ultra-Shine
750
Shiniest Sexiness
7D01 0.12
19 M.A.C Estée Lauder Matte
g
Viva Glam I
A67 0.10
20 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U250
Cherry Jubilee
h 0.09
          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.

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 # Brand Parent company Lipstick line
Shade #
Shade
Lot #a Lead
(Pb)b
(ppm)
1 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Color Sensational
125
Pink Petal
FF205 7.19
2 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
410
Volcanic
FE259 7.00
3 NARS Shiseido Semi-Matte
1005
Red Lizard
0KAW 4.93
4 Cover Girl Queen
Collection
Procter & Gamble Vibrant Hues Color
Q580
Ruby Remix
9139 4.92
5 NARS Shiseido Semi-Matte
1009
Funny Face
9DLW 4.89
6 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
165
Tickled Pink
FF224 4.45
7 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Intensely Moisturizing Lipcolor
748
Heroic
FD306 4.41
8 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
025
Warm Brick
9098 4.28
9 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Color Sensational
475
Mauve Me
FF201 4.23
10 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
103 c
180808 4.12
11 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
103 c
180808 4.06
12 Revlon Revlon Matte
009
Fabulous Fig
08262 3.32
13 Sonia Kashuk Target Corporation Luxury Lip Color
27
Mauvey
090464_0511
X564A
3.12
14 Avon Avon Beyond Color
558
Mad For Mauve
AR01 3.08
15 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
530
Mauve Amour
FD339 2.87
16 Revlon Revlon ColorStay
375
Ripened Red
09040 2.84
17 Burt's Bees Clorox Company Lip Shimmer
d
Toffee
1130801 2.81
18 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
631
Luminous Pink
09097 2.81
19 Sonia Kashuk Target Corporation Luxury Lip Color
27
Mauvey
090464_0511
X564A
2.80
20 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
643
Satin Plum
08351 2.77
21 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
595
Iced Plum
5353 2.74
22 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
101
c
180808 2.71
23 Fashion Fair Johnson Publishing Company Forever Matte
8207
Forever Gold
H2 2.68
24 Avon Avon Beyond Color
541
Uptown Pink Rose
KL9 2.59
25 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
035
Smokey Rose
8261 2.56
26 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Incredifull Lipcolor
924
Ripe Raspberry
8226S1 2.52
27 Revlon Revlon Renewist
130
Mauvellous
08043 2.52
28 Revlon Revlon ColorStay Soft & Smooth
200
Natural Cashmere
09233 2.44
29 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
435
Cherry Brandy
5258 2.42
30 Revlon Revlon Renewist
010
Naturally Revealing
08077 2.40
31 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
701
Rosy Wine
5102 2.28
32 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Design Metallic
d
Work It!
18G101 2.28
33 M.A.C Estée Lauder Frost
d
Metal Maven
AC9 2.28
34 Cover Girl Queen Collection Procter & Gamble Vibrant Hues Color
Q582
Cherry Bomb
7290 2.27
35 Stargazer Stargazer Fantasy
d
Crystal Fuschia
010306 2.27
36 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
575
Really Red
5251 2.26
37 Revlon Revlon Renewist
160
Plum Luck
07339 2.25
38 Burt's Bees Clorox Company Lip Shimmer
d
Guava
3000901 2.24
39 Revlon Revlon ColorStay Soft & Smooth
360
Pink Indulgence
09141 2.24
40 Avon Avon Beyond Color
549
Pink Lemonade
KW9 2.23
41 Cover Girl Queen Collection Procter & Gamble Vibrant Hues Color
Q430
Toast Of The Town
7297 2.22
42 Almay Revlon Hydracolor
545
Pink Pearl
9986-20 2.21
43 Fashion Fair Johnson Publishing Company Finishings
8907
Berry Bourgeois
8900-70 2.18
44 Revlon Revlon Matte
006
Really Red
09259 2.12
45 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014337
Sheer Blush
MT10 2.09
46 Jafra Jafra Cosmetics International Ultra Creamy
814
Pure Blush
9233 2.08
47 M.A.C Estée Lauder Amplified Creme
d
Show Orchid
AC9 2.08
48 Estée Lauder Prescriptives Estée Lauder Colorscope Shimmer
24
Apricot Blossom
A97 2.07
49 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
565
Rose Cashmere
9104 2.00
50 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
015
Bronzed Peach
8345 2.00
51 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
830
Naked Ambition
FD274 2.00
52 Rimmel London Coty Lasting Finish
058
Drop Of Sherry
9056 1.98
53 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
130
c
141207 1.98
54 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014346
Garnetfrost
RH11 1.96
55 Avon Avon Beyond Color
557
Cantaloupe
KD91 1.95
56 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
565
Rose Cashmere
9104 1.94
57 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Color Sensational
335
Get Nutty
FF293 1.94
58 Cover Girl Queen Collection Procter & Gamble Vibrant Hues Color
Q435
Cherrylicious
7297 1.93
59 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
505
Iceblue Pink
9356 1.92
60 Revlon Revlon Moon Drops
260
Heather Frost
2Y1 1.91
61 Clarins Clarins USA Rouge Appeal
09
Strawberry Smoothie
HC 1.88
62 Revlon Revlon ColorStay Soft & Smooth
225
Pecan Pleasure
09296 1.88
63 Rimmel London Coty Lasting Finish
058
Drop Of Sherry
9056 1.88
64 BeneFit LVMH Perfums & Cosmetics Pearl
LP23
Bold & Beautiful
3L1A 1.86
65 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
120
Apricot Fantasy
09154 1.85
66 NARS Shiseido Shimmer 1021 Venice 9XAD 1.84
67 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
450
Gentlemen Prefer Pink
09069 1.84
68 Almay Revlon Hydracolor
510
Rosewood
07005 1.82
69 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014343
Mocha Freeze
MT13 1.82
70 Revlon Revlon Moon Drops Frost
450
Amethyst Smoke
09328 1.81
71 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
760
Silverstone
FF152 1.80
72 Revlon Revlon Renewist
060
Perfect Pastel
07087 1.80
73 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color
116
Candy
AA9 1.78
74 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Color Sensational
465
Madison Mauve
FF340 1.78
75 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
560
Fabulous Fuchsia
9264 1.76
76 Elizabeth Arden Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects
19
Cocoa Bronze Pearl
8KAK 1.76
77 Revlon Revlon ColorStay Soft & Smooth
315
Juicy Plum
09257 1.75
78 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
420
Blushed
09260 1.75
79 Jafra Jafra Cosmetics International Ultra Creamy
815
Pure Ruby
9234 1.74
80 Avon Avon Beyond Color
555
Raisinette
LN9 1.73
81 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
520
Eternally Mauve
FF016 1.72
82 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Moisture Extreme
A78
Wine On Ice
WD1361 1.71
83 Revlon Revlon Moon Drops Frost
700
Crystal Cut Coral
07080 1.70
84 Almay Revlon Hydracolor
615
Plum Pearl
06340 1.69
85 Gabriel Gabriel Cosmetics Color
d
Copper Glaze
9226 1.69
86 Gabriel Gabriel Cosmetics Color
d
Copper Glaze
9226 1.69
87 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
417
Peach Fuzz
FF324 1.69
88 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
400
Captivating Coral
FE012 1.69
89 NARS Shiseido Sheer
1081
Beautiful Liar
8WGD 1.69
90 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
620
Mica
FF135 1.63
91 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Color Sensational
205
Nearly There
FF319 1.61
92 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
205
Champagne On Ice
09309 1.61
93 M.A.C Estée Lauder Frost
d
Bronzilla
AB9 1.57
94 Stargazer Stargazer Glitter
d
Green
0708 1.57
95 Dior LVMH Perfums & Cosmetics Rouge Dior
365
VIP Pink
9T03 1.56
96 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
520
Wine With Everything
10062 1.55
97 Revlon Revlon Moon Drops Frost
335
Copperglaze Brown
08206 1.54
98 BeneFit LVMH Perfums & Cosmetics Full-Finish
LP83
Sassy-frass
8E2A 1.53
99 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
104
c
010606 1.53
100 Estée Lauder Prescriptives Estée Lauder Colorscope Sparkle
51
Bronze Lustre
A79 1.50
101 M.A.C Estée Lauder Glaze
d
Frou
A10 1.49
102 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014358
Frosted Rose
RR22 1.49
103 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Moisture Extreme
12
Sugar Plum Ice
WB1591 1.48
104 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Mineral Power
100
Pink Pearl
FE190 1.47
105 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Color Sensational
615
Summer Sunset
FF275 1.46
106 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
520
Wine With Everything
10062 1.46
107 Avon Avon Beyond Color
551
Peach Daiquiri
KP9 1.45
108 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
500
Undeniably Mauve
FF023 1.45
109 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
740
Really Rose
FF243 1.44
110 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Moisture Extreme
G280
Mocha Ice
WD1421 1.41
111 Almay Revlon Hydracolor
600
Dusk
681B 1.40
112 Avon Avon Perfect Wear
P003
Forever Pink
SBK01 1.39
113 Mary Kay Mary Kay Tinted Lip Balm
025748
Blush
TC26 1.39
114 Colorganics Colorganics Hemp Organics
d
Purple Haze
e 1.38
115 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
805
Golden Splendor
FF364 1.38
116 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
117
c
180808 1.38
117 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder All Day
ADL 39
Frosted Apricot
AA9 1.37
118 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Mineral Power
250
Chestnut
FE158 1.37
119 Colorganics Colorganics Hemp Organics
d
Purple Haze
e 1.36
120 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color
1E0
Classic Red
AA9 1.35
121 Almay Revlon Ideal Lipcolor
240
Plum
086724-16 1.34
122 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Fever Shine
d
Natural Glimmer
18F302 1.34
123 M.A.C Estée Lauder Glaze
d
Bubbles
AC9 1.34
124 Clinique Estée Lauder High Impact
03
Metallic Sand
B78 1.33
125 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color
125
Melon
A69 1.32
126 Revlon Revlon Renewist
170
Full Bodied Wine
08040 1.32
127 Estée Lauder Origins Estée Lauder Flower Fusion
21
Calla Lily
A39 1.31
128 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Fever
d
Enticing Rose
18E104 1.31
129 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014379
Paradise Pink
MK31 1.30
130 Revlon Revlon Moon Drops Creme
585
Persian Melon
08156 1.28
131 Elizabeth Arden Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect 27 Perfect Amethyst 9CA 1.27
132 Almay Revlon Hydracolor
520
Sienna
651X 1.26
133 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014349
Golden
MR26 1.26
134 Clinique Estée Lauder High Impact
24
Nearly Violet
AB8 1.24
135 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last Soft Matte
82
Berry Berry
A89 1.24
136 Victoria’s Secret Limited Brands Sparkling
d
Adorned
8345ZA 1.23
137 Almay Revlon Hydracolor
520
Sienna
651X 1.22
138 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
300
Crimson Joy
FF203 1.21
139 Chanel Chanel Rouge Hydrabase
134
Wild Tulip
0121 1.20
140 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Le Rouge Absolu
d
Beige Cashmere
18F200 1.20
141 Victoria’s Secret Limited Brands Heidi Klum Perfect
 d
Exotic Spice
9223ZA 1.19
142 Clinique Estée Lauder High Impact
09
Citrus Rose
A89 1.18
143 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Design Sheen
d
Vintage Rose
18G203 1.18
144 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
300
Coffee Bean
09110 1.18
145 Victoria’s Secret Limited Brands Sheer Gloss Stick
d
Vulnerable
X139 1.18
146 Fashion Fair Johnson Publishing Company Lipstick
8091
Crystal Crimson
B3 1.17
147 Iman Cosmetics Iman Cosmetics Luxury Moisturizing
004
Paprika
9541 1.17
148 Clinique Estée Lauder Different
A3
Ice Bloom
B79 1.15
149 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014340
Pink Shimmer
RH30 1.15
150 Victoria’s Secret Limited Brands Too Faced
d
Free Love
ABO 1.15
151 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last Soft Shine C2 Heather Moon A79 1.13
152 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Fever
d
Beige Everyday
18DO02 1.13
153 Almay Revlon Ideal Lipcolor
210
Coffee
86724-04 1.12
154 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Design Metallic
d
Poodle Skirt
18F902 1.11
155 Chanel Chanel Aqualumière
74
Como
9601 1.10
156 Stargazer Stargazer Fantasy
d
Crystal Pink
010306 1.10
157 Clarins Clarins USA Lip Colour Tint
19
Wild Berry
F5 1.08
158 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
800
In The Buff
FF218 1.08
159 M.A.C Estée Lauder Frost
d
Bronze Shimmer
AB9 1.08
160 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U421
Berry Berry Nice
SKC91 1.07
161 Clinique Estée Lauder High Impact
27
After Party
AB9 1.07
162 Lancôme L'Oréal USA L‘Absolu Rouge
d
Champagne
18G101 1.07
163 Revlon Revlon Moon Drops Creme
590
Lilac Champagne
08217 1.06
164 Chanel Chanel Aqualumière
31
Waikiki
1302 1.05
165 Estée Lauder Prescriptives Estée Lauder Colorscope Cream
35
Currant Affair
AC7 1.04
166 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
835
Bronze Coin
FF149 1.04
167 Revlon Revlon Beyond Natural
050
Spice
821B 1.04
168 M.A.C Estée Lauder Frost
d
Frenzy
A10 1.03
169 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Color Sensational
635
Very Cherry
FF341 1.03
170 Stargazer Stargazer Glitter
d
Fuschia
1009 1.03
171 BeneFit LVMH Perfums & Cosmetics Silky-Finish
LP57
Candy Store
9K1A 1.02
172 Iman Cosmetics Iman Cosmetics Luxury Lipstain
203
Rapture
9634 1.02
173 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014382
Pink Satin
MV11 1.02
174 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Double Wear
DWL 01
Stay Rose
A59 1.01
175 Clinique Estée Lauder Butter Shine
441
Adore U
AB9 1.00
176 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Le Rouge Absolu
d
Pink Eclipse
7K016 1.00
177 M.A.C Estée Lauder Frost
d
Bombshell
A99 1.00
178 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014376
Dusty Rose
MM20 0.97
179 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Double Wear
DWL 03
Stay Pinkberry
A79 0.96
180 Lancôme L'Oréal USA L‘Absolu Rouge
d
Amande Sucrée
18G100 0.96
181 Bobbi Brown Estée Lauder Metallic Lip Color
1
Baby Peach
AA9 0.95
182 Clinique Estée Lauder Different
A0
Gingerfrost
A10 0.95
183 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
London Life
AB9 0.95
184 NARS Shiseido Sheer
1078
Manhunt
7FLD 0.95
185 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
657
Fuchsia Fusion
09167 0.95
186 Stargazer Stargazer Glitter
d
Pink
0708 0.95
187 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Signature
SIG L 10
Radiant Rose
A89 0.94
188 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U421
Berry Berry Nice
SKC91 0.93
189 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Moisture Extreme
310
Plum Sable
WC1871 0.93
190 Rimmel London Coty Lasting Finish
170
Alarm
7246 0.93
191 M.A.C Estée Lauder Baroque Boudoir
d
Baroque Boudoir
A99 0.92
192 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014355
Raisinberry
RF29 0.92
193 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
111
c
010306 0.92
194 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last Soft Shine
15
All Heart
A89 0.91
195 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Fever
d
Rock Icon Fuchsia
7D178 0.91
196 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014352
Apricot Glaze
RD19 0.91
197 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Color Sensational
325
Cinnamon Stick
FF303 0.91
198 Elizabeth Arden Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect
03
Perfect Currant
9AA1 0.90
199 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Moisture Extreme
310
Plum Sable
WC1871 0.90
200 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Signature
SIG 06
Lush Rose
A88 0.89
201 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Moisture Extreme
C377
Rose Luster
WD2081 0.89
202 Chanel Chanel Aqualumière
37
Ipanema
1501 0.88
203 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder All Day
ADL 18
Starlit Pink
A10 0.88
204 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last Soft Shine
13
Baby Kiss
A89 0.86
205 Elizabeth Arden Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects
15
Sugarplum Shimmer
K9JA2 0.86
206 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
825
Bronzine
FF236 0.86
207 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014334
Berry Kiss
MV04 0.86
208 Clarins Clarins USA Joli Rouge
703
Ginger
RU 0.85
209 Chanel Chanel Rouge Allure
21
Exotic
2201 0.84
210 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last Soft Shine
15
All Heart
A89 0.84
211 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Signature
SIG 31
Spiced Coral
A89 0.84
212 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Double Wear
DWL 02
Stay Pink
B49 0.83
213 Mary Kay Mary Kay Tinted Lip Balm
025393
Rose
TF23 0.83
214 Clinique Estée Lauder Butter Shine
426
Perfect Plum
AB9 0.82
215 Dior LVMH Perfums & Cosmetics Addict High Shine
750
Runway Red
9Wo1 0.82
216 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
825
Bronzine
FF236 0.82
217 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
754
Sugar Plum
FF245 0.82
218 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last Soft Shine
63
Pink Spice
AA9 0.81
219 Stargazer Stargazer Fantasy
d
Crystal Cinnamon
010306 0.81
220 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Signature
SIG 31
Spiced Coral
A89 0.80
221 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color Crystal
303
Crystal Pink
AA9 0.80
222 Iman Cosmetics Iman Cosmetics Luxury Moisturizing
001
Wild Thing
9BU3 0.80
223 Mary Kay Mary Kay Tinted Lip Balm
025395
Apricot
TC30 0.80
224 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Design Metallic
d
Copper Desire
18FN11 0.79
225 Bobbi Brown Estée Lauder Metallic Lip Color
10
Ruby
AC9 0.78
226 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Signature
SIG 07
Rich Berry
A98 0.78
227 Estée Lauder Origins Estée Lauder Flower Fusion
04
Marigold
A59 0.78
228 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Signature
SIG 63
Divine Red
A68 0.77
229 Burt's Bees Clorox Company Lip Shimmer
d
Champagne
3530901 0.76
230 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Intensely Moisturizing Lipcolor
858
Charming
FD033 0.76
231 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Moisture Extreme
A55
Orchid Frost
WC3491 0.76
232 Cover Girl Queen Collection Procter & Gamble Vibrant Hues Shine
Q930
Shiny Parfait
8113U2 0.75
233 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Signature
SIG 33
Apricot Sun
A39 0.75
234 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014325
Black Cherry
RH24 0.75
235 Clinique Estée Lauder Different
A4
Angelic
A10 0.74
236 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Signature
SIG 15
Woodland Berry
B79 0.74
237 M.A.C Estée Lauder Slimshine
d
Rock Out
AB7 0.74
238 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme 014373 Pink Melon RF27 0.74
239 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Fever Shine
d
Simmering
18DD00 0.73
240 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
590
Blushing Berry
FF306 0.73
241 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014373
Pink Melon
RF27 0.72
242 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
115
c
180808 0.72
243 Chanel Chanel Aqualumière
98
Grenada
1901 0.70
244 Mary Kay Mary Kay Tinted Lip Balm
025396
Poppy
TD01 0.70
245 Rimmel London Coty Lasting Finish
180
Jet Set Red
9295 0.70
246 Lancôme L'Oréal USA L‘Absolu Rouge
d
Absolute Rouge
18G200 0.69
247 Lancôme L'Oréal USA L‘Absolu Rouge
d
Absolute Rouge
18G200 0.69
248 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
850
Extreme Spice
FF222 0.69
249 M.A.C Estée Lauder Satin
d
Viva Glam II
A20 0.69
250 Elizabeth Arden Elizabeth Arden Exceptional
74
Marigold
8PA3 0.68
251 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl
616
Wink For Pink
09162 0.68
252 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Signature
SIG 36
Black Cherry
A99 0.67
253 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
820
Chocolate Obsession
FF216 0.66
254 Victoria’s Secret Limited Brands Matte Cream
d
Siren
76 0.66
255 Rimmel London Coty Lasting Finish
038
In Vogue
9279 0.64
256 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014361
Toffee
RF19 0.63
257 Revlon Revlon Beyond Natural
060
Berry
951 0.63
258 M.A.C Estée Lauder Glaze
d
Shitaki
AB9 0.62
259 M.A.C Estée Lauder Slimshine
d
Intimidate
A69 0.62
260 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014331
Whipped Berries
RH28 0.61
261 Stargazer Stargazer Fantasy
d
Crystal Copper
010306 0.61
262 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color
1CM
Plumberry
A78 0.60
263 M.A.C Estée Lauder Cremesheen
d
On Hold
AC9 0.60
264 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014367
Tanned
MR08 0.60
265 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014385
Hibiscus
MK30 0.60
266 Chanel Chanel Rouge Allure
70
Adorable
1801 0.59
267 Chanel Chanel Rouge Allure
70
Adorable
1801 0.59
268 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Moisture Extreme
C410
Plum Wine
FF050A 0.59
269 Avon Avon Perfect Wear
P203
Enduring Wine
SBB01 0.58
270 Avon Avon Perfect Wear
P005
Forever Fuschia
SKK91 0.58
271 Chanel Chanel Rouge Allure
75
Amusing
1401 0.58
272 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last Soft Shine
08
Golden Brandy
A99 0.58
273 Clinique Estée Lauder Different
33
Raspberry Glace
A10 0.57
274 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014328
Apple Berry
RK21 0.57
275 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U101
Instant Mocha
SLG91 0.56
276 M.A.C Estée Lauder Frost
d
Angel
A10 0.56
277 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U2
Wink
SJF91 0.55
278 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Mineral Power
350
Plum Wine
FE184 0.55
279 Estée Lauder Prescriptives Estée Lauder Lipshine
09
Sunkissed
A69 0.54
280 Chanel Chanel Rouge Allure
14
Passion
2201 0.53
281 M.A.C Estée Lauder Glaze
d
Riveting
AC9 0.53
282 Clarins Clarins USA Joli Rouge Perfect
700
Cedar Red
6N 0.52
283 Clinique Estée Lauder Butter Shine
414
Fresh Watermelon
AA9 0.52
284 Lancôme L'Oréal USA L'Absolu Rouge
d
Rose Mythique
18G101 0.52
285 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Milan Mode
AC8 0.52
286 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Moisture Extreme
E190
Royal Red
FE354A 0.52
287 Lancôme L'Oréal USA L'Absolu Rouge
d
Rich Cashmere
18G101 0.51
288 Chanel Chanel Rouge Allure
10
Attitude
1001 0.50
289 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color Crystal
91
Elizabeth Pink
A89 0.50
290 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color Crystal
306
Crystal Rose
A79 0.50
291 Avon Avon Perfect Wear
P304
Sunkissed Ginger
SBC91 0.49
292 Cover Girl Queen Collection Procter & Gamble Vibrant Hues Shine
Q920
Shiny Port Wine
8170U2 0.49
293 BeneFit LVMH Perfums & Cosmetics Full-Finish
LP84
Do Tell
8F1A 0.48
294 Estée Lauder Prescriptives Estée Lauder Lipshine
06
Raspberry Ice
A49 0.48
295 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U206
Wineberry
SJL91 0.47
296 Iman Cosmetics Iman Cosmetics Luxury Moisturizing
006
Black Brandy
8AK1 0.47
297 Wet 'n' Wild Markwins International Mega Last Lip Color
901B
Think Pink
931201 0.47
298 Clinique Estée Lauder Different
A5
Heartfelt
A10 0.46
299 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color Crystal
3C8
Crystal Beige
B48 0.45
300 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Sophisto
AC9 0.45
301 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Creme
640
Blackberry
09308 0.44
302 Shiseido Shiseido Shimmering
SL7
C
FPKD 0.44
303 Burt's Bees Clorox Company Lip Shimmer
d
Raisin
3070901 0.43
304 Clinique Estée Lauder Butter Shine
409
Ambrosia
A89 0.43
305 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last Soft Shine
17
Watermelon
A89 0.43
306 Lancôme L'Oréal USA L'Absolu Rouge
d
Pink Sapphire
18EO02 0.43
307 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Charismatic
AB9 0.41
308 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Laugh A Lot
AB9 0.41
309 Bobbi Brown Estée Lauder Creamy Lip Color
33
Retro Pink
AC9 0.40
310 Clinique Estée Lauder Butter Shine
427
Crushed Grape
A99 0.40
311 Cover Girl Queen Collection Procter & Gamble Vibrant Hues Shine
Q940
Shiny Wine
8320U2 0.40
312 M.A.C Estée Lauder Satin
d
Empowered
A99 0.40
313 Clinique Estée Lauder Butter Shine
433
Apple Brandy
A89 0.39
314 Estée Lauder Origins Estée Lauder Rain and Shine
15
Pink Sparkle
A39 0.39
315 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Utter Fun
A79 0.39
316 M.A.C Estée Lauder Amplified Creme
d
Cosmo
AC9 0.39
317 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Moisture Extreme
G140
Peach Mocha
WC2261 0.39
318 Shiseido Shiseido Shimmering
SL16
c
NNGS 0.39
319 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color
1A3
Maraschino
A89 0.38
320 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U103
Rosewine
SLI91 0.37
321 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Utter Fun
A79 0.37
322 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Patisserie
AA9 0.37
323 Clarins Clarins USA Sun Sheer
05
Sunset Cinnamon
M1 0.35
324 Victoria’s Secret Limited Brands Perfect
d
Showstopper
9BZ1 0.35
325 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder All Day
ADL 19
Rich and Rosey
AA9 0.33
326 Shiseido Shiseido Shimmering
SL10
c
NLEL 0.32
327 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
119
c
17210 0.32
328 Wet 'n' Wild Markwins International Mega Last Lip Color
914C
Mocha-licious
931301 0.32
329 Clinique Estée Lauder High Impact
19
Extreme Pink
A99 0.31
330 Dior LVMH Perfums & Cosmetics Addict Lipcolor
773
Scarlet Siren
9X02 0.31
331 M.A.C Estée Lauder Amplified Creme
d
Dubonnet
A20 0.31
332 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U423
Red 2000
SJL91 0.30
333 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
310
Fired Up
FD268 0.30
334 M.A.C Estée Lauder Satin
d
Retro
AB9 0.30
335 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
108
c
090808 0.30
336 Clinique Estée Lauder High Impact
14
Cider Berry
A49 0.29
337 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Le Rouge Absolu
d
Rhum Riche
18F100 0.29
338 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Endless
720
Real Raisin
FF232 0.29
339 Mary Kay Mary Kay Creme
014364
Shell
RF31 0.29
340 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
030
It's Your Mauve
9346 0.28
341 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Volume Seduction XL
405
Peachy Flush
WE020 0.28
342 Revlon Revlon Super Lustrous Creme
135
Chocolate Velvet
09236 0.28
343 Clinique Estée Lauder High Impact
05
Go Fig
A59 0.27
344 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Design
d
Red Stiletto
18G101 0.27
345 M.A.C Estée Lauder Cremesheen
d
Creme In Your Coffee
A89 0.27
346 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Design Cream
d
All Done Up
18E218 0.26
347 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last Soft Matte
18
Vintage Wine
A99 0.25
348 M.A.C Estée Lauder Slimshine
d
Urgent!
A49 0.25
349 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Plumful
AA9 0.24
350 Clinique Estée Lauder Different
A6
Rose Aglow
A10 0.23
351 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Fever Shine
d
Tempt Me
18DN26 0.23
352 M.A.C Estée Lauder Amplified Creme
d
Morange
AC9 0.23
353 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Volume Seduction XL
605
Seductively Nude
WF197 0.23
354 NARS Shiseido Satin
1060
Afghan Red
8UDD 0.23
355 Bobbi Brown Estée Lauder Creamy Lip Color
5
Blue Raspberry
AC9 0.22
356 Clinique Estée Lauder Butter Shine
432
Cranberry Cream
A89 0.22
357 Wet 'n' Wild Markwins International Mega Last Lip Color
916D
Ravin' Raisin
933001 0.22
358 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U250
Cherry Jubilee
SJT91 0.21
359 Clinique Estée Lauder Different
04
A Different Grape
AB9 0.20
360 Estée Lauder Origins Estée Lauder Rain and Shine
22
Razzleberry
A10 0.20
361 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Le Rouge Absolu
d
Valentine
18ED00 0.20
362 Lancôme L'Oréal USA L‘Absolu Rouge
d
Berry Noir
18FO00 0.20
363 M.A.C Estée Lauder Satin
d
Cyber
AC9 0.20
364 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U420
Poppy Love
SJZ91 0.18
365 Cover Girl Procter & Gamble Continuous Color
795
Toasted Almond
9230 0.18
366 Clinique Estée Lauder High Impact
02
Nude Beach
A89 0.17
367 Lancôme L'Oréal USA Color Design Cream
d
All Done Up
18E218 0.17
368 Elizabeth Arden Elizabeth Arden Exceptional
30
Fiesta
9AA 0.16
369 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Infallible
20
Gardenia
FE093B 0.16
370 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Desire
A89 0.15
371 M.A.C Dsquared2 Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Blood Red
A69 0.15
372 Stargazer Stargazer Lipstick
110
c
121008 0.15
373 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
108
Gilded Pink
FF339 0.14
374 Iman Cosmetics Iman Cosmetics Luxury Lipstain
208
Strip Tease
8CS1 0.13
375 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Spice It Up!
A10 0.13
376 Wet 'n' Wild Markwins International Mega Last Lip Color
910D
Red Velvet
932301 0.13
377 Avon Avon Ultra Color Rich
U516
Tuscan Russet
SL291 0.12
378 Bobbi Brown Estée Lauder Lip Color
57
Hot Cocoa
A38 0.12
379 M.A.C Estée Lauder Lustre
d
Lady Bug
AC9 0.12
380 M.A.C Estée Lauder Matte
d
Viva Glam I
A20 0.11
381 BeneFit LVMH Perfums & Cosmetics Full-Finish
LP87
La La Land
8F1A 0.08
382 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche
231
Raspberries
FD111 0.08
383 M.A.C Estée Lauder Amplified Creme
d
Impassioned
A20 0.08
384 M.A.C Estée Lauder Matte
d
Chili
A10 0.08
385 Clinique Estée Lauder Different
53
Guava Stain
AC9 0.07
386 Clinique Estée Lauder Long Last
02
Sugar Bean
A99 0.07
387 Victoria’s Secret Limited Brands Pout
d
Pink Champagne
9217ZA 0.07
388 Bobbi Brown Estée Lauder Lip Color
8
Blackberry
AA9 0.06
389 Bobbi Brown Estée Lauder Lip Color
8
Blackberry
AA9 0.06
390 Fashion Fair Johnson Publishing Company Lipstick
8018
Magenta Mist
H1 0.06
391 Fashion Fair Johnson Publishing Company Lipstick
8014
Earth Red
H1 0.05
392 Iman Cosmetics Iman Cosmetics Luxury Moisturizing
005
Iman Red
J2 0.05
393 M.A.C Estée Lauder Matte
d
Lady Danger
A10 0.05
394 Lori Anne Mood Magic Mood
d
Yellow
e 0.05
395 Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Pure Color
161
Pink Parfait
BA9 0.04
396 M.A.C Estée Lauder Satin
d
M.A.C Red
A10 0.03
397 Lori Anne Mood Magic Mood
d
Blue
e 0.03
398 Clinique Estée Lauder Almost
06
Black Honey
A79 <>
399 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Juice
240
Cherry On Top
FF082 <>
400 Wet’n’ Wild Markwins International Mega Mixers Lipbalm
281
Bahama Mama
927101 <>
          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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