Lime Crime

Lime Crime make this beautiful lipstick, Cheap Thrill:


The company is associated with various questionable practices, including using an unsafe ingredient in another one of its shades:

“Specifically, according to your product label, Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick (red velvet) contains ferric ferrocyanide and ultramarines, which are only permitted for use in coloring externally applied cosmetics as prescribed in 21 CFR § 73.2299 and 21 CFR § 73.2725, respectively. Under 21 CFR § 70.3(v) “[t]he terms externally applied drugs and externally applied cosmetics mean drugs or cosmetics applied only to external parts of the body and not to the lips or any body surface covered by mucous membrane.” These color additives therefore may not be used in cosmetic lip products, because such use is not in conformity with the regulations that provide for the use of these additives. Alternatively, if your product does not contain ferric ferrocyanide and ultramarines, your product is misbranded under Section 602(a) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 362(a)] because its labeling is false.”

More on this rose gold lipstick.



5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Roman Lance on July 29, 2017 at 3:23 am

    A little….ummm…symbolism involved with that movement of the Lipstick and the slight upturned lips as it reaches it proper position.

    Those guys, I know what they want me to think. 🙂


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 29, 2017 at 4:06 am

      Yes. I suppose so. Although I just liked the beautiful colour and the charming, coquettish movement.


  2. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 29, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Anyone purchasing and applying this product is unlikely to know that it is laced with cyanide. While it is a beautiful color, you have to wonder what is going on with the people who make it?


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 29, 2017 at 8:35 am

      The problem lipstick doesn’t seem to be the one depicted above. It is another shade. In that case, the complaint seems to be that the dangerous ingredient in the lipstick is being applied to an area with mucous membranes, which would be more absorbent than ordinary skin. Although ordinary skin can absorb some chemicals too. Also, anything applied to the lips will tend to be ingested into the stomach. I understand that women using lipstick end up swallowing a lot of it over a lifetime. And presumably, a reasonable amount daily too.


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