We all know how important a good lip can be (NARS’ Satin Tolede and Bite’s Luminous Crème totally changed my life this summer), but perhaps not as clear is the potential health risks we take every time we take out our tubes to re-apply.

As Deborah Blum points out in an article for The New York Times entitled ‘Is There Danger Lurking In Your Lipstick,’ “Most lipsticks contain at least a trace of lead, researchers have shown. But a new study finds a wide range of brands contain as many as eight other metals, from cadmium to aluminum. Now experts are raising questions about what happens if these metals are swallowed or otherwise absorbed on a daily basis.”

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Photo courtesy of The NY Times