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What's on your lips?

Do you always know what your wearing on your lips? or do you just know the name of the brand & shade?

With Red lipsticks being very popular at the moment and me trying to find my perfect shade of red I found out a few more things then I had anticipated....

Well this may not be news to some people as it was to me but it really did shock me to find out that nearly 50% of all lipsticks manufactured in the US contains pig fat to give the shiny appearance! 

I always thought to myself that in this day and age where there are so many synthetic & vegetarian alternative's cosmetic companies wouldn't still be using animal derived ingredients but I was very disappointed by what I found.

The very brief summary below shows a list's all the animal, fish, insect derived ingredients which are used routinely in majority of lipsticks here in the UK.

Names of animal derived ingredients.

Wax (usually beeswax)  provides the solid shape of the lipstick.

Glycerine (usually an animal or vegeta…