It seems that, in a lifetime, a woman can injest nearly four pounds of lipstick. That seems a little far-fetched to me, but I suppose it qualifies as another reason to ensure that there is nothing lethal about licking your lips.


Afterglow Organic Lip Love Lipstick ($22) is all organic and free of carmine (a dye made from insects that can cause allergic reactions), petro-chemicals, talc and FD&C lake dyes. Lip Love's base is jojoba seed oil and aloe. There are also some useful antioxidants in the form of grape seed, pomegranate and vitamin E.

Ingredients Lip Love Lipstick

Simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba) seed oil*, barbadensis (organic aloe) leaf gel*, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel*, cera alba (organic beeswax)*, candilla wax (wildcrafted), tocopherol acetate (organic vitamin E)*, vitis vinifera (grape seed) extract, punica granatum (pomegranate seed) extract May contain [+/-] iron oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77492, CI 77499), mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891) * made with certified organic