Just recently, I looked at my lipstick collection and this stood out!  My Mac’s Candy Yum Yum.  For all the others that I have, I was dismayed. 

  I want colors!!!!

  I want bold shocking colors!!!!!









So I decided to start my hunt for the colors I would like to have. Many sites offered great brands, but I remember reading that in a person’s life, we EAT an average of 4  pounds of lipstick. I heard LEAD screaming at me. At my age, I have already consumed  2.5 pound of lead??? That is really scary. Ok. ok…I did not start so early using lipstick, so let me just say, maybe I have eaten 1.75 pounds of lipstick already. That does not make it less scary. I have toxins in my body.

So I read, and I read. I figured there is still a lot to read and learn but for now, let me just look at PARABEN FREE, NO PETROLEUM BASED INGREDIENTS, NO MINERAL OIL, and an ingredient that is too hard to pronounce must be researched further.


Next I went to Beauty Bar. Already aware of the existence of Human Nature as I have used its lip balm given as a gift and bought its shampoo at one time. I headed straight to its display. Bold colors it did not have. But I tried it, and well…not as bold-colored as I wanted but felt safe with is as I read the description. I bought one.

I thought a professional make up artist should be able to help, so I hooked up with Michelle Maramara Viray. She said I should check the Tarte brand as it is vegan. Well, I saw a site that sells them. I am excited to tell you what comes of it.

I researched further and saw 100% Pure. It says: “The first and only cosmetics colored from antioxidant rich fruit and vegetable pigments. While other color cosmetics are colored with either synthetic dyes or minerals, only 100% Pure color cosmetics are colored with fruit & vegetable pigments (patents pending)! All the antioxidants and vitamins in fruits are in the actual color, so you will be applying all the healthy nutrients of the fruits directly on your skin!”

Wow!!! Anyone who is in search for safe lipstick will want to buy all their shades. I want to do just that, if only they were priced lower. But there is always extra fee for extra feature. This one has loads of the good features. Check the site yourself and see what I mean: http://www.100percentpure.eu/Lip-Stick-s/603.htm


I want bold, shocking lips for now. My next challenge is how to get these colors I like from healthy cosmetics.

If you know of safe brands with lots of colors, would you please let me know?

In Gratitude,

Bangs Zaldivar