When wearing lipstick, some of it can go inside your mouth. This brings to mind if it is safe to ingest. While it may not harm you now, doing so would be bad for your health in the long run. We do not recommend eating your lipstick (or any makeup). Of course, there are edible lipsticks in the market. They are free from toxic chemicals. But to be safe, don’t.
There are a lot of reasons why you should not eat your lipstick. One of the most obvious reasons is because it is something intended for your lips. When you are hungry, eat some real food. Lipsticks are for the lips, not food.
Aside from this very obvious reason, there are a few more you should be mindful of.
The other important reason is that they can be toxic in the long run. We don’t mean now. But accumulate all that lipstick you lick and eat for many years. It can be toxic.
We know we are so used to licking lipstick all day long. This is something that comes so naturally at all times.
We have about ten different shades ready. All of them in various scents and flavors too.
But when you lick or eat your lipstick, this can pose dangers to you in the long run. The reason is that lipstick has toxic metals in it.
Some examples of these toxic metals are cadmium and aluminum. Must we stress, this is different from aluminum.
Anyway, both of these metals are toxic when ingested. When it comes into contact with our gastric juices, that’s when these metals become dangerous.
Of course, some studies say these metals are not as harmful as we make them be. And yes, they are not… at least for today. But we need to highlight that bit by bit, while you lick that lipstick, these all accumulate inside you. And that is where the danger starts.
And the danger level may not be the same for each of us.
We mean that the smaller your body frame is, the sooner you will most likely get poisoned.
Consider children. Their bodies are smaller than the usual adult. And consider a child licking lipstick every day.
And let’s compare that with an adult that licks the same amount of lipstick every day. The child would most likely get poisoned first.
This is because of the smaller frame of the child compared to the adult.
And this is something that is cause for worry.
The worry is not for the children because they don’t use lipstick every day. But for adults with smaller frames, intoxication may happen sooner than later.
And so, how much of these metals can be harmful?
These metals are highly poisonous and dangerous for the human body. This is especially true when consumed in larger quantities.
Intoxication sets in when an adult eats about 24mg of these metals daily.
But I need to retouch, you say.
Of course, you have to.
When retouching your lips, make sure you do not do it every other hour.
Retouching your lips is something we recommend. But restricting it to a minimum is the key. This keeps toxin and lead levels at bay.
About once or twice a day of retouch is enough. That would be safe.
Because of minimal retouches per day, how do I make sure I don’t smudge the glass when drinking?
Apply powder. There are powders in the market that are actually translucent. They can work miracles when it comes to these issues. All you do is put in a layer of lipstick. Then add a very thin layer of translucent powder to your lips. This should prevent the lipstick from staining the glass when you drink.
Actually, you can also use some blush on your lips. Make sure that it matches the color of your lips. These should also prevent the lipstick from smudging the glass when drinking.
You see, women these days all value their makeup products. And no one can question them why. The amount women spend on makeup products is enough to understand why they love makeup.
Plus, makeup enhances the beauty of women, thereby adding levels of confidence. This is why women become protective of their makeup products.
One of these is lipstick.
Lipstick has many shades and a lot more brands and scents. But no matter the thousands of options, it all comes down to this: it makes you look more beautiful.
And because of the thousands of options, it is always a challenge to put your focus on just one type of lipstick.
After all, you wouldn’t want to spend so much on lipstick that easily smudges your clothes and glass.
This is because the easier it smudges, the more you have to retouch. And we already know it; the more you retouch, the unhealthier it is for you.
Besides, it would be a tad bit embarrassing to see you leave traces of your lips in every glass you drink from.
And because we want to help you, we made sure to give out some tips. Let’s make sure you don’t smudge all the glasses at the restaurant you’re in right now.
Follow these few simple tips.
We already mentioned it. And we will say it again.
Putting translucent powder can work miracles in this type of concern. What you can do is apply a thin layer of translucent powder once you are finally done with the lipstick. So, lipstick first. Then, the translucent powder after.
Blotting is easy.
But while easy, this is also one of the most effective.
What you can do is to blot the excess lipstick from your lips. The rest should remain for the rest of the day.
Here’s what you can do.
You put on your lipstick. Once done, you can start blotting. You can use a piece of tissue when blotting. Once you are finally done with the first blot, apply the second layer of the color. Then blot again with another piece of tissue.
Once you finish with the second blotting, you can now put your lips everywhere.
Well, not really everywhere.
But, you know what we mean. You can now drink from glasses without worrying about smudges.
This may be a longer process than putting on your lipstick.
And this takes some getting used to. But once you are so used to this, this method will never be a problem at all. Plus, you would know this is one of the most effective ways to avoid staining that glass!
What you can do is apply some foundation to your lips. Make sure to pat a bit of compact.
Make sure that the base is set. Once set, you can now apply the lipstick.
What the foundation does is help in putting an even base for your lipstick. This ensures that the lipstick does not come off that easily.
Lip liners are that: a piece of makeup that lines your lips.
These liners are helpful. This is because it helps your lipstick to stay in place. It does not let the lipstick go places and stain everything.
Lip liners have a dry texture. And because it is dry in texture, it makes sure to hold the lipstick together.
How do you drink without ruining your lipstick?
The answer should be simple. And that is to use a straw. But since you cannot use straws at formal events, there is another way to retain your lipstick. Before drinking from a glass, lick the rim of your glass. Make sure to be discreet. But once done, you can now drink from the glass. It won’t ruin your lipstick.
Lipsticks are critical parts of our makeup regimen.
This is the easier way to glam up in an instant. But no matter how good and easy they are, there is always a downside to them.
They just seem to go everywhere!
Plus, there are times when the lipstick on your lips seems to fade away quickly. It was like, at the start of today, I had supple, red lips. Two hours later, some parts are not as red as they were this morning.
Some lipsticks can be easily ruined. They also like to go places. Like, how did it ever go to my teeth? Or how did the lipstick ever stain my dress? A lipstick ruined is a lipstick in need of a retouch.
And by this time, we know that you already know, too much retouch per day can be bad for your health.
Well, for you to not spend the day with ruined lipstick, take note of these tips.
A Good Prep
Let’s be honest here.
Great makeup doesn’t happen in minutes. This goes for your lips as well as your lipstick.
When hastily put, the lipstick tends to get ruined easily. This has the possibility of easily staining everything.
And so, it is essential to ensure you prep your lip before putting on the lipstick.
One of the things you can do is to put on a good base. Because you see, when you have chapped lips. This would be uncomfortable with layers of lipstick on. And putting on lipstick on chapped lips is not cool.
So, here’s what you can do – exfoliate and condition.
You don’t have to use all those fancy scrubs. In fact, you can use a toothbrush or a wet washcloth in doing this.
You can also use a hydrating face serum onto your lips.
Other options that you can take are coconut oil or balms. Whichever of these options would be good. Because they all make sure, your lips become smoother.
Because seriously, who would want to paint on chapped canvas?
The Right Formula
Especially when in a hurry, it would be easy to pick a lipstick and smear it on your lips. Liquid lipsticks are easier to put on.
But there are times when the easiest to put on are also the easiest to put out.
As such, you have to know a few more things about lipsticks.
For starters, know that mattes always last longer compared to satins and glosses. On the other hand, pencils tend to last longer than mattes.
Before choosing a shade of lipstick, make sure to select the color.
The Balm and the Gloss
We already know that an effective way to avoid lipstick ruin is to use translucent powder. But, if you are going to be eating with your lipstick on, there is still one problem. Once in a while, the bottom lip might smear the chin.
In this case, you can also powder your chin.
But the other method would be to put a balm or a clear gloss on your lips.
This should also work.
Change the Manner of Eating
This is something that needs a bit of practice.
When you don’t want to ruin your lipstick, you can choose the food that you eat.
Go for the bite-sized pieces. What you can do is bite with your teeth instead of wrapping your lips around the spoon or fork.
Again, this takes practice. And this takes a whole lot of patience to master.
But what if it’s a burger you are eating?
Should this be the case, we can’t do anything about it. Just go back to blotting if it’s a burger or something of this sort.
How to Drink with your Lipstick On
As mentioned earlier, you can use a straw.
But if this is not possible, you can lick the rim of the glass. But the challenge here is on how to do it without people noticing it.
No matter the occasion, lipsticks are there to help you stand out.
But it doesn’t matter how great it is. What is important is you can go through the day without ruining it. Or that you go through the day without getting most of it ingested as much as possible.
Lipsticks are there to enhance your beauty.
It is not there to leave stains. Nor is it there for you to eat.