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W3LL Kiss and Tell: Five Surprising Ingredients Found Hiding in Lipstick


Fashion mavens around the world have long relied on lipstick to add that special burst of color to their overall makeup look. What you may not know is that the lipsticks you use every day are often packed with surprisingly harmful ingredients. If you’ve already made the switch to natural eye makeup and organic foundation, do yourself a favor and add natural lipstick to your list.

The following five lipstick ingredients may surprise even the most informed fashionistas. Remember to keep these nasty ingredients and their equally nasty side effects in mind the next time you hit the cosmetics aisle. You can avoid these hidden ingredients by choosing all-natural makeup instead of conventional brands.

Triclosan: Research released in the United Kingdom has linked triclosan, used as a preservative in many cosmetics, to heart and muscle problems. Many health experts also note that triclosan can cause bacteria to become highly resistant to antibiotics, aiding in the growth of so-called “super bugs” that are difficult for the body to battle.

Red Dyes and Cadmium: D&C Red 36 and D&C Red 22 Aluminum Lake are long-standing lipstick staples. However, these bright red dyes have been linked to a wide variety of health problems. Many red lipsticks also include cadmium, a heavy metal that is considered toxic.

: This preservative, which has been banned in the European Union, has been linked to cancer and endocrine system problems. It is widely used in cosmetics in the U.S.

Propylparaben: This ingredient has also been linked to endocrine system problems and some types of cancer. It can also irritate the skin, leading some consumers to suffer from serious allergic reactions.

Retinyl Palmitate: While this ingredient touts itself as a synthetic form of vitamin A, it has been linked to fertility problems. Many health professionals believe that this chemical is particularly harmful for pregnant women.

Lead: It doesn’t get much worse for your well being than lead. Lead is a widely known neurotoxin that can cause mental and behavioral deterioration through regular exposure. Ordinary, store-bought leading brands of lipstick typically contain elevated levels of lead, and daily use of these products can jeopardize your health. Check out the FDA’s list of lipsticks containing lead.

With W3LL PEOPLE’s all-natural makeup products, you’ll never have to worry about whether you’re applying harmful chemicals to your skin. We choose ingredients with care, creating a cosmetic line where beauty and nature coexist.

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Sneak Peak: W3LL PEOPLE on Location

This past Monday we were on location at Cochiti Pueblo, NM shooting for the new W3LL PEOPLE eco-tastic beauty campaign! We had a great day with Photographer Julien McRoberts and our gorgeous, fresh faced W3LL Beauties. The shoot went so well we couldn’t help but give you a sneak peak.


Stay Tuned for the W3LL PEOPLE Spring 2012 Campaign!

Will You Be Our Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is sure to be muy caliente with this spicy gift just for you!

Now thru February 15th, every order of $75 or more will receive a delicious box of all-natural, artisanal, Chile cream chocolates from local Santa Fe chocolatier, Señor Murphy. It’s just our way of showing you the love.

Senor Murphy Chocolate Chile Creams

While supplies last. Order Now! Available online or in-store 512.366.7963

NEW! Debuting on QVC

QVC This Morning- Beauty Edition

Tune In and Watch Live!
Monday January 16, 2012 at 6:00 EST

Narcissist Foundation + Concealer Stick

The Narcissist Foundation + Concealer and Deluxe Brush Set

This feel good foundation instantly melts into skin giving it a fresh, healthy glow. The multi-tasking stick design is ideal for travel portability and adjustable coverage. It’s breakthrough creamy formula delivers a weightless, satin, soft focus finish. It breathes with skin because it’s natural, no film, no grease, no crease, just diva friendly perfection. Choose from four featured complexion perfecting shades #2, #3, #5 and #6. Set comes with a deluxe foundation brush for easy application.

Special Value offered Exclusively on QVC.


Narcissist Foundation + Concealer Stick is available in six complexion perfecting shades. Buy on-line now or call 512.366.7963

W3LL PEOPLE at Henri Bendel in NYC


WHERE: Henri Bendel 712 Fifth Ave, NYC

WHEN: Monday, November 7 at 10:00am November 13 at 5:00pm

Bringing on the holiday glow at Bendels

Bringing on the holiday glow at Bendels

Join W3LL PEOPLE co-founder and established make up artist , Shirley Pinkson, as she shares her extensive expertise. Shirley will guide you to a fresher look through understanding your skin’s needs as seasons change. Starting with the basics, Shirley will teach various techniques, share expert tricks and help you to update your makeup bag with W3LL PEOPLE’s next generation mineral formulations for the holidays!

About Henri Bendel…
One of Manhattan’s chicest shopping destinations. Henri Bendel is a girl’s playground, where Bendel girls go to find the new and the next in cosmetics and gifts. Call to learn more about W3LL PEOPLE and Henri Bendel: 212-247-1100




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