Yuka Yoneda

Lipstick Contains the Same Red Bugs That Are in Starbucks Drinks

by , 04/02/12

all-natural dyes, carmine, cochineal beetles, eco-beauty, eco-fashion, Eco-Friendly Beauty, eco-friendly lipsticks, ethical fashion, green fashion, natural beauty, natural dyes, sustainable beauty, Sustainable Fashion, sustainable lipsticks, sustainable style

Think that crushed red bugs are only used to color Starbucks drinks? Guess again. Cochineal extract is also used widely in cosmetics, namely your lipstick. Aside from the cringe- factor, the dye is known to cause severe allergic reactions, and yet makeup companies continue to use it.

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