Monday, September 24, 2007

Do you know where your makeup comes from?

A tidbit from my pink book: Your makeup is full of dead bug blood (as are your lollipops and your pink beverage). No, seriously. There's a little bug called the Cochineal, which lives as a parasite on cactus. They are raised, killed, ground up, purified, and are one of the most popular food and makeup colorings around. In the US, look for "Natural Coloring" and "Natural Red 4" - in the EU its known as additive "E 120". Mmm, bug juice.... (not that this will stop me from wearing lipstick or eating pink popsicles)

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