America The Beautiful Reveals Ugly Truths

Last night I went to a screening of America The Beautiful » 8/01/08 3:00pm 8/01/08 3:00pm, Darryl Roberts's documentary about modeling, magazines, plastic surgery, eating disorders, cosmetics, phthalates, and self-image. (There's a trailer, at left.) The film also follows the career of , a who walked runways for Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs and…

Is Your Lipstick Poisoning You?

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics which tested 33 brand-name lipsticks, including brands like Cover Girl, L'Oreal, and Christian Dior, is reporting that "61% had detectable lead levels of 0.03 to 0.65 parts per million (ppm)." A third of the lipsticks tested had levels higher than 0.1 ppm — the FDA safety limit for lead… » 10/12/07 12:00pm 10/12/07 12:00pm