We learned something new today! About something creepy and bottom-feeding that was not Terry Richardson. Because today, we learnt that the carmine/cochineal ingredient (it’s a red dye) found in many lip glosses is just crushed up beetle shells. Somehow, I feel like if reading The Jungle didn’t stop me from eating hot dogs then this probably isn’t going to stop me from buying lipglosses that use carmine dye. But, if you are someone who actually acts on information like that, then these are some Carmine-free lipsticks:

Uruku lip pigment by Aveda

Lipstick by Real Purity

Lipstick, by Hemp Organics

Josie Maran Lipstick (Flirtatious)