For the most part, I’m a tomboy. I wear gym clothes just about everyday. As I sit here writing this, I’m wearing a pair of ratty old sweat pants and my husband’s frayed t-shirt. I don’t like to wear make up to the grocery store, or anyplace else for that matter.
There is one exception though, where I do go girlie every now and then. Lip gloss. Maybe it’s because it’s moisturizing in the deathly dry climate in which I live, or it might be that I crave a quick splash of color.
I read somewhere a while back that the average woman “eats” 8 pounds of lipstick/lip gloss in her life. If such a product contains gluten, and that woman (like me) has celiac disease, that’s a lot of gluten to ingest in one’s lifetime, especially, if one is working diligently to eat strictly gluten free food. But we didn’t know that lipstick was a “food” did we? Well now we do.
In my research I came up with various results for gluten free lipsticks. I contacted numerous companies; here’s what I found:
1. The first category could conclusively vouch that each and every lip product in their lines were 100% gluten free. Such companies include:
- Gabriel Cosmetics (found at most Whole Foods)
- Mineral Fusion (Whole Foods)
- Nars (Sephora)
- Zuzu Luxe (found at a local chain called Pharmaca)
All of the above can be purchased online –just click the links.
2. The second group of cosmetic companies that I contacted regarding gluten free lipstick sent me long lists of ingredients for their lip products but did not have knowledge as to whether or not their lines were gluten free. These I stay away from.
3. The final group of companies were able to tell me that some of the lip products in their line were gluten free and that some contained gluten. I’ve decided not to bother with these products either. As much as I love a splash of color, this is just too much hassle.
As always, manufacturers can change the ingredients in their product compositions –so even with this list, be sure that whatever you purchase, whether food or make up, is gluten free!