FDA Slacks on Lipstick Lead Tests; Brad Pitt Now a Lipstick Sculpture

Don't touch the eyes or lips, honey.

• Over a year ago, 61 percent of 33 brand-name lipsticks tested were found to contain lead. Twelve months later, the FDA still has not released the results of its own independent lead tests. A health concern in any quantity, lead is a neurotoxin particularly dangerous to pregnant women. [UPI]

• Artist Willard Wigan created lipstick sculptures in the shapes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie that will be auctioned off to raise money for a breast-cancer campaign. So if you apply the lipstick, it'll be just like kissing Brad. [Grazia]

• L'Oréal has stopped shipping supplies of its cosmetics to leading Russian retailer L'Etoile, since they've been late making payments in the credit crunch. [WSJ]

• Sharon Osbourne: "My breasts, my face, liposuction, a tummy tuck, a leg-lift. I've had everything you can think of except for my eyes and lips. I wouldn't touch them." [NYP]

• NBC says beards are back. We blame The City. [MSNBC via Jezebel]