Nightly News   |  February 14, 2012

Lipstick’s hidden dangers

An FDA report found lead contamination in 400 different lipstick shades. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>> a story tonight that will get the attention of a lot of women in this country. the fda ran some tests on popular brands of lipstick, and 400 of them were found to contain trace levels of lead. the highest concentrations were found in l'oreal and mabeline brand. the fda says it doesn't consider the levels unsafe because it doesn't actually get consumed, but some consumer groups are protesting saying the fda should set limits on how much lead is allowed in cosmetics in the first place. we've put the entire list of all the brands and the test results on our website,