Lip colors are products that apply color, texture, and/or shine to the lips using a brush or other applicator. Lip colors contain ingredients that apply color to the lips in a precise and controlled manner. Lip colors can also have multifunctional benefits, such as moisturizing, or may even include sunscreen for SPF protection.
Lip color product safety is established by selection of ingredients that are safe and suitable for this intended use and purpose. The colors themselves must be pre-approved by FDA and are listed in the color additive regulations before they may be used in cosmetics. These color additives are intended for specific use in lip products.