May 22nd, 2015
so recently, there was a buzz amidst the interwebz that people were using crayola coloured pencils as eye/lip liner… you’d just have to pop it in hot water for 5 mins and draw away!
welp, it sounded like an amaaaaaaazing product improv. – – – however, it could in turn be a dangerous one. derp!
according to a nylon blog post, they asked an eyeball specialist about this, and this is what they came up with:
“According to Dr. Mark Jacquot, O.D., clinical director at LensCrafters, “using Crayola pencils as eyeliner could cause a potentially serious eye infection—it could lead to temporary, or even permanent blindness.”
“The use of color additives in makeup is strictly regulated by the FDA and all makeup is required to have a list of ingredients on the label,” he says. “Even some color additives that are approved for other types of makeup, are not approved for use in the area of the eye. And, while they may be “non-toxic,” Crayola pencils do not use approved color additives, or preservatives specifically formulated to ensure that potentially harmful microorganisms cannot grow and multiply.”
So even though a pack of non-toxic colored pencils is much cheaper than purchasing multiple liners, it’s not worth the risk”
OKAY, SO WOMENZ… STOP DOING IT, IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY.
i did this three times since the youtube beauty vloggers first posted about it, and i have NO IDEA if it’s just a coincidence or not, but i had a red bump on the inside of my left eyelid. it has since gone down, but still… i wasn’t taking any chances. especially now that i read that.
MICROORGANISMS?! UGH – – – GROSS!!!1/SCARY!!!!1
in other (safer) product improv… let us discuss the new nivea in-shower body lotion…