Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Buyer Beware: Neon Eyeshadows/Pigments

Since I love all you wonderful ladies, and your beautiful eyes, I wanted to give some advice.

If someone claims to have "eye safe" neons, UV colors, glow in the dark colors, or fluorescent colors, turn around, and spend your money elsewhere. As of today, there is no such thing as a safe version of these according to FDA standards. Most people selling something like this are using harmful soap dyes that are not safe for your eyes. They can cause irritation, and can lead to blindness.

For example, the whole Glittersniffer fiasco started because her pinks and neons contained soap dyes. She admitted this herself. People were injured due to that makeup. Not just irritation but serious
injuries. A friend of mine had used GS, and had her eye lids crack and bleed after extended wear. Other girls eyes have gotten swollen and become super sensitive. One girl had to start making her own eye makeup because it was the only way she could ensure she would not have some type of reaction.

Moral of the story, if it looks neon/UV/glow in the dark/ or fluorescent, ask for an ingedients list. If one is not provided or listed, then do not purchase it. Also, if a seller states "It's just straight mica" they are hiding something. Mica doesn't not have any staying power, you need to add at least some type of a base in order for it to work well. I have heard this from a few of my friends that are makeup formulators in the past and they know their stuff.

So please, when trying out new companies, or new products, read the fine print. Don't be afraid to ask questions of sellers if you don't understand something in the listing, or if you feel you need more information. If they value you and your business, they will be accommodating and try to help you out the best they can.

Most of all: Being informed, is being safe. A little bit of research goes a long way when it comes to safety <3

1 comment:

  1. You know whats interesting about this is Europe has random different standards. Sleek so an Acid palette with neons in, they never cause me any problems but then im not sure of the ingredients