Before you put on your eye makeup read this article. Important safety information concerning your eye cosmetics.
Do not Share or Swap Your Eye Makeup
Never share your eye makeup or use another�s. The germs in the makeup while not detrimental to the owner may be detrimental to you. Additionally, testers at retail outlets can carry a large amount of germs and bacteria due to a large number of people trying the product. If you just have to sample a cosmetic, always ask for a clean applicator.
You may be tempted to apply your makeup while riding in a car, bus, or other type of transportation, but avoid this temptation. A small bump in the road, swerve, or sudden stop can cause you to poke your eye and cause serious damage and/or infection. A slight scratch of the cornea can result in serious eye infections.
Know the Ingredients
All eye cosmetics are required to have their ingredients declared on the label as mandated by the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FLPA). The labeling of cosmetics is vital to the consumer. The labeling helps to identify ingredients so the consumer can compare brands or if there are ingredients that you wish to avoid
All cosmetics are required to be labeled. If it is not then you are not getting the information entitled to you. Do not hesitate to ask the store manager or the manufacturer on why the product is not labeled.
Eye Shadow Colors
Kohl (also known as al-kahl, kajal, or surma) is one color additive that is prohibited in the
While some cosmetic companies may label their cosmetic with the �kohl�, it is only to indicate the color. If the cosmetic is labeled properly, you can check the FDA lists of approved color additives for use in cosmetics at the FDA website.
In Case of a Bad Reaction
If you do have a bad reaction to a specific eye cosmetic, contact your healthcare provider. In addition, the FDA encourages all consumers to report any adverse reactions from cosmetics to their nearest FDA district office.
To contact your nearest FDA district office, you can find their phone numbers on FDA's Web site. These phone numbers also are included in the U.S. Government listings in the Blue Pages of the phone book under United States Government/Health and Human Services. In addition, you may email them at CAERS@cfsan.fda.gov