Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Can you wear eyeshadow on your lips?


 

THE LOW-DOWN

Most eyeshadows are prefectly safe to use on the lips. Believe it or not, lipsticks and eyeshadows are made with mostly the same colorants, just suspended in a different base. The only exception is blue and green eyeshadows -- such as Shoe Addict, Troubadour, Mischief Managed and Lime Criminal, in our case. These shades are formulated using Ultramarines, Ferric Ferrocyanide & Chromium Oxide Green -- all commonly used cosmetic pigments that are perfectly safe for your eyes, but harmful if digested internally. (To be fair, you'd probably need to eat a lot of Ferric Ferrocyanide to get poisoned, but we want you to know anyway.)


For those wondering: Yes, all Lime Crime lipsticks are made using only FDA lip-approved pigments! This includes everyone's favorite blue lippie No She Didn't, which is made with a lip-friendly dye with a fancy name Blue Lake #1. :)


Some may wonder why anyone would want to put eyeshadow on their lips in the first place. Professional makeup artists & makeup enthusiasts alike love this technique and use it to achieve layering effects that cannot be done with lipstick alone (like in the rainbowlicious photo above, which is real!). There are many ways to incorporate loose pigments into your makeup art, such as adding a touch of Cupcake Thief to the middle to create a 3D illusion or mixing Siren with clear gloss for an unforgettable foily red!
In the end, it's up to you, consumer, how you want to wear your makeup. Lime Crime supports your freedom of artistic expression, while remaining completely honest about the ingredients we use.

Visit Lime Crime now to purchase their fabulous eyeshadow!

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