Crayola: Our colored pencils aren't makeup

Bloggers and beauty experts are known for touting the latest makeup hacks and ways to save money on their respective websites and publications, and while squashing cranberries with a few drops of olive oil may make for a safe cheek stain, Crayola is warning against using their products as makeup (colored pencils as eyeliner, specifically, as suggested by some bloggers).

A handful of these bloggers suggest softening colored pencils in water and smudging the color on eyes or lips. Crayola maintains its products are nontoxic, so if a curious toddler chews on them, they'll probably be safe, but their pencils haven't been tested as makeup alternatives.

Crayola statement

"Is it safe to use Crayola Crayons to make lipstick,eyeliner and other makeup?

As the manufacturer of children's products, safety is our top priority at Crayola. Although our products are nontoxic, we do not recommend using them to make lipstick, eyeliner or other make-up and strongly discourage their use in this manner. They are not designed, tested or approved for this purpose."

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