Since there’s roughly two million tutorials on Pinterest covering the use of kids’ Crayola products to DIY your own eyeliner, lip balm, lip liner, eye shadow, blusher, nail polish, lipstick and no doubt cc crème, the top brass of the crayon company was actually forced to release a plea last week, asking their consumers to no longer try their hand at homemade cosmetics.
Yes, what one might have superficially thought would be a boon for the company is, in the eyes of Crayola, a major liability.
A recent update to their miles long FAQ says it all, “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 eyeliner, lipstick or other makeup, and strongly discourage their use in this manner. The products were never intended to be used on the skin or face in this manner. Makeup goes through specific and rigorous testing, because it is intended to be used on the skin.”
See that, all you make up Marthas out there? Rigorous!
“Because they were never meant to be used as makeup, our colored pencils or crayons have not been tested in the same way and should not be used as a cosmetic. They are not designed, tested or approved for this purpose.”
So, it’s either that or they would just prefer you buy Crayola brand nail polish, lipstick and balm from them directly.
What say you, PDers?