Crayola Warns Against Using Colored Pencils as Makeup
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NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) — Art supply company Crayola is warning against following the advice of beauty bloggers who have posting tutorials for using colored pencils as eyeliner.
YouTube videos from beauty bloggers including Rclbeauty101 have gone viral this month with tutorials showing how to soak Crayola colored pencils in warm water for a few minutes to soften them up enough to use them as eyeliner pencils.
“Companies literally make it so little kids can eat it and be fine,” Rclbeauty101 says in her video.
Crayola responded to the trend on its website, saying the “non-toxic” label on the pencils does not mean they are tested safe to use as cosmetics.
“As the manufacturer of children’s products, safety is our top priority at Crayola,” the company said on its website. “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.”