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Colored pencils as eyeliner

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Did you know there are people who make eyeliner from colored pencils and use those on themselves? I did not. On the notion that pencils for kids are super safe, here how you do it:

Apparently it’s not a good DIY idea, though you could certainly come up with some awesome eyeliner colors. Crayola issued a strong statement about this:

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,” the company said. “They are not designed, tested or approved for this purpose.

So what’s safe for kids may be not all that safe for your skin, and if pencils for kids are not good enough then no others can possibly be.