Play It Safe When Buying Eyeshadow

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Whether you are a busy mom on the go or a business professional, you want to look your best. When shopping for eyeshadow we usually shop for shades that complement your skin and eye color.

But have you ever wondered just what ingredients are in your eyeshadow?

Basically eye shadow is made with talcum powder and pigments, along with agents to make it stick to your eyelids, last longer, be shinier... Sounds safe, but let me assure you not all eye shadows are made with the same ingredients.

According to The Cosmetic Safety Database, the safest ingredients used in eyeshadow are filtered, high purity synthetic iron oxide red; filtered high purity synthetic iron oxide yellow; filtered, high purity synthetic iron oxide black.

Some very high hazard ingredients used in eye shadows are Aluminum Powder, Salicylic Acid, Silica, BHA, BHT, Butylparaben, Mineral Oil and Imidazolidinyl Urea Phenoxyethanol, Tridecyl Neopentanoate, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Dicaprylyl Maleate.

I would venture to guess a lot of people might have trouble pronouncing these words, let along understanding what they are. Would you really want to put these high hazard ingredients near your precious eyes?

Some brands of eyeshadow can cause allergic reaction,. Eyeshadow allergy is caused when our immune system mistakenly identifies the chemicals used in the eyeshadow as harmful and reacts to it. This allergic reaction is also known as allergic contact dermatitis.

Before purchasing any brand of eyeshadow , check out the ingredients used in the product you are considering on You will be glad you did.