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Scarier-than-desired Halloween makeup?

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Center for Food Safety and Nutrition's Office of Cosmetics and Colors reminds kids and parents that while face paint and other novelty makeup may allow the wearer to see better than he/she might with a mask, it can cause problems of its own. The division offers some pointers to "keep your fun from leaving you with a rash, swollen eyelids or other grief." Noting that color additives must be approved by FDA for use in cosmetics - including theatrical makeup and those used around Halloween time - OCC encourages consumers to compare ingredients listed in product labeling with the Summary of Color Additives on FDA's Web site. For a "ghoulish glow," there are eight fluorescent colors approved for cosmetics - none are which are approved for use near the eyes, OCC notes; luminescent zinc sulfide is the only FDA-approved luminescent color, the unit adds. OCC also discusses makeup removal and advises consumers on what to do in the event of an adverse reaction...
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