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Maybelline Define-A-Line Eye Liner, Chestnut Brown 803 (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Maybelline Define-A-Line Eye Liner, Chestnut Brown 803 (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Maybelline Define-A-Line Eye Liner, Chestnut Brown 803 (old formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair
MICA
Appeared as: MICA (CI 77891)

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE

None

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA) WAX

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
ULTRAMARINES
Appeared as: CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
FERRIC FERROCYANIDE
Appeared as: CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470) (CARMINE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Polymethylmethacrylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tin Oxide, May Contain (+/-):, Mica (CI 77891), Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Carmine (CI 75470) (Carmine)

Directions from packaging:

Expert Application Tips: For a defined look, glide liner along upper and lower lids. For a smokey look, softly blend line upwards using smudger.

Warnings from packaging:

Eye cosmetics in a scratched, infected or irritated eye and scratches from cosmetic eye applicators can lead to eye damage and in extreme cases, even blindness. If your eye is scratched, stop using all eye cosmetics and go to an ophthalmologist immediately. Never apply this product in a moving vehicle.

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