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Black Radiance Mineral Shimmers Shadow & Liner, Sleek Black (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Black Radiance Mineral Shimmers Shadow & Liner, Sleek Black (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 Black Radiance Mineral Shimmers Shadow & Liner, Sleek Black (old formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Robust
CI 77266
Appeared as: BLACK 2 (CI 77266)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
TIN OXIDE
Appeared as: TIN OXIDE (CI 77861)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77489

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

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

None

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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

Limited
MANGANESE VIOLET
Appeared as: MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77492)

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

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

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Boron Nitride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Silica, Polyethylene, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Black 2 (CI 77266), Manganese Violet (CI 77492), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

Directions from packaging:

Use the innovative pointed sponge tip applicator to blend shimmer across entire eyelid as a shadow or just above the lash line as a liner.

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