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Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lip Color, Coral Ambition (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lip Color, Coral Ambition (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 ColorSensational Color Whisper Lip Color, Coral Ambition (old formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491 CI 77492 CI 77499)

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

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM SEED OIL

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

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

None
D&C RED 28 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
D&C RED 22 LAKE
Appeared as: RED 22 LAKE (CI 45380)

• Use restrictions (low)

None
D&C RED 7
Appeared as: RED 7 (CI 15850)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyglyceryl 2 Diisostearate, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Pentaerythrityl Tetra Di T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, BHT, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Linalool, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Benzyl Benzoate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Fragrance, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470)

Directions from packaging:

Apply Lipcolor Starting In The Center of Your Upper Lip. Work from The Center to The Outer Edges of Your Lip, Following The Contours of Your Mouth. Then Glide Across The Entire Bottom Lip.

Warnings from packaging:

N.A.

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