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Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Liner, Red 50 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Liner, Red 50 (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 2016 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 Lip Liner, Red 50 (2016 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited
CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7) LAKE
Appeared as: RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

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)

Fair

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

None

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

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Appeared as: CANDELILLA CERA (CANDELILLA WAX)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (JOJOBA)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

None

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

None

• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)

Limited

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

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: MAY CONTAIN (/-)

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

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

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Carnauba Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Heptanoate, Microcrystalline Wax, Candelilla Cera (Candelilla Wax), Sorbitan Palmitate, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearalkonium Hectorite, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)

Directions from packaging:

Line your lips with Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner starting in center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer corners of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Follow the same technique for your bottom lip. To extend the wear of your favorite Maybelline lipstick or lip gloss, first fill in your lips completely with Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner.

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