So a warning about Lime Crime Velvetine’s. They might not be lip safe.
Yes, Lime Crime was selling lip products with pigments in that the FDA say are not lip safe.
Velvetines Ingredients: Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Synthetic Beeswax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isododecane, Flavor (Aroma), Kaolin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain [+/-]: Red 30 Lake CI 73360, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491 CI 77492 CI 77499, Ultramarines CI 77007, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Red 6 Lake CI 15850, Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Manganese Violet CI 77742, Red 27 Lake CI 45410, Red 28 Lake CI 45410, Blue 1 CI 42090. VEGAN/CRUELTY-FREE.
Before you say it yes Lime Crime knows they’re not lip safe.
(screenshot because the blog is down, as is LimeCrime.com)
Since Lime Crime lists all the ingredients for all the colours on one page I’m not sure which ones they’re in. Ultramarine and Ferric Ferrocyanide are both blue pigments, so it likely they’re in Pansy (and several other shades). If anyone has the box still it’s worth having a look.
I’m going to note at this point I am in the EU and they’re not banned for lip use in the EU. However, Lime Crime is in the USA and they are banned there.
I can’t find the ingredients for the new Velvetines online anywhere else and I’ve thrown out the boxes for the ones I own. I do know they weren’t in the original formulas.