Posted: 5 October, 2016
by Sohan Judge
Makeup Brand Slammed After Customers Found Mould & Rust In Product
There have been major health concerns for customers after many complained about finding mould and rusting in their eyeshadow pan.
Popular makeup brand Lime Crime is no stranger to scandals – in the past they have been slammed for credit card fraud, received FDA warnings, and been questioned for the quality of their product after customers repeatedly got cold sores. It seems the publicity surrounding them is continuing, this time surrounding their ‘superfoil’ range of eyeshadows.
It began when beauty blogger @beauty.investigator exposed the issue on Instagram. Customers were finding dark brown/black spots in the eyeshadow pans. Since the pans are made of tin, the glycerin in the eyeshadow formula appears to be reacting with the tin, causing rust and forming mould which is incredibly unsafe for the eyes.
As @beauty.investtigator reported, Lime Crime’s response to one customer seems to assure them that it is safe to use. “Since our superfoils formula has water in it, sometimes you will see little bubbles build up on the sides of the pans. This is totally normal, as the bubbles are just water and pigment.”
Customers have slammed the makeup brand, reiterating that their product does not look safe. “Would you use these on your eyes? Would you?” one blogger, @killazilla said.
Lime Crime have yet to officially comment on the controversy.
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