Originally Posted by sxychika1014
one of the MAs told me that it's not that they arent eye safe just that they arent tested for the eye (or lip or whatever)... but i'm not sure.
Be careful taking information on this matter from MAs and SAs, as they are often under-educated in this department. The information on the precautions list is directly from MACs forumlation labs, and the reports they submit to the FDA and other cosmetic safety organizations. Products are NEVER released without prior testing. Occasionally a product will be released and then have the safety status changed upon FURTHER testing, but NEVER is a product released prior to a complete first and second run of testing. Products which are labelled not-safe for certain areas are due to the pigments, dyes, other colorants and ingredients which are either known chemical irritants, allergens, or physical irritants for the area specified.
I am well aware of MACs deficiency when it comes to product safety. The best I can suggest is when purchasing a pigment, glitter, CCB, or paint, to open the box and read the insert before you leave the store, in case it turns out the product cannot be safely used as you had intended. I also suggest writing to MAC and informing them of your displeasure at this situation.