Is your lip liner the alternative as eyeliner?On 2019-06-12 by Rlana Clet
Using one makeup product as a proxy for another is widely prevailing nowadays. Use the eye shadow palette as a blush, highlights or contour, lip color as a blush and much more. But the real question is. Is it safe to use a product particularly designed for a part on another part? The composition and chemistry of the product vary for different products based on its purpose. This concerns the question of whether the lip liners can be used as eyeliner.
The chemistry of a lip liner and eyeliner
A lot of people use lip liner as an eyeliner due to the availability of varied color options and apply lip liner on the waterline. However, lip liners and eyeliners are totally two different products used on the respective organs. Though the ingredients are similar it can’t be invariably used due to the distinct pigmentation. Eyes are more sensitive than lips and one can’t take any chances with eye makeup. Lip liners usually have pigments that are not eye-safe and sensitive when applied on the waterline. It’s safe to use lip liners on the upper and lower lash lines than on the waterline. The main problem is, the pigments used in a lip liner are not approved by FDA to use anywhere near the waterlines.
Shortcomings of using lip liner as eyeliner
A eyeliner is generally manufactured to be sturdy and so that it sets hard doesn’t melt into the eyeballs whereas a lip liner usually aren’t that sturdy and blend easily, therefore, using it on the waterline are up to risks of it getting in contact with the eyeball causing redness and irritation which are some cons of using lip liner on the eyes. Another important point to be noted is that a lip liner after using it on the lips will have a bacterial consortium on it, which will be re-exposed into the body via the eyes when used as eyeliner. Though the effects can vary from person to person, a lip liner is not an alternative as eyeliner