If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not possible of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.
Make-up, lipstick, mascara, foundation, eye shadow, eye liner, concealer, lip liner, lip balm, blush
An episode of vomiting, loose stool or mild diarrhea
If your child is not having any symptoms, give a few sips of water and watch for the symptoms described above. If your child is having any symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
Cosmetics are manufactured and sold to be used on the skin, eyes and lips to enhance appearance. Ingredients vary between the type and brand of cosmetics, but may include oils, waxes, perfumes, coloring agents, pigments, lanolin, antioxidants, preservatives and emulsifying agents.
NOTE: You should be concerned if your child experiences these symptoms: persistent/continued vomiting, diarrhea or coughing. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.
Minimally toxic in small amounts such as a taste or lick. This may cause mild irritation to the stomach/intestines. Other cosmetic items such as, but not limited to, hair color/dye, semi-permanent pigments (such as eyeliner "tattooing" or eyelash tinting) are not included in this minimally toxic category.
If your child has gotten this substance in his or her eyes, please view our eye exposure information.
Don't hesitate to call the Poison Helpline.