My Child Ate Makeup
If your child ate makeup, give them a few sips of water and monitor for symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea or coughing.
What to know: Makeup
- Makeup or cosmetics include lipstick, mascara, foundation, eye shadow, eye liner, concealer, lip liner, lip balm, blush and more.
Toxicity LevelWhat are toxicity levels?
My child ate makeup. Is makeup toxic if swallowed?
Types of makeup are minimally toxic if ingested in small amounts, such as a taste or a lick. This may cause mild upset stomach.
Symptoms of PoisoningIf your child is not having symptoms, give them a few sips of water and watch for vomiting or diarrhea.
If your child experiences persistent or continued vomiting, diarrhea or coughing, call IPC immediately at 1-800-222-1222.
Makeup may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.
If your child got makeup in their eyes, rinse by pouring clean, lukewarm water across the affected eye(s) for 15 minutes.
For more instructions, please see our page on eye exposure information.
Have an urgent question or need more help?
Don't hesitate to call IPC at
This call is free and confidential.