Most of us assume that once a product hits the shelves, it's completely safe for consumption. But if there's anything we learned from recent exposés and ingredient analysis by experienced beauty enthusiasts, it's that some products that may pose harm to consumers can still find its way in the beauty market. However, most of the time, the issue is not as simple as black and white — sometimes it involves neons. Confusing? Stay with us.
While beauty products that contain blatant illegal substances such as high amounts of mercury are automatically recalled or seized by the authorities, others which have ambivalent safety standing can be cleverly marketed and pass standards via loopholes.
Just recently, Instagram account Estée Laundry spotted something shady with the newly released Huda Beauty Neon Obsessions Palettes. Yes, they were not explicitly advertised as eye palettes but most of the promotional images feature the shades from the palette being used on the eye area. But the thing is, at least in the United States, these palettes were labelled "not intended for the eye area" (in small font text, mind you) on the back of the packaging along with its ingredients.