Cosmetics Manufacturing Program
Halloween Makeup Product Safety
FDA Urges Consumers to Use Novelty Makeup Safely. Face painting is a popular trend, especially during Halloween season! For young trick-or-treaters, it allows better visibility than masks, which can make it hard to spot cars when crossing streets. It’s fun for teens and adults, too – for parties, and for greeting “ghouls and goblins” on the doorstep on Halloween night. Whether applying novelty makeup to a child or to oneself, follow package directions and never use products that aren’t intended for skin. Try a “patch test” to check for potential allergies and, rather than relying on package imagery, read instructions to see if it is safe to apply near the eye area or mouth. Also, know how to safely remove the product. See FDA’s complete information, including details about specific ingredients and reporting an adverse reaction:
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health is responsible for controlling the manufacture and distribution of cosmetics within the State of Nevada.
A cosmetic means articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, introduced into or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance, including wigs, hairpieces and postiches; and articles intended for use as a component of any such articles. Soap is not included in this definition.
The Food and Drug Administration maintains a Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) which is a reporting system for use by manufacturers, packers, and distributors of cosmetic products that are in commercial distribution in the United State. More information may be found at the link below.
*NEW* ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health now has an on-line application system. See the link below to access the new system.
PLEASE NOTE: For optimal use of the Online Licensing System, we recommend using Internet Explorer 9-11, Safari 5.0 and Firefox 26-40. Please do NOT use Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
This system may not be compatible with phones and tablets, for best results use a desktop or laptop computer.