Eyelash and eyebrow tinting has become increasingly popular over the last several years as a way to enhance one's eyebrows and eyelashes without needing to apply makeup on a daily basis however, many people are shocked when they find out that the practice is actually illegal in the state of New York!

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According to Fox 5, because of the confusion surrounding tinting, the New York State Department of State issued a statement to clarify that eyelash and eyebrow tinting is absolutely not permitted in the state of New York due to safety concerns.

According to the statement from the New York State Department, the dyes used in the tinting process are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use around the eyes.

The New York State Department of State notes that many salons and spas in the state continue to offer eyelash and eyebrow tinting services, even though the practice is illegal and they note that it's concerning because people who use such services could be putting their health and safety at risk.

Some of the risks associated with eyelash and eyebrow tinting include allergic reactions, skin irritation, and even blindness. The chemicals used in the process can cause severe burns to the skin and eyes, and in some cases, can lead to permanent damage which is why the New York State Department of State issued a statement clarifying that the practice is illegal in the state.

Experts say that people who want to enhance their eyelashes and eyebrows instead explore other options such as using mascara or brow gels or seeking out alternative treatments such as lash extensions or microblading, which are legal and regulated in the state of New York.

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