Crayola rules for kids, who make whole worlds out of Burnt Sienna and plain old red. But when you’re old enough to start wearing makeup the venerable brand is willing to let you go. Do It Yourself makeup is a big deal on the Internet, and beauty vloggers often use innovative elements to stand out from the crowd — like Crayola colored pencils. Many of these vloggers, like Ellie Evenson below, are at that tender age where Crayola has been a part of their arsenal for most of their lives. Moving to makeup, it’s only natural to turn to an old friend — plus it’s a lot cheaper than Revlon.
Crayola must see a colorful storm brewing with the practice growing — even reaching trend status. The responsible company has issued a statement discouraging people from using its products as makeup. Crayola, after all, is used to taking care of its precious customers. Keep the crayons and colored pencils away from your skin — that’s the skinny!