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Since when can you not sold used make up

(37 Posts)
Datahub Thu 19-Feb-15 09:11:37

I have a barely used eye shadow. Try to list it and couldn't work out why I couldn't put used On. Then right at the very end of taking all the photos I got a little warning. I'm sure used to be able to ?

BunnyLebowski Thu 19-Feb-15 09:19:22

They took down a listing of mine yesterday for this.


Datahub Thu 19-Feb-15 09:20:53

I wonder why

CuttedUpPear Thu 19-Feb-15 09:30:03

For the same reason as you can't return used makeup to the shop.

It's to prevent infections being passed on.

TotallyHumiliated Thu 19-Feb-15 09:31:14

There are many facebook pages dedicated to used make up sales.

Datahub Thu 19-Feb-15 09:55:07

Oh. I don't do facebook

CosmicDespot Thu 19-Feb-15 10:58:33

Infection control does seem a good reason.

Datahub Thu 19-Feb-15 11:05:01

but they sell dirty pants!!

chinstrappenguin Thu 19-Feb-15 11:11:22

The Pants have to be washed before sale grin

chinstrappenguin Thu 19-Feb-15 11:12:09

Just to be clear I am not a dirty pants expert, just seen that question on here beforegrin

Floggingmolly Thu 19-Feb-15 11:13:38

Who would actually buy used makeup???

gamerchick Thu 19-Feb-15 11:22:50

You can't catch conjunctivitis from knickers.

The dirty pants are not sold to be worn, though - not if I have understood correctly!

Whereas the eyeshadow will be used on someone's eyelid, and if the person who originally used it has an infection, and contaminated the eyeshadow, the new user risks eye infections - and if serious, these can cause lasting damage to the eye.

The same would apply to mascara and foundation, both of which are used very close to the eyes. And whilst lipstick isn't used close to the eyes, using something that has been rubbed round a stranger's mouth seems a bit icky, at best.

GotToBeInItToWinIt Thu 19-Feb-15 12:41:05

Would anyone buy used make up? The infection risk from eye make up is pretty high.

Datahub Thu 19-Feb-15 12:42:27

meh - I bought some Mac eyeshadows on there before. Eyes still fine

Chertsey Thu 19-Feb-15 12:46:26

I don't think you can sell used pants anymore, clean or otherwise - unless I worded the listing for an underwear set so badly they thought I was selling something different to I actually was.....

I've sold lots of used make-up in the past. It's always amazed me what people will buy on Ebay and I have made a lot of mistakes buying make-up over the years, but it must be 2 years since the last time I tried and failed to list some.

GotToBeInItToWinIt Thu 19-Feb-15 12:47:04

Just because yours were fine doesn't mean everyone's would be.

CatsCantTwerk Thu 19-Feb-15 12:48:42

Surely used make up goes in the bin? I wouldn't dream of buying or selling used make up.

SoonToBeSix Thu 19-Feb-15 12:49:33

Nothing to do with infections, you can't sell use perfume any more either.

Chertsey Thu 19-Feb-15 12:52:57

Really Soon, why's that? I've always bought my perfume part-used, when I run out and it's not my birthday. Saved a fortune.

McFox Thu 19-Feb-15 12:57:38

I guess that it's to do with cross infection, but it all seems a bit arbitrary when pants, shoes etc are ok.

Even more irritating was when I bought a load of used reusable nappies on eBay for £70, they didn't suit my DS, so a week later I listed them again. The ad was removed for contravening the rules because you can't sell used nappies on eBay apparently. There were about 30 ads for them live at the time!! I was raging and my complaint went unanswered.

SoonToBeSix Thu 19-Feb-15 13:16:09

Chertsey it's because of new EU directives, basically it's illegal for eBay to allow people to sell used perfume/ make up .

PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 19-Feb-15 14:34:22

What about things like toner? I've sold open and partly used cleanser and toner before.

Datahub Thu 19-Feb-15 15:09:35

well anyone want a Bobbi Brown Bone ( aka cream coloured) eyeshadow then let me know

Bastarding ebay

SoonToBeSix Thu 19-Feb-15 16:31:54

Not any more pink.

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