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Makeup Artist
Angie L MUA
Posts: 49
Los Angeles, California, US


This past weekend, I was working on a client for a corporate event. As I'm prepping her face, she tells me, "oh, I only wear gluten free foundation"...after I specifically asked her when I booked with her whether she had any special requests, allergies, ect!! AHHH. Thankfully, I had a few bareMinerals in my kit and completely saved my butt.

The client didn't even have celiac disease or know what it was, she only wears gluten free now because someone told her makeup with gluten is bad...which begs my frustrating question...is gluten-free makeup that important if you don't have any conditions?
Oct 01 12 06:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,847
San Francisco, California, US


I can't possibly imagine how Gluten in makeup would affect anything.. unless you got REALLY REALLY hungry and had nothing but your kit to survive on.
Oct 01 12 07:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PTPhotoUT
Posts: 1,959
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


I'm a med tech when I'm not playing photographer. Celiac disease is not a true allergy and behaves very differently. Unless the gluten is being eaten, it has no effect. Skin contact will not affect the disease in any way. Unfortunately, it is often described as an allergy to make it easier to understand. We all know what an allergy is. Then people erroneously postulate that since gluten is an allergen, skin contact must be bad too.
Oct 01 12 07:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Makeup Hair by Dani B
Posts: 709
Seattle, Washington, US


Oh good gravy. My kids and DH are allergic to gluten and wheat (yes, they are two different things). Gluten on the face is not a problem unless you have Celiac Disease or a very extreme gluten allergy.

My girls, who have mild to moderate gluten allergy responses, can wear any makeup, no problem. A dancer in the ballet company I work for has severe Celiac Disease, and cannot have any contact with products containing gluten. I cannot even use brushes on her that I have used on other products, despite disinfection. She gets so sick it's not worth the risk.

There are gluten free makeup companies, they are mostly mineral type makeups. Some I've tried are fairly good, but not all.
Oct 01 12 08:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Angie L MUA
Posts: 49
Los Angeles, California, US


Makeup by Dani B wrote:
Oh good gravy. My kids and DH are allergic to gluten and wheat (yes, they are two different things). Gluten on the face is not a problem unless you have Celiac Disease or a very extreme gluten allergy.

My girls, who have mild to moderate gluten allergy responses, can wear any makeup, no problem. A dancer in the ballet company I work for has severe Celiac Disease, and cannot have any contact with products containing gluten. I cannot even use brushes on her that I have used on other products, despite disinfection. She gets so sick it's not worth the risk.

There are gluten free makeup companies, they are mostly mineral type makeups. Some I've tried are fairly good, but not all.

I dislike mineral makeup...especially bareMinerals because of the bismuth oxychloride. I was even about to throw away my BM from my kit cause I never never never use it, I just got it for free so kept it around...but that's a whole different rant.

The first time I heard a request for gluten free makeup, I did my research and learned it's suitable for people with Celiac disease. How that got blown into a whole "fad" with people looking for GLfree makeup is beyond me. Another MUA friend of mine also works at Sephora on the side and has had requests for GLfree makeup more and more each month, it's bizarre.

Oct 01 12 08:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
ThirdEyeMakeup
Posts: 299
Los Angeles, California, US


Cover fx, Obsessive compulsive cosmetics, Korres, Hourglass and maybe Josie Maran are gluten-free.
Oct 01 12 09:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fred Greissing
Posts: 6,153
Los Angeles, California, US


Gluten Free has become another one of those stupid american dietary fads.

The other day I was at a doctors office and he had this ridiculous anti gluten video playing with an obviously staged audience. What a joke!

There are people with know allergies to gluten, but many are diagnosed that way but they are really reacting to the "enrichments" that ate added to wheat. Synthetic vitamins etc...

Also many medications cause sensitization to gluten of even mimic celiacs desease all by themselves.

Anyway I find it funny that people are saying that gluten in makeup is bad while there are litterally thousands of toxic chemicals in makeup and even worse in nail products.

check everything you use with www.cosmeticsdatabase.com
Oct 01 12 09:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DreamOrchid
Posts: 8
Austin, Texas, US


Well I have seen everything now.  I didn't even know there was such a thing as gluten free makeup.  My sister has Celiac disease and her skin/body is just fine with using any type of makeup.

For those who don't really know about the disease.  They do this blood test on you and you're suppose to score between 0 - 20 for a regular adult.  Once they confirm your blood test, they go into your small intestinal track and take a sample of it to make sure you have the disease. My sister has a score around a 37 and has loads of digestive problems. She's naturally skinny because of it and once we took her off gluten her whole system has bounced back.  My doctor told me most people convince themselves they're allergic with out even getting the test done.  Now gluten free makeup.... I mean I guess if you wanted to eat the makeup and have like a problem eating your lipstick I could see why that would be harmful.  *chuckles*

Now if you don't believe me about the "gluten makeup" here's a nice link to read up on.  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/celiac-disease/AN01623
Oct 02 12 12:09 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Angie L MUA
Posts: 49
Los Angeles, California, US


ThirdEyeMakeup wrote:
Cover fx, Obsessive compulsive cosmetics, Korres, Hourglass and maybe Josie Maran are gluten-free.

Love CoverFx, just didn't pack it in my kit because I didn't think I'd need it. Would've rather went with that option instead of mineral powder sad

And my first reaction was exactly it; are you going to consume the makeup orally? There are studies that show gluten goes into your system through skin contact, but how much of it will really affect someone without severe allergies? It's like someone who is not vegan/vegetarian and drives a Hummer asking for vegan only makeup...

Oct 02 12 12:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldieImages
Posts: 132
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


There's a form of dermatitis (dermatits herpetiformis) which is triggered by gluten, so I guess GF make-up caters to those sufferers.

But for celiacs, I guess the risk of gluten in make-up comes from cross-contamination (ie they touch their face, get the gluten-makeup on their fingers, then it transfers from their fingers to their food).
Oct 02 12 02:25 am  Link  Quote 
Hair Stylist
rick lesser
Posts: 685
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US


Really?  Gluten free makeup.  Go figure.  You learn something new everyday.  I'll stick to my mineral makeup and leave it at that.  Gluten free, oh brother........  R-
Oct 03 12 09:30 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Kelli
Posts: 24,154
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Inhaling gluten can be worse then ingesting it for some people. Putting gluten on the skin sinks into your bloodstream. It's very dangerous for some people, life threatening.

If the model has no issue with gluten though, the request is a bit ridiculous if you ask me, but to each their own.
Nov 05 12 08:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Studio MD - Casting
Posts: 1,207
New York, New York, US


I'm going to make a restaurant that serves extra gluten and peanuts.
Nov 05 12 08:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
ChaiNoir
Posts: 345
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Kelli wrote:
Inhaling gluten can be worse then ingesting it for some people. Putting gluten on the skin sinks into your bloodstream. It's very dangerous for some people, life threatening.

If the model has no issue with gluten though, the request is a bit ridiculous if you ask me, but to each their own.

Well said. Eating in a restaurant that has GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS is an example of things becoming risky .. Wheat stays in the atmosphere for 24 hours.

I have been out of work at one stage for 6 weeks due to having a * GLUTEN / WHEAT FREE PIZZA * - ( I was taken out for a meal at a place that had GLUTEN / WHEAT FREE OPTIONS and managment said they use seperate utensils etc etc ) ... oh dear ......

Nov 05 12 08:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
hygvhgvkhy
Posts: 2,092
Chicago, Illinois, US


Is for people with an Extreme gluten allergy. Both me and my mom have celiacs &dont need it.

And is also like to add- while it may sound like a "fad" and many people don't understand the true reasoning behind eating gluten free, it's becoming more popular because more people are discovering they Have celiacs& gluten allergies.

My mom&i thought we were just like that &it was something genetic, until she read on celiacs.
Nov 05 12 10:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sarah Bretland
Posts: 217
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


DreamOrchid  wrote:
Well I have seen everything now.  I didn't even know there was such a thing as gluten free makeup.  My sister has Celiac disease and her skin/body is just fine with using any type of makeup.

For those who don't really know about the disease.  They do this blood test on you and you're suppose to score between 0 - 20 for a regular adult.  Once they confirm your blood test, they go into your small intestinal track and take a sample of it to make sure you have the disease. My sister has a score around a 37 and has loads of digestive problems. She's naturally skinny because of it and once we took her off gluten her whole system has bounced back.  My doctor told me most people convince themselves they're allergic with out even getting the test done.  Now gluten free makeup.... I mean I guess if you wanted to eat the makeup and have like a problem eating your lipstick I could see why that would be harmful.  *chuckles*

Now if you don't believe me about the "gluten makeup" here's a nice link to read up on.  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/celiac-disease/AN01623

Best Answer ^^ And I know because I'm a Coeliac myself!

Nov 05 12 11:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Angie L MUA
Posts: 49
Los Angeles, California, US


Mi Do wrote:
I'm going to make a restaurant that serves extra gluten and peanuts.

LOL!!!

Nov 06 12 03:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


The next time you work with her grind up some Chex Cereal and smear it on her obnoxious, trendy face.
Nov 06 12 03:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
FacesByNiki
Posts: 51
Germantown, Maryland, US


BodyPainter Rich wrote:
I can't possibly imagine how Gluten in makeup would affect anything.. unless you got REALLY REALLY hungry and had nothing but your kit to survive on.

Ok, I just giggled really loud here at work. lol

Nov 06 12 04:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Gabriela Fuhr
Posts: 1
Los Angeles, California, US


I'm gluten and wheat intolerant, I have just recently been diagnosed with this allergy. I am so extremely allergic, that just digesting something that has come in contact with wheat causes me to have a severe allergic reaction in my face. I get almost what looks like Rosaeca acne. I once put coconut oil on my skin just as I always have after I got out of the shower and noticed almost immediately that my skin was irritated, inflamed and red. I ignored it at first, just assuming it was from the hot steamy shower. But I double checked the coconut oil's container and sure enough it read MAY HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH WHEAT:Produced in a facility that also handles.

This also happens when I use any mascara with wheat protein or any other makeup containing gluten or wheat. I use to use smash box bb cream photo ready for shoots until after my allergy had came I noticed hard iritated pustules in rashy patterns all over where I had used this concealer. I was reluctant to give up all my shampoos, conditioners, face washes, and over all my whole make up box bc of this sudden allergy but unfortunately some of us can't afford to not be "trendy", so I would think twice before judging someone's precautions. In fact in a study it read that there's a chance, and I repeat, a chance not for certain but anything that touches you facial area can be absorbed up to 60% in the blood stream.

I think there should be a variety of gluten free make up artists you can hire for specific models.
It's not going to hurt anyone's pocket, but the buyer of this fad.
Jan 23 13 04:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Linda Chudomelova
Posts: 133
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


rick lesser wrote:
Really?  Gluten free makeup.  Go figure.  You learn something new everyday.  I'll stick to my mineral makeup and leave it at that.  Gluten free, oh brother........  R-

Ditto.

Gluten free makeup? Never heard of it, though it sounds like I should have. sad

I actually do know of people who can't come into contact with wheat at all. Remember a mother saying that if her kids want to smooch her after just having bake rolls/pastries or something like that, she has to turn her face away. Sad. sad

So I guess gluten free makeup makes sense. Research time.

Jan 23 13 04:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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