Typical Symptoms Associated With Carmine Allergies - Allergies.Answers.com. Carmine is a "natural" dye found in food, juice, and most makeup products. Symptoms can include skin dermatitis, dizziness, and loss of balance, itchy red eyes, cough or sore throat and or runny nose. If applied to lips, lips can crack or even bleed. Severe reactions can cause emergency allergic anapholitic shock.