Join the Mineral Makeup Mutiny!
For all of you wonderful companies out there that make your own makeup, please join the mineral makeup mutiny! For all of my friends and fellow bloggers, you can take this image to put on your blog to support indie makeup companies!
As you can see, I put this badge on my blog, because I support creative indie companies.
I would love to see all of the companies on my V2.0 Mineral Makeup Companies that make their own shadows list also join up with the Makeup Mutiny.
Consumers need to know who they can trust so that they can purchase without fear of being lied to or duped. If you’ve ever purchased eye shadow from a company, and then once you received it realized that you already had another eye shadow exactly like that from another company, you know what I mean. The first time it happened, I was extremely upset and I felt like I’d wasted money. I don’t want anyone to feel lied to or duped like I was.
So it is my sincere wish that all of the companies that I trust will join in the mutiny!
This is awesome! I love the idea of reviewing and listing companies impartially. Yay!
Hi Evil Angel,You so need to join!
That's great! Because sometimes it's hard to tell, especially if you have just started with mmu. I added the badge to my blog too!
I just wanted to point out that those of us who sell lots of shades will have some similar colors or dupes. There is a concern amongst us owners that we could be accused of straight repackaging just because a color of ours is similar or a dupe to colors another company sells. Also, I would like to mention that many of the bright dye-free micas tend to stay the same in tone. If we add too much to those bright micas, then it will dull the vibrance. So, many of us add base or other ingredients, but not enough to alter the color too much. Most owners love the chance to answer their customers questions. So, please feel free to ask. One of the many issues out there is about the sites selling straight Manganese Violet/Oxides/Ultramarines/Chromium Greens/Ferric as a shadow. That really shocked me!
What a fantastic idea! Wow, just think of all the clueless consumers (like myself) that you'll be helping with this! Thank you!
I'm in. And as Melissa said, yes there can be dupes but if a whole line looks identical to TKB then there's something fishy going on.
Hi Nea,I know what you mean! It can be very difficult at times.
Hi Melissa,Thank you! You've always been great about answering questions
Hi Recessionista,You're quite welcome! I just don't want to see people taken advantage of.
This has been said before (in the comments of another blog), but it's worth saying again. Tip offs for repackers:1. Look at their product offerings. Do they sell more than just eye shadow? We want you to have one-stop shopping, so those that make their own products are likely to have a full line of products from foundations to blush to shadows and finishing powders. We may be "known" for specializing in one given area (some are known for their shadows, some for their foundations), but that doesn't mean there isn't a full line available. If you see only shadows with perhaps a handful of brushes and not much else, it's a good clue that they're repacking mica because that's all they have the ability to do.
2. Micas are often coated/bound with titanium dioxide. If an ingredient listing only includes mica and titanium dioxide, good chance it's not a finished eye shadow. Most likely you should see something else in there for adhesion: maybe zinc oxide, magnesium myristate, kaolin clay, carnauba coated mica, zinc stearate – just to name a few. But you should see more than mica, tin oxide (another mica component, depending on the mica) and titanium dioxide. Phyrra's readership likes heavily pigmented colors, so you guys don't have a problem foiling or using a shadow primer. The general public doesn't have a clue what foiling is, and someone who isn't just repacking micas will produce their products for the masses – meaning there needs to be ingredients added to make the micas stick to your eyes and remain there throughout the day.
Hope this helps. Like Melissa, ask away when you're unsure. We can usually look at someone's site and know pretty quickly if they're legit or not.
Hi Robyn,Thank you so much for sharing this information!I know that some companies don't want to list their full ingredient list because of proprietary stuff, but I really think letting people know what to look for helps.
And yes, we do like the pigmented color
I rarely foil though. I use an eye shadow primer, and if I want a 'foiled look' I've been using the Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, since it's not as messy as foiling.