Makeup Mutiny: Smart Cosmetics Purchasing

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In November 2009 I posted a very popular, almost controversial article called Be an Informed Cosmetics Buyer, Don’t Be Duped! It received a lot of feedback and I was introduced to a movement called Makeup Mutiny which after some research, I fully support and believe in their mission.

Started by Kristen Leigh Bell, who is also the founder and owner of Aromaleigh Mineral Cosmetics, Makeup Mutiny is a movement against repackaged cosmetics. It is based on embracing creativity and the folks who put hardwork, science and lots of thought into unique, one-of-a-kind indie, mineral makeup.

Kristen, a primary source, sat down with me and was kind enough to not only delve into some amazing industry secrets, but give Pink Book readers the real deal behind what’s out there. With over 10 years of indie mineral makeup experience, Kristen is an expert who has been around since the start of mineral makeup as [Read more…]

Be An Informed Cosmetics Makeup Buyer, Don’t Be Duped!

Hey Dolls & Guys,

This is an open letter from me to you, on how NOT to be duped this season when making some online cosmetics and makeup purchases.

Long story short, a YouTube video popped into my Google Reader about a company (which shall remain unnamed, unless you email me specifically for the link). This video was their rebuttal to people defaming their products. Simple enough, right? Happens ALL the time. So really and truly this isn’t a big deal because that’s what happens on the Internet.

Haters are a way of life…except when you type “[Company X] repackaged” into Google and pages upon pages of product reviews start showing up.

That’s the purpose of this post, to tell you about suppliers, how to spot a fakes etc.

So what did I find out?

First of all, there are a few [Read more…]

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