BUT how are you supposed to know when a makeup seller is outright LYING about their ingredients? You wouldn't, unless you are educated in different materials.
For example, there are some makeup sellers that state in every single item listing that the ingredients are mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, maybe kaolin clay too. In fact, I've seen makeup sellers on Etsy in particular that state these are their ONLY ingredients.
Well, that is simply not true. If the micas they were using were pure mica (nothing else coating them) that could possibly be true, but in fact they are not using pure micas. All they (or you) have to do is check the labels on the micas to find out what REALLY is in there.
I'm really getting tired of all the lying going on over at Etsy. Saying they've been making makeup for 10 years or whatever, copying other people's listings and saying they are the only ones making that, disrespecting other sellers by saying how anyone selling makeup for higher prices must be ripping people off, and outright lying, LYING to customers about ingredients. That is just unacceptable.
Let's show a fantastic example. Have you seen listings for Duochrome colors? Or color-changing shades? Most of the color changing shades are in fact duochromes- not all of them are but there are some that can be nothing else but.
Let's see here- one seller is reselling TKB's Planetary sampler and saying, and I quote "Ingredients: Mica,titanium dioxide, iron oxide, kaolin clay"
Um.. did you forget a few things? First off, there is no kaolin clay in any of these colors. There is, however, added things: SILICA, TIN OXIDE, ... heck, go check yourself!
You want a WHOLE TEASPOON of each shade? Go and get it, in fact you can buy everything in certain "sellers" shops here:
Sellers who are not actually making their own makeup will get really upset about this post. I expect it, in fact it's already happened over my previous posts. For some reason the fact that I want to educate people, as well as I can't stand seeing people being ripped off by dishonest sellers- those things tend to upset the very (re)sellers I am talking about.
This is sad. If those (re)sellers want to resell makeup, heck they can do it anywhere else on the internet they want to, not a problem. But when they infiltrate the Etsy, ArtFire, Handmade Fusion and other HANDMADE sites, they should expect that sooner or later someone is going to speak up. Someone who actually makes their own makeup. Someone that gets tired of having to clean up resellers messes all the time. Someone who gets tired of coming up with a new and unique product and/or packaging method, only to be copied over and over and over. On handmade sites. How sad.