26.11.08

Toxic (cont'd)

Happy Thanksgiving!

I've compiled a list of the less toxic cosmetics brands/products for you, which I'll put up this weekend.
Also coming up is a tutorial on contouring your cheeks with two blushes.

Today, I let myself out of work a little earlier (6pm) than usual (8pm), and got up the courage to check out all the major drugstore cosmetics brands: L'Oréal, Maybelline, Rimmel, Max Factor, etc.

I gotta say the experience was overwhelming, because I couldn't tell the difference from one brand to anther. Not only was there no salesperson assisting you with your choice, all the ingredients labels were well hidden, in a point-2 font. Needless to say most products were full of lanolin, parabens, dimethicone and other good stuff. It's scary how widely distributed these major brands are.

The search for ethical and safe makeup continues...

10 comments:

Starry x2 night said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Wow, looking forward to all the great posts coming up!

Nic Nic said...

Happy thanksgiving!

im quite shocked too but remember its okay to use everything moderately ;)

angie519 said...

Yup! I gave up on drugstore makeup a long time ago =(

Glow Chaser said...

Hello Dear Brilliant Cheryl!

You have got me in a skincare tizzy! lol

I deceided that makeup is not good without a bloody good skin and so I am investing instead on some bloody good skin care!

Can I hassle you for some advice??

I have found some interesting brands:

Alpha H - the Balancing Moisturiser looks ace as does their skin brighteners

Icy Beauty - The secret of Longevity caught my eye

Lierac - Firming night creme

I am a cheeky brat for dumping this on you - but I would love to hear what you think about these brands?

Mrs.Zeus said...

S.O. whats that?--I got this dumb face too. lol

Mine was just like yours.... I miss the fam in Seattle. I am thinking to fly in this Dec for Christmas and New Years.

Have a n AWESOME weekend!

Sandy said...

happy thanksgiving day to you :)

wish my bf was here. he's all the way in the states :(

angie519 said...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!

Hrrm besides Yumeko, Fuz, and yourself, I can't think of other bloggers who tend to buy HE brands. Sorry.

yumyumsushi said...

thank you for the greeting, & i hope that despite your "regular day" that you still enjoyed it :D

yikesss the toxic stuff coming huh? i'm scared to find out!

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

re angie's comment there's another blogger xppinkx aka Pink who's into HE brands too :)

Fabuless Beauty said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you as well!