Are all your products really vegan?Yes! As a long time vegan (almost an entire decade) and animal lover, I know how positively difficult it can be to find vegan products. While there are only a handful of non-vegan ingredients that are used in cosmetics, (such as beeswax, lanolin, pearls, or carmine), they can be surprisingly ubiquitous. I find what’s even more difficult to avoid than animal-derived ingredients is animal testing-- It can be hard to remember exactly which brands do or don’t test, and sometimes these things change year to year! I am committed to sourcing my ingredients from companies who not only do not test on animals themselves, but also source from other companies with that same dedication.
Are your products natural?I find this a difficult question to answer, because there is very little to no regulation on what can be labeled “pure”, “natural” or even “organic” in cosmetics. Also, many ingredients are synthesized in a lab, and ingredients that are mined go through intense purification (as they should!) and many other processes before it becomes a usable ingredient in cosmetics.
I can, however, guarantee that my products are completely free of common fillers and irritants such as bismuth oxychloride, sulphates, and parabens.
Are you working on any new products?I’m always working on new colour formulations, but my current project has been to create a good vegan lipstick. Of course, I’m a perfectionist, and I’m sure by now I’ve thrown away an extremely environmentally-unsafe amount of wax. Well, something that’s long wearing, creamy, opaque, and with a satin-mate finish? That’s not something that happens on a second try.
How much is shipping? What shipping methods do you use? How often do you ship?We use USPS, and charge a flat rate of $5 for domestic orders or $9 + .25/item for international ones. We usually ship two times a week.
Do you have a discount for wholesale orders?Yes! Please contact me directly for details.
What about for makeup artists/bloggers/designers/stylists/photographers?Generally no, but it never hurts to ask. I really like cute things such as bows, so I can always be persuaded for trades.
Do you offer samples?Unfortunately, we do not have samples for free or sale at this time, but be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to catch when we do giveaways!
I have an event coming up! Can you be a sponsor?We're happy to review this on a case by case basis-- so make sure you provide us with plenty of details about you or your company, the event, as well as your expectations so we can give you an informed answer!
Is your glitter eye and lip safe?While my glitters are 100% cosmetic grade, there are no FDA approved glitter for use in the eye or lip area. I repeat: there are no glitters in the world that the FDA has approved for use in the eye or lip area. It doesn't matter if you bought it at Sephora, Mac, or a face art/body painting shop, NO glitter is approved for use in the eye or lip areas, and if you find a company that states their glitters are approved for eyes/lips, they’re either woefully misinformed, or outright lying. Cosmetic grade glitters are approved for general cosmetic use, such as on cheeks, hair, nails, or body.
Although cosmetic grade glitter may not be approve for eye use, there is still a HUGE difference between cosmetic and non-cosmetic (craft, automotive, etc) glitter. The main difference is that cosmetic glitters are made out of more flexible plastics that soften up even more when in contact with moisture, and have rounded edges. This means they are significantly less likely to scratch your eyes in case you accidentally get some in there. Also, there is tight regulation on which dyes can be used in cosmetic glitters, to further minimize the chance of irritation. Please NEVER EVER use non-cosmetic glitter anywhere on your body, especially not your face!
That being said, is it safe (versus legally approved) to use cosmetic grade glitter on your eyes or lips? I personally think it’s safe as long as you only use cosmetic grade glitters, ALWAYS use a glitter primer/ glue to minimize any type of fallout, and take any other additional steps to further minimize risk. Anyway, this is just my personal opinion on the matter-- I cannot be responsible for where you end up choosing to apply or not apply your glitter!
Lip gloss:Versagel (Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer), Coconut oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide and/or Zinc Oxide.
May contain: Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Palmitic Acid, Castor Oil, Blue #1, Red#28, Red #40, Red#22,Orange#5, Red#7, Yellow #5, Polyester 3 Resin, Silica, Preservatives.
Eyeshadows & Blush:Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Magnesium Myristrate, Zinc Stearate, Silica
May contain: Zinc Oxcide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Palmitic Acid, Blue #1, Chromium Oxide Green, Red #40, Yellow #5, Chromium Oxide Green, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Perservatives.