Friday, December 31, 2010

Not Vegan

It's been stated before in the comments, but I've honestly been busy with so much I overlooked this bit of information, which should also be publicized: GlitterSniffer sold itself as a Vegan company, when in fact, they were not.

Are your eye colors really all vegan?
Oh yes! Not only are they 100% vegan, they are also not tested on animals. We love animals and we love make-up, but those two things are not for mixing!
What are the ingredients of your cosmetics? I might be allergic and/or I have sensitive skin.
All our ingredients are clearly and happily listed here: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Silica, Iron Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Ultramarines
Our products are also created with ZERO fillers thus making your face and sensitive eyes happy ♥ 
 Please be aware that according to Lela's statement that she used ingredients in some shadows known to contain carmine which is derived from scale insects. It is approved for use in cosmetics, but has been linked to anaphylactic shock if consumed. Notice that carmine is NOT listed as one of her ingredients.

Per the FDA this is information that must be included in an information panel:
 Ingredients. If the product is sold on a retail basis to consumers, even it it is labeled "For professional use only" or words to that effect, the ingredients must appear on an information panel, in descending order of predominance. [21 CFR 701.3].
Also this:

It is illegal to introduce a misbranded cosmetic into interstate commerce, and such products are subject to regulatory action. Some of the ways a cosmetic can become misbranded are:
  • its labeling is false or misleading,
  • its label fails to provide required information,
  • its required label information is not properly displayed, and
  • its labeling violates requirements of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 [FD&C Act, sec. 602; 21 U.S.C. 362].
Additionally, GS sold badger fur brushes (scroll down to related items at the bottom). These were labeled as such, so while not in probable violation of any labeling laws it's certainly not 100% vegan.

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