“On the heels of The Honest Company fiasco, another company is receiving customer backlash, according to Jezebel. Indie brand Mentality Nail Polish is under fire after numerous users claim that its polishes are causing serious nail damage.” Read more at Refinery29.
“Did you know that Carol’s Daughter (the beauty brand you can now find in every Target) started in a Brooklyn, NY, kitchen? The hair creams and lotions have come a long way since then. However, founder Lisa Price honors that humble heritage in the new #BornandMade initiative. She likes to say that her products were born in Brooklyn and made with love.” Read more at Popsugar.
“Inside a glossy, perfectly round tomato sits the smooth, creamy surface of a complexion-brightening face mask. A sullen panda bear holds the contents of a cooling-on-contact eye gel. A miffed bunny rabbit contains a pitch-perfect apricot lip tint. Welcome to the Korean beauty shopping experience.” Read more at Vogue.
“Manuel, who got his start as a makeup artist, was hands-on in developing the products in his custom range, which was manufactured in Italy. He said he was in the room working with lab technicians in developing the products. The most enjoyable part of the process was in developing unique formulations for the line, most notably a foundation resembling a loose powder which transforms into liquid, Manuel said.” Read more at CTV.
“The Internet is going absolutely nuts lately when it comes to suggesting kooky beauty routines. Witness baking your makeup, sand art hair and the most horrifying of them all, clown contouring. Clown. Contouring. But now there’s an Instagram-friendly beauty trend happening which doesn’t require 10 pounds of makeup in one application. Meet multi-masking. As the name suggests, it involves applying more than one type of mask, usually simultaneously and on different parts of your face.” Read more at Fashionista.com.
“The British Skin Foundation and the Cosmetics Toiletry and Perfumery Association have warned consumers against getting ‘black henna’ temporary tattoos (BHTT) that you may see on holiday or at festivals as they could damage the skin for life. The concern is over the use of an ingredient that is deemed perfectly safe for use in hair dyes but that should not be used in skin contact products.” Read more at Cosmetics Design Europe.