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Avon and Estée Lauder under fire as Peta reveals cosmetic brands ‘ordered animal testing’

PETA has lashed out at Avon and Estee Lauder after finding the cosmetic companies are paying for animal testing. The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals announced on their website today that the skincare companies are no longer “cruelty-free” because they are being forced to follow regulations enforced by the Chinese government.

According to PETA, Mary Kay was also included in the list of companies that “harm animals” in the Asian country.

British brand Avon, who recently hired Alesha Dixon as the face, branded the claims ‘misleading’ but admit they are forced to conduct testing in China due to health laws.

A spokesperson said: ‘Some select products may be required by law in a few countries to undergo additional safety testing, which potentially includes animal testing, under the directive of a government or health agency.

‘In these instances, Avon will first attempt to persuade the requesting authority to accept non-animal test data.

‘When those attempts are unsuccessful, Avon must abide by local laws and submit the products for additional testing. In 2011, this affected three tenths of one percent of Avon’s products.’

‘There have been some incorrect and misleading claims made by animal rights organisations. Avon neither conducts nor requests animal testing.’

Estée Lauder have yet to comment.

Both brands have been ‘cruelty-free’ for two decades following campaigns by Peta in the late 80’s.

Does this new revelation by PETA make you want to stop using the brands? Does it affect your decision making?

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Smashbox: Behind the Lens

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Try pair of Smashbox artists’ must-have complexion products! This perfectly-sized (and adorably packaged) combo would make a great Christmas gift this year. For YEARS I’ve been a huge fan of Smashbox’s Photo Set Finishing Powder. It’s my MUST HAVE for finishing my makeup.

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MHU was sent this product for review.

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I’m in love with BECCA’s Brow Powder!

Do you ever feel like your eyebrows look like this? ^

I have bare spots in my eyebrows like probably most of you…. and 9 times out of 10 – I reach for my eyebrow pencil. But I find that a lot of times – it LOOKS like I have drawn on Chola eyebrows!

Well BECCA has an awesome Brow Powder that blends beautifully into your existing eyebrows and fills it naturally!!

A soft velvety powder that creates beautifully contoured brows by subtly defining shape.

  • Formulated to be harder that regular eye shadow powders ensuring it can be applied in fine strokes resembling brow hairs
  • Creates the brow shape, color, and density that you desire
  • Can be used wet and/or dry for greater definition
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  • Formulated to be harder that regular eye shadow powders ensuring it can be applied in fine strokes resembling brow hairs
  • Creates the brow shape, color, and density that you desire
  • Can be used wet and/or dry for greater definition
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BECCA’S Creme Blush voted favorite by Allure!

BECCA’S Creme Blush is the ultimate blush. This highly pigmented formulation and silky-smooth texture melds into the skin for an incredibly natural, “just blushed” look. Layer for added drama.

Allure Magazine named it one of their “Editor’s Choice” winners. I can see why! I love this blush! I tried it in Frangipani, and I love the color! It’s subtle – and beautiful. Gives me a little color, without being noticeable.

  • Provides natural, radiant, long-lasting colour to cheek, producing a radiant, healthy appearance
  • The highly pigmented, creamy formulation can be used to emulate the look of youthful skin and is good for most skin types (except very oily or blemished skin)
  • Contains anti-oxidant vitamin E
  • Preservative and paraben-free
  • Apply over liquid or crème based products (Luminous Skin Colour, Stick Foundation, Compact Concealer) and before setting with Fine Loose Finishing Powder.
  • Can be used on the lips for a beautiful wash of colour.
  • Using Crème Blush Brush #34 or Multi-Use Brush #59, apply to the “apples” of the cheeks (the fatty part of the cheek where it is possible to pinch the flesh and where you would blush naturally).
  • Swirl onto the cheeks with Small Polishing Brush #56 for an “air-brushed” effect

$30