Archive: L’Oreal

L’Oreal being sued because one of their products if flammable???

I was really shocked to read this news this morning – doesn’t seem like this could be true! Apparently L’Oreal is the subject of a new class action lawsuit claiming their product, Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum is flammable!

Women’s Wear Daily reports today that the lawsuit against L’Oreal is on: A judge granted class action to four plaintiffs on Thursday who filed the motion for class certification on Feb. 2. The plaintiffs are seeking recognition for any person who purchased the Garnier serum from Feb. 4, 2008, to the present.

According to the lawsuit and Top Class Actions law blog, the Garnier serum’s two main ingredients are cyclopentasiloxane and dimethiconol, chemicals that can ignite at 171 degrees Fahrenheit. (Flat iron temperatures typically range from 300-450 degrees Fahrenheit.)

A copy of the original lawsuit, filed in June 2011, can be found here.

OMG. We’ve totally used that stuff before, without any bonfire-type incidents. But of course, flammable products are not exactly something you want coming between your hair and a high-heat styling appliance like a blow dryer or flat iron, which most women use on a regular basis.

We’ve contacted L’Oreal for comment on this lawsuit, and we’ll keep you posted on whether the Garnier anti-frizz serum will be yanked from the shelves, but in the meantime, check out some other controversial beauty products below.

Imagine how scary that would be! A class action lawsuit means that this has happened many times. Scary!!

Might want to beware of this product, ladies!

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What do you think of L’Oreal’s new “Miss Candy” by Glam Shine?

Looks fun!

L’Oreal’s 24-hour eye shadow – what’s the verdict?

I was watching TV this afternoon, when I saw a commercial for L’Oreal’s Infallible 24 Hour Eye Shadow. I thought to myself, do we reeeealllly need a 24-hour eye shadow? Who keeps their makeup on that long? Don’t we all know how horrible it is to go to bed with makeup on?

I have to say, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. I haven’t tried it. But I’ve also not run into any point in my life where I’ve said “Gee, if only my eye shadow lasted a FULL 24 hours!”

Here’s what L’Oreal has to say:

I thought this was such a strange idea, I decided to ask you guys:


Mascara Review: 2 to SKIP – 1 to KEEP!

I was at the store last weekend, where I saw there was a sale on Rimmel London mascaras. Buy one get one free! Who could pass that up? Not me! So I grabbed two mascaras that I thought I’d like to try.

So I sit down, put all my other makeup on (foundation, eyeshadow, etc.) and I pull out Max Volume Flash, my new mascara. I pull the wand out of the tube – and immediately I HATE IT. It pulled out a TON of mascara, and the brush was all gooped up with black mascara. I scraped it off, and tried to put it on, and I swear I hated it in two strokes. It’s awful. It doesn’t do a darn thing that it says it will. I’ve tried a lot of mascaras, and this one might be one of the worst. Look at that packaging! 14X volume! Fast – no mess lashes! Collagen and Keratin enriched! Their biggest brush ever! Psht. No good. I put the lid back on – and tossed it in the trash.

Then I decide to open the next mascara I bought, Glam’Eyes. I should have known I wouldn’t like it just by looking at the wand. I hate small brushes. I like a nice – thick brush. But I decided to try it anyway, and I didn’t like it at all. Again, everything it promises on the packaging is complete BS. Talk about false advertising! It’s practically the same exact mascara as Max Volume Flash – just in a different tube. Definitely NOT worth my money, and I won’t be trying any more Rimmel mascaras any time soon. I know Erin has tried one that she likes – but I’d definitely tell you guys to skip these two. They’re no good.

So I can’t leave you with all bad news, can I? How about 1 mascara I think you SHOULD try?

I’m absolutely in love with L’Oreal’s Millions of Lashes! I have looooong struggled with drugstore mascaras, because in my opinion, they can’t stand up to some of the more expensive versions like Diorshow. Aaaand then I tried L’Oreal’s Voluminous Million Lashes. It was love at first stroke.

I adore this mascara. For only $8, you’re getting what you could get for $30+ on a more expensive brand. It goes on smoothly, it isn’t clumpy, the brush is fantastic, it doesn’t flake, it actually DOES make your lashes look longer and fuller. In my opinion, it’s one of the few drugstore mascaras that actually live up to the hype. If you’re looking for a new mascara to try – try this guy. You won’t be sorry!