Mum bought me a new lipstick yesterday! It’s in the most perfect shade of plum, one that I’ve been searching for for a long time. It was on sale at the chemist she visits every week after visiting the cemetery. There are a few things that are somewhat worrisome about it though.The lipstick is Loreal Paris, Studio secrets in Plum. I remember reading something about Loreal Paris using animal testing so I decided to look it up.The website states this:
“L’Oréal Paris has not used an animal laboratory to test our cosmetics products since 1989. European and national level regulations mean that manufacturers must conduct tests on animals to guarantee the safety and tolerance of the chemical ingredients they use. For 20 years, L’Oréal Paris has taken significant steps to research, develop and validate alternative methods to laboratory animal testing. Beyond the progress already accomplished, industry and university researchers must embrace a new challenge in years to come: to develop new, regulatory approved, alternative ways to evaluate chemical ingredients in the domains of toxicology where such methods no longer exist. L’Oréal Paris aspires to a total elimination of laboratory animal testing. Our group is an active member of the European Partnership for the Development of Alternative Methods, put in place by the European Commission in November 2005. We aim to do everything reasonably possible to promote this programme through our actions. The recent acquisition of the Skin Ethic tissue engineering organisation is testament to this ongoing concern and confirms the leading position of our group – L’Oréal – in the domain of alternative research methods.” – Source
Along with reading some other peoples opinions on the matter I’m not quite sure what to think. Some people say that Loreal sneakily speaks around the point. What do you think? Or have heard? I try my hardest not to use products tested on animals these days.
Anyway, my make up consists of black eye-shadow, generic liners, false eye lashes, Manic Panic powder and the Loreal Lipstick.
Generally speaking the lipstick when applying is slippery. It honestly goes everywhere and this was before I put my lip-ring in. Eventually it dries out a lot – after wearing for a few hours – but I can honestly say I ate dinner (pasta salad and a caramelised cheese pull) and it held remarkably.