I know this page is about Doe, but it seems Vivi Ennui is having a birthday exchange again. You buy her a present, she gives you a gift certificate to her store. Last year she just sent you what she wanted. And this year anyone who buys her a UD Naked palette will get an extra $30 in gift money to her store. Doesn't this seem tacky to anyone else? I've never seen a legitimate company do this before.
I’ve actually seen people be more willing to take whatever they can get from people online and give nothing back in return except maybe a mention on a blog or video, so while I wonder if these gift certificates will work out it’s not the worst thing I’ve ever seen. It’s probably to send this stuff onto the Vivi Ennui Fails tumblr.
Hi I'm a freelance makeup artist and I consider myself to be ethical when picking makeup brands to use in my kit. I won't use anything tested on animals and I use vegan products as much as possible. I have a huge amount of Lime Crime in my kit and I have never had a problem once with any of their products. I really don't see how a makeup artist using Lime Crime makes them unethical?
I think the issue is more or less that some people (makeup artists included) don’t want to support a company owned by a person who is not truly invested in living a cruelty-free or animal-friendly lifestyle except when it’s convenient for marketing purposes, who regularly steals other artists work, produces racist campaigns and then acted in a completely unprofessional when she was called out on it, threatens legal action for people speaking out on their experiences with their company, has sent out products containing hair and other debris etc.
It’s not my place to say what your ethics should be, but I do think some may see using products from a company with such questionable ethics would be seen as endorsement of their actions as well.
Thankyou for this blog, I love trying new makeup brands and this has saved me, as well as countless others, from the misfortune of buying Lime Crime. A makeup artist I followed on Facebook was gushing about LC not long ago and I thought of you as I unfollowed her! It sounds petty I know, but what I'm trying to get across is that your blog has really made an impact on my "makeup moral code". Thanks again.
Thank you, this is such a nice message to get! It would be cool if an artist like you set up a coalition of ethical makeup artists!
Is it me or the the color of the background from lime crime changed from a pastel pink to a pale shade of coral?
It looks pink to me, but I’ve been gone for the past few days so they might have been playing around with it to look more like the Babette color.