I just seen this blog and I LOVE lime crime. I dont know the whole negative side? Can someone fill me in?
It’s kind of a hard thing to summarize because there have been so many incidents, but some quick points as to why people take issue with Lime Crime:
- People have found hairs and other non-identifiable debris in their products
- Lime Crime steals images from artists and bloggers to promote their images despite being called out on it/sent letters of cease and desist
- Their China Doll palette appropriated Chinese culture and portrayed a heavily stereotyped image of Chinese women - it offended many people and they refused to apologize for it. Xenia also thinks cultural appropriation is in her words “kinda brilliant”. Xenia was given many opportunities to speak directly with people who were willing to educate her on why the campaign was offensive and why cultural appropriation is offensive and she blew them off.
- Lime Crime has actively and continuously censored any critical or questioning comments about their products, to the point they threatened to sue a blogger for posting her opinion.
- Lime Crime knowingly repackaged TKB micas and refused to own up to it, despite the mountain of evidence showing the allegations to be true.
This is just a small piece of what Xenia and Lime Crime have done to customers, former friends, colleagues etc. If you want to know the other side of Lime Crime, my post on the history of Lime Crime and Doe Deere goes more in depth.
Your such a huge loser running these blogs about Doe and Vivi, we finally know who you are though!!!
While I’m glad you think my writing style is similar to someone who has much better grammar and syntax than I do, I only have time to run this one blog.
So if all the things you are saying on here are true, how has she been seen so positively by people in the industry? If her business was really as scandalous as you say it is, she would have been reported a long time ago and had a formal investigation into her business. People don't just get away with these kinds of things, so this makes me question your resources. I also find it hard to believe that you have followed her since her launch, if its all from google its a pretty unreliable source.
People have supported her and then dropped her immediately once they realized what she’s done. Many YouTube makeup artists, bloggers, and people who own their own lines like Poppy King have gone from supporting her to dissociating completely. There are multiple blog posts out there showing that the original eye dusts were identical to TKB and people did try to report her to the FDA and Better Businesses Bureau. Repackaging isn’t a crime in the United States, so besides having her PayPal account suspended for fraudulent advertising there wasn’t going to be much more legal action besides that. I’ve been aware of Xenia since around 2004 so I’m familiar with her patterns of behavior and how certain scams have come around over and over again. I’ve posted the most pertinent information here, but if you’re expecting police reports or peer-reviewed articles on Lime Crime that type of information isn’t available. There are however plenty of reviews, blog posts, and vlogs about her products.
Cosmetics expert or not, anybody can tell that it's not okay to use other people's art and not even give them credit. Usually when people are told, they'll apologize and add credit or take down the art as necessary. The fact that Doe thinks what she's doing is okay is pretty sad.
Everything’s a free for all on the internet in their opinion, unless someone says something they don’t like.
You do realise that every single company uses each others products to make their own right? The whole business is about copying each other and marketing it as different from the rest. Just because you have some kind of dislike for Doe Deere doesn't mean she's the only one that does this, and if you worked in cosmetics then maybe you'd realise that, and realise this whole blog is just pointless. Anyone reading this who works in cosmetics is probably just laughing at it.
Repackaging basic cosmetic ingredients isn’t normal practice for most cosmetic companies. There’s quite a big difference also between putting out something similar and copying formulas, packaging, and copy. Similarly, I don’t need to work in cosmetics to have the basic understandings marketing, chemistry, and what constitutes plagiarism. I’ve gotten plenty of feedback from people in the industry as well and they seem to like what I’m doing. If you don’t see this blog as serving a purpose to your personal interests then I’d suggest not reading it.
Just noticed that the glitters have been moved to the eyes section and the disclaimer has been removed. I wonder why.
They weren’t promoted very well as products for the face or nails so I’m guessing this switch is to boost sales.