(images from nouveaucheap.blogspot.com)
i know it’s late and i should go to bed but i just read this body shop press release and i got so angry i thought i would make a quick post.
above are press releases from the body shop’s limited edition lily cole cruelty free makeup collection. please note on the top image in the top paragraph, it states, “…like all our makeup, it contains no animal products…” and then on the bottom image, at the bottom it states, “no bug shells: our cruelty-free makeup contains no bug shell extract (jen’s note: AKA CARMINE) to color the product. because our love for animals includes bugs, insects, and other creepy crawlies.”
however, i clicked over to the body shop’s website and all i had to do was click on a mascara and saw beeswax listed in the ingredients. bees belong to the kingdom animalia, which means they are animals, and insects. so the body shop claims to love bugs and other animals but still uses animal products in their so-called “cruelty-free” cosmetics. i know i shouldn’t be surprised as their parent company is l’oreal, who still conducts horrible animal tests, but still.
edit: oh, and the lily cole hi-shine lip treatment that is part of this special “cruelty-free makeup collection” contains lanolin. puke.