Younique is making sure no one forgets about Valentine’s Day this year.
Valentine’s day is coming up so buy this months kudos.
OH EM GEEEEEEEEEEE! This months kudos is like soooooooooooo AHHHHHHHMAZING!!!!!!! Eakkkkkkkkkkk!
This months kudos include:
- Limited Edition Pressed shadow palette. $52
- Blending brush $18
- And your choice of any lipbonbons. (chapstick) $22
You can get all of this for a low price of $67, valued at $89.
You mean i can save $22? That’s like getting the lipbonbons for free!
Here’s why i wont be buying this months kudos (except for the obvious reasons of course):
Blending Brush is made of Capra hair. Hey wait a second, that’s not very cruelty free. Hmmm.
This has even managed to stump Homer Simpson. Speaking of Cruelty Free, there’s a screen shot going around the internet right now.
“…but i would say we do try to play it up unofficially”.
Well you heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Yes children thats right, Duh-rek the CEO of Younique told his presenters in a private facebook group for presenters only, told everyone to lie to their customers.
In case you didn’t notice this was dated back to 2013. Younique started operating in 2012. That means Derek Maxfield has ALWAYS been a slimeball.
Ok, i got distracted, let’s get back to the kudos.
Pressed shadow palette: four colors valued at $52? Holy shit! I can get a Morphe palette for $38, which has 35 colors in it.
Youniques website doesn’t list the ingredients for this specific eyeshadow palette.
However, if you look up the other pressed shadow palettes on their website you can find the ingredients in their other pressed shadows.
The ingredient that worries me is “Carmine”.
What is Carmine you ask? Carmine is dead bugs, specifically beetles. Yup thats right, people are putting dead beetles on their face.
Im gonna go ahead and say a big fat no to this palette.
The last item is your choice of any lipbonbons. What the fuck is a lipbonbons? Its basically a fancy chapstick that sells for $22.
I don’t know about you but i lose my chapsticks ALL the fucking time. Replacing these fancy chapsticks would be pretty damn expensive.
During my younique days i bought a lipbonbons. It smelled like playdoh. Lets take a look, shall we?
According to Younique’s website the first ingredient listed is castor oil, which is used as a skin conditioning agent. Apparently some people can have an allergic reaction to castor oil.
The second ingredient listed is coconut oil. If you have dry skin coconut oil will not help rehydrate your skin, it will just irritate it further.
Edit: There doesn’t seem to be one straight answer on the internet. Some claim it hydrates lips, others say it drys out lips. Feel free to comment and let me know!
I’m not going to look into the other ingredients, because well there’s a shit ton of ingredients.
Overall i would give this months kudos a HUGE thumbs down….
…For me anyway. I try to keep to cruelty free brands. It probably doesn’t make a difference, but hey at least i can sleep at night.
Well, well, well isn’t this all so interesting. No wonder Younique isn’t pursuing cruelty free certification. Because there’s nasty animal ingredients in pretty much every product.
Fuck You Younique!