Make Up


Is Talcum Powder Truly Dangerous?

It was in the news recently that Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a whopping $417 million to a woman who claims she developed ovarian cancer after using their baby powder for decades since she was 11. This isn’t the first time the company has been involved in a lawsuit over its popular powder—and it will likely face hundreds more cases in the future, according to Reuters.

Greenwashing – Shocking Truths About Your Cosmetic Products

Greenwashing is the practice of making people believe that your company is doing more to protect the environment than it really is. Greenwashing occurs in numerous industries but it is a practice that is increasingly used in the cosmetics industry where many companies market their products or the company altogether as “all natural” or “organic” when they actually are not.

Choosing The Right Foundation For You

A few years ago, I worked as a Product Formulator under Maxfactor, Cover Girl and Dolce & Gabbana Cosmetics in Procter & Gamble. My main project whilst working there was on Long Wear Foundation – Maxfactor Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation, Covergirl Outlast All Day Foundation and Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation. Those were great times. I did not have to buy my foundation and all I had to do was measure my skin colour with a spectrophotometer (an instrument that measures colour), step into the lab and whip up something for myself. I miss those days!