What’s in your make up?

On the whole, I know more people who wear make up than people who don’t. Even a few guys. With that being said, I think more of us should question the things we put on our face. Our skin is our biggest organ. Logically we need to be careful what we expose it to. When I started making eye shadows, I started doing a lot of ingredient research. It made me realize how much unnecessary junk we end up smearing on our face.Parabens, dibutyl phthalates, etc. Most of that is those lovely carcinogens that masquerade in the form of preservatives. So the question is, how much of your health are you willing to sacrifice to be pretty?

Since everyone is becoming more aware of what their using, chemicals don’t have to be an issue anymore. A considerable amount of companies are starting to phase out those ingredients. All we need to is a basic knowledge of what to stay away from, and how to research the ingredients we’re not familiar with.One way to do this is by searching ingredients on the cosmetics database. I’d advise comparing these ingredient results with a google search. Some items on the database have data gaps, and if it really is a dangerous ingredient, you’re pretty likely to find it mentioned elsewhere.

 There are quite a few companies that make safe products. Morgana Minerals, Burt’s Bees, Fyrinnae, and my company, Dark Heart Designs, all offer products that are free from parabens and safe to use. I hope after reading this you’ll take your health into your own hands and be more aware of the things you’re using.

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About Dark Heart Designs

I make loose eye shadows, pressed eye shadows, lip slicks (lip gloss), and more. I also love writing, crafting and animals. I paint my own furniture, make my own curtains, decorations, clothing, and costumes. I'm currently living in South Georgia, but I’ve been all over the east coast since I grew up in the carnival industry. When you’re on the other end of the carnival, selling bright pink cotton candy, rainbow sno kones, and those lovely, red candy apples, you realize that on the midway, it’s all about how bright and flashy you can be. I think that’s what brought about my love of bright colors and dark contrasts. There’s nothing in this world like a carnival at night. My mission is to make beautiful, affordable cosmetics, and help people along the way. Dark Heart Designs is more than just a cosmetics company. I want it to be a resource, an inspiration, and a brand that makes you feel like you're a part of something. Make up is just the beginning.

Posted on May 8, 2010, in Updates and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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