First thing I want to say is that I just found out that Maybelline is part of the L’Oreal brand, which is owned by Nestle. I had purchased these products before knowing this. I’m pretty disappointed, because I did like their products, but I’m currently boycotting Nestle due to unethical actions regarding water supplies.
As a devil’s advocate, I will say that they are not the only corporation that pumps large amounts of water, but they seem to be the worst offender involving their water collection, fair payment for the amount they take, and the impact they are having on communities. Nestlé’s Chairman once infamously declared that “access to water should not be a public right.”
Water should not be considered a commodity, and governments should be taking a more active role in preventing corporations from taking advantage. As tax payers, we should not be paying more for our water consumption than a company – which pays ridiculously low costs for our water and sells it back to us at ridiculously high prices.
Since not everybody will care about the Nestle business practices, I’m going to review the product without bias, however, if you want to be a more informed consumer, its easy to find information on Nestle’s unethical behavior involving water.
After trying Smashbox’s Cover Shot Smoky Palette, I was very curious to know how their lipstick products performed.
My hair happened to dry in this really cool wrap around curl, that reminded me of a 1940’s hair style. I used the Smashbox Cover Shot Smoky Palette to create a simple smoky look and finished it off with a cherry red lipstick.
I got the lipsticks from my niece, who had originally purchased the two colours to try and mix them to create a dark purple shade to match her favourite eyeshadow look. She has since moved on from the purple and into a desire to find a good grey colour – so I get to now try out the Jeffree Star brand.