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Counterfeit make up and the dangers!!

From “What to do when you end up with a counterfeit item” To ” The Dangers of counterfeit make up”



Hello my wonderful people, this is just a quick post as I really just need to spread the word about some of the things I have read over the last 48 hours.  I am planning on pitching a guest blog post idea to someone and I thought I would do it on something with some WOW factor in it, so instead of a review or tutorial I decided to do a post on counterfeit make up and what to do if you mistakenly end up with a fake product.

However the title of my post quickly changed to “The dangers of counterfeit make-up”, there was pages upon pages of in depth scientific research that has proven that some chemicals in some counterfeit make up has been linked to cancer, there are chemicals that also affect the hormones and can cause an imbalance.  Even some counterfeit lipsticks can have heavy metals in them, and what shocked me even more was that these heavy metals are also found in some hair dyes and these metal’s are actually toxic to the brain!!

What to look for and how they hide it!!
It gets even worse….. When purchasing products there is always a list of ingredients which have been used listed usually on the back of your item, So if you think knowing what lettering (as these long words are usually cut down to letters when a chemical is being listed as an ingredient) to look for to warn you of these terrible chemicals then you are pretty safe, then you are wrong.  Although that is the case with most products when it comes to perfume it is a completely different story, and here’s why, fragrance recipes are thought to be made in the strictest secrecy and so therefore the ingredients used to create the smell does not have to be listed and instead come marked solely as “fragrance” so if your counterfeit make up producing scam artist has snuck a cheaper version of what really should be in the formula he could easily hide it just by placing this wording within the list of ingredients.

I do not want to go in to to much details as I am keeping all of my big findings and tips on how to spot counterfeit make up, advice on what to do if you get landed with some, and lots more information for my actual guest blog post pitch.  One of the rules is that your post has to be original and not published anywhere else.  So, if reading this has worried you, and you think you might have some fake makeup in your makeup bag, then there are some things you can do and some places you can go for advice.  For example, if you bought your fake items from Ebay, then there is a page you can go to via Ebay with lots of helpful information available, one piece of extremely important and helpful info they have on the page is about getting a refund, and a full list of steps to take once a refund has been issued.  Click Here to check out Ebay’s help page.  Here is the link for the Citizens Advice Bureau’s helpful page filled with information on how to report it and also how to get refunded Citizens Advice Bureau.  And lastly, here is a link to InStyle Magazine’s guide which helps make you aware of how you can spot fakes, its a great list, easy to read and what you can learn is amazing, great tips to learn and take note of  Is your makeup the real deal? A guide to spotting counterfeit beauty products. – InStyle Magazine

However I will post on here if I do not get accepted as a guest…… Hey it happens, But I will still spread the word just like a counterfeit make up fighting super hero!!!!!!

Love, Live, Slay!!


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