Also, all photos can be expanded by clicking on them so you can read what is written on the pages.
A lot of controversy has revolved around Ruthless Cosmetics Recently. They sell everything after buying whole sale. Here's the issues. This is a screenshot from their site:
How NOT to run a Business which has 3 or 4 posts on the ordeal with Ruthless.
On top of selling unsafe products. The owners of Ruthless seem to have a rude streak in them from what I have seen. The following are screen shots from various comments left on Facebook and Youtube.
|These were comments left on a video describing the rude comment, and Non-eye safe paint wheels Ruthless sells, as well as their poor customer service.|
|Further comments from the same youtube channel|
|Same you tube comments, bigger version|
|More comments from the safe aforementioned video.|
|I removed the FB photo and last name of Leslie to protect her privacy. She gave me permission to keep it all, but I chose to remove it to protect her. Also, she had copy and pasted these into a post on facebook since she didn't know how to sceen cap.|
|On another person's YouTube channel after she said she was screen capping all of the comments.|
|Ruthless's response to the "How NOT to run a business" blog post.|
As you can see there is a lack of "professionalism" in their comments towards people that speak against their company. In my opinion, when something like this surfaces, you would be kind, address the concerns, and answer questions from concerned fans or users of the products you sell instead of publicly trying to insult the blogger/youtube-er.
Bitch Slap Cosmetics
This company has the same issue of selling something intended as body paints, or for actual art paint as a cosmetic solution. They do state on the paintwheels in a general post on the paintwheels section they are not approved for eye use:
Some people on a Facebook page posted pictures like this:
|This was a small amount of "One Beat Bitch" mixed with water. It turned to paint instantly with a little mixing according to the user.|
|Done by the same woman from the photo above. She then use it as finger paint to make this sign.|
|Another customer mixed a small amount of the pink from this palette with water and put it on paper. She said her hands were stained for some time after as well.|
The person who had done the photos above also created the following video:
The users hands were stained pink from the paint wheel itself. I think that alone should worry you because makeup isn't intended to be permenant. (With the exception of lip stains)
After investigating some on my part, and going through Bitch Slap's site, I found some things that are mildly disturbing:
Both of these have "Ultramarines: Pigment Blue 29" listed as an ingredient. I had heard that they were not safe for lip use so I decided to check it out.
FDA website and looked up what is okay and not okay. Ultramarines are listed as NOT lip safe, but there is not a clear label about that on the Bitch slap website. This is a great concern for those that are not crazy like me and research everything they are thinking of buying.
I intended to buy from both of these companies to do reviews, and try what they offered, but I don't think that in necessary considering the information above. The products I want to try are the ones that are not safe for eyes. So sadly, I will not be buying from that. It is your choice if you decide to purchase from these companies yourself, but I personally will not. If I have a bad experience with a company, I want to be able to voice it without being insulted, and I want to be able to do an honest review without being harassed as well. Please research before you buy ladies and gents, it if for your own safety that I posted this in case anyone had considered buying from these companies. After reading and seeing all of the stuff above, I will not be buying anything.