ARE PRODUCTS MADE IN CHINA SAFE?

Let’s face reality, most cosmetic brands found in stores today are manufactured in Chinese factories. Famous companies such as Urban Decay, Becca, BH Cosmetics, Morphe, and NYX (to name a few) have outsourced there. The list is growing every day, but I will try to keep it up to date.

Therefore, apart from the obvious reasons to avoid using beauty products made in China-unsafe working environment, unfair wages, and 20 hours of working hours, what else can found in cosmetics? You may be surprised.

Unfair working conditions

As a humane clean, and beauty brand, we will never support practices that are harmful to you, the beautiful wearer of our products, or anyone allied with our brand (including those who make our products).

Contamination

You may have heard of Claire’s and Justice recently causing lead and asbestos outbreaks in beauty products. Although this is shocking news for many people, it is much more common than you might think.

Ingredients such as talc, mica, and cosmetic colorants extract from the earth may be contaminated by toxic heavy metals. There is no need to test whether there is heavy metal pollution, which is an additional cost for brand owners. Since many brands that produce overseas are very cost-conscious, they often skip pollution tests.

Quality and consistency

A common situation is that the manufacturer replaces branded ingredients with low-quality, low-cost ingredients without consulting the brand. As a result, brands believe that the products they sell have been changed in ways they don’t even know.

When a product produces overseas, the brand has little understanding of its production. They can provide specifications on ingredients and production methods, but they are unsure whether these guidelines have been followed.

Outsourced production

When producing abroad, you will trust the manufacturer’s words that they will comply with all specifications, and the finished product will be safe, effective, and meet their promises. However, in areas with high levels of corruption, this is an incredible promise.

Brands look for overseas manufacturers they are willing to accept in a wide range of places. After agreeing to produce its products, the manufacturer outsources production to other manufacturers without telling the brand.

Environmental damage

Of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, six are in China. Although China is working to improve its historically very lax pollution laws, they have not yet emerged. Chinese factories are still contributing to extreme water, soil, and air pollution. A recent inspection of Chinese companies showed that 70% of them violated environmental standards.

So why do brands produce their products in these factories?

The main reason is cost. It is much cheaper to produce products in cheap overseas factories. When workers’ wages are low, manufacturers can reduce production costs.

Things to consider: When cost is the main priority, it means going backward in other areas such as safety, quality, and ethics. If it is possible to save costs by choosing lower-quality raw materials or producing under unethical conditions, it will be fine.

What can be done?

China and other countries are moving towards environmental and human rights laws, but there is still a long way to go. There are still many factories and manufacturers with all the above problems. The best way to solve this problem is to know who is making your products (and how they are made).

As consumers, we need to have more expectations of brands-they learn their supply chain from the inside out. They know how to treat workers and how to produce their products. Brands can no longer be left alone. Get in touch with your favorite brand and ask some tricky questions-slowly; we can move towards more transparent and ethical requirements to produce the products we love.

However, the fact is

Although the price of cosmetics made in China is moderate, the total cost of your health is too high to be ignored. Instead of buying the brands from china made, try brands made with safe ingredients made in the United States or other reputable countries.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  • Jane Iredale
  • Makeup Geek
  • Vapour Organic Beauty
  • Kiko
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • and countless Japanese and Korean brands   
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BEST GEL EYELINERS IN PAKISTAN 2021

Best Gel Eyeliners in Pakistan 2021

Compared with traditional alternatives, gel eyeliner is a winner. They are versatile, easy to use, and they make you look more natural without the frightening raccoon eyes. Whether you want cat eyes with wings or a subtle look, the gel-like eyeliner can give you a perfect crispy look without smudging. Yes, it lasts all day!

This is your handy guide to getting the best gel eyeliner-we have listed eyeliner for every budget

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Truly original. This award-winning, longwearing eyeliner has a gel-prone formula. It provides the precision of a liquid eyeliner-all with 12 hours of water, sweat and moisture resistance.

PROS

✅ Pigmentation

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Will not stain or fade

✅ There are 14 amazing shades

✅ Waterproof

✅ Suitable for sensitive eyes

CONS

❌  You must buy the brush separately

❌Slightly difficult to remove

Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner

Makeup artists are always looking for products that can bring great visual effects in a short period. The answer is this waterproof, anti-wrinkle; gel eyeliner-it can slide quickly and easily. Don’t worry it won’t tug or pull on the delicate skin around your eyes. With this product, you can form anti-fouling lines and precisely defined eyes within 60 seconds.

PROS

✅ Incredible pigment

✅ Glide easily and smoothly

✅ Long-term wear

✅ There are 14 amazing shades

✅ Waterproof and antifouling

CONS

❌ High price

❌ The product in the pot may dry out quickly (close the lid tightly)

MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline

The ultra-smooth Fluidline gel formula provides the precision of liquid linings and has a smooth, soft surface effect. It’s foolproof to use a brush easily. It can wear for a long time for up to 16 hours and is stain resistant. Rich colors and finishes lined up in a row. Provide 14 shades..

PROS

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Pigmentation

✅ Very creamy consistency

✅ Smooth and easy to use

✅ Smudge-proof and waterproof

✅ Ophthalmologist test

✅ Dermatologist test

CONS

❌ No applicator provided

❌ After each use, you need to seal the cap tightly; otherwise, the product in the pot may become dry

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Gel Eyeliner

Long-lasting gel formula is accurate as liquid liners. Wear for 15 hours. The silky color lasts all day. Its gel-based formula produces precise lines every time with a soft satin finish. To produce a stain effect, please mix it before setting. Includes brush.

PROS

✅ Super pigment

✅ Swipe easily

✅ Long-term wear

✅ With brush

✅ Beautiful packaging

✅ Will not stain, fade or smear

CONS

❌ Expensive

❌ The included brush is not suitable for fine lines

Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner

The iconic anti-bud eye gel eyeliner can double as a creamy eye shadow. This cream formula has a classic eyeliner tone, which creates a clear, artistic cat eye. You can also blend them to create wrinkle-free, opaque eyeshadows.

PROS

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Glide smoothly

✅ Easy to apply

✅ Pigmentation

✅ Safe for sensitive eyes

✅ Dermatologist test

CONS

❌ Without applicator

❌ If you don’t turn off the product in the pot properly, it may dry out

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyelinerr

This extremely durable waterproof eyeliner boldly expresses it. It provides you with a flawless and precise application and is suitable for all daywear. There are 26 shades to choose.

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PROS

✅ Exquisite tones

✅ Extreme wear

✅ Waterproof, anti-fouling and anti-friction

✅ Amazing packaging with built-in pencil sharpener

✅ Easy to apply

✅ No harmful chemicals

CONS

❌ Expensive

❌ Difficult to remove

 

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

This waterproof eyeliner has a long-lasting gel formula to achieve eye-catching look. This non-polluting formula can be shaped instantly and glides easily, and can show strong colors for up to 24 hours for an outstanding dramatic effect.

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PROS

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Strongly colored

✅ Smudge-proof and waterproof

✅ Glide like velvet

With brush

✅ Value for money

 

CONS

❌ The cap need to tightly close after application; otherwise, the formula will dry out.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Darkside Waterproof Gel Liner

Super pigmented gel cream pen with slim retractable nib. The waterproof formula is durable and provides a strong liquid-like effect.

PROS

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Glide smoothly

✅ Pigmentation

✅ Will not fade or run

✅ Smudge-proof and waterproof

 

CONS

❌ One color available

❌ Feel a little heavy

MUA Professional Intense Color Gel Eyeliner

Use this expert-tested shade to keep your eyes sharp for a long time. The soft and slippery formula provides a vibrant and intense color effect and prevents smudging and smearing. For best results, use MUA double-head sharpener for sharpening. It has 6 shades

PROS

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Beautifully packaged with a sharpener

✅ Pigmentation

✅ Soft texture, easy to apply

✅ Produce clear and clear lines

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Budget friendly

✅ You won’t get dirty or bleeding until you rub your eyes

 

CONS

❌ The lid is not tight

❌ Due to the creamy texture, the tip is easy to break

NYX Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner and Smudger

NYX’s Gel Liner and Smudger provide bold colors that will not disappear. Whether you are looking for perfect lines or smoky eyes, these silky shades blend easily without wrinkling or fading. The pigment formula is now available in 7 shades.

PROS

✅ Pigmentation

✅ Glide smoothly

✅ Easy to apply

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Bold color

✅ Will not stain or move

 

CONS

❌ Difficult to remove

❌ Fade with time

L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner

High-gloss paint finish. Smooth application. The duration is up to 24 hours. Now, smooth, painted eyes are easier to create than ever. The impeccable gel varnish eyeliner glides smoothly to form a clean, precise line with a strong high gloss from dawn to dusk.

PROS

✅ Pigmentation

✅ Creamy gel texture, easy to apply

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Strong and convenient packaging with brush

✅ Budget friendly

 

CONS

❌ It takes a while to dry completely

❌ There is a little stain on the lower lash line

 Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner

Do you like a soft look during the day or a bold dinner party? Colorstay Creme Gel eyeliner can meet your needs. Always bold and completely stain-proof, it is your first choice regardless of appearance. There are two colors.

PROS

✅ Bold and smudge-proof

✅ Waterproof

✅ Glide smoothly to create delicate and vivid lines

✅ Moderate color

✅ Affordable

 

CONS

❌ One swipe is not good, so you need to enhance the color

❌ Fading slightly throughout the day

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

Use scandal eyes to draw the line! 24 hours of rich, intense color will not peel, smudge, smear or run. Easy to apply and glides smoothly. It comes with a professional brush, which allows you to fully control the lines you need to draw.

PROS

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Convenient packaging

✅ Antifouling

✅ Do not fade

✅ Budget friendly

 

CONS

❌  It’s not very waterproof, but you need a makeup remover to take it off

❌ Application brush is not efficient

Ulta Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Ulta’s gel eyeliner is super creamy, pigmented gel eyeliner that can apply easily and maintains long-lasting pigment coverage.

PROS

✅ Easy to apply

✅ Long-term wear

✅ Glide smoothly

✅ Bold and pigment

✅ Easy to disassemble

 

CONS

❌ Slightly stained in hot weather

❌ Average disappears in a day

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BEST HIGHLIGHTERS IN PAKISTAN

BEST HIGHLIGHTERS IN PAKISTAN

Highlighters may be hot right now, but they have long been a secret weapon for makeup artists and beauty insiders. Here is the list that we have selected for you to find BEST HIGHLIGHTERS IN PAKISTAN for your skin

These cosmetic formulas contain shimmer particles that can reflect light, making the skin immediately look radiant and even help shape features such as bones.

When buying the best face highlighter, please first consider the formula that suits you best:

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