Covergirl is now Cruelty Free

Great news broke today! Cruelty Free International announced that Covergirl is now Leaping Bunny certified!

http://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/what-we-do/breaking-news/coty’s-covergirl-becomes-largest-leaping-bunny-certified-makeup-brand-ever

Covergirl’s parent company, Coty, is not cruelty free but is working with Leaping Bunny to make at least 1 more of their brands CF by 2020.

Covergirl and Coty have also clarified that Covergirl is not selling in China.

I’m thrilled to see a major drugstore brand go Cruelty Free. I hope this will encourage other major brands to take the leap.

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ColourPop’s Lux Lipsticks Launch Today 1/31

*this is not a sponsored post. I am in no way affliated with ColourPop*

ColourPop’s Lux Lipsticks launch today, 1/31, at $7 each. They will be available to purchase at 10 am PST (1 pm EST)

“LUX it up. Enriched with our LUX Blend of butters, this creamy-matte, long wearing lipstick glides on the skin for intense pigmentation in shades made for every skin tone.”

*All photos are from ColourPop’s website*

Taiwan Bans Cosmetics Testing

Last week, Taiwan announced that they would be banning cosmetics testing on animals for both ingredients and finished products. The bill goes into effect in 2019 after a 3 year transitional period. It is the first country in SE Asia to propose a ban against animal testing.

People in Taiwan can still buy imported cosmetics that have been tested, but the #BeCrueltyFree Taiwan campaign is going to be working on ending this as well.

Read more about  it here and here

Estée Lauder Buys BECCA Cosmetics

Last week, Estée Lauder bought BECCA Cosmetics for a speculated $200 million (as compared to L’Oreal, who bought IT Cosmetics for $1.2 billion.)

You can read more about it here

As we know, Estée Lauder is not cruelty free but BECCA states that they will remain cruelty free on their FAQ. We will have to wait and see how they continue forward.

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Open Letter to Trendmood – External Link

http://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Open-Letter-Trendmood-42476109

An interesting read. I myself was a follower of Trendmood until I read this. I had no idea that they were breaking contract (their own or others) by posting sneak peeks to early. I don’t know how she’s not in any legal trouble. I also learned that she has been taking others’ photos and not only providing no credit, but blocking people who did ask for credit to be given to them. That is a HUGE no-no for me and should be for others as well, it’s a blatant copyright violation.

Burt’s Bees Has Begun Selling in Mainland China, May No Longer Be Cruelty Free

Rumors about Burt’s Bees selling in Mainland China have been confirmed by the company.  You can read a much more detailed report from Suzi at Cruelty Free Kitty here, but I will provide a short overview below.

Burt’s Bees has been selling specific products in Mainland China, which we know has laws for testing on animals on products from foreign countries. They state that they are only selling products that they can get away with using loopholes in the laws to avoid animal testing, specifically pre-marketing testing. However, China also employs post-market testing, and it is unclear whether Burt’s Bees could still be considered cruelty free for this reason.

Burt’s Bees isn’t a brand I really buy from, and I won’t be until further information is released. As always, I stand by my policy that this is a personal decision for individuals to make.

Hopefully we hear more from the company soon.