Hello beautiful ladies,
I had a dilemma this month with my rewards as I had the Nars Loaded Eyeshadow Palette and the Unfiltered Cheek Palette on my list for completing 3 of the 4. I wanted them both so badly but then it was announced that Nars would be selling in China and therefore, would no longer be cruelty free.
I’m not going to pretend I’m 100% cruelty free in my makeup (though it may influence my decision if products are similar), and I don’t want to shame anyone who is still buying Nars but when I found out, I was disappointed.
I’ve been involved in managing multi million dollar businesses and also smaller owner operated ones and I know that at the end of the day, its all about profit, otherwise we wouldn’t do it. I also understand that the Chinese market is potentially the largest in the world so naturally, businesses want a piece of that. What I don’t understand is how a company that had previously prided itself on being cruelty free has decided to enter this market.
Anyway, after much thought, I decided to skip the Nars and choose again.
Goal No. 1 – completed 13/6/17
Goal No. 2 – completed 30/6/17 – Too Faced Natural Love Eye Shadow Collection – $85 (1 and 2 had to be completed)
Goal No. 3 – not completed
Goal No. 4 – completed 30/6/17 – Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter in You Light Up My Life – $44
I came in under budget at $129 but couldn’t think of anything else I was desperate for so I left it rather than impulse buy.
I am looking forward to swatching and playing with this palette although its more neutral than I’ve been used to lately. A few months ago, this would have been my perfect palette.
I am so happy I’ve finally bought one of these gorgeous highlighters. I was drawn to the gold one but I really should have bought the ice white one now because I don’t have one whereas I have quite a few golden highlighters.
So, am I satisfied with my second choices? Yes and no. I still would have preferred the Nars products but this dilemma has made me think about the cruelty free debate a lot more. I don’t know where I stand completely in this regard to be honest so maybe that will become a special blog post when I’ve decided where I want to stand.
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