Against junk science and scaremongering. For telling the truth.
About MeI've had an off-again-on-again relationship with makeup for nearly two decades. I originally learned how to apply it in middle/junior high and wore it sparingly during my teenage years.
Then I stopped in my late teens/early twenties for whatever reason.
My interest in wearing makeup was rekindled during my mid-to-late twenties. I consider it a way to enhance your natural beauty or to express yourself in a different manner from other forms (i.e., writing, fashion, art, etc.).
Beyond makeup, I am also into photography and writing (though that's sort of dried up a bit).
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The True Story of Cosmetics...
http://cosmeticsinfo.org (look up almost any cosmetic ingredient out there)
Personal Care Truth or Scare: Sound the Alarm
PCToS: Fact or Crap? Which Do You Believe?
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FAQ--What shade are you in MAC?--
My shade in MAC doesn't exist, because they don't make a foundation in a shade light enough for me. (That said, I could wear Studio Sculpt Concealer (discontinued) in NW15.)
--What about animal testing?--
I don't agree with the practice, but I don't see the point of boycotting a bunch of brands because of it, either. It doesn't work. Also, let's remember makeup has been commercially available for decades, and virtually every ingredient in cosmetics has been tested on animals at some point, making it an issue that is virtually impossible to avoid (even with so-called "cruelty-free" brands) unless you give up makeup altogether. I think there are better, more effective ways to be proactive against animal cruelty -- e.g., volunteering for a local animal rescue, supporting a no-kill animal shelter, buying meat and poultry that were raised in a humane fashion (free range).
--What's the best [insert product here]?--
I hate questions like this. "Best" is such a subjective term, dependent on many a factor -- skintype, skintone, body chemistry, and even personal preference. What works best for you may not work for me, and vice versa. The truth is, the "best" of anything is the product that works best for YOU.
Personally, I propose replacing "best" with "favourite".