DON'T BUY THEM. You know what I'm talking about. What? You don't? Pashaw, lemmie show you the bad side of the makeupz.
Was there ever that one perfect MAC colour you've always wanted and you finally found it! On ebay! For $12! It's been discontinued for 3 years but somehow this seller has 15 of them in stock. Sure his feedback is 97% but COME ON! It's "insert magical mac colour here"! And you buy it. Shipping is a friggin arm and a leg but who cares, I'll finally have a full size "blah blahbitty blah"!
You get the colour and it comes in a box and you take it out and notice something isn't quite right. This doesn't even say the colour name. It says "8" in a circle. What the eff is "8"? And for some reason there is a ridiculous mirror and sponge aplicator in it that I don't remember ever seeing the ones in stores have.
You my friend, have been had!
Well. Maybe it's not that bad. You tell yourself this.
Sure, and maybe your eyes won't start to burn and close up on you. Maybe it then won't spread to your throat, swell it up and cut off your breathing. (Pick up this months Cosmo UK)(Not you brits, this was the Jan issue, you probably have Feb by now)
Anyway, my point is, you don't know what is in those fakes. I've been lusting over MAC's Your Ladyship but I've come to my senses, know I will never get the exact jar and I found indie mineral companies with colours SO MUCH BETTER! And cheaper! Unlike the fakers, they do not pump the products full of harmful junk, the ingredients are listed for you.
There is even a company that tries to dupe some MAC colours for you...
(one day I will learn to link I swear)
So explore the indie mineral makeup world. Samples are hardly ever over $2 and they last forever and the colour payoff is amazing. For realz. Just look at my "EOTD"s. I don't think I've used anything but since I've started this blog. (That shitty Twilight Palette doesn't count, it was crap and for learning, teaching, swatching purposes:)
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