Lately it seems there is always something about indie that will turn someone away. Sometimes an owner just completely disappears, sometimes they go on ranty rampages and end up scaring off potential and current customers. Some new companies don't do the proper research and can end up hurting someone. I'm not saying don't buy indie. You just might want to be wary. Like seeing obvious neons being sold by a kid who doesn't know what she's doing... Neons aren't FDA approved to be worn near the eyes, google can give you more info but I'm kind of getting off topic!
Today my issue is: fingerprints.
Gloves should be worn when creating product that goes onto someones's face or eyes. It's the best way to prevent infections like the lovely pink eye.
Which is why it's really upsetting to see fingerprints on the INSIDE of eyeshadow jars when the product hasn't even been opened yet.
Wiki says: Impressions of fingerprints may be left behind on a surface by the natural secretions of sweat from the eccrine glands that are present in friction ridge skin
MMMMM SWEAT! I love other people's sweat on my eyes! Not to mention what else is floating around on those dirty fingers.
These could have happened when the shop owners were setting the jars up for filling, or it could have come from the supplier dirty.
At the end of the day, my makeup has FRIGGIN FINGERPRINTS IN IT! It's disgusting. It could make me sick. I've had pink eye twice before. It's not fun. You feel like there is something in there and it goops up and goes really red and you look like a damn zombie. You then have to stay home from work because it's infectious. That's right, time off work. Because someone decided to be lazy and skip the gloves.
So please inspect your jars before using your makeup and contact the shops you find prints in.
Here are today's culprits and there could have been more. Cold Feet was a fluke, I found a mesh bag of shadow and since I have prints on my mind I decided to take a look and voila. Dirty also. Not cool. I will be looking through my other eyeshadows and updating if necessary. Click the pics for better detail.
So check those jars! Keep your eyeballs safe! :)