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Saturday, May 14, 2011

The pitfalls of buying makeup on Etsy

I still love Etsy and I will still buy from shops on the popular homemade website, but I am disappointed in one of their merchants. I bought a mineral powder foundation from Orglamix (and even reviewed it in my beauty column.) only to find they have disappeared. I went to their Etsy site, and for a few weeks it read, on vacation. They kept updating their Facebook and Twitter pages and I thought eventually they would return. Then one day, the Etsy site was gone.
I did some research on the internet and found rumors that the company was simply buying someone else's product and putting their stickers/packaging on it. So not only was the product not made by them, it probably wasn't organic or even all natural. Oh, well you win some you lose some. If anyone actually knows what the name of the products are that they were passing off as their own, leave a comment! I liked it whatever it was!