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Lawless Beauty: The Baby One β€” But wait, It has WHAT in it?! 😱😱

Hello Beauties!
I bring you another eyeshadow palette; this time a New mini palette from Lawless Beauty- The Baby One.
🎁 I was gifted this palette through Octoly, and I have to say I was so excited to get my hands on this baby (hahah, get it?) It had some gorgeous berry & brown shades that would make for stunning fall inspired smokey eyes, gorgeous shimmers for a cute halo look, and amazing mattes for everyday wear!
πŸ’ Upon receiving it, like anyone else would-I wanted to swatch these ASAP! The colors were amazing and although the shimmers needed to be built up a bit for the color to come through- I was in love with this palette!
😩 My biggest disappointment came right after- when reading the ingredients. Not one, or two, but three of the shades had Carmine in it! (Little Doll, Cherub & Sweet Dreams). I'm not strictly vegan with make-up products as I only recently started getting into ingredient lists after seeing some makeup documentaries; but I try to make conscious decisions about the products I buy and strive to have as little harmful ingredients as possible, clean products, vegan AND leaping bunny certified (this includes cruelty-free).
🧐 Although this palette was considered "clean" since it was free of parabens, phthalates, etc it was in no way vegan or leaping bunny certified and even though they claim it on the website, definitely NOT cruelty free. You can imagine my disappointment. 
ℹ️ For those that are unaware (like I used to be) - Carmine is an ingredient found in multiple makeup products, usually added to shades in the red family to really make the color pop. 🎈

"Carmine is the aluminum lake of the coloring agent, cochineal, a natural pigment derived from the dried female insect Coccus cacti(cochineal). In addition to its use in cosmetics and personal care products, Carmine is used as a food coloring and may often be found in juice, yogurt and candy." (Excerpt from CosmeticsInfo.org)
It takes about 70,000 cochineal insects to make ONE POUND of red dye, you heard me, JUST one pound. It's definitely hard to digest that information if you've never thought or considered it before. 
πŸ˜’ Although for reviews' sake, I am required to test this product, it definitely won't be one I reach for and I can't make the decision to gift it as I wouldn't want someone else putting crushed insects on their eyes either 😱
So I guess only time and my conscience will tell what I decide to do with this palette. 😞😞😞

Sound off in the comments below: Should cosmetics companies use other types of dyes instead of Carmine to make their products? Are you a strictly vegan buyer?
Will you continue to use products with Carmine in it?
There is zero judgment from me & hopefully everyone else in this beautiful community, so feel free to be honest! ❀️❀️

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  • Mellyventures

    Wait, that's a thing?! O.o Holy shit... now I have to go through my palette collection...

  • Shaina

    Oh my gosh that’s so sad I agree with you on this one. I love clean ingredients great review also information.

  • Rose Katz

    🌹🌹I really like the colors, they are so pretty! It would be nice if they used other types of dyes, but I don't usually check. The colors are soft and they are definitely ones I would use on an every day basis. Thanks for the great review!🌹🌹

  • Mariangel Carmona

    It's a beautiful palette but too bad it's made with carmine..I guess it's up to everyone to decide whether to buy it or not..

  • Kasey

    Looks so pretty!

  • Jaxgma

    Many cultures use insects for food. Is wearing insects and worse than consuming insects for food?

  • Emerald Martinez

    Omg!! So beautiful! Colors are so perfect for fall!! LOVE IT 😍

  • Michelle Mack

    OMG that's disgusting! Thanks for the info... I deffinately will not wear crushed bugs on my face.

  • Shell🐚Bee🐝

    Such pretty colors!!

  • Marie Hoyt-Pariury

    Thanks for making me aware. I had no idea that carmine is made from insects. I won’t be wearing them on my face either!

  • Rita Whirls

    Thanks for all the information. This helps a lot. Great review. I love the colors.

  • Amy Greenwell

    I thank you for enlightenment of the product I had never really read all the ingredients and if I had I wouldn't have known that it was crushed insects . You supplied me with some very helpful info. Thank you

  • Patti Scott

    I'll start being more aware of what I'm putting on my skin. I think companies should use an alternative to Carmine. Thanks for this outstanding review.

  • Diane St Angelo

    Great review! Nice to see when someone has done their homework on the ingredients. Smart girl!

  • Dawn hughes

    I’m sorry I don’t check ingredients myself. But I’m all for animal crurlety. I worked in plant years ago who used rabbits after I found out this I surely quit. I love animals to much to be used as lab rats

  • Jen

    I have honestly never thought to check the ingredients in eyeshadow. Not that I am aware of Carmine, I will be looking for it in order to avoid it. Thank you for the information!

  • Hannah Marie

    Definitely enjoyed the read. I never thought about ingredient lists until now. The idea the red dyes are made of that many insects is mind-blowing. I eat clean but I personally don't buy or rather, I don't really mind what was in my makeup until now. It's crazy and sad.

  • Marlena Fannin

    These colors look very high pigmented. Their brightness is very pretty. But the way this color is,made is a no noo to me. I am do glad you mentioned it. I will be checking ingredients from here on out. Thanks so much for sharing ☺️! As for fake lashes πŸ˜‚, I like them for holidays. I enjoy my mascara for every day use.

  • Janessa Thomas

    These colors are SO pretty!! Love the deep reds.



  • Kaytie

    Very pretty colors in that pallete

  • Micheala

    I want this I need this palette in my life. I like the colors and the compact in General

  • Christine Czaiczynski

    These colors look amazing and I would use them with mascara or false lashes or even no mascara because they are gorgeous and I wouldn't even have to use a liner.

  • Ashley

    I think personally if you are vegan and the companies are claiming to be clean they should list which product is also vegan friendly or approved

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