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MAKEUP MAIL: melt cosmetics

BEAUTY, MAKEUP MAILElizabeth NichinComment
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Happy Monday! 

I am so glad to be back with another piece of makeup mail. I haven't posted in a few weeks, but here is some mail for you all and don't worry, I have more things coming for you all!

Today's mail is from melt cosmetics, who describe their makeup as "ultra-matte. bold. radioactive."

What I love about their response is something that I have mentioned before, and it's something that only a few companies have taken the time to do in their responses: melt copied my questions into their response, and answered each one in order, without skipping any questions. Some of you may remember that only Tarte and LUSH have also responded in this way. If you're wondering what I mean when I say they copied my questions, check out the screen shots of their reply below. I also appreciated that they took their time to respond to me in order to make sure that they were giving me the correct answers. Thank you so much for your transparency, melt! 

Take a look below to see melt's response, and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

QUESTIONS

For reference, here are my questions:

SOURCING
1. From where (what countries) does your company source its raw ingredients? Are your sources organic and sustainable?
2. Do your products contain any ingredients derived from animals? Is any of your products vegan friendly?

PRODUCTION

1. In what country or countries are your products manufactured? Where are your company’s labs, manufacturing locations, factories, and/or assembly plants located (city and country)?
2. Are your products manufactured and assembled in different places?
3. Does your company test ingredients or finished products on animals? Does your company use a third party to conduct animal testing?
4. Is your company owned by or affiliated with any companies that test products or ingredients on animals?

LABOR

1. What efforts does your company take to ensure that fair labor practices are secured for your employees?
2. Are you able to provide a demographic breakdown of your company’s employees (gender, age, race, ethnicity)?


RESPONSE

Here is melt's response:

SOURCING

1. From where (what countries) does your company source its raw ingredients? Are your sources organic and sustainable?
The raw materials are sourced from different parts of the world. The ingredients used in the lipsticks are not organic.

2. Do your products contain any ingredients derived from animals? Is any of your products vegan friendly?
All of our raw materials are NOT tested on animals.

All products are VEGAN with the exception of 6six6, and the following shades from our eye shadow stacks: Blurr, Unseen, Enigma (from the Dark Matter Stack), Love Sick (From the Love Sick Stack) due to the colorant Carmine.

PRODUCTION

1. In what country or countries are your products manufactured? Where are your company's labs, manufacturing locations, factories, and/or assembly plants located (city and country)? 
Our labs are located in the United States.

2. Are your products manufactured and assembled in different places?
We are currently working with multiple labs.

3. Does your company test ingredients or finished products on animals? Does your company use a third party to conduct animal testing?
We are 100% cruelty free. Absolutely NO testing on animals!

4. Is your company owned by or affiliated with any companies that test products or ingredients on animals?
The labs we work with do NOT test on animals. 100% Cruelty FREE!

LABOR

1. What efforts does your company take to ensure that fair labor practices are secured for your employees?
Melt follows and complies with all California Labor Laws. We are frequently updated with employee laws and abide by them at all times. 

2. Are you able to provide a demographic breakdown of your company's employees (gender, age, race, ethnicity, etc)?
Not at this time.


You can find melt products here.

Have a company you think I should contact next? Send me an email at feministbeautyproject@gmail.com

And don't forget to join me here every Monday for more makeup mail! 

in lipstick & solidarity, 

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