Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Our views on repackaging

In the past year, repackaging has caused a rather large scandal in the online make up industry. Specifically eyeshadow. If you're not familiar with repackaging, it is taking a color pigment straight from the supplier, pouring it into different jars, and selling it as your own unique product. While the practice itself is not technically illegal, it is rather deceitful to customers. When you purchase something, you're usually expecting a somewhat original product. Instead, people are purchasing these colors only to find they already have them from another company.

In order to identify repackaged products, you really need to read your ingredient lists. The first tell-tale sign is if an eye shadow only lists mica as an ingredient. Micas need other ingredients to stick, such as Magnesium Myristrate, Zinc Oxide, Kaolin Clay, Zinc Stearate, etc.

Some of the colors that our shop sells, specifically Pink Nights, Carnival Queen, Nymph, Tequila Sunrise, Charmed, and Rave are similar but not the same as the popular repackaged colors. They are a shade or two lighter and contain Magnesium Myristrate, Titanium Dioxide and Magnesium Stearate. If you purchase a lot of eye shadows online & think you may have these colors, I would suggest trying a free sample before you purchase them. With that being said, we take no credit for creating these six colors. They are the basic colors that are used to create all the other shades, some with the addition of carmine.

If you have any questions about our company and/or repackaging, I would be more than happy to answer them.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Final April Contest Post

We made it to 77 fans! Thank you to everyone that participated. If you were one of the people that did, please send an email to with a list of the fans you referred. I'll also need an address to send the free eyeshadow too.

May promotions will be announced soon!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Contest Update

I think trying to suggest the fan page to 20 people is a bit much. I'm lowering it to 10 fans. If someone gets 10 people to become fans on facebook, they get a free full sized jar of eyeshadow of their choice. So get to fan suggesting and get yourself some free swag!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dark Heart Contest!

 In an effort to expose more people to our eye shadows,  we've decided to hold a contest this month. I've recently set up a fan page on facebook here: Dark Heart Designs. Every person that gets 20 people to become a fan will win a free full size jar of eyeshadow. Each jar contains approximately one gram of eye shadow, and each winner can pick one of the thirty four colors as a free prize.

This is not a contest for fan suggestions. The people you refer to our fan page actually have to become fans. People who are already fans do not count. Message me here with the names of the people you suggested our fan page and I will keep track of how many people join. If two people suggest our fan page to the same person, the person who messaged me with their list first will get count. If you have any questions, please send me a message.