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The Dark Secret Behind Your Favorite Makeup Products | Shady | Refinery29

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On this episode of Shady, our host, Lexy Lebsack explores the unethically sourced ingredient that's in almost all makeup products. She travels to the mica mines in India to uncover the truth about child labor rings behind this mineral. Watch Shady to see what really goes into making your makeup!


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Shady is the side of the beauty world you haven't seen. Hosted by Refinery29 Senior Beauty Editor, Lexy Lebsack, the series swivels between the unexpected and uplifting, dives deep into the dark underbelly of beauty, gives a voice to those trampled by this quickly growing industry, and questions what it’s all worth. From counterfeit makeup to skin trafficking for cosmetic procedures, we go there.

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Now this, *THIS* is the thing that YouTube should be putting on the Trending tab, not expose or apology videos.

Author — pluto

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I respect Lush in a whole other level now. Seems like they've just gained a costumer.

Author — Maria Francisca

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“I just want an education...”

Ugh that hit hard

Author — Vivalavive2249

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If you thought that james charles scandals were evil and unhuman, what about this one?

Author — Bobi monet

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We take so much for granted here in America.

Author — okaylala

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this is 'tea' that the beauty community should be talking about ....

Author — bobatae

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I love sparkly makeup but after seeing this, I am checking the ingredients in my make up and if I see Mica listed, I will no longer buy it. We all have to check our makeup and do our part. God bless these poor children.

Author — SCJ Johnson

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“I just want an education” bro this is so heartbreaking

Author — callmecayllie

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It’s heartbreaking knowing that children go through hell to get a tiny bit of food 💔

Author — Ajooni Kalsi

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Incredible journalism. So rare these days... wow!

Author — Sydney Leach

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So a four year old is risking her life so someone can have glitter on their face....

Author — emma s

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Father Lord, if I’m ever ungrateful, please forgive me 😭🙏🏽

Author — 2FACED_ MUA

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The guy with the ministry was lying through his teeth, it's written all over his face.

Author — Dante Duruisseau

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Ur telling me a kid broke his head open so I can apply highlighter 🥺

Author — Anaya Khan

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this made me cry, theyre so young and the only thing they should be doing at that moment is to do their homework and should be taken care of by their parents. i will never see makeups the same way again.

Author — callmecayllie

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Kylie jenner should donate some money to these poor children because they made her a billionaire

Author — Olias

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The fact there was a makeup add before this is crazy

Author — Ellen Watermelon

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I’m just thinking about how James Charles and his crew *knows* about this and yet the “tea” they talk about is their snobby and stupid makeup palettes.

Author — Kohinur Ali

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"For the love of money is the root of all evil"

Author — Jirfin

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12:38
“if they paid me $0.56 per kilogram, that would be great”

Author — Lee Lim