I can say Colourpop is definitely making efforts to slowly adapt initiatives that give back, and I’ve noticed that they mostly prioritize the welfare of animals which is great, we love a vegan brand. They also do not support child labour as they source their mica from the U.S., Japan and Europe. On the contrary, ColourPop releases a lot of new products and collections every season, like a lot, to the point that ColourPop has been dubbed as the fast fashion of cosmetics.
Other Considerations are that all of ColourPop’s products are made in southern California. In other words, they manufacture, test, package, and ship out their products all under one roof. This allows their prices to continue to be so low, and their workers to be paid and treated fairly.
All in all, the brand has been taking baby steps towards creating ethical makeup but I would love to see a lot more sustainable, environmental, and social initiatives from the company.
The ingredients found in the Colourpop Yes Please! Eyeshadow Palette are:
synthetic fluorphlogopite, talc, boron nitride, zinc stearate, lauroyl lysine, magnesium stearate, dimethicone, caprylic/capric triglyceride, silica, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, dimethiconol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), mica (ci 77019), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).
Although the product does contain mica, they source from the U.S., Japan, and Europe and are not supporting child labour where mica usually comes from. Aside from that, their packaging is a little more sustainable than conventional plastic palettes since it’s mostly made out of paper, cardboard and metal magnetic pans and it doesn’t come with a mirror or a brush.
ColourPop cosmetics claim to be vegan as they have confirmed that they do not test their products or ingredients on animals, they do not allow others to test on their behalf, their suppliers also do not test on animals, and their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing by law. ColourPop states on their website that they do not test on any animals, but do test on humans at their headquarters.
All of ColourPop’s products are made in southern California. In other words, they manufacture, test, package, and ship out their products all under one roof. This allows their prices to continue to be so low, and their workers to be paid and treated fairly.
ColourPop cosmetics are based in the USA and although they do have “giving back initiatives” such as releasing limited edition products where 100% of net proceeds go to animal protection organizations; unfortunately, I was not able to find any public information on ColourPop’s sustainability, environmental, and social initiatives.