Raccoons, badgers and squirrels- each year many millions of animals are trapped and brutally killed in the wild for their fur and hair. I will spare you the soul-eroding statistics of animal deaths on fur-farms and the fate which meets these animals even while still 'living', suffice to say they live in misery.
Having worked in the City for 8 years as a dealer on the stockmarket, Justine (also known as JJ), retrained to become a make up artist. Initially working at MTV with presenters and bands coming in for live performances, she went on to specialise in Film Special Effects and worked on feature films such as Cold Mountain. Missing the beauty element of the industry, after a few years in film she decided to work more with celebrities and editorial. Having worked with a plethora of celebrities, magazines, tv shows and music artists, JJ for the last 7 years has been Fearne Cottons preferred make up artist. She also works with Holly Willoughby, Laura Whitmore and Whitney Port, actresses Keeley Hawes, Alexandra Roach, Elisabeth Moss, Tuppence Middleton, and music artists CeeLo Green, Michel Buble, Jason Derulo, Josh Groban, and magazines Grazia, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Company, Stella, The Independant Magazine, The Saturday Times Magazine and Luxx Magazine.
This is what a great number of cosmetic companies are actually saying both on their packaging and on their websites when you read a message stating: "not tested on animals", or "product not tested on animals" and even "cruelty free". It is difficult to believe, but I am afraid that I am the harbinger of bad news!
01/04/2014 11:22 BST
I then uncovered the ugly truth about the beauty industry - animals are indeed still being tested on and going through extreme pain and cruelty - all for a new mascara or shampoo! What really angers me is that there's no need - we can undertake tests on reconstructed human skin, like EpiDerm, which is now widely available and produces better, more accurate results.
15/01/2014 10:16 GMT
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