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Hello readers. It always amazes me when I’m MIA for a while and people reach out asking me where I am. Thank you! I’m just a bit busy in my offline life but hope to be back to writing some posts very soon. Thanks for your patience. You can always catch me on my social media accounts where I tend to be more active.

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DDM Cosmetics Is Cruelty-free

Do they test their products on animals? No Email (see below)
Do they use third party testing? No Email (see below)
Do they use ingredients tested on animals? No Email (see below)
Are they owned by a parent company who tests on animals? Unknown
Are their products vegan (they contain no animal ingredients)? Some are Email (see below); according to their website (see here) their lipsticks and lipglosses are vegan
Are their products gluten-free (they contain no gluten ingredients)? No Email (see below)
Do they sell in countries that require animal testing? No Email (see below)
Are they on Peta’s cruelty-free list? No Not on Peta’s Peta’s website
Are they certified by Leaping Bunny? No Not on Leaping Bunny’s Color Cosmetics list

DDM Cosmetics is a new Canadian makeup company who is also cruelty-free. It is founded by celebrity makeup artist, Diego DeMatos. Their products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, hypo-allergenic, non-comedogenic and made in Canada. Their products are currently only available at these locations as they’re currently working on the ability to purchase off their website.

I recently reached out to them a couple of months ago to find out about their animal testing policy. This is what they came back to me with.

Me Jan 25, 2015 Hi there,
Can you please tell me if your products are tested on animals?
DDM Cosmetics Jan 26, 2015 Dear Hotashi,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for your interest in our brand. DDM Cosmetics is not tested on animals and we stand against any company that has that kind of practice. We at DDM are animals lovers and absolutely condone that kind of practice or any other that involves animal cruelty!

We do not sell in China.

I hope that helps answering your questions, and thank you for your interest.

Team DDM,

Me Jan 29, 2015 Hi there,
Thanks for getting back to me. Can you clarify if no animal testing includes no animal testing on your ingredients? Also, do your ingredient suppliers test on animals?

Additionally, are your products vegan and gluten-free?


DDM Cosmetics Jan 29, 2015 Dear Hotashi,

Thank you for your email.We really appreciate your interest.

Our products are not tested on animals. Including our ingredients and supplier. We work only with cruelty free suppliers and ingredients.

Some of our products are vegan. Not gluten free.

Team DDM,

MOTD: Pewter Lid With A Pop Of Teal

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I don’t normally wear cool-toned colours but I decided to give it a go today. I used all MakeupGeek shadows for this look. Products are listed below.

Eyeshadow primer: Eyeshadow Primer (Milani)
Browbone: Peach Smoothie (MakeupGeek)
Crease: Creme Brulee (MakeupGeek)
Eyelid: Moondust & Pretentious (MakeupGeek)
Lower lid: Moondust (MakeupGeek)
Tear duct: Seamist & Mermaid (MakeupGeek)
Gel eyeliner: Immortal (MakeupGeek)
Mascara: Get BIG! Lashes Waterproof (Essence Cosmetics) & Vegan mascara (Lily Lolo)