SARASOTA, Fla. - Dec. 13, 2016 - PRLog -- Every year we are waiting anxiously for limited edition holiday makeup sets by our favorite brands. But are these holiday kits made of the same quality as the regular produced makeup lines?
Sissi checked that and found that the quality of Tarte´s and Too Faced eyeshadows in the holiday palettes are not en par with the regular eyeshadows. She claims, "They are not as pigmented." She mentions explicitly the following kits: "Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe", "Too Faced The Chocolate Shop", "Too Faced Merry Macarons" and "Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector´s Makeup case". And then she discovered on the back of the holiday kits, that they are "Made in China". She back-checked all her regular palettes by Too Faced and Tarte and, just like she remembered, they were made in the U.S.!
On a hunch, Sissi investigated to compare the ingredients of the regular Tarte and Too Faced palettes and discovered that the formula in fact is not the same as used for the regular palettes. No "Amazonian clay" in Tartes holiday palettes either.
So, why do these companies produce their holiday palettes in China? For that Sissi has also an answer, "It is cheaper to produce Makeup in China", which will result in even higher profits for the companies. Christmas is typically the largest economic stimulus for many nations around the world, as sales increase dramatically in almost all retail areas. The United States retail industry generated over three trillion U.S. dollars during the holidays in 2013. These holiday sales reflected about 19.2 percent of the retail industries total sales that year.
In fact: In July the U.S. imported $41 billion worth of goods from China. That was up from $40.5 billion the same month last year. One reason for declining manufacturing costs in China is that it is shifting more of its production to robots, counterbalancing the effects of rising wages. In a report to be released later this month, the International Federation of Robotics found that China accounted for 25 percent of industrial robot sales in the world in 2014 and had purchased about 56,000 units, with the automotive industry the leading buyer. China's share of the world's robots is up from last year's 20 percent, which made China the country with the largest percentage of the world's industrial robots.
It seems questionable for all of us, if limited edition holiday makeup sets that offer seemingly a great value, are in fact a value after all. Sissi agrees: "You might want to buy a regular eyeshadow palette by Tarte or Too Faced instead, if you like to buy a quality makeup item".