The Environmental Cost of Looking Good

Escalating environmental shifts and global warming made the environmentalists call out the beauty industry. Did they do the right thing? Glamour! Beauty! Allure! Razzle-Dazzle! These are words that come to mind when we think of the beauty and fashion industry. And it is just how it should be. Millions of new aspiring makeup artists, skincare specialists, beauty pageants, and social media influencers play their part in promoting sometimes unrealistic standards of beauty to the world at large.

What's Makeup Made Of? <p><strong> Clean Makeup Decoded</strong></p>

Chemicals in beauty products have received a lot of bad press recently, and tons of 'organic' and 'clean' brands are popping up every day piggy-backing on this trend.  Unfortunately, most of these brands resort to green washing.  Many claim that they only produce "Clean Makeup", but a glance at their ingredients will prove that this is little more than marketing jargon. Many who claim their products are 'Organic', unless they are USDA certified, they're likely to have heavy metal, lead, growth hormones etc. in their fertilisers and manure.

13 DIY Halloween Makeup Ideas Using Only What You Have <strong>No Costumes Required!</strong>

It’s Spooktober, and as Halloween creeps ever closer, it’s your chance to bring out the inner makeup artist in you. Whether you are looking to glam it up or go ghostly, we’ve curated a list of 13 makeup trends to help you say BOO this Halloween season. The terrifyingly easy makeup ideas featured on this list don’t require a lot of time nor an expansive budget; just a penchant for some horrific fun, and a little elbow grease is all you need. So what are you waiting for? Get your spook on!

What's your skin's 'Color Season'?

Close your eyes, and imagine it's spring. Spring like from the story books. Bright, colorful, pleasantly warm. Do you see the colors? These are Spring colors.  Now do the same for winter, autumn and summer. You'll notice how you imagine blues, whites and blacks for winter, rusty muted colors for autumn and blues and cool yellows for summer. As you start to look around, you'll find more and more color patterns in nature. Some colors occur together naturally and looks like they are in perfect harmony - almost completing each other.  What does this have to do with makeup, you ask? Read on...

Do you have a ''Beauty Bucket List"?

One Friday evening recently, a bunch of us friends gathered around a coffee table in a living room and everyone started talking about their bucket lists, while playing Gin Rummy, and drinking copious amounts of the card game namesake. Yes, all the usual suspects were talked about, starting with summiting Mount Everest, moving down to more earthly pursuits like running marathons, to something more creditworthy like buying a house. It did get us thinking though, what would a “beauty bucket list” look like?

Why we decided to launch on Kickstarter

LISPKIT 2.0 will launch on Kickstarter on July 20th, 8am EST. Sign up here to get exclusive access to early bird offers. GoPlay Cosmetics was born out of a simple desire to declutter the massive piles of makeup that accumulate over time. The sight of boxes full of products that I would never use...