Recently, one of my favorite makeup brands, Urban Decay, decided to make the move to expand into China. For some people, this means nothing other than "Okay, so products will be sold into China." For others, this was a huge slap in the face, as Urban Decay has been listed as a cruelty-free brand, committed to ending animal testing. China's government requires the testing of products on animals before they can be sold in their country.
PolishGalore is not a vegan or cruelty free blog, but I do feel that this information needs to be shared to the readers.
After a large backlash from readers, consumers, bloggers, vegan and cruelty free customers, Urban Decay decided to reverse their business decision and will not be selling in China. For some, this is a victory. For others, this seems like a large press relations nightmare and even a scam to sell more products, as the announcement came on the weekend before their Fall products are available for sale.
On my end, I will not be able to provide you with any new Urban Decay press releases. This has nothing to do with their decision and reversal to sell in China, but rather Urban Decay has decided to no longer provide me with press material and instead only provide to "top blogs we [they] work with regularly". I do apologize, but you can sign up for their free customer newsletter here.