Urban Decay and China

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.

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  1. Urban Decay seems to be making lots of big mistakes these days. I'm very glad that they changed their mind to sell in China. Now, I'm shaking my head at UD not realizing you are a top blog!!! xo

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    1. I'm a small fry when it comes to beauty blogs - but yes the decision to change their minds has definitely made some people very happy!

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  2. Wow really? Who is making their business decisions lately sheesh.

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    1. Definitely don't know the answer to that one.

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  3. Nasty stuff. I believe they will end up having their products made in China anyway. Nothing stands in the way of greed. As for me, I wouldn't put anything made in China in my mouth, on my skin or buy for my children. Dangerous ingredients have slipped into their products with tragic results. As for their response to your blog, it's sad. They should thank you instead of insulting you.
    Seems fair to me that whatever happens, no more of my $$ goes to UD. No ethics, no integrity in your company you're not getting my money or support.

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    1. I can understand where you're coming from. My family hasn't been very concerned with where our items come from - something that I both like and don't like. I had to point out the irony to my fiance that we bought fireworks that were made in China. I just checked around my desk and my compressed air was made in China.

      As for my blog, I'm a small fry when it comes to beauty blogs, but I just wanted the press, not samples, so that was kind of hard for me - but I'm over it. :] Motivates me to "get big" :]

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