Lauren Quillin on Dec 26, 2016
This makeup is excellent, as always. :)
Custom 7 ingredient vegan mineral cosmetics and lip products
Pink Quartz Minerals. I'm so happy to share my makeup with you. I love making custom foundations for those who cannot find their shade in other makeup, and I love making simple, 7 ingredient makeup which is good for your skin.
I started out by purchasing that well-known brand name mineral makeup a little over 9 years ago. Although I loved the way it went on, I broke out from it. Curious, because it is supposed to be great for all skin types. After reading the ingredients, I purchased those separately along with some other ingredients and figured I could perhaps figure out what ingredient was causing the breakouts and make something without it.
About six months later and after many, many experiments, I finally had a foundation that worked, did not cause me to break out, and was a perfect match for my skin tone, hurrah! The main culprit? Bismuth oxychloride. And I'm not the only one that reacts to that ingredient- the web is full of stories.
My family and friends said I looked great, what was I doing? I told them about my makeup experiment and started making shades for them. I soon realized I would have to charge so I didn't go broke, and that's how Pink Quartz Minerals was born.
I made a website, and sales were slow- I knew nothing about internet marketing and very little about the internet in general. In the meantime I started making what my friends and family were asking for- finishing powder(Translucent Veil) blushes, bronzers, eye shadows and more. I stuck to my original goal of the least ingredients possible and still having a high quality product. I also saw the need for vegan makeup, so I use no animal products of any kind in anything I make.
I happened across Etsy and decided to list my makeup here in 2007. At the time I was the only makeup-only shop on Etsy. It's been great, I've acquired a lot of new clients, wholesale accounts, and even a few good friends.
Bismuth free, only 7 mineral ingredients in my makeup: Mica; Titanium Dioxide; Zinc, Iron and Tin Oxides; Ultramarines; Kaolin. No nano particle minerals used either!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Of Your Vegan Mineral Cosmetics
Thank you for checking out my shop. I'm available and I LOVE to answer your questions about makeup! All questions are great (they give me another reason to talk makeup!)
I develop my own formulas, make all my own makeup, and pack my own pots so every step of the way I'm there making certain only the highest quality makeup gets to you!
This is my full time job, in fact I support my family this way.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
I take PayPal, RME, Checks and Money orders. I can take Google Checkout too.
Pink Quartz Minerals is a registered and insured business in the State of Wisconsin, so WI residents I'm sorry but I have to charge you sales tax on your purchases.
I ship as often as possible, being a full time caregiver to my Mother means shipping dates vary.
Paypal payments must be received immediately, Checks and Money orders need to be sent to me the next business day so I get them in a timely manner. If there are any problems whatsoever, please contact me right away, I have no problem working with you to make us both happy.
If, indeed something unforseen occurs and I do not get your payment in a timely manner, and cannot get a response through email and/or convo, I will have to cancel the sale and leave appropriate feedback. I will do everything I can to get in touch with you first.
U.S. customers, When I ship your package you will receive an email from PayPal showing the date and tracking number. If you do not receive it within 10 business days after that, please contact me.
Out of the U.S. customers, it can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks for you to receive your package. If you do not receive it within this time frame, please contact me. For packages over $40.00, if you do not receive them I have to wait 45 days from shipping date before filing an insurance claim (for Italy it is 60 days), at that time I will ship out a new package for you. Please do not request a different class on customs forms, I will follow the postal regulations regarding this. If, however, it is less expensive for you when customs is involved, to purchase separately, I will suggest it and help you the best I can to figure it out. Please note: International customers are responsible for any and/or all Customs fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping & purchasing to their respective countries, should they be assessed. Most country's Customs agencies open and/or assess fees to a random selection of packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and I am not responsible for those charges. For any additional information please refer to your local customs agency.
No shipments to Sri Lanka or Mexico due to customs regulations.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
From the FDA:
Claims stated on the product labeling, in advertising, on the Internet, or in other promotional materials. Certain claims may cause a product to be considered a drug, even if the product is marketed as if it were a cosmetic. Such claims establish the product as a drug because the intended use is to treat or prevent disease or otherwise affect the structure or functions of the human body. Some examples are claims that products will restore hair growth, reduce cellulite, treat varicose veins, or revitalise cells.
Consumer perception, which may be established through the product's reputation. This means asking why the consumer is buying it and what the consumer expects it to do.
Ingredients that may cause a product to be considered a drug because they have a well known use to the public and industry. For example, fluoride in toothpaste. This principle also holds true for essential oils in fragrance products. A fragrance marketed for promoting attractiveness is a cosmetic. But a fragrance marketed with certain 'aromatherapy' claims, such as assertions that the scent will help the consumer sleep or quit smoking,and moisturizers and makeup marketed with sun-protection claims meets the definition of a drug because of its intended use.
FDA does not have a pre-market approval system for cosmetic products or ingredients, with the important exception of color additives. Drugs, however, are subject to pre-market FDA approval.
What this means is any manufacturer of cosmetics that makes certain claims about their products, up to and including sun protection, wrinkle reduction, acne cures, detoxification, cell repairation, healing properties and so forth is then required by law to comply with all the rules, regulations, restrictions, certifications and laws that drug manufacturers are.
Generally speaking, the intended use of a product is determined by claims made on the product label, in collateral labeling, and in other promotional materials such as advertising. Information on the company's Internet site is also considered when evaluating intended use. Specific and implied drug or device claims are not appropriate for products marketed solely as cosmetics.