I’ve never actually purchased from Topshop, I’ve been sent things to review. They didn’t ask if I buy from them, they just asked if the product was good. I’ve never been sent Forever21 products to try out and have no intention of buying from either brand myself. Ok? Can we all move on now?
They’re not based in religion so they’ve got that going for them. They have a better sustainable program, to their credit. I think they’re really trying. THBut I have no interest in discussing this stuff on a makeup blog. You can - and should! - do the research on the brands you buy yourself. There are many thorough case studies on the business practices of every prominent brand around. My friend Sapna @ BuzzFeed does a good job covering the fast fashion beat.
No idea, sorry. I stopped really fan-following the brand after the Halloween blackface fiasco. I’ll ask around.
I am completely aware of this factor of the story and have discussed it in fashion stories I’ve written, including roundtables on class and fashion. I’m not saying you have to spend a lot of money elsewhere. I just don’t shop at Forever21, and I don’t have to. They didn’t ask why everyone shouldn’t shop there. They asked why I don’t.
'cause they're a shitty brand that is a large reason sweatshops aren't dying out today. like $4 sweatshirts don't just appear out of thin air. a lot of people are getting screwed over for poorly made clothes. you know a $14 shirt roughly translates to someone getting paid $0.12 an hour for their work? yeah. not to mention they frequently steal the work of young artists. why wouldn’t i boycott? they don’t make any clothes i’m interested in, their baseline philosophy is religious and makes me uncomfortable, their business practices are totally exploitative. there’s no reason for me to touch them with a 20 foot pole.
I don’t buy anything from Forever21 at all ever including their makeup on principle. Sorry.
I think it’s pretty swell actually, yes. I didn’t try their liners but their lipsticks, nail polishes, and eyeshadow palettes have always been up to par. Their lipsticks are good, I have several in my stash. And I love the colors their cream blushes come in — the formulation isn’t bad at all.