One of our Bionic Beauties out there deserves a Private Investigator badge for this little goodie!
To protect our PI, I’m giving her a code name: Alice. Alice headed to her local drugstore recently and picked up a compact of Milani’s new pressed Minerals Makeup Foundation in Creamy Natural.
It works well for me and is very convenient for my needs. On the top of the compact, it reads, “talc-free”. Yet, on the inside of the small peel-off leaflet on the bottom of the product, it reads on the third circle to the right (by “How to use” and “Milani Mineral Facts”), “Contains TALC to reduce the ashiness on skin. If your skin is irritated by TALC, please do not use.”
So she wrote to Milani directly to bust open this beauty faux pas. Is the enclosed leaflet correct or is the label on the front of the compact (sporting “Talc Free”) correct?
Here is the response Alice received direct from Milani:
There was a printing error on the compact component regarding the talc contents of our Creamy Natural Pressed Powder Mineral Foundation, and the error will be corrected during the next production. The leaflet is correct. The lighter shades do not contain talc, but the darker shades, like Creamy Natural, do.
So if you are allergic to talc or try to avoid it for other reasons, be sure you are an educated consumer. While I’m certainly glad that Alice received a personal response, I have to wonder that most gals wouldn’t bother reading the ingredients list after seeing the talc-free sticker.
For further strangeness, I checked out Milani’s website. A footnote on the Mineral Pressed Compact Makeup page mentions “*Deepest shades 108-110 contain talc, as so to reduce potential ashiness on darker skin complexions.” What’s odd about that you ask? Well, Creamy Natural is shade 103, one of their lightest in this formula.