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‘Forever chemicals’ still in use in UK make-up

‘Forever chemicals’ still in use in UK make-up

Science
ReutersBy Esme StallardBBC News Climate and ScienceMajor beauty brands Urban Decay, Revolution and Inglot are selling make-up in the UK containing "forever chemicals", BBC News has found.These pollutants - known as PFAS - have been linked to serious health concerns including cancer.They are not illegal in the UK but five European countries are expected to propose an EU-wide ban on Friday.L'Oréal, which owns Urban Decay, told the BBC it was "well underway" with phasing out the chemicals.PFAS, which stands for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, are resistant to oil and water, making them highly valuable to the make-up industry. Historically they have been added to products to make them last longer, improve finish and preserve the colour of eyeshadows and lipsticks. Many brands are now "PFA...
Jimmy Kimmel apologises for using blackface makeup

Jimmy Kimmel apologises for using blackface makeup

Entertainment
US TV host Jimmy Kimmel has apologised for using blackface makeup to impersonate stars including Snoop Dogg and Oprah Winfrey.Kimmel said he had thought of his behaviour on Comedy Central's The Man Show, which aired between 1999 and 2004, "as impersonations of celebrities and nothing more". The 52-year-old added he wanted to say sorry to those who had been "genuinely hurt or offended".Kimmel said he had delayed apologising because he thought that it "would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us".He added: "That delay was a mistake." ...
The millionaire make-up mogul behind Huda Beauty

The millionaire make-up mogul behind Huda Beauty

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device How many times in life have you thought about quitting your job to do something you love instead?Huda Kattan made that decision 10 years ago and now runs beauty empire Huda Beauty, which Forbes recently valued at over $ 1bn (£800m).The American left Dubai - where she had made her home for two years - and her job in finance and headed to Los Angeles to become a make-up artist and start her own beauty blog. It was only when she started making her own false eyelashes - because she couldn't find any she deemed suitable for her clients - that she realised there was a huge gap in the market.'My family were disappointed at first'"I didn't necessarily know if I belonged in the beauty industry, I always kne...