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Younique is a supposed "woman supportive" makeup brand that is cruelty free, and it's MLM. It's very possible you have received a message from one of their little minions. If you're on Insta or /r/AntiMLM, it's very likely you have seen people shitting on them or people promoting them, you never know.
You're probably thinking, "heretic omg they sound so empowering wtaf why are they getting hate omg hashtag doublu tee eff????"
Well my friends, sit your asses down and get ready to read a story of how shitty and snowflakey this company actually is. Consider this a warning as well if you're an avid makeup user. Do not purchase from this company if you haven't already.
WHAT THEY ARE GUILTY OF
i. horrid makeup products that harm the user
PLEASE DO NOT LOOK IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH ; THE IMAGES ARE MARKED AS SPOILERS REGARDLESS, BUT JUST A PRECAUTION
Their '3d' mascara is known for making your eyelashes and your eye look like shit. Their fiber lashes literally disconnect and get themselves lodged into your eye. If you complain about it, they send hate after hate and accuse you of incorrectly using their products. Use their mascara and get an eye infection? They'll say you jabbed yourself in the eye. Funny enough, you won't get any insults from makeup users, or nice people. Just Younique assholes.
Here is their false eyelash. The fibers are coming off and if you're lucky and take it off, you'll be able to avoid eye pain. Again, if you make a complaint, they'll say you did it wrong, even if you've been doing makeup most of your life.
If you send a phone call, or an email, wanting a refund, good luck! They don't reply back because they're assholes.
ii. they scam the shit out of their teams
So, what would happen if you joined their little squad of scammers and butthurt little snowflakes?
Good question! I'm not joining their little asshole assembly to find out, but I do have knowledge of what goes on. Picture this; If you're a single mother, which is what they target, they will convince you to join because hey, it's a job you do at home, and when you're a mother, your kids are important, correct? Well, good luck. To purchase one of their kits, the kits are over $90. I have no clue on how a single mother is supposed to get $90 to throw around, but because they make their company seem so legit, you're going to try it. In order to make your kit look bigger, you need to buy more items for it. But have fun trying to sell your kit because no one wants it. You spend more money while Younique gives you little to none. Basically, you don't get paid much, or at all. The higher ups make money, you make nothing. If you don't sell anything, they accuse even more, saying you're not working hard enough. If you look hard enough, you'll see kits being sold by desperate people because they were scammed out of something that could have, possibly, been a life change. Oh! By the way? Their mascara is $30. 30. fucking dollars. Go to the drugstore and get $10 mascara that isn't going to give your eyes a sexually transmitted infection.
Don't ask how that's possible, but with Younique? Any infection is possible!
...They should pay me for making their new slogan.
iii. the harassment once you smarten tf up and leave their company
So, picture this again;
You just left their company after smartening up and you're ready to get a real job that pays so much better. Your leader, aka the one who sold you your kit, says they'll miss you, but bam, you're blocked and you're sent multiple messages full of hate.
Unfortunately, that shit is the norm for the many who leave this two-faced company. You will be called fat, rude, a bitch, etc just for regaining your brain cells. Your leader will send people after you and will be relentless. They'll even insult your children. There are multiple videos of the same title; Why I Left Younique. Look them up for yourself; the shit that those little MLMinions do is absolutely horrific and needs to be illegal.
iv. their so called "cruelty free" products
THEY ARE NOT CRUELTY FREE AS MUCH AS THEY'D LIKE TO BE. They have no certificate stating so, they have no proof whatsoever, and the funny thing is, their products are made in China. Companies in China test on animals as they believe animals are to be used as test subjects. You might use their mascara, or their foundation thinking you're doing better than the others, but no, you're using something that potentially harmed an animal. Have fun with that information.
v. expiry dates...
This is short as fuck, but if you actually like their mascara or eyeliner, that's nice. Because they only last a week. Let's hope you have a lot of fancy events to attend, yes?
vi. the training
Their training procedures are absolutely garbage. Imagine getting your first job at retail and you're not taught the skills required for the job. That's Younique, for ya.
In Ashlees words, "they could sell you the brothel and tell you what it is, but they won't train you on how to use the brothels resources". Smfh. They'll sell you the product and tell you what it is, but will not tell you how to use it or how to sell it.
There's probably more to this than I thought, and if so, please add on. Bad experiences with Younique? Add that as well.
A huge thank you to Beautea with Ashlee for most of the information in this. If you're into beauty guru tea, go check her out! She's extremely underrated and she's awesome. She also does a ton of research before discussing a topic.
Please forgive me if this is already a thing on here. I searched but could not find anything remotely related to this company, and I needed to get the word out.
EDIT: so I rewatched Ashlee's vid and it turns out they did something involving sexual assault as well. If you're into more information with imagery, look at her video. She has more access to different sites while I prefer staying away from Insta and the like.