Beauty can be ugly:

When it comes to ethical practices within the makeup sector—even within the natural makeup sphere—a few areas can sneak in cruelty, something none of us want:

Consider how carmine is used in cosmetics, even natural brands, and it comes from beetles.

Also consider how mica mining can involve child labor.

Additionally, companies might ascertain 'cruelty-free' but only their finished products are not tested on animals—what of their raw ingredients?

We need to look deep into the practices behind makeup, conventional or 'green,' and ask questions.

One more question dealing with ethical practices covers what helps cover you: makeup brushes.

According to PETA, "Every year, millions of animals are trapped, drowned, and beaten to death in the wild and strangled, electrocuted, or beaten and skinned alive on fur farms."