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The misery which makes your makeup sparkle: Mica, makeup and environmentalists.

Updated: Jun 5

An array of lipsticks with a common ingredient - mica of misery. | Photo: Creative Commons 2.0

The ultimate calling of humankind for young adults - the fashion industry attracts millions of people, every year, to the sparkling, radiant faces projected on larger than life billboards endorsing a reasonably priced makeup product.

While beauty products come in all shapes, sizes and varieties, products which give users' skin a subtle shimmering glow have risen in popularity in the past decade and they all share one specific ingredient in common - Mica.