Hello dear friends and readers of Gluten Free Makeup Gal. If you’ve been reading for a while, this post is for you. If you’re new here, this will bring you up to speed with where we’ve been and explain the differences you may find between our old and new posts.
The most obvious difference here is the all new design! Gone is the old cowgirl logo, as well as the brown and blue color scheme. We’re up to date with a sleek look and easier navigation.
If you find little wonky things on the site, please let me know! I’ve done my best to eradicate bugs, but you may find some I missed.
Accepting Guest Bloggers
I’ve decided to open up GFMG for any writer who wants to share their experience with gluten-free makeup. I have not accepted guest bloggers before, but I want GFMG to be a forum for everyone’s voice. In particular, I’m interested in having people with experience with other topical sensitivities writing for GFMG. So if you know about other sensitivities and want to share with GFMG, contact me and pitch an article.
Gluten-Free for All
Perhaps as notable as the new look, we’re expanding our focus on what kinds of gluten-free makeup we’ll be talking about.
A year or two ago, I ran a survey asking you, my readers, how sensitive to gluten in your makeup you were. About 30% of you responded saying you were extremely sensitive. You are the ones I’ve been catering to all this time! But that leaves 60% of my readers with more restriction than they need for gluten-free makeup.
We will now begin posting about makeup that is gluten-free, but might be cross-contaminated. A huge example of this is Tarte. As mentioned in this post, Tarte is not safe for extremely sensitive people. However, if you’re just avoiding straight gluten, Tarte is an excellent choice.
So for the sake of being inclusive to everyone, GFMG will now begin posting about companies like Tarte. Ones that might have cross-contamination issues, but are formulated without gluten. We will still post about the very safe ones too! Now it’ll just be easier for our less-sensitive sisters to find products that work for them.
Question for my sensitive readers: What is the best way to handle this transition?
My current plan is to put every review into different categories. One for “Extremely Sensitive” and one for “Moderately Sensitive”. But I’m not sure what to call it. “Very Gluten-Free”? “Contains No Direct Gluten”?
Tell me your thoughts! What makes the most sense to you?