But MLM is Legal!

Pink Truth Critics and other pro-MLM zealots often cite the “legality” of MLM in support of their arguments. But it’s legal! If there was anything wrong with it, our government would have shut them down! There is a difference between illegal pyramid schemes and MLM, which is legal! There is …

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone, and best wishes for whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of the year. We’ll be back the day after Christmas. In the meantime, please enjoy some of these previously published articles: For New Mary Kay Consultants LuLaRoe Scam Review: A Bad “Business” for Women The …

The Myth of “Product Sales” in MLM

A common tactic of multi-level marketing companies is hiding behind “product sales,” convincing potential recruits that significant retailing of products occurs, while in reality money is made from recruiting new marks. Sure, some products are retailed to third party customers (rather than just distributors making purchases). But the amount of …

Massive Failure Rates in MLM

Robert FitzPatrick of Pyramid Scheme Alert has conducted extensive research on multi-level marketing companies (MLMs). The research can be difficult with companies like Mary Kay, which are privately owned and therefore don’t release hardly any information about the dismal earnings of the sales force. On the other hand, certain companies …

Welcome, New Visitors to Pink Truth

Thank you for seeking out Pink Truth. You may have just seen the story on Mary Kay Cosmetics on ABC’s 20/20, and you probably want more information. Contrary to what our critics will tell you,  this site is not full of a bunch of bitter, lazy, disgruntled ex-consultants who are …