September 16, 2020
The Pride Month is around the corner, and it is raining rainbow everywhere. As September marks the Pride Month, it also marks the start of pride celebrations around the globe.
There are quite a few LGBTQ+ Beauty Brands. And what’s better is that each purchase you make will put money back into the pockets of the queer community.
Here are Queer-Owned Beauty Brands you should get familiar with:
NOTO is a natural, fluid in gender, multi-use cosmetic line run by a make-up artist, Gloria Noto. The makeup is packed with uncomplicated yet high performing natural & organic ingredients.
The brand gives back to those in need, as each purchase of the brand’s Agender Oil provides support to the arts. And for those in need, and equality-related causes.
Gloria Noto adds, “It’s important for me to connect with my community through my work, as a business owner, and as a queer woman.”
This evidently shows that the Brand celebrates the authentic and diverse layers of what self-expression and beauty can mean. We are a champion for ferocious courage in individuality with conscious living, cultivating a creative and mindful community.
- Vegan and Cruelty-free
- A deep give back philosophy
2. Jecca Blac:
Jecca Blac began with the founder, Jessica Blackler, offering a safe space for transgender women to explore and learn about makeup.
Jessica’s vision became one of inclusivity, beginning with our first product. The aim is to provide a palette that anyone could use regardless of their experience with makeup.
The brand technically is not owned by Queer, this beauty brand has led the charge in hiring and recruiting LGBTQ+-identifying employees.
Consequently, Jecca Blac has become one of the most popular makeup brands that serve a diverse population. It has also received tremendous appreciation from the LGBTQ+ community. Read more on their website.
- Genderless Make-up
- Vegan and Cruelty-Free
- Natural Ingredients
One of the makeup world’s biggest power players also has LGBTQ+ roots. MAC founders Frank Angelo and Frank Toskan had the vision to change the LGBTQ+ community (which they were both part of and active in) through their passion for makeup.
MAC celebrates diversity and individuality. “We are all ages, all races, and all genders”.
With social initiatives such as VIVA GLAM and the M·A·C AIDS Fund at the heart and soul of our unique culture.
MAC, as we know it, extends itself as an inclusive brand that celebrates the rainbow of genders. And is clearly trying to create more products that are fairly more gender fluid than before.
4. Dragun Beauty:
Nikita Dragun is Asian- American Youtuber and a make-up artist is the star of her own campaigns, alongside a diverse group of other transgender folks.
“Dragun Beauty is a groundbreaking cosmetics brand inspired by our founder’s engaging, elevating an everyday story of growth, glamour, and groundedness. Digital in our DNA, we’re all about empowering beauty lovers of all shapes, skin tones, and sexualities as we journey along the road to self-discovery; unleashing the fantasy within.” read the lines on their website.
You probably guessed that the brand is environmentally friendly, already. Bioglitz “is a unique biodegradable formula that connects us all through shine and respect for nature. It’s biodegradable glitter derived from eucalyptus and is just as shiny and glam as the glitters.”
Bioglitz got its first customers on queer dance floors, and most of its models and creative partners are queer too. Read more on their website.
- Empowering Humanity
- Blurring Gender Lines
- Natural Ingredients
Fluide is the product of an intergenerational allyship between queer co-founder Isabella Giancarlo and CEO Laura Kraber. For those looking to play with bold and exciting new makeup looks, as it’s colorful, cruelty-free, and welcome for all gender identities.
Fluide’s range of products — liquid lipstick, nail polish, eye shadow, glitter — are named after queer parties and venues, like Brooklyn lesbian bar Ginger’s and London’s drag brunch-hosting Dalston Superstore. Read more on their website.
7. Hi Wildflower:
A queer Bangladeshi woman, who is outspoken on the complexities of identity, Tanaïs makes it a point to celebrate perfume wearers and beauty aficionados across gender and sexuality, and the models for each product she creates are often other queer people of color.
Hi Wildflower opts for biodegradable packaging, luxurious scents, and rich colors that are resplendent across skin tones. Read more about the brand on their website.
8. Volition Beauty:
Queer Owned, Beauty is not only one of the first and most successful fully crowdsourced beauty brands.
At Volition, the mission is collaborative and transparent innovation.
We believe that new beauty products should be created by real people with real beauty problems. Read more on their website.
The love child of noted bisexual icon Drew Barrymore. Women everywhere deserve the best quality, most efficacious products at an affordable price.
The passion is to create cosmetics and tools that not only make life easier and more fun but look and feel amazing- from our prestige quality formulas to packaging that’s designed for performance. Read more about it on their website.