Beauty Brands That Give Back To Important LGBTQ+ Causes
Already known to many, every June is Pride month, and we put the LGBTQIA+ community on the spotlight and highlight their causes in a number of ways. During this month, there are many different ways to show our love, support, and solidarity for members of this community, who also happen to be some of our loved ones, family and friends. This might mean donating directly to organizations that work for equality, it might also mean shopping from brands that express empowering messages through their art and creativity, joining local Pride parades, or supporting fashion and beauty brands that create limited-edition collections filled with rainbow-hued happiness!
But why is this Pride month extra special? In case you didn’t know, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots and the uprisings that followed—marking the beginning of the fight for true equality.
That's why, with this year’s celebrations bigger and better than ever, don’t you think it’s also time to step up the involvement and spend some money on such a cause? Whether it’s a percentage of the profits that go to an organization or the brand just chooses to donate an amount during the month of June, there’s a lot of brands—specifically in the beauty department—that’s been doing what they can to support the fight for equality. From multi-colored eyeshadow palettes to the most attention-grabbing lipsticks, here are some of our favorite beauty picks that give back during Pride month!
Beauty blender kicked off Pride month with a good cause! The brand launched new colors to their beautyblender sponges to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, and for each sponge sold, the company pledged to donate 10% of the proceeds to benefit The Human Rights campaign. In case you didn't know, this is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality.
This shimmery glitter eyeliner from Urban Decay is beyond just for making you look like the star of the night, but 25% of the purchase price will benefit the Stonewall Community Foundation, an organization that works to strengthen the LGBTQ+ community through grants and scholarship programs.
Not only will these three must-haves will help you achieve the ideal fresh and minimal makeup look, but during the entire month of June, Milk is donating all of the proceeds to The Center. The organization was created to empower people to lead healthy and successful lives while advocating for justice and opportunity within the LGBTQ+ community.
A year after YouTube star Jessie Paege came out as bisexual in a two-part video, she teamed up with beauty brand Tarte for a bold, bright and colorful makeup collection. To celebrate this launch, the beauty brand also gave a percentage of the sales to the Trevor Project.