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8 Beauty Brands That Are Celebrating Pride by Giving Back

ICYMI: it’s June, and that means it’s Pride month. Brands adorn their products and stores with rainbows and glitter to show love and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. This year, in particular, is World Pride which marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and a half-century’s work towards LGBTQIA+ liberation.

We are forever grateful to the artists, brand founders, and influencers/trendsetters of the LGBTQIA+ community who have been colossally influential in all industries, especially beauty. To show their support and say thank you, many brands create limited-edition products or collections to honor Pride. Not only do they create special products, but more and more brands are also donating proceeds or profit to LGBTQIA+ organizations that deserve our attention.

This month, beauty brands are shining a light on LGBTQIA+ rights. See which of your favorite beauty brands are giving back.

Youth to the PeopleLA-based superfood brand, Youth to the People, is not only focused on creating good-for-you skincare but educating the consumer on overall skin health. Since their launch, they have become a niche favorite, and this year, their Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Superfood Cleanser is a 2019 Allure Reader’s Choice Award-winning cleanser. This month the brand is donating 100 percent of its proceeds* to GLSEN, a leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ youth.

Urban DecayUrban Decay created the Sparkle Out Loud collection for all of the glitter lovers out there. Whether a little or a lot is your vibe, there is something in this collection for everyone, like eight new Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner shades, four new 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, and a Heavy Metal Glitter Gel inspired by the 2000s to celebrate all month long. To honor 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising they are donating 25 percent of all proceeds from the Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Stonewall to the Stonewall Foundation.

Noto BotanicsNoto Botanicsfounded by queer artist Gloria Noto, donates all proceeds of the Agender oil to a number of LGBTQIA+ organizations year round. This June all proceeds will be going to the Trevor Project focused on suicide prevention for LGBTQIA+ youth.

Milk MakeupMilk Makeup created a limited edition Wear Your Pride Set that consists of a full sized glitter stick, a mini holographic stick in Stardust, and a deluxe sample-sized Kush mascara to celebrate Pride this year. 100 percent of the proceeds go to The Center.

Harry’sIf you’re trying to get the perfect shave, why not giveback at the same time? Harry’s created a limited edition Shave with Pride handle with an iridescent finish and no two are the same. 100 percent of the proceeds is being donated to the Trevor Project.

lilah b.Clean and vegan beauty brand lilah b. is donating 10 percent of profits for the entire month of June to the Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

HipDotIf glitter is your love language then Hipdot’s Legendary rainbow glitter palette is for you. Made in collaboration with queer artist, Hey Rooney, all proceeds for this palette are going to the Anti-Violence Project, an organization that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.

FluideFluide is selling the limited edition Galaxy Pride Pack with some of their best-selling products in honor of World Pride. The set consists of three liquid lipsticks, three lip glosses, and one Aura Glitter. Five dollars from the sale of each pack goes to the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which provides quality health-care services to New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

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