8 Beloved Beauty Brands Faithfully Supporting The LGBTQIA Community For June Pride (and Beyond!)
Look and feel better than ever by shopping these coveted brands that are all about authenticity and giving back.
As covid restrictions slowly begin to lift around the world, we are all starting the process of our own coming out so to speak. “What do I wear?” and “How do I look?” are a few age-old questions we can finally start to revisit again! It all seems so perfectly timed given some of the world’s first post-pandemic celebrations are marches, parades and parties in support of Gay Pride. How apropos!
So put on your dancing shoes, your fabulous outfits and let Beautytap help you get all glammed up for Pride 2021. Here’s the list of our favorite fun and friendly LGBTQIA products and the proud creators behind the brands.
No matter what letter in the rainbow alphabet you identify with, let your beauty flag fly!
Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Drew Barrymore are all fans of his rejuvenating hair products.
World-renowned as one of Hollywood’s leading scalp and haircare specialists, Philip B., and his partner Michael believe in giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Philip B. products will be donated to The Trevor Project’s important and impactful lifesaving services and programs for LGBTQ+ youth.
Philip’s popular Peppermint Avocado Shampoo happens to be celebrating its 30-year anniversary right now. This deeply invigorating concoction contains 16 plant extracts to create a tingly-cool invigorating scalp treatment. Rich in lather that clears away scalp oils and product residue, this refreshing shampoo brightens up any day!
Stripping can also be a good thing!
Entrepreneur and skincare maven, Melissa Arpino founded Stripped Beauty with the goal of offering a simple, affordable, and effective approach to skincare. The fewer ingredients the better! Get down to basics with their naturally derived, scientifically-backed, high-performing vegan products for all skin types.
Balm Bae Glossy Balm is made of organic butters and oils to give your lips a natural gloss that turns into a long-lasting balm. Perfect on-the-go lip gloss tube application to keep you looking kissable for all of Pride!
The limited-edition Live With Love rainbow-colored selection of eye shadow powders and brushes is the latest collaboration with YouTube and American Idol sensation Todrick Hall who inspires LGBTQ+ youth every day by incorporating his experiences as a Black gay man into his art and creativity.
Each vibrant shade is named to honor pride such as “Be Seen”, “Keep True” “Seek Change” “Represent”, and “Strive.”
100% of the new Morphe Pride products will go to The Trevor Project, the organization dedicated to helping to create a safe space where everyone can feel accepted and free to express themselves. The Trevor Project also operates the world’s largest 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention program for LGBTQ+ youth.
Founded by lesbian makeup artist, Shirley Pinkson, W3ll People is an award-winning super-clean, super-natural, premium, and plant-based skincare and cosmetics line. Pinkson gained knowledge of the cosmetic industry in her prestigious positions at Barneys New York, M.A.C., and NARS. She used that knowledge to inspire and perfect her brand. More than 35 products in her line have received the coveted EWG verification award for high health safety standards.
Cruelty-Free, Gluten Free, no synthetic fillers, no sulfates, no preservatives or fragrances – Shirley Pinkson is the queen of clean!
When life partners Dr. Brent Ridge, formerly the VP of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia, and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, a New York Times bestselling author, bought a farm in upstate New York together, they didn’t realize the neighbors would be 100 goats looking for a home.
Soon the 1802 Beekman address became a goat farm and a place to put Dr. Brent’s healthy living expertise to use. Beekman 1802 didn’t start out as a beauty brand but rather a way of making goat’s milk soap and other natural remedy products for their sensitive-skinned friends and family. Today their products and partnership are shared by millions of people around the world with pride.
Check out their Bloom With Pride 6-piece Travel Kit that includes a Milk Wash, Exfoliating Jelly Cleanser, Bloom Cream Daily Probiotic Moisturizer, Milk Drops Probiotic Ceramide Serum, Dewy Eyed Illuminating – Depuffing Eye Serum and a FREE Goatie Pride Pin. Everything you need for the pre- and post-pride celebrations!
100% of the proceeds of the kit will be donated to the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBTQ+ youth.
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Film star, TV talk show personality, and openly bisexual dynamo Drew Barrymore created the Flower cosmetic brand to give people the “tools that not only make life easier and more fun, but look and feel amazing.” Cruelty-free since day one, her creative team is just as excited by the makeup as we are. It’s clear they are here to enjoy life and not take themselves too seriously but they are…as quoted on their website, “…serious about creating kick-ass beauty products for you.”
Try Dru’s signature Blush Bomb Color Drops for cheeks or march on with her Warrior Princess Mascara.
Best part is they are only $10. Flower Power!
Nikita Dragun is taking TRANSformation to another level. Finding fame as a YouTube sensation, Nikita Dragun is fulfilling her fantasy of creating one of the very first Trans-owned beauty and makeup brands.
Makeup is so important to her because Nikita feels she was able to find herself through it. As her company motto goes, “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.”
A good starter product is Dragun Beauty’s Face Palette set which includes a FEM Neutral Matte Contour for bendable contour, T GIRL Shimmering Blush with its soft blend of peachy pigment and added glisten, the SILICONE Illuminating Gold Champagne Highlighter, FANTASY Opalescent Highlighter in a one of a kind lavender shade, and BB GIRL Vibrant Matte Blush in a dusty rose pink shade for build and blend.
Nikita is proof you can live your most authentic life!
After years of working extensively as a fashion and beauty makeup artist, self-defined Queer Woman, and founder of THE WORK magazine, Gloria Noto had the idea for her multi-use gender-fluid line of cosmetics after a month-long trip in Thailand. She found herself dreaming of starting her own line that celebrated identities that she felt were not being represented in the beauty industry. Launching in her kitchen, she strived for clean beauty products that celebrated queer, non-binary, trans, and bi individuals that are free of chemicals, fillers, and pollutants.
NOTO’s Agender Oil, for instance, is the perfect gender-free vegan essential oil hair and body. It’s full of moisture-rich ingredients like Hemp Seed Oil, vetiver, and sweet lavender.