Our Fav Beauty Products From Brands Who Lead by Example
Beauty is meant to make you feel confident, empowered and ready to take on the day. There’s nothing better than knowing that your favourite foundation does more for the world than give you a flawless, dewy complexion.
Thankfully, there are brands that are doing just this. From the founders, right up to the products, these brands are leading by example with representation, diversity and inclusion at the core of their business. Here are our staff’s favourite products from beauty brands that make you look good — and feel even better.
Cheekbone Beauty Sustain Lipstick in Aki — RedNot only does this rich-red vegan lipstick include a biodegradable paper tube and sustainably-sourced ingredients, but part of the proceeds for each purchase go towards helping Indigenous youth. What's more, each shade is named after the word for the land or earth in one of the over 7,000 Indigenous languages. — Dragana K., assistant editor
Cheekbone Beauty Sustain Lipstick in Aki - Red, $32
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Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Glass SlipperMy go-to lip gloss. The formula not only looks amazing but smells amazing. It lasts a long time and is not nearly as sticky as some other glosses. Rihannah was inspired to create Fenty Beauty after years of experimenting with the best of beauty and still seeing a void in the industry for products that served all skin types and tones. — Madison G., social media strategist
Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Glass Slipper, $25
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Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow PaletteRanging from matte to shimmer finishes and including a wide variety of colours that compliment every look, this is my ultimate go-to palette for every summer occasion. — Sunita H., community manager
Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette, $22
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Mented Foxy Brown Semi-Matte LipstickIt's matte without being drying, and the colour has the impact of a bold red but the brown makes it more earthy and natural. I love wearing this with other earth tones and gold jewelry. — Alexa K., social media manager
Mented Foxy Brown Semi-Matte Lipstick, $16
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Pat McGrath Mini Lust Lip TrioThe trio pack is an affordable way to try multiple lip gloss colours from this line and they fit it my purse or back pocket easily for a moisture touch-up when I'm on-the-go. — Tracey M., digital producer
Pat McGrath Mini Lust: Lip Gloss Trio in Skin Show Nudes, $33
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