Here are five of the most supportive beauty brands and their 2022 Pride products…
Don’t leave your Pride looks up to chance. After all, it’s one of the best times of the year to go all out with your style. Plus, we’ve done your homework for to, rounding up five of our favourite and most supportive beauty brands and their products…
Dew Of The Gods x Trans Lifeline Pride Pack: Frozé The Royal Face Wash and Iced Rosé Body Scrub
What it is: A package containing a face wash and a body scrub.
How it works: The Frozé The Royal Face Wash’s vegan formula is loaded with blueberry extract and coconut enzymes to soothe, calm and cleanse your face. The Frozé Iced Rosé Body Scrub’s natural sea salt, blueberry essential oil, strawberry seed oil and jojoba essence exfoliates, smooths and hydrates your body. And both smell delicious enough to drink.
Why we like it: Ryan Dubs, the brand’s Toronto-born founder and LGBTQ+ TikTok star is donating 100 per cent of all sales from the Pride Pack to Trans Lifeline, a North American trans-led organization that connects trans people to community support and resources.
Where to buy it: Dew Of The Gods x Trans Lifeline Pride Pack: Frozé The Royal Face Wash and Iced Rosé Body Scrub, $52, available online at www.dew.com.
Peace Out Skincare Limited Edition Pride Acne Healing Dots
What it is: Tiny acne-healing dots you can place over top of pimples.
How it works: Powered with clean technology, each dot reduces blemishes in six hours or less. Fuelled with encapsulated salicylic acid, they penetrate your pores and clear blemishes without irritation. An infusion of clean hydrocolloid polymer technology extracts impurities and acts as a barrier to guard against external elements, while aloe vera soothes and minimizes the appearance of redness and Retinol promotes clear-looking skin.
Why we like it: Peace Out is donating 20 per cent of each package of dots sales to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ+ people.
Where to buy it: Peace Out Skincare Acme Healing Dots, Limited Edition, $25, available online at www.peaceoutskincare.com.
PRIDEFUL 6-pack Lip Gloss
What it is: A package of six sheer lip glosses in flavours: “Cherry Vanilla,” “Orange Mango,” “Citrus Blend,” “Melon,” “Coconut” and “Sweet Berries.”
How it works: Packed with vitamin E, jojoba and sweet almond oil, the glosses shine and nourish your lips.
Why we like it: Jason Hayes, the brand’s creative director and celebrity wig and makeup artist, believes that “true change happens when someone is given the chance to succeed.” Which is why these lippies are available 365 days a year, including the month of June.
Where to buy: PRIDEFUL 6-pack Lip Gloss, from $11.40, available online at www.prideful.me and at Walmart stores.
Quo Beauty Pride Collection
What it is: A rainbow-bright Quo Beauty Pride collection complete with a bold eyeshadow palette, waterproof eyeliners, nail polish, stick-on gems, an applique sponge, lips-shaped sunglasses, a colourful bucket hat and more.
How it works: With 60 products in the collection (each sold separately), you can create any glam style you desire.
Why we like it: Quo Beauty’s partner, drag performer and Canadian television star, Icesis believes, “”Pride can be a time to be creative and think outside the makeup bag. It’s a time for self-love and self-expression, and to feel supported when you edge yourself out of your comfort zone.” Additionally, its the second year in a row Shoppers Drug Mart has committed to contribute 10 per cent of sales from the Quo Beauty Pride collection to Pflag Canada, which helps Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression that captured our heart. The drugstore is also supporting PFlag Canada, PFlag Toronto and The 519 with an additional corporate donation of $20,000.
Where to buy it: The Quo Beauty Pride collection, from $8 to $40, is available online at www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
The Body Shop Out For Love Multitasking Highlighters
What it is: A new line-up of three shimmery highlighters in “Space,” a silvery blue, “Pearl,” an opalescent white and “Baked,” a peachy bronze.
How it works: Each highlighter adds an iridescent sheen when it is applied beneath your eyebrows, across your cheekbones, on your lips, in the corners of your eyes and anywhere else you dab a little on. The highlighters’ vegan formulas are made with 85 per cent ingredients of natural origin and captured in 100 per cent recyclable packaging.
Why we like it: From now until August 1, 2022, The Body Shop is donating $1 for every highlighter sold (up to $10,000) to help drive campaigns and community-based resources for It Gets Better Canada, a non-profit organization that uplifts and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth around the world.
Where to buy it: The Body Shop Out For Love Multitasking Highlighters, $22 each, available online at www.thebodyshop.com and in The Body Shop stores.