Don't know if anyone else has posted this here before, if so, sorry for making another post about it.
I already posted this list in r/Euroskincare but thought it might get more reach here.
With everything going on I wanted to share some black-owned beauty businesses because a big part of invoking real change is to be more conscious of where you spend your money. We as consumers are the ones that have the power to make or break these companies. Lets put our money where our mouth is!
EDIT: Thanks to everyone who has been so helpful in sharing all these brands! I'll try to list as many as possible! Wanted to share this link as well. If you have the means, please donate to some of the organisations that could really use your help. Supporting these beauty brands will benefit black-owned businesses in the long run. But right now the people that need our help the most are those on the frontline!
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Beauty counter is a skincare brand with high quality, expensive “clean” beauty. The ingredient list is pretty good, however it comes at a high price ($50-$60). However, the price isn’t the reason why I avoid beauty counter (and you should too). Beauty counter is a form of MLM (multi level marketing). These companies prey on vulnerable people, and 97% of people working as a “consultant” in one of these companies loses money. For more info you can visit r/antimlm . Supporting this company encourages the predatory behaviors and is just all around not good
Edit: some others that are also MLM’s are: Rodan + Fields, Mary Kay, Younique, Arbonne, Monat, and AVON
Edit #2: has someone you know offered to give you a “position” as a “consultant” at their company? An easy way to tell if it’s a scam is “Do they require a fee/cost to join their company?” If they do/ have annual membership fees, do NOT join the company. It will be a waste of your time AND money
Link to the video. ***not to ask her lol sorry just finished a final
Starts off the video talking about not posting on Instagram for ~a week~ because she wanted to take a break
Says a lot of her subscribers are angry that she hasn’t posted anything regarding BLM and that this is her video to address them so she won’t have to say this again whenever something else in the world happens
Says she decided to upload a video when she was ready because it’s her platform and she can do whatever she wants because its her life
Tells her subscribers if they feel some type of way because she doesn’t speak on anything important or take a stance that they should grow their own platform and speak about it
Says she gets nervous to talk about “politics” (her and her husband are Trump supporters + human rights abuses aren’t political) because it makes her uncomfortable
Says she’s a human with feelings + mental health issues so everyone should cut her some slack
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Edit: I just wanted to thank you all so much for your responses, I am so grateful for everyone sharing how they have dealt with this before. I (22F) have always struggled with this issue alongside my self esteem and confidence. Your comments have really made an impact on me, I'm going to practice them in the future. Another person's beauty does not negate your own! We are all beautiful humans
10.8% is incredible! So let’s show our appreciation by leaving exactly 108 comments all saying the same thing. You can add extra to your comment so long as it starts with “Thanks for the fun”
Thank you everyone feel free to continue to comment your thanks and appreciation to our beloved President u/mrslugo, but this challenge is complete and awards have been given out
Temptalia posted an editorial today about how the language of both companies and consumers should change to be more inclusive and respectful to people in the beauty community. For example, she points to how brands use the word "nude" as a color descriptor in products that are often beige that would not work for people with dark skin.
One point I thought is relevant to a make discussion sub like muacjdiscussion was how people can dismiss products outside of their own preferences. I have definitely seen the phrase "who would even wear" this tossed around when discussing products that work for people with darker skin such as coppery blush or more deeper highlighters. It also tends to be used when brands release colorful, rainbow palettes, which people assume cannot be worn in the workplace, which is not necessarily the case for many people.
Another issue she briefly mentioned that I thought was important for this sub was including one's skin tone when discussing our favorite products.... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm talking about places like West Yellowstone and the Redwood forests. Trails are fine, but no cars or motorized vehicles. I think it would draw less people and those who actually want to be there will appreciate it even more since they had to work for it.
Edit: An additional thought/clarification. I think hoardes of people destroy the beauty of nature. Those who are willing to put in the effort to go somewhere and appreciate it's beauty are more likely to respect it.
Edit 2: Something that came up in the comments. Should nature's wonders be accessible to everyone equally? Should we build an escalator to the top of Everest or underwater walkways through the coral reefs?
I get she was getting her boobs done, but she's been travelling (by air) three times since the pandemic hit, keeps bragging about going out on dates to restaurants and bars, had her boobs done after ranting about delays, and goes out drinking at the beach or boating on the river.
She bitches about safety procautions all the time, complains about non-essential places being open, and has never once expressed concern in all the people who have got sick or died. She just treats the pandemic like an annoyance and her personal irritation is worse than others getting sick.
The last straw has been the past few days. Her IG stories have been full of her travelling, partying in groups, going out with her new BF, and refusing to social distance properly. Even her latest videos and vlogs ignore the severity of what is going on and focus entirely on why the safety precautions in place are bad because they annoy her.
When you compare her to other BG's like Nikki and Judy, who try hard to still... keep reading on reddit ➡
Has anyone else been at home for the past 2+ weeks and noticed how little they miss their beauty routine? I've been wearing makeup to look professional for almost 20 years and I've felt obligated to spend 15+ minutes on my hair every day to "fix" the curl and fuzz. The past two weeks I've gone from shower right to my life, and it feels really good. Not only that, but my hair is bouncy and shiny. It's not "professional." But I like how it looks. And my face no longer looks patchy and red without makeup. It's just... me. I really like how I look without the extra work.
I'm considering going back to work when this is all over as my natural self. I'm not a lawyer or anything huge. I'm a retail manager, so this might fly. I'm just nervous that I won't look professional.
Has anyone else noticed their skin and hair "bouncing back" from all those chemicals? Has anyone else tried skipping the routine before work?
What are some theories/conspiracies about gurus or makeup brands that you believe?
An obvious one is that the JH lipsticks were sitting around since 2017 before they were released.
I pretty strongly believe that Halo vitamins are private-label manufactured and that the idea that they formulated a brand new substance called "CeramideRX" is BS.
First off, I hope you're staying sane in quarantine and if you're a front line worker - THANK YOU.
Second, this is something that has always bothered me but my short fuse is making it even worse. How frustrating is it how many beauty gurus do either a subpar or a basic eye look and then just pop on a massive pair of lashes!? I love makeup, I worked in it for years, and even so I think it's absurd to do a makeup tutorial that ends in a lash every.damn.time. Many people who apply makeup don't wear lashes, so the junky eye look won't be hidden in real life.
It is totally fine to me if beauty gurus wear lashes everyday. It's totally fine to me if YOU wear lashes everyday. But if you're doing tutorials for the general consumer as a career, you should be able to do a beautiful eye look with some mascara. How many times do we hear 'it looks bad now, but it'll come together when I put on a lash.' UM, what? Why would you put our a tutorial that only looks good with a massive lash?... keep reading on reddit ➡
So there’s that ongoing trend to redraw sailor moon’s character and I came across a post that “removed the white-wash” off of the character and made her look more Asian.
Anime was never made with white beauty standards in the center.
It is Japanese beauty standards.
We value light skin as youthful and beautiful so the main character is not going to have yellow skin because Japanese people don’t see themselves as yellow. We value fine and small noses so you’re probably not going to get a flat nose like what everyone else stereotypes Japanese people to have.
Anime grew in an island where the population is over 90% Japanese and racial diversity ain’t a thing. Then how are we supposed to know what’s white, what’s black, what’s yellow, what’s brown. How we’re we supposed to know that racial minorities were pressured to have white beauty standards, when we don’t really have a racial minority!?
Anime is Japanese centered, not white.
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