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Shop These Beauty Brands That Are Giving Back During Pride Month

Make a positive impact with your wallet by supporting brands that are giving back to the queer community for Pride Month.

This article was originally published on June 1, 2023 and has been updated. 

Happy Pride Month! To celebrate the brightest, most colourful time of the year, we’ve rounded up beauty brands we love that are giving back to the queer community by supporting LGBTQ2S+ charities during Pride Month. These Pride collections, launches and limited-edition releases directly benefit the queer community, so when you’re shopping for beauty products, make a positive impact with your wallet by supporting brands that give back.

Learn more about the beauty brands that are giving back for Pride Month, and the charities they’re supporting, below.

Peace Out Skincare

In celebration of both Pride Month and Acne Awareness Month, LGBTQIA+-founded beauty brand Peace Out Skincare has dropped its signature Acne Healing Dots in a limited-edition Progress Pride flag colourway.

From now until July 7, the brand will donate $5 from each purchase of these pimple patches made through their website to The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ youth.

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Danessa Myricks Beauty

Makeup artist extraordinaire and lifelong ally Danessa Myricks’ eponymous cosmetics brand has just launched the ultimate Pride palette and we’re obsessed. Inclusive of 11 vibrant shades in four fun finishes, the Love is Love eyeshadow palette has been designed to pay homage to the beauty of love in all its many forms and colours.

A portion of the proceeds from this rainbow-hued drop will be donated to the non-profit ACLU organization, which supports LGBTQ+ rights.

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Founded right here in Canada by Toronto’s Stephen Michlits, Vigyl is a homegrown fragrance house with queer roots that supports and celebrates LGBTQIA+ individuals all year round. This month, though, the brand has re-released their best-selling Hanlan’s Candle for a limited time in a partnership with Rainbow Railroad, a global non-profit which helps at-risk LGBTQIA+ persons find safety.

Until the end of June, Vigyl is committed to donating $10 from each Hanlan’s Candle sale made online to the Rainbow Railroad organization.

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Haircare brand DesignMe and hair salon Chatters have teamed up to launch an exclusive, limited-edition version of the DesignMe Hold Me Three-Way hairspray. All June long, the same adjustable hairspray you know and love is available to shop in a rainbow-coloured bottle in celebration of Pride.

Partnering with Friends of Ruby, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, $1 per every product sold will be donated.

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Glow Recipe

Just for Pride Month, Glow Recipe has unveiled a colourful, limited-edition bottle of their best-selling Watermelon Glow PHA+ BHA Pore-Tight Toner. As a proud donor and sponsor of Heritage of Pride (the non-profit organization that plans and produces New York City’s official LGBTQIA+ Pride events), Glow Recipe continues to support and honour its diverse community.

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Graydon Skincare

With every purchase of Graydon Skincare’s top-selling Face Glow primer this month, the Canadian clean beauty brand will donate $1 to the Tegan and Sara Foundation.

Founded by Juno Award-winning twin musicians Tegan and Sara Quin, the Tegan and Sara Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to help fight for LGBTQ+ equality and justice through flagship programming and supporting unrecognized, grassroots organizations.

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Since launching in May 2022, Canadian brand Quickies has become one of our favourite picks for press-on nails. From the Taste the Rainbow French Tips to the heart-patterned Your Pride is Showing Set, the brand’s 2024 Pride Drop (launched in collaboration with House of Assets), features five different 24-piece press-on nail sets.

$1 from every Quickies order is donated to LGBTQ+ organizations and the National Network of Abortion Funds.

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