How Indie Beauty Brands Are Supporting Black Lives Matter And Other Organizations Working To End Police Brutality

Many indie beauty brands have taken to social media to express solidarity with the protestors demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to police brutality. Now, a growing number of them are putting money where their posts...

100 Black-Owned Indie Beauty Businesses To Buy From Right Now

After several days of nationwide protests against police brutality, Beauty Independent didn’t want to start this week off with business as usual. A small immediate step we’re taking is to bring you this list of over...

Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg On Her Pandemic Pivots, Forthcoming Brand, Monthly Swag Bags And Plastic Surgery

Jamie Greenberg isn’t afraid to show herself on Instagram dancing to Missy Elliott even if it means she makes a fool of herself. In the often-rarefied world of celebrity makeup artistry, her openness about the regular stuff...

How Freck Overcame Jimmy Kimmel’s Jokes, A Kickstarter Campaign Flop And Bad Business Deal To Celebrate Quirky Beauty

On Nov. 18, 2015, Freck Yourself, a brand attempting to raise $215,000 on Kickstarter to manufacture a kit containing 72 self-adhesive stencils and an ink-filled rollerball that slid across them to create fake freckles, was mocked on “Jimmy...

New Deodorant Brand PAPR Shows It’s Cool To Care For The Planet

Daniel Roescheisen’s deodorant brand PAPR Cosmetics is new, but he’s no beauty industry newbie. A decade ago, he co-founded NCLA, the nail brand known for popularizing patterned nail wraps and a no-big-deal collab with Beyonce. Three...

I Lead A Skincare Manufacturer, And Here’s How The Pandemic Changed My Business

During over a quarter century in business, skincare manufacturer Cosmetic Solutions has survived wars, economic downturns, natural disasters and countless beauty trends, many no doubt unwise. The challenge of the pandemic, though, is of a completely different...