These Beauty Brands Are Celebrating Pride Month In The Best Way

Look down the street of any major city during Pride Month and — bam! — there will be rainbow tees for sale on every corner, pints of Ben & Jerry's Hubby Hubby ice cream chillin' at the grocery store, and Starbucks drinks meant to be sipped while humming along to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." There are plenty of ways to show your support for the LGBTQ community that don't include buying a Babadook poster that will most certainly clash with your home decor.
In fact, countless brands spanning all categories are making it easier than ever to stand in solidarity with queer folks everywhere — and beauty companies are no exception. One barber shop will donate free hair product to LGBTQ youth with every purchase, for example, while a cult skin-care brand aims to raise up to $30,000 for organizations of the same spirit. And, at a time when violence against these communities is at an all-time high, this kind of support has never been more important.
Click ahead for a list of beauty products you should be proud to add to your stash.
1 of 8
If your idea of a good highlight is one that glows from outer space, you're probably well-acquainted with the Milk Makeup Holographic Stick. Now, the brand is partnering with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in NYC to introduce a super limited-edition, super shimmery Glitter Stick. Not only will this multitasker lend your cheeks the kind of sparkle that'll catch all the attention at the Pride Parade, half of all proceeds from every sale will also go to the center.

Milk Makeup Glitter Stick, $30, available at Milk Makeup.
2 of 8
For years, skin-care brand Kiehl's has been a proud sponsor of NYC Pride, working to raise money for the LGBTQ community. The goal for 2017? Raise up to $30,000 for organizations like The Ali Forney Center, Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center by donating half the cost, and working with the foundations to match that amount. Want to get involved? Kiehl's is also accepting donations in-store through June 30, so get to it.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, $32, available at Kiehl's.
3 of 8
In addition to the company's Pride initiative, Kiehl's is also teaming up with the Tegan and Sara Foundation — an organization meant to help LGBTQ women around the world get access to health services and business opportunities — to release two limited-edition bottles of its best-selling products, the Ultra Facial Cream and Ultra Facial Oil-Free Face Cream. What's more, 100% (!) of proceeds from sales up to $5,000 will benefit the foundation.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream, $27.50, available at all Kiehl's New York stores on June 16.
4 of 8
Rudy's, the same Seattle barbershop behind the It Gets Better project (which involves giving free haircuts to homeless LGBTQ kids), is making yet another show of support. All throughout Pride Month, the company will be offering its "giveback" program: For every purchase of the 1-2-3 Showering System — a line of citrusy, unisex, and chic-looking shampoos and conditioners — the shop will donate the same product to a homeless shelter that serves LGBTQ youth. What's more, you can also pick up an array of Pride-inspired buttons, temporary tattoos, and posters at all Rudy's barbershops around the country. (To find a location nearest you, head here.)

Rudy's 1-2-3 Showering System, $40, available at Rudy's Barbershop.
5 of 8
There to add some hand sparkle for the day you let your Pride flag fly: Sinful Colors — the same brand that Selena Gomez wore to raise awareness of teen suicide for the 13 Reasons Why premiere. The company teamed up with European singer Era Istrefi to introduce a brand-new, limited-edition Pride collection. You can pick from eight shimmery polishes in every color of the rainbow — for less than $2 a pop.

Sinful Colors Pride Month Limited Edition Nail Polish in Bon Bons, $1.99, available at Amazon.
6 of 8
This fruit-forward fragrance is also musky, unisex, and naturally sourced. What makes it better, however, is that every single penny of the proceeds from sales will go toward numerous non-profit organizations that help provide housing and support for at-risk LGBTQ youth. Smells good to us.

Sigil Limited Edition Pride Eau de Parfum, $100, available at Sigil Scent.
7 of 8

A post shared by Xavier Cruz (@barbamgb) on

The NYC-based Barba Salon just launched Strands For Trans, an initiative working to end discrimination against trans men and women at barbershops and hair salons. So far, 10 salons and barbershops in cities like Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago have pledged allegiance to the cause — even Marc Jacobs stands in support — and you can check out the website for participating salons across the country. Even better for those based in New York, Barba will be offering pink, white, and blue color stylings today and tomorrow — just in time for Pride.
8 of 8
Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page. Like us on Facebook — we'll see you there!

More from Beauty


R29 Original Series