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These Are The Top Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands With Products That Are Bound To Become Your Fave

As POC, we know what it’s like to feel like the world thinks we’re somehow less-than. We’ve heard the stories from our abuelos about what they had to go through to be treated with respect. Some of us never saw our abuelos treated with respect from others. Whether it’s your family history or a pure compassionate heart, we hear that Latinxs are caring more and more about ensuring their consumer choices don’t inflict harm on anyone else.

Smearing that classic chola red lip on should never make you feel guilty.

These Latinx-owned beauty brands are committed to creating cruelty-free products that will forever give you a chingona-level look that kills (pero, like, it doesn’t).

1. Kat Von D Beauty

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Mexicana Kat Von D is a long-time animal rights activist and deserves the top spot of any beauty influencer for the sweeping positive effects her platform has for animals. Kat Von D has participated in countless PETA adverts protesting SeaWorld, “Ink Not Mink” campaigns, and, claro, promoting a vegan diet. Her infamous “Lolita” color has always been an ode to Lolita, the “loneliest orca in the world,” who has been held in captivity in Miami Seaquarium for over 40 years, without any orca companions.

2. Reina Rebelde

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Regina Merson told Refinery 29, “Latinas are sophisticated, discerning, and authentically rooted in their culture, and much of how beauty brands market to us doesn’t talk to us in this way.” Instead, Tata Harper “wanted to create makeup that would honor, celebrate, and give life to our many dualities, with products full of provocative shades that deliver the boldness and passion we bring to the rituals of applying them.” Of course, she did it all without hurting animals.

“Everyone on the Reina Rebelde team is obsessed with their perrito, something we take great pride in and discuss on the regular,” Regina said. Her love for her perrito, Maximus, is what promises her entire collection, “including our Bolsa and especially our bad-ass brush set – cruelty-free.”

3. Atomic Makeup

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Mexican-American Navil Rico is offering affordable lip shades and electric eye makeup for under $18. Rico has always had a DIY streak in her, and now, we get to DIY our own looks without hurting animals. Atomic Makeup is certified by the Vegan Action and Vegan.org as entirely vegan and cruelty-free. That means you can be sure there are no beeswax, honey, or other not-so-sweet-sounding animal-derived products in your makeup drawer.

4. Beauty Blender

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Rea Ann Silva was working as an effects make-up artist when she decided to create the product she wished she could use in her collection. In 2003, Silva invented this tear-shaped sponge, and it’s changed the beauty industry. You can’t have a makeup drawer without a Beauty Blender, and you’ll be happy to know the whole company is cruelty-free, so blend away!

5. Rizos Curls

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Made with time-tested ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, shea butter, moringa oil and sunflower oil, Rizos curls is made by curly-haired founder Julissa Prado, for curly-hair folks. With no sulfates, silicones, or parabens, you can trust this cruelty-free haircare to give you just the right bounce in your curls.

6. Brewbles

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This Latinx-owned, handcrafted bath bomb company is giving us all the nostalgia we could ever want to fizz in our very own bathtubs. Unwrap that tamal and plop it in your bath, and bask in the joy of knowing no animals were harmed for your soft, soft skin. Plus, every product is vegan and organic!

7. Necromancy

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We wish that the killer looks of these lip colors could rise all the tortured animals used for cosmetic testing from the dead, but at least nobody had to die. Todavía, we’re seeing the best lip names from Necromancy, including Naked Witch, Martyr’s Blood, Bitchwitched and Ancient Queen.

8. Chaos Makeup

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Made in Corpus Christi, Texas, this Latina-owned beauty brand is famous for its out-of-this-world metallic translucence. Megan Martínez’s obsession with chemistry has gifted us all color-changing mood cream and rainbow highlighters that only shine in the sun. Shine bright, cruelty-free angel.

9. Tata Harper Skincare

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Tata Harper created her line of skincare products after her father was diagnosed with skin cancer, and she couldn’t seem to find a product that wouldn’t cause further harm. So she created Tata Harper Skincare to be entirely chemical free and organic. What’s a life-saving skincare line that kills animals? Of course, she’s cruelty-free.

If you’re on a stricter budget than this list allows, trust that you can find e.l.f., Wet ‘n Wild, and Kiss My Face brands at your local drugstore.

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

Grooming habits should be a matter of personal choice, but thanks to generations of the patriarchy telling women how they should look, what they should wear, and how they should take care of their bodies, that isn’t always the case. Thankfully, more and more brave women are embracing their natural beauty and that includes their own body hair.

Lourdes Leon showing off her natural arm pit hair is the normalization of body hair we all need.

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Whether it’s on the red carpet or in a photo with her mom, Madonna, Lourdes Leon has a relationship with her body hair we can all admire. For instance, he two posed for a rare selfie on April 10, and Leon’s natural look moved us another step closer to normalizing visible body hair.

The sweet image is captioned: “Like Pieces of your Heart Walking around outside of you #lola.”

‘Lola’ is the nickname of Madonna’s eldest child, whom she shares with Cuban personal trainer-actor Carlos Leon.

The fashion icon’s post has received more than 440,000 ‘likes’ with many fans praising her daughter’s decision to embrace her natural body hair – with comments including “two beautiful, strong women” and “beautiful mother with her gorgeous daughter.”

Leon has never been shy about embracing her natural beauty.

Her mother has pushed beauty boundaries for decades, so it makes sense the 24-year-old model would choose to do the same. In November 2018, Lourdes generated headlines when she showed off her unshaved armpits and legs on the red carpet at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala, just weeks after she turned heads for the same reason on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Earlier this year, in February, she also showed off a glimpse of armpit hair in a new fashion campaign for Marc Jacobs. 

It seems that Lourdes may even have been inspired by her famous mom when it comes to ditching the razor. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in 2010, the singer said: “Going to high school, I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that.

“So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.”

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

There’s no doubt that SNL has been the stage of some pretty groundbreaking performances and fashion moments. This past weekend was no different. While appearing as the late-night show’s musical guest the 37-year-old rapper of Mexican-American descent wore outfits a la late Nirvana rocker, Kurt Cobain.

Kid Cudi’s made a pretty big retro fashion statement for his Saturday Night Live musical performances this weekend.

For his first performance, which featured his song “Tequila Shots,” Cudi wore a t-shirt featuring the image of a late SNL cast member Chris Farley. Farley died in 1997 at age 33 from an overdose of cocaine and morphine. Over the shirt, Cudi wore a green cardigan, which many Twitter users were quick to note resembled one Kurt Cobain wore.

Cobain died by suicide in 1994.

During his performance of “Sad People,” Kid Cudi changed into a floral dress, which he confirmed in a tweet was in honor of Cobain.

Cudi’s took place on the same week of the anniversary of Cobain’s death, which occured on April 5.

“Virgil [Abloh] designed the dress for me,” Kid Cudi explained about the dress. “I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt w a floral print sundress and this man-made a masterpiece.”

Cudi also shared that he intends to collaborate with Abloh on his fashion label Off-White. The dress will be included.

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