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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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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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The fact that the early days of Barbie were not quite so inclusive to all of us comes as no surprise. The blonde, impossibly figured doll with a penchant for similar-looking friends is a far cry away from the Barbie of today who has friends of all shapes, races, sizes, sexual identities, and abilities. Even better, today’s Barbie crew includes dolls who give queer children a broader playgound for their imagination.

Recently, Barbie has added a new addition to her friend group whose bringing more power to her LGTBQ fans.

Social media has dubbed the LGBTQ positive Aimee Song doll Barbie‘s girlfriend.

Twitter’s latest excitement is about a theory that Barbie and Aimee Song are dating. Photos of Mattel’s doll Aimee Song doll show her wearing a “Love Wins” T-shirt that supports LGBTQ+ rights. The Mattel doll was inspired by fashion blogger Aimee Song and recently caught renewed attention in a viral post shared to Twitter.

The “Love Wins” photos are only now going viral but were actually released in November 2017.

The photos of Barbie and the Aimee doll were shared to Twitter last Monday by user @kissevermore and now has Twitter debating whether the two are dating.

The pictures of Barbie and Aimee show the two dolls eating avocado toast. petting a dog, and smiling at each other. The images have fans questioning when Barbie came out and how she managed to nail a hot girlfriend before they did.

Even REAL Aimee Song weighed in on the images to confirm the relationship.

“I am the girlfriend,” she tweeted with a photo of herself and the Aimee Song doll. 

While Mattel has yet to officially identify Barbie as a lesbian, the original Instagram posts related to the Love Wins Barbies are proof that she is at least an ally.

Confirmed or not, true or not, one of the best parts of Barbie is that she is meant to be whoever her fans want her to be.

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Style Trends To Look Forward To Flaunting In 2021

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Style Trends To Look Forward To Flaunting In 2021

Quarantine and work-from-home culture has made luxe loungewear a thing of the weekday. No longer regulated to our Saturday and Sunday looks, these easy outfits are The Look of 2021 and are bringing about all sorts of cozy, buttery, and easy looks.

Check out some of the 2021 fashion predictions below!

Knit Bras

Once again, thanks to quarantine, comfort will be a the top of mind for just about everyone working from home or lounging from home. Insert the knit bra. Think Katie Holmes’ viral cashmere bra-and-cardigan set which can be dressed down or up. Wear it under a cardigan, matching knit sweater, a denim jacket, or throw it over a white T.

Sweet And Easy Day Dresses

As Vogue points out, the milkmaid dress trend of 2020 continues! This year expect to find yourself faced with websites teeming with pouf-sleeves and satin dresses.

Sorbet Colors

Think mint, peach, lilac for your 2021 color go-to. Sorbet shades are complimentary to all skin tones and can be easily incorporated into your everyday and formal looks as well as your closet. top off a look with a pop of sorbet color and or a mix-matched look.

Beachy Shell Jewelry

Dreams of vacation and beachside views outside of quarantine have also inspired the style trends of 2021. Dreaming of the beach can translate to your jewels. From shell jewelry to kitsch pieces you can expect your hoops, necklaces and bracelets to be graced with all sorts of shells and oceanside dreams.

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