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As Pride Month unfolds, let’s celebrate not just the vibrant LGBTQ+ community, but also the incredible queer-owned beauty brands making waves in the industry.

These brands go beyond offering top-notch products; they champion diversity, inclusivity, and authenticity – values that truly resonate with Pride.

Get ready to discover amazing makeup and skincare lines founded by LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, and support them year-round!

Makeup Brands to Support This Pride Month

1. KimChi Chic Beauty

Founded by the iconic and lovable drag queen Kim Chi (@kimchi_chic) from RuPaul’s Drag Race, KimChi Chic Beauty is all about bold, vibrant, and fun makeup.

This brand delivers amazing products, and KimChi Chic Beauty also partners with organisations like The Trevor Project and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, showcasing its commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.

Try: Puff Puff Pass Set & Bake Powder for USD19 (S$25.57)

Formulated with Rice Powder and Vitamin E, this baking powder has natural anti-ageing and oil-absorbing properties that would keep your base looking flawless all day.

Shop KimChi Chic Beauty products here

2. Patrick Ta Beauty

Patrick Ta (@patrickta) is our favourite top-tier celebrity makeup artist, renowned for his work with A-list celebrities like the Hadid sisters and the Kardashians. He is celebrated for his skill in creating flawlessly sculpted faces and striking bold lips.

When he launched Patrick Ta Beauty in 2019, fans were eager to get their hands on products that could help them replicate his stunning looks.

Ta states that much of his success to the support from his mother, sister, and female friends, who embraced his sexuality early on. Their acceptance allowed him to explore and experiment with makeup, ultimately leading him to pursue it as a career.

Try: Major Headlines Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush Duo for S$62

Available in eight different shades, this compact comes with both a cream and a powder blush.

The application method for this blush is a little different too! Tap a soft veil of powder blush onto the apples of your cheeks, then layer the crème blush over the powder for a lit-from-within glow that lasts.

Shop Patrick Ta products here.

3. Sugarock

This C-beauty brand is LGBTQ+ and women-owned and has created some of the most beautiful products we’ve ever seen!

Sugarock, founded by Kudos (@kudos.lianlongqing), a renowned beauty blogger and drag queen icon from China, strives to challenge makeup stereotypes.

Despite being new, this brand is making a significant impact within the Chinese beauty industry and on the global stage.

Try: Legend Supreme 12-Color Eyeshadow Palette for S$152

This exclusive eyeshadow palette features twelve distinct shades, including vibrant colours like neon yellow and shimmering purple, ideal for individuals eager to explore bold eyeshadow look.

Shop Sugarock products here.

Skincare Brands to Support This Pride Month

1. Allies of Skin

Allies of Skin, established by Nicolas Travis in 2016, is a local brand dedicated to offering clean and cruelty-free skincare products designed to empower individuals of all gender identities to feel confident in their skin.

Travis’s passion for skincare began during his struggle with severe acne in his youth.

His products are formulated with gentle, skin-beneficial, and natural ingredients that not only nurture the skin but also boost the wearer’s confidence.

Try: CE15 Bakuchiol Firming Oil for S$229

Suitable for all skin types, this face oil is charged with vitamin C, vitamin E, and other nutrient-rich oils that intensely recover firm and brighten skin.

Shop Allies of Skin products here.

2. Good Light

Developed by Korean American author and advocate David Yi, Good Light is all about creating personal-care products for all people, regardless of gender identity.

In addition, Yi is also committed to addressing social issues by donating 1% of sales to True Colours United, an NGO that helps homeless LGBTQ+ youths in the United States.

Yi prides himself in knowing that all of the products in Good Light are formulated to be clean and cruelty-free. The brand features ingredients like seaweed and snow mushroom for their hydrating, skin-nourishing properties.

Try: Cosmic Dew Water Cleanser for S$30.60

Formulated with hydrating seaweed and other prebiotics, this cleanser relieves inflammation and strengthens the skin barrier while removing dirt and grime.

Shop Good Light products here.

3. Mr. Skincare

Don’t be fooled! Mr. Skincare is not a skincare brand that’s only for men! The “Mr” in the brand name is actually just the initials of its founders!

Mr. Skincare is a rather new Filipino skincare brand co-founded by openly LGBTQ+ content creator Ruzz Melendez (@skincarebyruzz). Despite its recent launch, the brand has quickly become popular in the Philippines, with many people recommending it on TikTok.

Try: Mr. Clarify Emulsify Oil Cleanser for 439 (S$10.09)

This oil cleanser is one of the first few cleansing oils released in the Philippines!

Formulated with three different types of nourishing oils, this cleansing oil gently removes water-resistant impurities and makeup, leaving you feeling hydrated and refreshed.

Shop Mr. Skincare products here.