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No one, not even the biggest global companies, is coming out of quarantine unscathed by the economic toll COVID-19 has had. So, just imagine how hard it is for all those small local beauty boutiques and salons, indie brands, and small businesses. So, we wanted to give some love to some amazing indie beauty brands to help support in this really difficult time, and we’ll be spotlighting more over the coming weeks too.

If you’re looking for any new beauty products, we highly recommend checking out these brands and showing them some love and support. It’s a super challenging time, so even if you aren’t able to buy these products at the moment, share these brands with your friends and keep them on your wishlist for better times because together we can really make a difference.

Here are five brilliant beauty brands we wanted to shine a light on this week:

Dragun Beauty

 

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She needs no introduction, but Dragun Beauty is created by the amazing beauty blogger and influencer Nikita Dragun. She’s fierce, absolutely beautiful and one of the kindest people! We love her products, and we love what she’s doing in the world of beauty. Her slogan, ‘Live Your Fantasy,’ perfectly encapsulates the brand and what it’s all about – embracing yourself.

 

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Our all-time fave Dragun Beauty products: Her universal DragunFire Skin Perfecting Potion, $25, is the bomb for covering dark circles, dark shadows and pigmentation, which means you can let it do the hard work so you won’t need to cake on the concealer. Her first product, the DragunHeart Transformation Face Powder, $35, is also the bomb for highlighting and illuminating the face without needing to go overboard with other products – we’re obsessed.

Juvia’s Place

 

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We’ve been super impressed with this brand for a long time, and they have amazing eyeshadows with the most insane pigments that really pop on all skin tones. Founded by Chichi Eburu who started the brand with just $2k in 2015, she now has a cult following and a range of inclusive complexion products that reach from very rich to very fair!

 

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You have to check out the I AM MAGIC Velvety Matte Foundation, $20, which comes in 42 long-wearing shades, and their newest eyeshadow palette, The Wahala Palette, $36, which has exactly the bold, bright colors our eyes need right now. If you’re looking for more low-key neutrals, The Nubian palette, $10, is the ultimate classic palette with neutral colors you will reach for every day.

Summer Fridays

 

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Started by gorgeous beauty bloggers Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland, Summer Fridays is clean and simple skincare for the It girl in all of us. They recently donated thousands of their cult product, the Jet Lag Mask, $48, to frontline workers in need of extra TLC. The Jet Lag Mask is definitely a savior for dehydrated skin, and if you’re looking for a new lip balm, you have to check out their Lip Butter Balm, $22.

 

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Hank & Henry

Founded by the extremely talented and kind Henry Vasquez, Hank & Henry is founded on three key principles: personality, artistry, and philanthropy. Over the years they’ve grown to create everything from stunning highlighters and creamy blushes to incredible eyeshadow pigments, lipsticks and makeup brushes.

 

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We’re dying over the new Lustre Dew loose highlighters, $21, that look stunning on the eyes and lids, and we’ll always be obsessed with their makeup sponges that are perfect for airbrushing your beat.

Dominique Cosmetics

 

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Founded by stunning beauty blogger Christen Dominique, we are super impressed by how far the brand has come in such a short amount of time – everything from her packaging to the formulas is beautifully executed. Christen’s Skin Gloss, $25, is the perfect product for getting that ultimate dewy skin summer finish and comes in four shades that you can use on your eyes, face, cheeks, and body.

 

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We also love her Latte 2 Palette, $42, which is packed with creamy multi-purpose neutrals, metallic shimmers, and bold pops of color for the ultimate every day makeup look.

Tell us which indie brands and local beauty brands you’re supporting that we should check out, in the comments below.