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3 Women-Owned Beauty Brands PACKED with Shimmer & Glitter

3 Women-Owned Beauty Brands PACKED with Shimmer & Glitter

I’m based in Baltimore, Maryland and I’ve been wanting to highlight beauty brands in my area. However, it took me a while to discover local brands that are cruelty-free and have good ingredients.

I’m SOOO excited to share these women-owned brands with healing and gorgeous products. I mean we all love a great product, but cute packaging is everything! 😍

This post is PACKED with glittery, shimmery, glowing products. Perfect for heading into the fall and keeping that sun-kissed glow!

1. Bouquette Beauty

  • Woman-owned by Tahliah Ferguson

  • Handmade in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Cruelty-free

  • Organic

EP Picks:

Incandescent Illuminating Body Oil

Ingredients: lemongrass oil*, ricebran oil, rosehip oil*, soybean oil*, pomegranate seed oil*, avocado oil*, orange oil, Moroccan argan oil*, coconut oil*, rosemary oil, mica powder & fragrance


Shop their travel size

2. Glaminizers

  • Woman-owned by Stephanie Tear

  • Handmade outside of Washington, DC

  • Cruelty-free

  • Vegan

  • By women, for women

  • Eco-conscious + sustainable

Glaminizers donates old mascara wands to Appalachian Wildlife Refuge. You can recycle your mascara or brow wands, as well! Old mascara wands are used to remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of wild animals.

They also donate proceeds from every sale of their hair mask Enrich (BPA-free small plastic bottle) to organizations directly cleaning up plastic, mircoplastics, and other materials from the ocean.

Check out their recycling and up-cycling program called Glam-Cycle.

EP Picks:

Bodied 2.0

Ingredients: sweet almond oil, avocado oil, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, orange essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, lemon essential oil & glitter

Glow Pigments

Ingredients: mica, iron oxide & titanium dioxide

Glow Mist

Ingredients: organic rose water, distilled water, mica pigments, iron oxide & titanium dioxide

Glow Butter

Ingredients: shea butter, cocoa butter, almond oil, avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil, candelilla wax, arrowroot powder, mica pigments, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, essential oil blend & radish root ferment

3. G.IRL

  • Stands for Girls, In Real Life

  • Woman-owned by Ann Wynn

  • Handmade in Maryland

  • Cruelty-free

  • Vegan

Check out their recycling program here. For every 5 empty containers you have, return it to G.IRL to be reused for your next order and you'll receive 10% off!

EP Picks:

Dew You, Boo.

Ingredients: sunflower oil, soybean oil, coconut oil, shea butter & mica powder

You’re Like...Really Pretty.

Ingredients: organic aloe leaf juice, rose flower water, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, mica pigments, iron oxide & titanium dioxide

You Glow, Girl!

Ingredients: shea butter, sunflower oil, coconut oil, mica powder & fragrance oils

+ vegan shimmering body oils + sunless tans

+ how to get sun goddess vibes ☀️

Do you know of other local brands? Let me know! Which product is the most mesmerizing? 😍

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of glittery babes 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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