We all love supporting small businesses, but did you know there are many beauty brands that aren’t available at the local big box store? These brands have grown out of the hopes and dreams of their owners, often starting as home based businesses and relying on word of mouth to help sell their products. There are some amazing indie beauty brands out there — here are a few of our favorites and the products you should be purchasing!
Indie Beauty Picks 1 of 13
Indie beauty brands can be hard to find, but the extra work of purchasing online rather than in person can be well worth the wait! These indie beauty picks should be in your bathroom NOW. Check out our favorites!
A Lotion to Soothe Even The Most Difficult Toddler 2 of 13
This thick cream has a very natural lavender scent and a light, non-greasy feel. Aprill from Glitter Gloss Garbage swears by the lotion for her 3-year-old; it helps put the most difficult toddlers to sleep right away! Also check out their body scrubs and huge selection of body butters! The length of their scent list is likely to blow you away.
Ixora Botanical Beauty Lavender Nights Calming Butter, $15
Lip Balm You’ll Want All Winter Long 3 of 13
This organic lip balm was created especially for those that suffer from chelitis. It is very soothing and hydrating, perfect for fixing any lip problem! Also, check out their skin care: the Facial Calibration Serum is especially amazing!
Osmia Organics Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair, $22
Unique Shades of Nail Polish 4 of 13
Scrub to Make Your Mouth Water 5 of 13
The Flawless Powder That Makeup Pros Love 6 of 13
This finishing powder is beloved by pros like Kevin James Bennett for creating an airbrushed finish that minimizes fine lines and pores. Also check out their foundations — they offer coverage without turning cakey!
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Finishing Powder, $20
Lighten Up Your 3-1-1 Bag 7 of 13
This bar was created by a hair dresser to replace many of the products used during travel or even just at the gym! It is great for your hair, body, and face. I love that since it is solid it will work in your carry-on 3-1-1 bag as well! The large bar is $17, but you can get a much smaller travel size for only $5.
3 way beauty shhh Bar, $5
The Secret to the Pinterest Eye Shadow Looks 8 of 13
Pixie Epoxy is a must-have if you want to recreate some of the colorful eye looks on Pinterest. This clear gel goes on over your primer to create a sticky base. That base will grab onto any shadows you press on it, creating a much more vibrant and foiled look. Fyrinnae also makes amazing loose and pressed eye shadows, and their Lip Lustres are unlike any other lip product you've tried!
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, $7
The Starter Set for Loose Eye Shadows 9 of 13
BFTE has a very large collection of beautiful loose eye shadows. The variations in this sampler of their most basic and must-have colors are absolutely amazing! This set is a must for anyone just starting to venture into loose eye shadows.
BFTE Cosmetics, The Neutral Set, $25
Medium Coverage Cream Foundation with Great Wear 10 of 13
Bright Pops of Color 11 of 13
Shown here in Afterparty, Sugarpill's eye shadows are bright, easy to apply, and never fade. While they aren't for the faint of heart, they're a great go-to brand for when you want to make a little more of a statement.
Sugarpill Pressed Eye Shadows, $12
A Retinoid Gentle Enough For Anyone 12 of 13
Created by a beauty blogging medical student, FutureDerm's first product is a microencapsulated and time released Retinoid product. The formulation promises increased retinol penetration with less irritation so everyone (even those with sensitive skin or Rosacea) should be able to tolerate using this gel.
FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5, $54.95
Nail Polish You Won’t Want to Take Off 13 of 13