November 06, 2020 at 04:06PM
The holidays are right around the corner, and if you’ve got a beauty lover or two on your list, we’ve found the perfect present. Cheekbone Beauty, the Indigenous-owned cosmetics line run by Jenn Harper, has teamed up with Métis artist Christi Belcourt on a limited edition lipstick trio which launches today.
The vegan lipsticks are all made (and hand poured) in Canada with sustainably-sourced ingredients and are housed in biodegradable packaging. Belcourt designed the custom box which the products are housed in, decorating it with her signature floral motif meant to evoke customary Métis beadwork designs. According to a release, “this painting is called This Painting is a Mirror because it reflects to the viewer all the beauty that is already within them.”
The kit includes three rich hues: an oxblood red called MAKOC (which is the world for land in Lakota, the Siouan language), a pink nude with taupe undertones called NUNA (the word for land in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit people) and a ’90s-inspired brown called OOXOR (the word for land or earth in the language of the TONGVA people). The shades will only be available as part of this collaboration.
Speaking of the collaboration, Harper said in a release, “At Cheekbone Beauty we share Christi Belcourt’s same zaagi’idiwin (or mutual love) for Indigenous youth. Learning we both are creating places using colour where our youth feel seen and heard. Helping them see the beauty in their reflections. We share a strong appreciation for all of creation. We are overjoyed to have this opportunity to work with an iconic Indigenous artist.”
Plus, $5 from every purchase will be donated to The Onaman Collective, which was formed in 2014 by Belcourt, Isaac Murdoch and Erin Konsmo, “to preserve and recover traditional knowledge, develop traditional art skills and create new ways for traditional teachings in the arts to carry on within the next generations through the youth.”
The Cheekbone Beauty x Christi Belcourt limited-edition collection is $125 and is exclusively available here.
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