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Brand Spanking New Beauty Finds for June

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Welcome, beauty-loving darklings, to our monthly beauty roundup. There will be some brands that may be new to you, some new treasures from old favorites, previews of upcoming releases, and whatever else catches our makeup magpies’ eyes.

Classes for Confidence: Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community

Image via Sephora

Just in time for Pride Month, Sephora is offering free makeup classes for its transitioning, transgender, and non-binary customers. Per their website, “A class created especially for transgender or non-binary people to learn about techniques and products to fit and empower their beauty. Get skincare tips, find the best shades for your complexion, and create a flawless finish. All sessions are taught by trans-sensitive instructors. Friends, families, and allies are also welcome. 90 minutes.”  Enroll here on

The Baphomet Palette:  Electrified

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Satan and Lisa Frank had a baby? Belladonna’s Cupboard blew up social media with the answer: This glorious UV-reactive face and body palette featuring candy-colored Baphomet artwork by Artetak. This is the first in a series of Baphomet-themed palettes. Ten percent of proceeds will be donated to The Satanic Temple Portland in support of their women’s rights, LGBTQIA advocacy, and other educational and social causes. This palette is cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, and paraben-free. Belladonna’s Cupboard The Baphomet Palette: Electrified//$40

Dragon Child Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Monsters Cosmetics first eyeshadow palette is everything makeup lovers wanted it to be and more. The gorgeous black-rainbow packaging with dragon scale embossing and intensely pigmented shadows ensured that the pre-order would sell out. Don’t fret if you missed out, because you can sign up for restock notification on this page at This palette features 10 matte shades and two metallics. This palette is cruelty-free, vegan, and talc-free. Makeup Monsters Cosmetics Dragon Child Palette//$42

Grave Intentions Co.

Act on your good intentions by shopping at Grave Intentions. Not only will you be supporting a small business, but the good deed will be paid forward as the company donates 15% of its monthly proceeds to Bat World Sanctuary. Owner Hannah started the company in 2017 at the tender age of 16 to help herself and others have access to affordable, high-quality, vegan cosmetics. Check out her lines of pressed eyeshadows, liquid lipsticks, liquid highlighters, nail polishes, and bath bombs. Cruelty-free and vegan. You can follow the company @graveintentionscosmeticsGrave Intentions Co.//$4.50+

Black Beauty Cosmetics Liquid Eye Liners

We’re big fans of Black Beauty Cosmetics (read our profile on them here), and we just had to share their new line of matte and metallic eyeliners. There are 13 new shades packaged with fine brushes for precise application. BBC offers free shipping with orders of $25 or more. Cruelty-free. Black Beauty Cosmetics Liquid Eye Liner//$4

Reine Rebelde at

We love to see alt-beauty friendly cosmetics at the drugstore, so you can imagine our glee at finding out Latina-owned cosmetics line Reine Rebelde is now available from Wet/dry eyeshadow quads, brow products, and lip products come in black packaging sporting tattoo motifs. Reine Rebelde products are cruelty-free and made in the USA. Reine Rebelde at$12.99+

Aurora Lights 18 Color Baked Eyeshadow Palette

Image via @bhcosmetics

While we’re on the subject of affordable cosmetics, we have to mention this beauty that recently launched at BH Cosmetics. This latest addition to their space-themed baked shadow palettes features shimmery and metallic brights in black aurora packaging. This palette is cruelty-free, gluten-free, and dermatologist tested. BH Cosmetics Aurora Lights 18 Color Baked Eyeshadow Palette//$18

Feature image via Belladonna’s Cupboard

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About The Author

Rachel Runyan is a darkly inclined alternative beauty enthusiast from the Pacific Northwest. She has degrees in Journalism and English. When not writing about makeup, she enjoys using makeup, looking at makeup, buying makeup, and talking to people on the internet about makeup.

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