Beauty Brands That Give a Dang!

In a world where we literally have hundreds of cosmetic brands to choose from, how much thought do you give to a brand before you invest in a new blush or mascara? Believe it or not, a growing number of cosmetic companies are out to help save the world, that’s right- one lipstick at a time! Here are some of my favorite cruelty-free brands- and some of the best charitable companies of 2016! Invest in the brands that are giving back, let your beauty products not only beautify your skin- but help beautify the world!



Chantecaille has been using beauty to change the world for the past decade! Since 2006, they have raised awareness and donated to charities that support a number of good causes; saving wild horses, sharks, wolves, sea turtles, tigers, and elephants- just to name a few. This season, the Save The Lions palette was released! Inspired by the colors of lion cubs, this palette was created to bring awareness to the Lion Guardians (a conservation group in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park), who are dedicated to protecting and conserving the lion population. The colors in the palette are Sand, Amboseli, Rock, and African Topaz; 4 natural, everyday colors that would suit any skin tone; and with 5% of the proceeds going to the Lion Guardians- there’s no reason not to invest in Chantecaille this Fall season!

Save The Lions Palette $85.00

Burt’s Bees

Burt’s Bees have been a long time supporter of honeybee health and sustainable agriculture! With bee’s pollinating a third of all the food we eat, preserving and protecting these little black and yellow insects became a big focus for this company! Burts Bees fund multiple programs that help with bee health, and by 2020, they aim to impact 10,000 acres of healthy honeybee forage! Dedicated to the cause, Burts Bees even have a program for their employee’s that want to become beekeepers. This big hearted company reimburses all their employee’s for their expenses to install and maintain pollinator-friendly gardens at their homes. I think it’s safe to say, any product purchased from Burt’s Bees will be money well spent, however the Burt’s Bees Lipstick is this editor’s pick! Check out their website today for more of their great products!

Burt’s Bees Lipstick $9.00


LUSH cosmetics are making a huge impact in the cosmetic industry! Donating to over 400 grassroots charities in over 35 countries, LUSH is certainly committed to making this world a better place! Their generosity is extended to select charities that support environmental conservation, animal welfare, or human rights. However, their biggest contribution is their partnership with the White Coat Waste Movement, a campaign dedicated to stopping wasteful government spending on animal experiments. How can you help? The easiest way is to purchase their Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion, where 100% of the proceeds are donated to a worthy cause! The Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion has already help donate $4.5 million world wide, buy a pot today and help LUSH save the world!

Charity Pot Body Lotion 8.4oz- $25.95

Erin Schweinsberg

My name is Erin Schweinsberg and I'm the Senior Beauty Editor for Trend Prive Magazine! I've been a makeup artist for over 8 years and I love this industry :) I grew up in Australia, but I've also lived in Europe, and I now live in Denver, Colorado in the USA. Being apart of this magazine is amazing, it gives me a chance to write about my passion and also contribute to helping people around the world with the donations we make. I believe we should always pay it forward, even if we know we may never get anything in return.