Indie Makeup Brand Spotlight Week 2  

By: Dr. Stephanie “Steff” Garcia

More indie makeup brands this week! I’ve had such an amazing time this past month trying out all these new-to-me makeup brands! The quality and creativity that’s present within these indie makeup brands is phenomenal. These brands all began from a passion and love for makeup and artistry. I am proud to support these brands and look forward to future collections. 

Again, a huge thank you to Ariel and Adley, owners of Motivate the Earth, for helping inspire this blog and spotlight. Follow Motivate the Earth for all things indie makeup!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdS9iSVrSUJbhcQ98Z7iGaw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motivatetheearth/

BPerfect Cosmetics

This Ireland-based beauty brand was founded by entrepreneur Brendan McDowell in 2013. Since then, BPerfect Cosmetics has collaborated with numerous makeup artists worldwide to bring their own unique flare to the beauty community. I was fortunate enough to pick up their latest collaboration with Stacey Marie MUA, the Carnival III Love Tahiti Collection. It was a dream to use and I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. Check out the three looks I created using this gorgeous palette at the link below.

BPerfect Website: https://www.bperfectcosmetics.com/

My BPerfect Review Video: 

Rosewood Cosmetics

I discovered this small makeup brand about a month ago on Instagram. Faith Butler, an ambitious and self-motivated black business woman from Detroit, Michigan, created Rosewood Cosmetics to give others self-confidence and a place within the beauty community. I am so proud to support Rosewood Cosmetics because I can clearly see the amount of work and effort Faith and her team put into creating these amazing products. The lip glosses are phenomenal and the highlighters are out of this world! I highly encourage you to check out this brand and buy today! 

Rosewood Cosmetics Website: https://www.rosewoodcos.com/

Kaleidos Makeup

Kaleidos is a Chinese-American beauty brand based out of Shanghai, China. Kaledios believes in fostering a culture of diversity, progression, and individuality. I recently ordered the Escape Pod Eyeshadow Palette, Space Highlighter, and Futurism III Eyeshadow Palette. Everything this brand sells is uniquely packaged and “outer spaced” themed. The shipping to the United States does take some time, but it’s well worth the wait. What I love about this brand is the creativity that manifests before your very eyes. Maybe it’s the packaging, maybe it’s the colors, but there is definitely something invigorating about Kaleidos Makeup. 

Kaleidos Makeup Website: https://www.kaleidosmakeup.com/

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Hey Guys! I'm Steff, and welcome to my beauty stash! I'm a 30 something, Hispanic beauty enthusiast from South Texas who just can't stop playing with makeup! My favorite beauty products to try are foundations and concealers. I have normal to oily skin, with my major concerns being the fine lines under my eyes and my large pores. I love eyeshadow palettes as well, however don't call me an MUA any time soon! I'm just a girl who enjoys learning how to apply makeup and discovering new techniques. When I'm not busy playing with makeup and creating YouTube videos for my channel, I write beauty and wellness related articles for ReflectBeauty.com. Be sure to check them out! My professional background includes a Bachelors Degree in Marketing; Masters Degree in Educational Administration; and Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership. I am currently a Business and Marketing educator at the collegiate and secondary levels. I enjoy helping others achieve their goals in all aspects of life. My personal saying is, "Inspiration is the reason for every lesson learned." I hope I can inspire all of you to take time for yourself and indulge in a little of what makes you happy...for me that's makeup! Thank you so much for visiting my website, I hope you enjoy your stay! Have a great day or night wherever you all are at, stay hydrated, drink water, and I'll see you again soon! -Dr. Stephanie "Steff" Garcia