Celebrity and editorial makeup artist Dillon Peña had a vision: enhance the landscape of the green beauty industry with clean, natural small-batch beauty products. He created Leland Francis as an ode to his great-grandfather, and set the natural beauty bar high by offering handmade, cruelty-free, vegan formulations crafted in the USA.
Leland Francis celebrates individuality and indulgent self-care for a more youthful you, using the finest ingredients that layer beautifully under makeup and are delicate on skin. The botanically-based brand extends beyond skincare to bodycare and candles.
BITB caught up with Dillon to learn more about his motivation for creating Leland Francis
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These various roles gave Ricardo a chance to lead some of the most dynamic beauty industry launches that have ever happe
HipDot Cosmetics delivers vibrant, high-performance beauty products and believes in celebrating individuality and creativity through beauty. Samantha Lim and her team are always thinking up ways to feel good, look cool, and have fun. Working hard to develop cruelty-free, hyper-pigmented formulas in thoughtful, functional packaging, HipDot’s launch collection is vegan, and free of talc, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances.
Samantha knows that great makeup isn’t expensive to make, so it shouldn’t be expensive to buy. HipDot’s global partners and direct to consumer sales allow delivery of prestige quality products at affordable prices.
BITB spoke with Samantha