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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On the night of the 2017 Women’s March, Alexis Androulakis and Christina Basias watched the massive numbers of women and allies that came together across the world to march for equality. They imagined every human that marched donating and the change it would create, and it was an AHA moment. They saw an opening for activist beauty, and thus Fempower Beauty was born.
The initial idea that Alexis and Christina had was for a product that femmes interact with on a daily basis to spark magic and create impact. They chose beauty because it has inevitably dictated what it means to be “feminine” for centuries. And they knew that those rules had to change. Wanting to make giving back as easy a
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Beyonce’s famous makeup artist Sir John and the global cosmetics empire of Luminess Cosmetics partnered to create Disney’s The Lion King Limited Edition Collection by Sir John x Luminess. Sir John created the limited-edition collection to celebrate the new film and it’s pretty gorgeous.
This innovative collaboration has created a one-of-a-kind makeup collection featuring highly pigmented formulas to showcase the colors and tones of the African landscape to create equally stunning day and night looks, handpicked by Sir John. From the fashion forward artists at Luminess Cosmetics, the rich formulas come together in hand-designed compacts and artistic cases inspired by the iconic scenes an
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For over thirty years, June Jacobs has been a world-renowned spa visionary and beauty and wellness expert. Growing up steeped in Mediterranean tradition, June was captivated as a child by the uses of the ingredients local to her family’s ancestral home on the coast of the Caspian Sea. She observed the resourceful and beautiful women in her family utilize anti-oxidant rich ingredients for healing and beauty remedies as well as overall well-being.
Along with these passed down, traditions was the influence of physicians, inventors and merchants within her large family. June learned the importance of science, practical application, and technological innovation and began working as a consultan