Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’re probably aware of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and possibly Hurricane Jose in the very near future. With countless fatalities, injuries, and people left homeless, many of us are looking on feeling helpless, not sure how we can even make a dent in the tragedy thousands of people are living right now.
In large part, the best we can do is offer financial support to help these families rebuild their lives; and a number of beauty brands are giving back after an uglier side of Mother Nature tore through parts of the United States and beyond. By giving away proceeds, free products, monetary donations, and simply spreading the word online, they’ve brought extra support and attention to the victims of the hurricanes in a time when they need it most.
1. Lime Crime
Through yesterday, Lime Crime donated 100% of sales from their Beet It matte lipstick to the Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Flawless matte lip color and donating for a good cause? We call that a win.
2. Winky Lux
Winky Lux’s Pippy lipstick is named after their Frenchie, Pippy Lou. Donations went to help animals in need at the Houston Humane Society.
Cora’s organic tampons have become a trusted alternative for women looking to ditch dangerous chemicals. Now, they’ve handed out thousands of tampons for free, because periods don’t stop for anything. Impressive? Yes.
We’ve been so saddened by the devastation in Texas over the last week, and knowing that our bodies natural cycle doesn’t stop for natural disasters, we wanted to lend a hand in the best way we know how. We’re giving 12,000 tampons to the women affected by Hurricane Harvey. And if you join the Cora community this week, we’ll make sure to donate a box of tampons in your name. Already a Cora member? For every friend you tag in the comments, we’ll donate an additional box of tampons. Thank you for joining us in helping support the women of Texas.
4. Morphe Brushes
You read that right: $100,000. The generosity and selflessness demonstrated by Morphe is nothing short of inspiring and uplifting.
Our hearts are with those impacted by #HurricaneHarvey. To our strong babes in Texas and Louisiana that have lost everything, we got you!! We’re donating $100K to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts as they rescue, rebuild, feed, and provide shelter to the tens of thousands without homes. For those of you who haven’t donated we challenge our 5-million-strong #MorpheFam to donate with their heart. Here are some charities that are doing great things for relief efforts: @americanredcross, @spcatexas, @houstonfoodbank, @montrosecenter @dallasdogrrr. Please share any other organizations that need help ❤️
5. Farouk Systems
Farouk Systems has made numerous stops throughout the Houston area to give away free supplies and products. Their donations have undoubtedly been a lifesaver for many.
We’re so grateful for the opportunity to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey today. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale of @GalleryFurniture for allowing us to join their efforts and all he has done for Houston. Together, we’re giving out free cleaning supplies and hair care products at the I45 Gallery Furniture location (6006 North Freeway) until 4pm. If you were unable to make it today, the @FaroukSystems family will be making additional stops throughout Houston this week. Together we are Houston Strong. God bless. #texas #houston #prayfortexas #prayforhouston #godblesstexas #godblesshouston #hurricaneharvey #farouksystems #chihaircare #biosilk #esquiregrooming
6. Sara Happ
Dubbed the Lip Expert, Sara Happ Inc. used the power of a plumper pout to help bring relief to victims.
7. Drunk Elephant
Not only are they donating to a number of organizations, but they’re encouraging and making it easier for their customers and followers to do the same. It’s the power of social media!
A note from our founder, Tiffany Masterson: I’ve loved Houston for 48 years, and I’ve never been more proud to call this city home. In light of Hurricane Harvey, Drunk Elephant will be giving immediately to the organizations above (swipe left to see how you can donate!). We hope this list will make it easier for you to explore every avenue to give back. On a personal note: the kindness I’ve witnessed from people all over is so encouraging and inspiring. We have family members who have lost everything, but as a city we are coming together, just like the family we are, and we will be fine. Houston has a good head on its shoulders and seems to understand that material things are just things. It’s lives that matter, and I know we will come back stronger than before. Some of us can give huge dollar amounts, others can give only one dollar, others can only offer their prayers, and we remain sensitive to that. All are equally important. Everyone has something to give and the entire Drunk Elephant team will be giving in every way we can until Houston is whole again. Read our full blog post at the link in our bio for more.
Remember that every bit helps; and if you’re able to spare even just a few dollars, somebody somewhere will be so happy you did.