The Makeup Museum's Beauty Campaign, Makeup With Pride, Features LGBTQ+ Trailblazers
The Makeup Museum is launching a new digital campaign for Pride Month called Makeup With Pride starting on June 4. There's no denying the influence that the LGBTQ+ community has had on the beauty world, but mainstream beauty history has largely focused on white, cisgender women — and that's where the Makeup Museum's latest campaign comes in.
"With Makeup With Pride, our campaign focuses on LGBTQ+ beauty pioneers, and it's really an effort to highlight the diverse and important contributions of individuals across the entire gender and sexuality spectrum," Doreen Bloch, executive director at the Makeup Museum, told POPSUGAR. "Makeup history, typically when you look at a lot of the books that have been written about it, it's incredibly Eurocentric, focused on just the female gender identity."
Makeup With Pride will begin in the 1950s and work its way up to feature more current LGBTQ+ influencers in the beauty space. "If you were an LGBTQ+ person, Stonewall Riots only happened [in] 1969," said Bloch. "So you have the entire decade of the '50s where there was not a lot of opportunity for LGBTQ+ people to be out. That's the type of thing that we will be exploring." In doing so, Bloch hopes that people will learn how these early mavericks influenced trends that we still see in beauty today.