I don't know about all you other ladies out there, but I buy alot of makeup. Especially eyeshadow. I'm all about it! My bathroom counter is always a mess of powders, moisturizers, shadows, brushes, pencils, & only God knows what else. I. Love. Makeup.
SO, of course when a friend showed me Radiant Cosmetics, I was super excited. It isn't just another makeup store; it was built around a passion by its founders to fight human trafficking. Here's a letter from the founder:
"For as long as I can remember I've been enamored with makeup. I grew up wanting to be a beauty editor at a fashion magazine. I pursued this goal, eventually finding myself in New York City working for a fashion house on 5th Avenue. I was living the dream, or so I thought. Inside I was miserable; something was missing.
After leaving New York City and graduating college I felt called overseas and wound up on a crazy year-long adventure, doing missions work with an organization called The World Race. 9 months into my journey I became friends with a prostitute in Thailand.
My heart broke for this woman. Walking Bangla Road, home to over 200 bars and countless women who've been trafficked or are trapped working in the commercial sex industry (which feeds the beast of trafficking) to provide for their families, I felt alive. Like I belonged. I was filled with an overwhelming sense that something had to be done and I was going to do it. A vision began to form.
I was given a new dream; to run a makeup company that partners with human trafficking organizations financially as well as getting people involved in their own communities physically. Especially in the United States, where trafficking happens in our own backyard.
The cosmetics industry generates $170 billion annually. Women dominate this industry and of the over 2 million human beings trafficked each year, 80% are women and girls. My dream is to awaken a generation of women to not sit back and allow this injustice to happen to our fellow sisters.
My dream is to set the captives free, one lipstick at a time."
You can shop & learn more at http://radiantcosmetics.org/
This is just one more way we can do our part to fight trafficking in practical ways. Their products are moderately priced (& not tested on animals!), with a variety of options for face, lips, & eyes; they have brushes available as well. Definitely take some time to check out the site, learn about their products, & find out how they contribute to the fight against trafficking in the United States & overseas.