8 Metro Detroit Beauty Brands to Add to Your Makeup Bag

Wingme Cosmetics, The Lip Bar, The Lipstick Journey, and more
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Whether you’re experimenting with your daily makeup routine or want to amp up your look for a night out, these metro Detroit beauty brands may have the products for you.


Focusing on niche scents, this perfumery carries a total of 15 fragrances. Sweetly Known features notes of cardamom, cocoa, sugar, burnt caramel, vanilla, and musk, while Unforsaken combines notes of tangerine, clementine, coconut, and yuzu for a more tropical scent. Kerosene; houseofkerosene.com 

FaceFx by Pheobe Scott

Created by traveling makeup artist Pheobe Scott, FaceFx’s goal is to help customers feel like their most authentic selves. From the brand’s Lush Matte Lipsticks and lip glosses to its Masmaria Mascara and DawnSpeak Highlighter, FaceFx offers a full face at an affordable price, proving you don’t need to break the bank to feel your best. FaceFx by Pheobe Scott; thefacefx.com/ 

Wingme Cosmetics

Wingme Cosmetics focuses on enhancing your natural features. The vegan and cruelty-free cosmetic brand’s best-selling Brow Jam allows users to create the brows of their dreams with its putty-like texture. Add on a swipe of one of Wingme’s ultra-pigmented Eye Shadow Singles for a quick and easy eye look. Wingme Cosmetics; wingmecosmetics.com

Rugged Beauty

If you want to add a pop of color to your style, look no further than Rugged Beauty. This nails polish company creates tons of shades, from bright yellow and green to wearable neutrals and metallics. Rugged Beauty’s products are all cruelty- and chemical-free. Rugged Beauty; weareruggedbeauty.com/ 


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The Lip Bar

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, this beauty brand specializes in a lot more than just lips. The Lip Bar creates vegan and cruelty-free products for a wide range of skin tones. The brand’s best-sellers include its Bawse Lady red lipstick, the 3-in-1 Tinted Skin Conditioner, the Allure magazine-approved Fresh Glow Just Got Paid illuminating bronzer and blush duo, and the Straight Grindin’ Eye Liner. The Lip Bar, 1435 Farmer St., Detroit; thelipbar.com


Sfumato is brings something different to the scent market with its unisex fragrances. The brand’s perfumes are created using natural ingredients like herbs, spices, trees, and flowers. Nijananda is an intense, bright fragrance with notes of ginger, jasmine, and sandalwood, while Survival Instinct is a woodsy scent with notes of anise, earth, and cedar. Sfumato, 3980 Second Ave. Detroit; sfumatofragrances.com/

The Lipstick Journey

Both cruelty and toxin-free, The Lipstick Journey produces makeup you can feel good about. Created by cancer survivor Anna Warner-Mayes, the brand donates a portion of its proceeds to organizations like Fighting Pretty, Imerman Angels, and Twist Out Cancer. The Lipstick Journey’s Liquid Collection includes a range of hydrating liquid lipsticks, while its Creme Collection comes in a stick format and offers a smooth, subtly shiny finish. The Lipstick Journey; thelipstickjourney.com/ 

Eve Organics

With years of experience in the beauty industry, it’s no surprise the founders of Eve Organics have created such a wide range of makeup — and skincare — products, including pure-pigment eye shadows, pure mineral bronzers and blush, lipstick and tinted lip balm, and more. The brand’s website includes helpful filters so you can shop by categories like Warm Tones and Cool Tones. All of Eve Organics’ makeup is 100 percent vegan, and it is made without fillers, additives, or chemicals. Eve Organics; store.eveorganics.com