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Overview

Date Established 11/2016
Founder Jenn Harper
Industries
Nonprofit & Social Impact
Beauty
Sustainability
Website https://www.cheekbonebeauty.com
Press Contact Katelynn Miron
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About

Cheekbone Beauty aims to help every Indigenous person see and feel their value in the world while developing sustainable colour cosmetics that won’t end up in a landfill. All aspects of Cheekbone Beauty operations, including product innovation work with sustainability experts work to reimagine beauty products, starting with raw ingredients all the way to how all products are packaged.


As part of its sustainability mission, Cheekbone Beauty is associated with organizations such as Pact Collective, 1% for the Planet, and B.Corp, showing the brand’s commitment to both people and planet.


Cheekbone Beauty is available in 50 Sephora stores across Canada as a Sephora Clean and Planet Positive brand. It is also available in 600 JCPenney stores across the United States.


Giving back to the Indigenous community is critical to Cheekbone Beauty’s mission. To date, Cheekbone Beauty has contributed upwards of $200,000 in product, monetary, and project-focused donations to the organizations across North America and will continue to do so. 

Founding Story

In January of 2015, Jenn Harper (Founder) had the most vivid dream of little Indigenous girls covered in lip glosses. That dream is what gave birth to Cheekbone Beauty, the very first Indigenous-owned and founded cosmetics company. 

Cheekbone’s aim is to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth through donations that support educational opportunities for them, and to create a space in the beauty industry where everyone, including Indigenous people, feel represented and seen.

Since our launch, the brand has garnered an-ever growing list of customers, fans and passionate supporters who believe in our mission and love our products.

The true impact of our work is felt through the feedback we receive from you; the emails, DM’s and conversation with Indigenous youth that reinforce the value of what we do and give us the confidence to continue forging ahead. 

Products

Fearless Eyeshadow
Fearless Eyeshadow $25.00
Harmony Lipgloss
Harmony Lipgloss $28.00
Moondust
Moondust $32.00
Empower Eyeliner
Empower Eyeliner $22.00
Sustain Lip Pencil
Sustain Lip Pencil $22.00
Unify Multi-Pencil
Unify Multi-Pencil $25.00
Starlight Illuminating Primer Stick
Starlight Illuminating Primer Stick $45.00
SUSTAIN Lipstick
SUSTAIN Lipstick $34.00
Uplift Mascara.
Uplift Mascara. $34.00
Courage Cream Lip & Cheek
Courage Cream Lip & Cheek $27.00

Team Bios

An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC. Cheekbone Beauty aims to help every Indigenous person see and feel their value in the world while developing sustainable colour cosmetics that won’t end up in a landfill. 

Jenn Harper is an Anishinaabe woman and is a member of the Northwest Angle #33 First Nation in Kenora, ON. Throughout her life, Jenn has struggled with accepting her Indigenous roots. She was estranged from her Indigenous family for much of her child and adult life. After learning about her grandmother’s experience in residential school, she understood how her family was affected by generational trauma.  Harper has been making a name for herself in the beauty industry for a number of years but gained popularity quickly after appearing on CBC’s hit show, Dragon’s Den in 2019. Since her appearance on the show, Jenn has been featured as Chatelaine’s “Woman of the Year in 2019”, Canadian Business’s “2022 New Innovator’s List”, and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Women of Influence in 2022” list.

She continues to be deeply involved in all aspects of Cheekbone Beauty operations, including product innovation with the Cheekbone Beauty chemist and sustainability experts to reimagine beauty products, starting with raw ingredients all the way to how all products are packaged. As part of its sustainability mission, Cheekbone Beauty is associated with organizations such as Pact Collective, 1% for the Planet, and B.Corp. These partnerships show the brand’s commitment to both people and planet.

In 2023, Cheekbone Beauty will be available in 50 Sephora stores across Canada as a Sephora Clean and Planet Positive brand. It will also be available in 600 JCPenney stores across the United States.

Giving back to the Indigenous community is critical to Cheekbone Beauty’s mission. To date, Cheekbone Beauty has contributed upwards of $200,000 in product, monetary, and project-focused donations to the organizations across North America and will continue to do so. 

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