Makeup Geek Cosmetics CEO Marlena Stell aims to end domestic violence and provide support to victims and survivors one testimony and beauty bundle at a time! Stell took to her YouTube channel to open up about her personal experience with domestic violence and to announce a makeup bundle she's selling that will raise money to support victims and survivors in Houston, Texas.
Stell also confronted some of the misconceptions she personally held about domestic violence prior to experiencing the trauma herself and provided a special guideline to help people recognize the warning signs of an abuser.
Trigger Warning: The content that follows will address the topic of domestic abuse in light detail. You will also find contact information for a domestic violence hotline to receive 24/7 help at the end of this article.
New and longstanding fans of Makeup Geek Cosmetics are happy to buy makeup that makes a positive change in the world.
Makeup is fun and makes for a positive way to express ourselves. It's also a great way to raise money for causes that really change the lives of people who need help and support.
"Such a great cause! Good job raising awareness! This will be my First MG purchase!," one newbie wrote in the brand's Instagram comments.
Survivors have also come forward to share how excited they are about Makeup Geek's new domestic violence initiative.
"Thank you for supporting such worthy cause," one woman wrote to the brand. "Domestic violence is rampant in our world and the silence surrounding it gives it power. I worked as an advocate for two years and am a survivor and am so happy to see you supporting this."
This is the kind of impact that really matters in makeup!
Stell's new Makeup Geek Cosmetics initiative is also touching for the people living in Houston.
One fan was pleasantly surprised to find out that Makeup Geek Cosmetics would be contributing to an organization in her city. It's hard not to stan a brand that makes a positive change so close to home. "Just ordered mine. I live in Houston and am so glad you’re helping women in my city," one person wrote.
Sigh. This is what happens when a makeup platform is done right. So much is going on in the beauty community right now that represents the worst of what the world has to offer. It's super special that Stell is using her platform to turn one of those dark details about life into a happy ending for people going through such a tough situation.
If you want to grab the Makeup Geek Cosmetics bundle and support the domestic violence awareness initiative, then head over to the brand's website and scoop it up before it's gone!
Note: If you or any of your loved ones are experiencing domestic violence in any form, you can always reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline by calling 1-800-799-7233. You can also chat online at any time by visiting thehotline.org.