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Beauty Brand JECCA BLAC: Makeup Has No Gender

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U.K.-based beauty label Jecca Blac is driven by a simple mantra: makeup has no gender. Founded by makeup artist Jessica Blackler, the brand’s first priority is to create a safe space for transgender women so they can “look and feel fabulous.”

Jecca Blac
Correct & Conceal Palette, $25.16 at Jecca Blac
The first product launched by the label, this two-tone concealer offers moderate to intense coverage. It minimizes the appearance of acne, dark circles, beard shadows and even tattoos. Light 1.0 is a cool palette for lighter skin tones. Medium 2.0 is a warmer palette for medium complexions.

Genderless beauty is, of course, nothing new — many brands have experimented with inclusivity in the makeup industry. But there are very few names catering to trans women or supporting those who are transitioning. Jessica would get several requests for beauty tips from trans women around the world and realized the industry was lacking when it came to serving the transgender community. She began offering makeup lessons in her studio to fill the void.


Jecca Blac
Sculpt & Soften Palette, $37.75 at Jecca Blac
This defining palette comes with a helpful pocketbook created in collaboration with non-binary blogger Joseph Harwood. It can soften your features or sculpt them. The two shades can be mixed to create a softer chin and gentle jawline or even sharper cheekbones.

It all culminated in 2015 when she unveiled Jecca Blac. “I always say, make-up is just pigment and of course anyone can use it. However, our customer base felt very overlooked by mainstream beauty brands – they just didn’t resonate. We offer make-up lessons, products and support that simply hasn’t been done before, such as beard shadow coverage and tips on how to ‘feminise the face’,” Jessica told Dazed Digital.

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