So, when I heard a makeup line that is inclusive of LGTBQ folks and people of color was FINALLY launching, my little trans heart almost exploded. Then I found out the launch party was in Brooklyn, so of course I went. Now before I go any further, let me tell you about Fluide – this line is queer-run, trans/non-binary inclusive (their website and Instagram are full of amazing, diverse models), and all of their products are vegan/cruelty free! Okay so, back to me getting my makeup done at the launch party and falling in looooove with the Silver Future Liquid Lipstick. I recently dyed my hair lavender and generally wear a lot of cool colors, so this metallic look + my lavender/cool colors look = possibly the greatest look I’ve ever had.
When I first tried the Silver Future, the MUA at the launch used it as liquid liner for a cat eye, then applied as a lipstick with Electric Sea Glitter over it (which I am equally obsessed with). Since then, I’ve worn this color allll the time, and I love how bold it is – seriously, all of Fluide’s liquid lipsticks have three times more pigment than any other lipsticks currently on the market. And I can vouch for this lip being suuuper smooth and easy to apply — and it stayed on through water drinking, freezing temps, kissing, and performing poems. I like wearing this on stage for a boost of confidence – everyone always compliments the color, and it makes an otherwise understated outfit really pop.
As a trans/non-binary person, makeup always felt like an element of self-expression I didn’t really have access to, so the idea of wearing a bold lip color (and glitter) would usually intimidate me. But just seeing the positive representation Fluide is bringing queer folks in the beauty industry gave me the courage to try this, and I am so glad I did. I highly recommend it to other queer babes and allies! Five percent of Fluide’s profits go to LGBTQ nonprofits, and that (plus amazing quality makeup) is something everyone can get behind. —Francine Hendrickson
Get Liquid Lipstick in Silver Future from Fluide for $16 (available in nine shades total) and Glitter in Electric Sea for $12 (available in six shades total).