With an extensive product catalog of makeup, skincare, and fragrance from designer names and emerging brands alike, it’s no wonder that Sephora has a major presence in the beauty industry. In this blog post, we’ll explore their charitable programs, including how Sephora partners with nonprofits. Plus, we’ll share some additional makeup donation request links - don’t miss them!
Sephora spotlights each of their 12 Focus Charities—including The Trevor Project and The Arc—throughout the year, contributing funds and raising awareness. They also donate their products to Project Glimmer, a nonprofit that supports and empowers young girls throughout the U.S.
Although nonprofits can’t apply for products directly through a Sephora donation request, their partner Project Glimmer offers in-kind donations of personal care products as well as career coaching and enrollment in their female empowerment program.
Sephora also engages with communities through their free Classes for Confidence, which teach beauty skills to empower participants. They made history in 2018 as the first beauty retailer to highlight sustainable products with Clean at Sephora, and in 2020 as the first beauty retailer to promise that 15% of their product line would be comprised of Black-owned brands.
Still interested in cosmetics donations for your fundraising event, but not sure where to turn? We’ve got your back. Though you can’t submit a Sephora donation request, we’ve got a list of other companies that will accept a gift card, beauty product or makeup donation request.
Founded in 1996 by renowned French makeup artist, Laura Mercier Cosmetics is the pioneer of the "flawless face," empowering women through makeup to embrace their unique beauty. Their products range from Allure's "Best of Beauty" Translucent Loose Setting Powder to award-winning tinted moisturizers.
Elizabeth Arden, Inc. is a major American cosmetics company founded by Elizabeth Arden. In addition to cosmetics products, they offer skin care products as well as perfume and gift sets.
Fashion Fair is a Black-owned beauty and skincare company that focuses its products towards women of color.
Lush is a mission-driven cosmetics company that sells creams, soaps, shampoos, scrubs, masks, and more. Their sustainable, hand-made products are beloved across the world.
ORLY is a family owned, Los Angeles based nail beauty innovator. With classics such as the Original French Manicure, ORLY is known for their cruelty-free, nail polish, gels, and colors.
Kiehl's began as a small apothecary in New York City in 1851 before expanding to incorporate their own product line in 1921. Their focus has remained on transparency, with detailed labels for all their products—from scents to skin care—inspired by nature to achieve your healthiest skin yet.
Don’t be dismayed that you can’t submit a Sephora donation request. Some brands sold at Sephora—such as Kiehl’s or Laura Mercier—accept donation requests directly. Though Sephora is a big name in the beauty world, there are plenty of quality makeup and cosmetics brands waiting to be discovered for your next fundraiser.
Looking for ideas on how to use a makeup and beauty product donation for your next event? Try bundling them into a raffle basket! Check out our list of 10 raffle basket ideas, which includes some helpful hints for curating a spa and beauty gift basket.