My name is Jenn Harper, the founder of Cheekbone Beauty. As a First Nation Canadian, growing up in the Niagara Region, I developed a passion for make-up. I continue to live in Southern Ontario with my husband and two kids and for me; make-up has become a means of expression that has amazing power! I knew there needed to be a brand for real people, that offered the latest trends and was super easy. There needed to be a brand that was made in Canada, that was never tested on animals AND that gave back to the First Nations community. The brand did not exist, so I created it! Through countless hours over the past 2 years, Cheekbone Beauty was born!
Eight years ago, I was starting a new career in sales and marketing with a large international corporation. In my first week, a questionnaire asked: “What is your dream job?” Looking back, the response still shocks me to this day. I wrote “To be the CEO of a major cosmetic brand.” At the time there was no indication that I would eventually set out to build Cheekbone Beauty. The law of attraction can be very powerful and I define it this way, “The law of attraction only works when you do!”
The mission of Cheekbone Beauty is to provide you with high quality cosmetics that are safe for sensitive skin, was not tested on animals and made in Canada. As a way to give back, Cheekbone Beauty has a goal to establish employment programs for First Nations peoples who want to make a difference for themselves and for future generations of Indigenous communities. Hopefully, Cheekbone Beauty can grow to a point where it will directly offer employment and/or education and mentorship programs to people of the First Nation community who otherwise may not be afforded as such. I believe that globalization and technology allow remote communities the opportunity to thrive regardless of their location. Cheekbone Beauty wants to be a part of that, a part of the solution.
For now, before Cheekbone Beauty even delivered a single order, the company began the mission and donated $500.00 to First Nations Caring Society (FNCS). For 2017 Cheekbone Beauty will continue to work with First Nations Caring Society and donate 10% of all profits to their project called “Shannen’s Dream”. All remaining profits will be re-invested in Cheekbone Beauty to create new products, new employment opportunities and new dreams!
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for helping build Cheekbone Beauty, a brand created to help people, a brand for all people!