CTZN is available at The Beauty Editor in Amsterdam and online now!
The Beauty Editor introduces CTZN Cosmetics. LIPSTROKE is a high intensity lip liner with major colour pay off, long durability, and a velvety texture and finish. LIPSTROKE can be used to contour your lips, but is also pigmented enough to cover your entire lip as a replacement to lipstick. LIPSTROKE is very easy to apply and comes with a sharpener attached on the end. You won’t be disappointed with this product as it will last the whole day without drying your lips!
PRO TIP: Use LIPSTROKE as a base under the NUDIVERSAL Lip Duo for more longevity.
Moja: A pale pink with blue undertones
Deux: A dirty rose with cool undertones
San: A soft pink cinnamon with blue undertones
Chaar: A dusky mauve with brown undertones
Cinco: A deep burgundy brown with red undertones
CTZN Cosmetics is a new-age makeup brand founded by three sisters Aleena, Aleezeh and Naseeha Khan. The Khan sisters identify themselves as third-culture kids, with their diverse backgrounds of being born in the U.S., raised in the U.A.E., with Pakistani ethnicity. Aleena, Aleezeh and Naseeha are currently based between London and Dubai.
The CTZN story came to fruition when founders Aleena, Aleezeh and Naseeha went shopping for cosmetics at a major beauty retailer and realized that not a single model in mainstream beauty campaigns looked like them, or better yet represented them. Models with ‘middle brown’ skin tones were hardly ever Southeast Asian or Middle Eastern. Beauty campaigns aside, the same issues were prevalent in beauty brands' product formulations, where certain skin tones and undertones are often not considered.
The CTZN founders soon started to realize that many of their friends of colour felt the exact same way about their own demographics being underrepresented in industries such as beauty and fashion. The conversation then evolved when Aleena, Aleezeh and Naseeha noticed that the lack of diversity in the beauty industry spans way beyond skin tones - but also gender. The male demographic is often unacknowledged in the cosmetics industry despite being a significant percentage.
The mission became clear to the founders: to truly be an inclusive makeup brand, CTZN Cosmetics needed be genderless, catering to all skin tones. CTZN Cosmetics is also proudly 100% vegetarian, cruelty free, paraben free and talc free.
The CTZN founders are sincerely excited to introduce this brand to all people of colour! Let the journey begin.
Isododecane, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Ozokerite, Ceresin, C24-28 Alkyldimethylsiloxy Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Tocopherol, (+/- CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77891, CI 15850)