As you probably know, we’ve teamed up with Pencils of Promise (PoP) this month to build a school. We’re giving 15 percent of proceeds from all the full-size sales in our Shop to PoP, with the goal of raising $25,000—the amount it takes to construct an entire school!
Instead of just telling you about the life-changing work that PoP does, we wanted to show you. We’ve picked just a few photos from their archives to introduce you to some of the children that PoP has benefited over the years. We also hope that these snapshots motivate you to finally pick up that lip gloss you’ve been lusting after—it’s benefiting a good cause, after all!
Photo: Bryce Eriksen
A preschooler in Nunsavat, Laos, attending the inauguration ceremony of her new preschool. Before the Pencils of Promise Preschool in Nunsavat, the village’s preschool students attended class in a dilapidated structure that hadn’t be repaired in 40 years.
Photo: Ryan Bush
For our August Birchbox, we took a different approach to our usual product cards. To go along with our Beauty School theme, we created a Beauty 101 fold-out, with tips on getting a better shave, maximizing your makeup brushes, and more. We also tapped the brilliant Will Bryant to provide the awesome illustrations for our booklet. Based in Portland, the artist has worked with The New York Times, Chronicle Book, and more—we feel so lucky to be featuring his work!
Bryant’s Beauty School illustrations for the August Birchbox.
Bryant at work in his studio. Photo: Ryan Bush
Despite being in the middle of completing his MFA at Portland State University, Bryant took time and care with our project. In the words of our creative team: “He was a dream to work with, and was endlessly patient with our demands and last-minute requests.” We hope you love his illustrations as much as we do!
Walls looking a little bare? Pick up one of Bryant’s cheerful illustrated prints.
While kids may be stocking up on supplies for the start of a new semester, we’re focused on reassessing our beauty essentials and rejiggering our product lineup for this fall and beyond.