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A beauty brand that gives a damn.

We are indigo & iris.

We create beautiful beauty products and donate 50% of our profits from their sale to different impact projects.

Our first product levitate - is an epic, lengthening, super-black mascara. We spent years creating levitate, focusing on perfecting the formula which is made with love in Italy. It was a no-brainer for us to leave out the things that are not needed - no animal testing and no animal ingredients. But to definitely include the goodies - coconut oil, ingredients that ensure your mascara is safe to use near your eyes and keep it perfect all day long.

indigo & iris was founded in 2018 by friends Bonnie Howland and Hannah Duder. They were passionate about changing the traditional business model by taking what has been learnt in the past and applying modern ideologies that have merit. Together, they achieved great things and launched the stunning levitate mascara and our lip collection.

With new energy and innovation needed to take the company forward, the reigns were handed over in January 2022 to Rosa Carter and her partner Darren (helped by their daughter Ruby and sheepadoodle dog, Millie). Plans are in motion to extend the product range while honouring the original intent and mission of the founders, giving back to the communities around us.
founded in 1992 by eye surgeon Fred Hollows.

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

Hollows.org - An incredible organisation that works throughout the Pacific Islands providing healthcare to visually impaired Pacific Islanders. In the Pacific Islands, four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be and a sight-restoring surgery can cost as little as $25nzd.

We love The Fred Hollows Foundation because of its sustainable approach to development. For example, all the healthcare professionals doing the work are Pacific Islanders - it makes a huge difference when the doctor guiding your procedure understands your culture and language. Also, everyone sees the value in having your sight restored and the massive impact it can have on someone's life, it is not just your sight you gain back but also your independence.

our baby

levitate mascara

Lastly, we would love to tell you a little bit more about our baby, levitate mascara.

We truly would not be selling this mascara if we did not 100% believe that it is amazing. It is a great mascara. Vegan and cruelty-free. One of the coolest features about levitate mascara is that it is buildable, one coat is flattering and natural and the more you add the bolder your lashes become without ever looking spidery or weird. It is a super black and hydrating formula that comes off easily with makeup remover or a cleanser but doesn’t come off during the day. We are super proud of levitate and hope you love it as much as we do.

If you love indigo & iris

and what we’re about the coolest thing you can do to support us is to buy a mascara and spread the word! This is how we will grow to support more organisations doing awesome work and release more stunning products for you!

buy levitate mascara

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