The last time I posted about my favorite black-owned beauty brands was during Black History Month, and so much has happened since then. You can check out some of those brands here. Racism and police brutality are at the forefront of our lives. It’s necessary to stand together uplift and support one another. Here are some black-owned beauty brands that you should know.
It is a non-toxic, vegan nail polish for people of color. Nail polish made to represent people of color and those who like to live and love in color. Founder Jacqueline Carrington never saw images of nail polish on skin tones like her own and decided to create People of Color Nail Polish. During Quarantine, I enjoyed painting my nails and using one of my favorite colors from the line “Midas Touch, ” which is the perfect shade of yellow on brown skin tones. Shop here.
When I learned about this story, I was so moved and motivated. Started by three young African American brothers to find a way to get more in their allowance and therefore starting a business. These young men are so inspiring as they have many products from scented candles, diffusers, and even a sanitizer and mask combo. Every purchase from this line, 10% of the proceeds go to DC homeless shelters. Shop the line here.
Founded by Swedish makeup artist Diarry Marena, Marena Beaute provides high-quality makeup to women of color. The products that I have tried from this line are gorgeous and highly pigmented. The blushes are to die for, and the cream foundation makes the skin look like a dream. Check out Marena Beaute here.
If you’re looking for lashes and love dramatic lashes and ones that are perfect for an everyday beat, check out Taty Michelle Makeup. Taty Michelle Makeup offers lashes, makeup brushes, and even lip drip to keep your lips shining. Check out Taty Michelle Makeup here.
Founded by Sharon Cuter, who was once a beauty executive for Loreal, came out with Uoma Beauty to diversify the beauty industry and make products that everyone can use. The formula of the Uoma lipsticks is one of my favorites. My favorite colors are Sade, Tracy, and Coretta. Shop Uoma Beauty here.
Ace Beaute is a black-owned cosmetics line that features lashes, brushes, and popping eyeshadows. The shadows have amazing pigment and are super affordable. Check out the website.
A black-owned men’s skincare/grooming line that features products for men to help them feel good after shaving/grooming that doesn’t have harmful chemicals and is affordable. I know this is for men, but their products smelled perfect, and women can use some of the products, such as some of the skin and hair products. Check out the website they also have great kits!
I am a vitamin c lover, and when I learned about this brand, I was so excited. Vitamin C is very tricky for specific skin types and can be for women of color. Hyper Beauty’s first product is Hyper Clear, a vitamin c serum that contains natural and clean ingredients such as turmeric and goji berry. The product is selling fast, so get on the list for pre-order here.
If you’re someone who loves soap and body butter, then check out this brand. All of the products are plant-based, cruelty-free, vegan, and safe for all skin types. Shop here.
A luminous lipstick collection made for darker skin tones. Supporting women is the primary goal of this lipstick company. Women of color will be able to see themselves and take all the thinking out of picking the perfect lipstick. They have the perfect nude lip collection shop here.
If you suffer from acne-prone skin, then you may want to check out this product line. Rosen Skincare makes clean skincare for those that suffer from acne-prone skin. Founded by Jamika Martin, who suffered from acne for most of her life, she wanted to create a product line for acne sufferers without all of the harmful chemicals. Tired of seeing the same offerings in stores, she created Rosen Skincare. Check out the product line here.
Founded by Adebimpe Adelugba, Lizhan Beauty strives to make women all over the world feel beautiful.
There are so many more amazing black-owned beauty brands, and we all need to do our part and support them. Tell me what brands you have tried in the comments.
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