10 Black-Owned Beauty Brands You Need To Try
In the spirit of Black History Month, we’re highlighting some awesome black-owned beauty brands you seriously need to try.
What’s so awesome about these companies is that they all were created by everyday girls who decided to fill a void within the cosmetics industry. Whether it was a lack of shade range or wanting products with healthier ingredients, these brands have worked hard to make their companies successful–and looked good doing it.
Juvia’s Place is a cruelty-free brand with mostly vegan products. Chichi Eburu created this brand about three years ago and uses her Nigerian heritage to inspire her brand. This brand is targeted to women of color and has some of the highest pigmented shadows ever. Their logo and packaging has a beautiful image of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. Prices range from $5-$105.
2. JANAE MONAE
Janae Monae is a cosmetics brand that focuses on matte and cream lipsticks. Their photos have been circulating all over social media and they’re creating a big buzz in the beauty industry. Their prices range from $9-$18.
Keyshia Ka’oir, aka Gucci Mane’s girlfriend, started a company in 2011 with bold lips and lots of glitter. Keyshia’s Jamaican roots aid in her company’s wide shade range and super cute shades like “night.” She also sells lashes, eye shadows, nail polish, and much more. Prices range from $8-$20.
Dollhouse Cosmetics is a Brooklyn based company founded in 2012 by Chyna, a mother of two who wanted to make the everyday working woman feel glamourous. As a MUA, she understood what products worked best on her clients and wanted to create her own line of products to help fill that void in the industry. Dollhouse cosmetics offers various lip glosses, brow products, powders and more. They have two storefront locations and are also sold online.Prices range from $20-$65.
Honey Kissed Cosmetics is a cruelty free and vegan line that is most popular for their illuminators. Honey Kissed sells two types of illuminators: crushed diamonds and regular illuminators, both will give you a super girly glow. Their prices range from $15-$20.
Bahi Cosmetics was founded by a 20-year-old MUA and full time college student who did it all by herself. Danielle Bahi’s Mediterranean and Ivory Coast roots inspired her brand, which caters to women of all complexions and races, with a special emphasis on uplifting dark skinned black women who struggle finding shades to match their skin tone. Their prices range from $10-$92.
Fashion Fair is credited as being one of the first black owned beauty brands. Over the years they have maintained their creditability as a brand targeted towards women of color, but unfortunately their products have been harder to find lately due to limited stock. Fashion Fair sells makeup, skin care products, and offers partnerships for MUA’s, beauty industry professionals, and cosmetology students. They also sponsor events. Prices range from $17-$32.
8. THE LIP BAR
The Lip Bar was launched in Brooklyn in 2012 because the creator, Melissa Butler, was fed up with the lack of healthy ingredients in the makeup products she grew to love. From this displeasure, The Lip Bar was born out of her kitchen and is celebrating five years as a company. They offer liquid and matte lipsticks that are over 85% organic and affordable, their prices range from $12-$13.
Supermodel Iman created a drugstore cosmetic line designed for women of all ethnicities and skin tones. You can buy her products from Amazon, Walgreens, and their website. They have everything covered from skincare, to makeup, and more. Prices range from $10-$35.
10. SHEA MOISTURE
Many people associate Shea Moisture with skin & hair, but they also have a cosmetic line that’s great for deep skin tones. Their formula is good for you, just like the rest of their products, and also pretty affordable. Shea Moisture covers everything from foundation to lips, eyes and skin care. Prices range from $5-$35.