15 Must-Try Black-Owned Cosmetics Brands

Stay pretty. Stay woke.

Want to step up your beauty game? Give these Black-owned cosmetic lines a try.

  1. Shea Moisture

    Richelieu Dennis doesn’t only make hair products. Get into the full line of makeup and skincare items, too.

  2. IMAN Cosmetics

    She went from supermodel to boss lady. Iman has you covered.

  3. Ginger + Liz Color Collection

    Ginger Johnson’s and Liz Pickett’s gorgeous polishes are vegan and non-toxic.

  4. Laws of Nature Cosmetics

    Founder Jasmine Rose created this all-natural line after learning that many chemicals used in cosmetics have been linked to cancer.

  5. Plain Jane Beauty

    Makeup artist Lake Louise set out to create a natural and organic line of foundations and other products that are fit to cover every complexion.

  6. The Lip Bar

    Melissa Butler launched this vegan lipstick line to create shades that make everyone who slicks them on an “It Girl.”

  7. Vault Cosmetics

    After having a difficult time finding fab makeup in her native Zimbabwe, Jackie Mgido decided to create products that maximize the beauty of Black and brown women everywhere.

  8. Beauty Bakerie

    Cashmere Nicole’s cosmetics line is all about helping women show off their sweet side.

  9. Lamik Beauty

    Kim Roxie’s cosmetics line is eco-friendly.

  10. KA’OIR Cosmetics

    Keyshia KA’OIR isn’t just Gucci’s fiancée. She’s a lipstick maven, too.

  11. A.J. Crimson Beauty

    Makeup artist A.J. Crimson created his eponymous line to combat the one size fits all mentality that dominates the beauty industry.

  12. Bernadette Thompson Nail Collection

    The founder says her polish lasts up to 10 days and is free of the seven harmful chemicals that many naturalistas avoid.

  13. Juvia’s Place

    Not only are the highly pigmented colors designed to make a mark on dark skin, but Chichi Eburu’s products are packed with our culture and history in mind.

  14. Danessa Myricks Beauty

    Danessa’s cosmetic line is picture perfect.

  15. Gold Label Cosmetics

    Founder Kristen Elise Brown says she started this company to “speak positivity and grandeur” into the lives of the people who wear her makeup.

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