15 Must-Try Black-Owned Cosmetics Brands

15 Must-Try Black-Owned Cosmetics Brands

Stay pretty. Stay woke.

Published February 28, 2017

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. https://www.sheamoisture.com/

  2. IMAN Cosmetics

    She went from supermodel to boss lady. Iman has you covered. http://www.imancosmetics.com/

  3. Ginger + Liz Color Collection

    @jezra_m added some Sparkle Box glitz ✨#gingerandliz #vegannailpolish #cleanbeauty

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    Ginger Johnson’s and Liz Pickett’s gorgeous polishes are vegan and non-toxic. http://www.gingerandliz.com/

  4. Laws of Nature Cosmetics

    NEED SHADE HELP? 🛎 We offer free beauty consultations to help determine your perfect foundation shade. Send a request two ways: 1. DM us here on IG (or) 2. Visit our website at lawsofnaturecosmetics.com. Our Foxy Finish™ Mineral Foundation is a medium coverage formula that protects, evens out your skin tones, smooths the appearance of fine lines and pores for naturally beautiful finish. Suitable for all skin types/conditions. It is also completely free of parabens, talc and bismuth. A creme foundation formula (91% organic) also avaliable at our website (link in bio on IG page). #greenbeauty #mineralmakeup #organicbeauty #veganbeauty #brownskin #veganbeauty #mua #crueltyfreebeauty #cleanbeauty #organicbeauty #toxicfree #ecomakeup #parabenfree #makeup #cosmetics #beauty #ecocosmetics #ecochic #ecomakeup #blackbeauty #brownskin #latinabeauty #melaninpoppin #woc #darkskin #melanin #brownbeauty #naturalfoundation #liquidfoundation

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    Founder Jasmine Rose created this all-natural line after learning that many chemicals used in cosmetics have been linked to cancer. http://www.lawsofnaturecosmetics.com/

  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. https://plainjanebeauty.net/

  6. The Lip Bar

    TGIF babes! Lets celebrate with Amaretto Sour 😍

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    Melissa Butler launched this vegan lipstick line to create shades that make everyone who slicks them on an “It Girl.” https://www.thelipbar.com/

  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. http://www.vaultcosmetic.com/

  8. Beauty Bakerie

    Cashmere Nicole’s cosmetics line is all about helping women show off their sweet side. https://www.beautybakerie.com/

  9. Lamik Beauty

    The right lash can dramatically enhance your eyes...introducing #LAMIKlashes #lookLAMIK

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    Kim Roxie’s cosmetics line is eco-friendly. http://www.lamik-beauty.com/

  10. KA’OIR Cosmetics

    Beat it Up! :: #JAMAICA by #KAOIR . 👄 @breahbeats_ "Stand out in a crowd" 😘 . .

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    Keyshia KA’OIR isn’t just Gucci’s fiancée. She’s a lipstick maven, too. http://kaoir.com/

  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. https://ajcrimson.com/

  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. http://www.bernadettethompson.com/

  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. https://www.juviasplace.com/

  14. Danessa Myricks Beauty

    ✨Dark Angel✨ Featuring The Danessa Myricks Beauty Collection Makeup: @danessa_myricks Photography: @danessa_myricks Model: @magitareke Hair: @nickydoesmyhair . Skin: ✨Illuminating Veil ✨and ✨Vision Cream Cover✨coming soon! Stay tuned @limeloghtbyAlcone "Dew" @cozzette infinite contour palette . Glow: Danessa Myricks Beauty "Enlight" ✨Illuminating Veil ✨Applied to the face and body "Enlight" Halo powder In✨Angel Wings✨ "Enlight"powder In✨Desire ✨ ."metals" in ✨Daydreaming & Love Story✨ Eyes : Danessa Myricks Beauty "ColorFix" in ✨Latte✨, ✨Wonderland✨& ✨Royalty (coming soon)✨Goldmine✨ Journey✨& ✨Secret Garden✨ . Eyes & lips : Danessa Myricks Beauty "ColorFix" in ✨latte✨ topped with ✨Glaze✨ . Tools: @cozzette brushes . Brows: @benefitcosmetics 3D Brow tones and Ready set Brow and precisely my brow pencil. . Find the entire Danessa Myricks Beauty Collection at the link in my bio or at Danessamyricksbeauty.com In New York? Stop by @abracadabranyc and @Alconeco and explore first hand the entire Danessa Myricks Beauty Collection. In LA, find us at @nigelbeautyemporium and @frendsbeauty . . . #danessamyricksbeauty #danessamyricks #skin #skinisin #smokeyeye #glowing #glow #enlight #creative #makeup #highlight #contour #melanin #makeuparist #smokeyeyes #photographer #photooftheday #lookoftheday #makeupartist #makeupart

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    Danessa’s cosmetic line is picture perfect. http://www.danessamyricksbeauty.com/

  15. Gold Label Cosmetics

    Details over everything. #RP from @juliakuzmenko

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

Written by Kenrya Rankin

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