Black-owned makeup brands which you should add to your collection
For so many women of color, makeup shopping
could be challenging as compared to the light or the fair-skinned consumers. There are tons of brands out there which are made by women of color.Women of color are becoming way more representative on different platforms. Women of color need to have a voice and a seat at every table in the cafeteria. From publishing to production, we need more black beauties in business. Below are some of the black-owned makeup companies which one needs to know.
Fashion Fair is one of the largest black-owned cosmetics companies. It was founded by Eunice W. Johnson who saw at the backstage of the fashion show some ladies mixing foundations. This gave her the idea of getting the perfect color of the color women. Hence, the Fashion Fair was born.
Black Opal Beauty
A chemist who is also from Jamaica along with Board Certified dermatologist found Black Opal Beauty. The products specifically address the black women.
Sofi Tucker is the founder of Shea Moisture and entrepreneur from Sierra Leone village. She sold Shea butter to all women across the country. Shea Moisture offers a wide range of products which are both neutral and safe.
KA’OIR is best known for bright, bold lip colors. The company was founded by celebrity Keyshia “Ka’oir” Davis. It features a high quality of wigs also worn by Keyshia herself. Her fitness and cosmetic brands have been seen in beauty magazines, events, music videos etc.
An ageless supermodel beauty, entrepreneur and David Bowie’s wife. She came out with a BB crème and was the first one to do it. She has also spoken out against the racism of beauty brand placement in drug stores.
Founded by registered nurse Monique Rodriguez in 2014, it is a hair care brand which uses natural ingredients to promote healthier hair. The line includes everything from hair conditioners, oil to curl cream and vitamins for the hair. If you follow the Instagram page, the products seem to be doing great for curly hair.
If you are looking for a smudge-proof all day lip color, BB has your covered. The products actually stay put all day and don’t dry out your lips. The brand founded by Cashmere Nicole has many products like highlighters, shadow palettes, setting powder and concealers in a variety of shades. For the women of color, it often means seeking out black beauty brands. During the last year, there have been many newcomers in the fashion industry. The industry also got the recognition it deserved.