Looking for black owned businesses to support? We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 black owned beauty brands we think you should know about.
In no particular order…
Fenty Beauty really needs no introduction! Created by pop princess Rihanna, Fenty beauty was founded in 2017 and instantly became a household name, winning numerous awards within it’s first year. The brand is popular for its broad inclusivity across skin tones and gender, especially its Pro Filt'R foundation. The original foundation launch included 40 shades, since expanded to 50.
Black Opal Beauty
Created in 1994, Black Opal has been delivering quality for a very long time. Most of their products is fragrance and paraben-free making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Launched in 1994, the IMAN brand philosophy holds that women with skin of color represent many races, cultures and ethnicities. IMAN Cosmetics are designed for African American, Asian, Latina and multi-cultural women with skin tones in a myriad of shades. The brand offers skincare and cosmetics, including 16 foundation shades. IMAN Cosmetics is much more than a makeup brand—it serves as the premier cosmetics and skincare collection designed for all Women with Skin of Colour.
The Lip Bar
Vegan, Cruelty Free Lip Colours that are beautiful on every complexion.
The Lip Bar prides itself on "disrupting the beauty industry through products & inclusive imagery." Entirely dedicated to lip products, The Lip Bar serves up colorful lipsticks made to pop on black skin tones. From bold reds to navy blues to true nudes, the brand has something for any lippie lover. (Bustle)
Sacha Cosmetics a Trinidad and Tobago-based cosmetics manufacturer was founded in 1979 and Sacha cosmetics is currently distributed in over 23 countries. It’s one of the oldest and most popular black owned brands still around today. SACHA is a full feature line with high-performance products in all makeup categories so they are bound to have something you’ll love.
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