Hey ya’ll! I wanted to make a quick post about a couple of Black owned cosmetic lines out here and/or lines specifically made for black women! I am a newbie when it comes to applying a full face of make-up and a lot of times I find myself looking for make-up lines specifically made for women of color. For whatever reason, most of the major labels (Rimmel, Covergirl, Maybelline,etc) claim to carry our shades but they’re hardly ever available in store when I go. (Like…never available. Lol) So I thought that I’d share a few alternatives made just for us! (and some by “us”!)
- Black Radiance: I’m really excited to share about BR because they JUST introduced a new eyeshadow color palette and it is GORG!!!! I use this line’s Match Me Foundation and it is my absolute fav! (This line is NOT black owned, but it IS specifically made for women of color.) I mostly shop for BR in Walgreens.
2. Iman Cosmetics: This line IS black owned (owned by the supermodel Iman) and the lipsticks are to die for! I usually purchase this line in Target, CVS, or Walgreens.
3. Black Opal: This company is NOT black owned but it is designed for women of color. If you watch YouTube makeup tutorial videos (like I do-LOL) then you may see a few girls pull out Black Opal’s True Color stick foundation. It’s easy to use and tends to leave an even toned complexion. You can find Black Opal in CVS drugstores.
4. Juvia’s Place: Black owned and we LOVE their eye shadow palettes! They are beautiful and look great on our skin! I had to purchase my palette through Amazon because I was unable to find them in store. (Of course you can purchase them online at Juvia’s Place website-THEY ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 25.00!!!)
These are just a FEW lines ya’ll and I have actually purchased them all! I will add more as my makeup pile grows! LOL!