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Let's raise a glass for all up and coming and established black-owned beauty brands, we salute you! 2020 has been a challenging year for the black community on a global scale however, black-owned businesses have continued to rise above adversity to thrive and provide an inspiring example to aspiring black business owners.
In this article, we are going to feature ten black-owned beauty brands to watch in 2021 and beyond.
SimplyFabilous is a non-toxic, cruelty-free makeup and skincare brand founded by passionate skincare expert and entrepreneur, Fabiola Hinton. The brand features a variety of skincare products and makeup such as lip gloss and lipsticks. When asked why she started SimplyFabilous, Hinton stated that she wanted to create a brand that was "for me and by me." With matte liquid lippies, lip gloss, and high definition pigments, all stunning hues are inspired by the favorite colors of Fabiola's family members.
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A play on the word "Fabulous" and Fabiola, the brand name SimplyFabilous was birthed.
SimplyFabilous products are made with love and produced with a deep affection for high-quality beauty products.
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Mented Cosmetics was founded by KJ Miller and Amanda Johnson. The concept behind the brand is to provide women of color with nude shades to fit their skin tone. The brand launched with specially formulated nude lipsticks however, they now produce eye shadow palettes and blushes to complement their lipstick lines.
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Spraise is a natural skincare brand founded by former human rights Attorney, Dominique Boseman. Dominque launched the brand to solve her own skincare problems. As a long-term eczema sufferer, she designed the products around the notion that self-love is important and that loving and caring for your skin should be made simple and clean.
Spraise products include body scrubs, shower gels, and body moisturizers, and souffles. All products are paraben-free and cruelty-free.
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Loraine Dowdy, a high profile career woman and beauty enthusiast, set up Coloured Raine in 2013. Born out of her love for bold, vibrant colors she set out to create products that encouraged boldness and creativity. With products ranging from pigment palettes to blush duos, Coloured Raine is a beauty brand for the creative and the brave.
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AJ Crimson is a trusted name on the beauty scene, as a makeup artist and skincare expert. With many prominent names using his products, the AJ Crimson lines are one of the most well-known black-owned beauty brands out there today.
The AJ Crimson makeup line includes foundation, liquid lipstick, lip gloss, finishing powder, and more.
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Shop AJ Crimson here >>>> AJ Crimson Online Store
Follow AJ Crimson on Instagram here >>> AJ Crimson Instagram page
GloGirl Cosmetics offers cruelty-free and hypoallergenic makeup products. Founded by makeup expert Tosca Hillman, the brand was born out of necessity, the need for inclusive beauty products that would appeal to women of all shades.
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Best Life Organics
Best Life Organics was founded by Shadora Martin, a natural skincare expert and entrepreneur. She launched Best Life Organics in 2018 when motherhood inspired her to prioritize self-care and self-love. Initially making her own products from home she eventually connected with local farmers and growers to create and retail her natural skincare products on a small scale. Best Life Organics is a small-batch natural skincare brand with an emphasis on clean, non-toxic skincare.
Shop Best Life Organics here >>>> Best Life Organics Online Store
Follow Best Life Organics on Instagram >>>> Best Life Organics Instagram Page
Butter By Keba
Butter by Keba is an NYC based natural skincare brand. With over 10 years of experience in the natural skincare industry, their products include handmade aromatic personal care products and naturally derived fragranced moisturizers.
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Relaunch Nail Polish
Relaunch Nail Polish is a vegan and cruelty-free nail polish brand. Founded by passionate entrepreneur Kimberly Kholmes, the nail polish line is bold, eclectic, and vibrant. Kimberly launched the brand to not only inspire herself but to inspire her daughter and others who have experienced challenging times.
Shop relaunch nail polish here >>>> Relaunch Nail Polish Online Store
Follow Relaunch on Instagram >>>> Relaunch Nail Polish Instagram page
Redoux NYC is a line of natural and vegan skincare products. Founded by Asia Grant, the modern, clean yet seemingly vintage product offers calming, energy-boosting, and soothing natural products to facilitate self-care and natural wellness.
Shop Redoux here>>>> Redoux online store
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alialialiali on December 18, 2020:
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Marlene Bertrand from USA on December 17, 2020:
These are all companies worth exploring. They offer the kind of solutions I have been searching for for a very long time. Thank you.