As beauty enthusiasts and writers, it’s our duty to hook you up (theoretically, of course) with beauty products that can do wonders for your skin, soul, and confidence.
And since we are all about supporting black-owned businesses, why not round up some of our favorite beauty brands from the Black community – our community?
With that, here are our go-to picks—products that get us through soul-crushing work days, crazy girl night outs, and everything in between.
Iman Cosmetics Luxury Concealing Foundation, $10
On a budget? Your best bet is Iman Cosmetics Luxury Concealing Foundation, a lightweight foundation designed to blur texture without clogging your pores.
it contains antioxidants like pomegranate and grapeseed, which protect you from free radical damage, and skin-hugging vitamins A. C, & E. It also provides you with a long-lasting finish.
BLK/OPL True Color Soft Velvet Finishing Powder, $9.00
This finishing powder is the ideal marriage between skincare and makeup. Jet-milled, the BLK/OPL goodness has a silky, mousse-like texture that stays way longer after application and provides your skin with a lush finish for those Zoom-filled WFH days.
It also contains ingredients that work harmoniously to get rid of shine and blurs pores and the Shade ID technology to help seamlessly adjust your skin tone.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $20
The lip-gloss is a consistently sexy go-to. It’s loaded with conditioning shea butter that hydrates your lips throughout the day, warm and delicious peach-vanilla scents that make it all the way more alluring, and other ingredients that drench your lips in a sparkly party.
It’s like a cushiony, dewy highlight for your kissers. Then again, what else would you expect from the ever-gorgeous and brilliant Rihanna?
Black Girl Sunscreen, $19
If you’ve been struggling to find an SPF that doesn’t leave a white cast, and want to support Black-owned businesses, go to the Black Girl Sunscreen.
Born from the exhaustion of the lack of SPFs designed for melanated skin tones, Black Sunscreen offers SPF 30 protection and doubles up as a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated all day long.
Nash + Pino Cozy Sweater, $16
Nash + Pino knows how to formulate the perfect shades for spring, summer, and fall, and this fabulous shade of burnt orange heavily supports that. We only wish we had a delicious cup of orange tea or a winter sweater in the same shade.
And that’s not all.
Nash + Pino products are cruelty-free, toxin-free, and sustainably manufactured in the US.
Contagious by Catherine Omai Fragrance
The gender-neutral fragrance is an unrivaled blend of cultures like the rich African heritage that inspired its production.
It contains fabulously indulgent Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Ambergris, and Labdanum notes to create an unforgettable experience. It also has lush notes of oud, which evokes memories of a cozy, toasty, and comforting midwinter night.
Pat McGrath Bridgerton MTHRSHP: Diamond of the First Water Eyeshadow Palette, $65.00
It might be a bit pricey, but this new Bridgerton-inspired palette is worth every penny and checks every box. It features a mix of velvety, iridescent, and metallic options in taupe, pink, blue, and plum with a lush and sheer finish. It’s the perfect summer pick-me-up.