During these troubling times in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, people are protesting nationwide in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. At home, we’re trying to do our part—whether that means reaching out to friends to have candid conversations about racism or ordering from a local Black-owned restaurant (Seasoned Vegan in Harlem, how we love your Vegan BBQ Crawfish and plant-based mac-and-cheese).
When you feel like glowing from the inside out, here are five of our favorite Black-owned makeup brands to shop from right now. For more ideas check out Allure’s guide to 14 Black-Owned Vegan and Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands to Shop Right Now.
Whether you seek a face mask or shampoo, this line of bath, body, skin and hair care products are handcrafted by Kayla Phillips.
Once you try the chocolate clay mask and scrub, you’ll never look back. But also be sure to check out the sugar scrub and other bath and body products.
Just because you’re staying home doesn’t mean your curls don’t deserve to a treat. Whether you opt for a hair mask or curl enhancing custard, your locks will thank you. Did we mention men will swoon for the legendary beard oil? There’s also body products for silky soft skin, too.
Bold lip? glittery eye? From liquid metallic eye shadow to eye-catching lipsticks, there’s something for every kind of makeup junkie to choose from in this glam line.
If you didn’t love washing your face, just wait until you try the dreamily scented wild hibiscus and carrot cleansing bar or the yucca and lavender cleansing bar. Then load up on other skin goodies like toners, face oils and serums, and moisturizers and feel free to report back in a few week on your radiant skin.
We’d love to hear from you: Do you have a favorite Black-owned or BIPOC-owned beauty brand?