The online beauty world can be an intimidating place. New products come out every week, and you can find a review for just about anything, whether it’s on Instagram, a blog, or Snapchat. Still, many black-owned indie brands lack visibility, and it’s near impossible to buy black locally. Plenty of products out there are cult favorites or megatrends, so we’ve compiled our favorite black-owned alternatives below. Check them out!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and you know what that means – the biggest shopping day of the year follows, Black Friday. For the past few years, I have personally shunned the idea of supporting mega corporate brands for Black Friday, and instead focus on indie, mainly black-owned brands. The sale details are now starting to pour in, so check out this list and come back for updates. All of the companies in this Black Friday listing are black-owned.
- Ajani Cosmetics: 30% off all lipsticks, Nov. 25
- AJ Crimson: 30% off $50+, 40% off $150+, Nov. 25-Nov. 27
- Beauty Bakerie: 30% off sitewide (no code needed), Nov. 25
- Beeqbox: $12 4 pan pressed glitter palettes, $22.99 12 pan pressed glitter palettes, $1 glitter, Nov. 25
- B’ellegant Cosmetics: New product release (Melted Chocolate liquid satin lipstick collection-$40 and highlighter trios-$24.99), liquid satin lipsticks $7.99, liquid matte lipsticks $10.99, pressed glitters $3.99, highlighters $11.99, lip/body scrubs $3-6. Free shipping $50+, free Moonlight highlighter $60+, free Moonlight highlighter and random lipstick $75+, Nov. 25
- Coloured Raine: New product release (Queen of Hearts eyeshadow palette), 25% off select products (no code needed), Nov. 25-Nov. 28
- District Glow (sells Black-Owned Brands, like Makeup Addiction Cosmetics): 20% off and free shipping with BLACKFRIDAY2016, Nov. 25-Nov. 28
- Divine Designz Cosmetics: 30% off with BlackFriday2016, Nov. 25-Nov. 28
- Glamorous Chicks Cosmetics: 30% off with Cybermonday2016 and free shipping $50+, Nov. 28
- IVIVIIV Cosmetics: 30% off with 1675BLACKFRIDAY, Nov. 25
- J’allure Beauty: 40% off, Nov. 25
- Jay Jill Cosmetics: 20% off (no code needed), Nov. 22-Nov. 27
- JD Glow: 30% off with blackfriday30, Nov. 25
- Kaylux Cosmetics: free highlighter with purchase, Nov. 28
- Lady Lashes: Signature Bundle Deal-entire collection of signature mink lashes for $100 ($70 savings), Best Sellers Bundle Deal- 3 pairs of best selling mink lashes from the Signature Collection- Belle, Madam and Posh for $80 ($30 savings), All lashes will be $10 off regular price, Free shipping on all Canada and USA purchases, Nov. 25
- Lavish Dream Cosmetics: 50% off with BLACKFRIDAY, ends Nov. 26
- Lippies By Shana: 50% off sitewide, Nov. 25
- Nine Three Beauty: Up to 40% off (no code needed) until Nov. 28
- Makeup Addiction Cosmetics: 30% off with friday, Nov. 25-Nov. 28
- Melanin Cosmetics: Everything in the store $5, free shipping $50+, free item $75+, free item & gift card $100+, Nov. 28
- OOO Polish: Any purchase made between November 21-23 gets a coupon for 50% OFF EVERYTHING on Black Friday. 25% off on Small Business Saturday.
- Untamed Colors: Holiday bundles on the site and free shipping, Nov. 25-Nov. 28
- Bask&Co: 20% off with GIVETHANKS, Nov. 25-Nov.28. 20% off with SHOPSMALL on Nov. 26 + a free gift with soap purchase. 25% off with CYBERMAN on Nov. 28 for Signature Men’s Grooming Collection.
- BoBeam: 30% off with BFS30, Nov. 25-Nov. 28 12am EST
- The Butter Bar: 25% off with THEREALBLACKFRIDAY, free shipping with SMALLBIZ, 35% off $199+ with CYBER35, Nov. 24-Nov. 28
- CCs Naturals (also haircare): 40% off with BFS40, Nov. 23-Nov. 25 11:59AM EST; 35% off with BFS35, Nov. 25 12PM EST-Nov. 29
- The Consultant Chick: 20% off with SBS20, Nov. 26-Nov.28
- Delicate Fox: 20% off “Golden Glow” Shimmering Oatmeal Body Scrub, Curl Girl Survival Kit release, 15% off skincare, special holiday items, Nov. 28
- FCA Naturals: 35% off with FCA35, freeshipping on orders $75+, Nov. 25-Nov. 28
- Flossy Boss: Liquid highlighters $5, Beauty Kits 15% off, Everything else 50% off. Spend $30+ and receive a free gift and special coupon code, Nov. 25 & Nov. 28
- Kyra’s Shea Medleys: $20 off $40+, $5 shipping 35+ and free shipping $75+ (for US shipping only) with BLACKFRIDAY, Nov. 25-Nov.27
- Nyevu Moisturizing Soap Co.: 20% off with BF20, Nov. 25-Nov. 28
- Olivia Rose Skincare: 15% off $25+ with HOLIDAY, until Nov. 30
- Rae Bath & Body Delights: 40% off with BLK2016, free shipping $15+, Nov. 25-Nov.28
- Shea Shea Bakery: 30% off, Nov. 25 12am EST-2am EST
- Bekura Beauty (also skincare and bath): 30% off with Grateful, Nov. 25-Nov. 29
- Camille Rose Naturals: 25% off with crnfriday and free domestic shipping $100+, Nov. 24-Nov. 27
- Curls: 50% off with BLACKCURLS, free vitamin $50+ (while supplies last), Nov. 25
- Hairveda: 30-40% off (no code needed), Nov. 22-Nov. 27
- Hydratherma Naturals: 25% off with SUPERSALE, Nov. 25 12:01am EST-Nov.28 11:59pm EST
- Inspired Beauty (also skincare): 35% off on Nov. 24, 25% off Nov. 25-Nov. 27
- Moisture Love: 30% off sitewide, free shipping $50+, Nov. 25
- NaturAll Club: 30% off with BFNC30 until Nov. 26
- Oyin Handmade: 30% off with CANTWAIT, Nov. 23-?
- Qhemet Biologics: 25% off with BF16, Nov. 25-Nov. 26
- SDOT Beauty (also skincare): 30% off with BLK30 Nov. 23-?
- Shescentit: 40% off with BLKFR40, Nov. 24-?
- Tree Naturals: 15% off and free shipping with BLACK16, Nov. 24-Nov. 25; 20% off $30+ with CYBER16, Nov. 28 (domestic only)
- Uncle Funky’s Daughter: 25% off with GIVEUFD, Nov. 25-Nov. 28
Art and Fashion
- Arimas Jewelry: 30% off with BLACK, Nov. 24-Nov. 28
- bYootifulee Hueman Art: 15% off all orders $65+ with BLACKOUT15, Nov. 18-Nov. 28
- Kingston Alexander: Up to 50% off and free shipping $35+
- Nubian Hueman: 20% off with BLACK20 and 30% off lingerie with NUSKIN
- Nubian Skin: 40% off lace collection with NSBLACKFRIDAY, Nov. 25
- OkayAfrica: 20% off with OKAY20, Nov. 25
- Toni Daley: 25% off with HOLIDAY25, Nov. 25-Nov. 28
Make sure you check back on this page as more sales are added throughout the week.
Hey everyone! In this video I go over some of my favorite lipsticks for fall from black-owned brands. Make sure you’re also following @dupeBLACK on Instagram for more swatches!