These Black-Owned Cosmetics Brands Can Have All My Coins

I hate that every time drama rolls around that involves a black-owned brand, the entire genre seems to take a hit. I’m not going to get into negativity, but wanted to take this opportunity to post about black-owned makeup brands I absolutely love.

Mented Cosmetics: The first time I used Mented was when my page was fairly new, and they had a DC pop-up. KJ and Amanda were both incredibly helpful and nice to everyone at the booth, and it felt like I was shopping for a new lipstick with my girlfriends. Their shades are some of my favorites, and this year they have been kicking ass with new products. Their foundation is my favorite, and they’re releasing blushes soon. Please note, I am an affiliate with Mented, but started using their products before I ever worked with them or had a code (which really had me flattered because I already loved them!).

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Six Amazing Black-Owned Makeup Brands

It’s no secret that I make featuring black-owned brands a priority, and I’ve shared my favorite natural hair black-owned brands previously. But what about makeup? There are so many amazing black-owned makeup brands that are killing the game and diversifying the beauty industry. Peep my faves in this video – and this is by no means meant to be an extensive list. You can also view my black-owned business list for additional brands and recommendations.

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First Impression + Swatches: Coloured Raine Fame

Coloured Raine has been on my list for awhile, but the shades I want (Fame and Mary) are often sold out. However, I was buying some OCC Lip Tar from Ricky’s and they had it in stock, and better yet, I needed to buy one more thing for free shipping. Bam.

The packaging to me is ehhhh – I know I sound so picky, but it’s either the font they use or the randomly pink top that I’m just not feeling. But I mean hey, it’s lipstick, not shoes. It’s what’s inside that counts!


It smells faintly like paint, which I also do not like, but this fades quickly once it dries down, so not a big deal.

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