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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Check Out the Beat Bib Giveaway on DupeBLACK!

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED. My @beatbib has been getting worked, y’all! The thing I love most about this beauty tool I never knew I needed is that I don’t have to worry about keeping wipes nearby – I can wipe my hands and brushes off on the bib and continue my makeup. It also has pockets if you want to keep products and brushes in them, which I think is great for travel and MUAs. No need to wait until you’ve finished your makeup to get dressed – just go! Now for the giveaway deets: we will be giving away one Beat Bib – all you need to do is be following @beatbib and me, like this post, and tag your fave makeup buddy in the comments. No repost required. I will select one winner at random next Monday (July 16th) at 3pm EST. The winner will also receive a surprise product from one of my favorite black-owned brands. Cool? Let me know if you have questions 💖 #dupeblack #blackowned #giveaway #beatbib #beatbibgirls #beauty #makeupforblackwomen

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Five Amazing Loose Highlighters From Black-Owned Brands to Sparkle This Summer

If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you know that I absolutely love to shimmer and sparkle (I mean, come on, GLITTER). Summer is the perfect time to really glow because a) you’re most likely showing more skin and b) the sun reflects mica and glitter particles in the most gorgeous way. Loose highlighters are especially good for getting an intense glow (they also tend to have more glitter so be aware if you’re more of a subtle shimmer lover), so let’s go over my top five for this season.

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