Hey, Y’all! Mother’s Day is in a few days, so I wanted to share a little Mother’s Day gift guide, in case you’re stuck on what to get your favorite girl. I’m sharing the best beauty products to gift your mom this year and they’re all from black-owned brands.
I love that there are so many more black-owned beauty businesses to shop now, that offer high-quality products that actually work for our skin types and tones. With today’s climate, I believe in supporting brands that support me. When it comes to beauty this means supporting brands that create products with my skin tone (or deeper), hair texture, and skin concerns in mind. Today, I’ve rounded up some of the best black-owned beauty brands to shop right now.
Founded by makeup artist Pierre (@beautybypierre), Sixteen 88 offers luxury quality mink lashes and tools at an affordable price. There are currently 6 versatile styles to choose from, so I’m sure you’ll find a pair (or 3) that suit you! Plus, Sixteen 88’s branding and packaging is glam, luxe, and shelfie-ready.
What to Buy: Any style that suits you, but I LOVE “1688.”
Following up with another brand made by a woman from my hometown New Orleans, LA, The Crayon Case made by SupaCent has taken over social media with its playful schoolhouse branding and very relatable and funny owner. The products are pigmented and perfect for women of color.
What to Buy: The Highlighter Powders come in 5 shades to give you that blinding glow you’ve been searching for.
Fenty Beauty was created by the legend Rihanna after she noticed the lack of options for melanin-rich girls. She came out of the gate with 40 shades of her Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation and turned the beauty industry on its head. She’s sparked a very necessary conversation about shade range and product options for women of color and has inspired lots of WOC to rethink how we shop. This isn’t just another celebrity-endorsed
What to Buy: Something universally flattering like the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter or Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer.
The queen of backstage beauty, Pat McGrath, blessed us with her creation of premium makeup formulas two years ago and hasn’t slowed down yet. Although compared to other brands Mother Pat’s brand is on the expensive side, it’s definitely worth it. The looks created with these products are next level and any beauty girl would be so happy to be gifted anything from Pat McGrath Labs.
What to Buy: A trial-sized set like the LUST: Mini MatteTrance™ Lipstick Trio or MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Temptation Eyeshadow Palette
Founded by one of my favorite boss women to follow on Instagram, Melissa Butler, The Lip Bar features affordable, non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free lip products made for all women. Melissa answered the diversity issue in the beauty industry and that bold move landed her brand inside of mega-retailer, Target.
What to Buy: Bawse Lady Matte Liquid Lipstick, the brand’s bestselling perfect red shade.
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It’s been an exciting time for Beauty Bakerie, as the branded got picked up by the super popular beauty store ULTA Beauty. The brand also made history when it released its Cake Mix foundation by having the range start with the deepest shade as number 1 and gradually progressing to the lightest shade as number 59. There are so many fan faves to choose from.
What to Buy: Cotton Candy Champagne Blush Palette
The brand that created nude makeup for brown girls, Mented Cosmetics has a collection of neutral lipsticks, glosses, and even nail polishes for every shade of melanin.
What to Buy: Gloss For Grown Ups – Lip Gloss Collection
Created by celebrity makeup artist Lauren Napier, Lauren Napier B
What to Buy: Cleanse by Lauren Napier
Body exfoliating is so important for removing dead skin and preventing break outs. Give the gift of clean, clear skin with a mesh exfoliating cloth from The Luv Scrub.
What to Buy: Mesh Body Exfoliatorto buff away dirt and dead skin.
We take our skincare very serious around here. Beneath Your Mask is a luxury skincare brand that offers nourishing products to get glowing skin. This is the perfect brand to gift to the skincare connoisseur.