Black Owned Cosmetics Brands

We are living in a world where being black can sometimes prevent us from aspiring tings we want to aspire. Heck, it can even sometimes prevent us from just wearing make-up because it doesn’t even come in our shade.

This blog is a little homage to black owned beauty companies. Companies that didn’t see the product they wanted or needed on the market, so they made it their selfs.
Sometimes when you need something, you just have to handle it your damn self, thus…..TjonLeon.
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My mom has been using Black Opal ever since I was a little girl and I think it is by far one of the most known black owned beauty brands. They started in 1994 with their first product; the Advanced Dual Complex Fade Gel, but their top seller is absolutly their foundation sticks.
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Like Black Opal, Fashion Fair is one of the first out there.

It was founded by Eunice W. Johnson, the creator of the Ebony Fashion Fair, with her husband John H. Johnson, the publisher of Ebony and JET magazines. The Ebony Fashion Fair was this bomb-ass celebration of African American women who got to walk the runways in designs by Vivienne Westwood, Dior, and more. Johnson noticed that models in the fair were mixing foundations to achieve their own shade, so she created this line to better serve the women in her life. It started off as a mail-order company and grew exponentially to what it is today.

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We all know Shea Moistere for their wonderful hair products, but they recently also released a make-up line. SheaMoisture offers an wide assortment of nourishing & safe formulations that include shades for all with easy-to-match tones. Products are suitable for all skin types. Natural ingredients help improve the overall appearance of skin for a healthy-looking complexion.
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Ever looked for a lipstick that was pigmented enough to stand up agains all your sexy melanin? Well look no further Ka’oir has a range of lipsticks with colors that’ll make the rainbow jealous.
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Supermodel Iman has always been vocal when it came to diversity in the industry. She was the first to come out with BB Cream specifically for darker shades, she’s also spoke out against the racism of beauty brand placement in drug stores. She was once told that “black women don’t buy foundation,” So Miss Iman made her own Cosmetics line, and guess what, black women actually baught it!
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