Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America. You can support Black women business owners and get fly gifts for your friends, too! Check out these 9 beauty and fashion brands you should shop right now. You are just a click away from buying Black.
1. BEAUTY BY AFRICA MIRANDA FACIAL ELIXIR
This facial elixir absorbs nicely into your face and doesn’t leave you looking greasy or oily. You can use it as a moisturizer OR a makeup remover. Who doesn’t love one product with two benefits?! BeautyByAfricaMiranda.com, $22.00.
2. TNEMNRODA EYEWEAR
This is eyewear that will start a conversation. I’m loving these visor shades. Voyeur Sunnies With Crystal Brown, http://www.maisontnemnroda.com, $78.00.
3. COTTON CANARY
I loveee the structure and fit of the ‘First Lady’ Dress. It hugs you in all the right places. Oh, it’s also sustainable fashion AND created by a Black woman. The Founder is a D.C. based businesswoman who does not have a degree or background in fashion. When she launched her inaugural collection, she hadn’t even taken a design class! You wouldn’t know any of this by her clothing. First Lady Dress, CottonCanary.com, $129.00.
4. THE LIP BAR
I love their liquid matte lipsticks. They stay put but don’t dry out your lips. My favorite color is Savage. TheLipBar.com, $13.00.
5. STELLA HUES
You’ve heard about red bottoms, but what about blue? These Italian shoes are created by Stella Maze. Get into the quality and craft of these shoes, created by a Black woman. Oh, and these shoes are SUPER comfortable and sexy. StellaHues.com, Levy, $1,110.00.00.
6. SHEILA GRAY COLLECTION
Sheila Gray has been in the fashion business for years and her eclectic accessories collection will ensure you are making a statement no matter the room you enter. I’m wearing one of her scarves here, but I also am a huge fan of her harnesses. SheilaGrayCollection.com, http://www.sheila-gray-collection.myshopify.com, Prices Vary.
7. COMPASS BY EVITA
Evita Robinson, the founder of Nomadness Tribe, created these beautiful lipsticks inspired by travel from all over the world. I love tubes with a perfect brush to allow for a smooth application. Evita is pictured wearing Philly. 10% of all profits are donated to various causes in lipstick name locations. CompassByEvita.com, $24.99.
8. CEE CEE’S CLOSET NYC
Cee Cee’s Closet makes beautiful African headwraps that will have people thinking YOUR the present! However, I quickly fell in love with her mini backpacks. Most are already sold out, but the Abina Brown Mini Backpack is still available. http://www.ceeceesclosetnyc.com, $155.00.
9. BENEATH YOUR MASK
This company was inspired after Dana was diagnosed with lupus. She’s now living lupus free and has pure, non-toxic beauty products that will replenish, revive, and moisturize your skin. Polish Detoxifying Scrub, BeneathTheMask.com, $70.00.