Catch The Beat: 9 Black Owned Cosmetic Companies You Should Know


Finding the perfect shade of foundation or shade of lipstick for all shades of brown has always been a dancing affair among brands for women of color since FOREVA! With beloved and legendary pioneers like Madame N.A Franklin and established cosmetic companies like Fashion Fair Cosmetics, brainchild of Johnson Publishings (Ebony and Jet Magazine), they have cleared the runway to earn a piece of this 58.79 billion industry (

With the positive feedback from the previous post, Nail It: 5 Black Owned Polish Companies You Should Know, why NOT keep the love of knowledge going with intel of black owned cosmetic companies you should know.


Happy Shopping! 

BlackUp Cosmetics
Shea Moisture
Mischo Beauty
Revel by Julian Lark
AJ Crimson
I Make You Beautiful by Danessa Myricks
Lamik Cosmetics
The Lip Bar
Vera Moore Cosmetics

Guest blogger: A fashion and lifestyle enthusiast, Ramona keeps her watchful eyes to what’s trending and upcoming in fashion. An advocate for small/ independent businesses and brands in the industry, she enjoys discovering the next star on the rise.


  1. Sheena January 27, 2015 / 12:05 am

    Great list! I want to give them my money, but I can’t find any links. 🙁

    • Anna Nicole August 26, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Here’s one for you! I know we’re not listed however that shouldn’t stop you from checking us out! :-). Cruelty free Cosmetics. Handmade lipsticks and eyeshadows. Made in Los Angeles, CA.

  2. Mischo Beauty February 20, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    Thank you so much for including Mischo Beauty! We appreciate your support! Xx

  3. Lady Blue June 4, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    I just wanted to shout out my girl Jay St. Williams CEO and owner of Jay Jill Cosmetics, a black owned cosmetic company based in Gainesville, Fl. She is gaining popularity and I have done an article on her for my website. You should check her out! There is also Roshe Cosmetics based in Baltimore, owner is Roshe Anthony! I know they are not nationally known…..yet but they are making a name for themselves. Check them both out on Facebook!

  4. Michelle June 6, 2015 / 11:20 am

    Wink & Pout

  5. Trinka Polite July 5, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Now to find some new loves! 🙂

  6. Vanity Cosmetics November 21, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    Vanity Cosmetics is also a black owned cosmetics company founded in 2009 and based in Atlanta, GA. We provide wholesale cosmetics to salons, spas and boutiques and also retail to customers via

  7. Antoinette Monteiro November 23, 2015 / 2:41 am

    I have a lipstick company and these are made in my kitchen by scratch. You are the artist and the lipstick is the canvas. I create unique colors that are moisturizing, vegan and cruelty free. Please check me out.

    • Timberley March 23, 2016 / 7:19 am

      Do you have a link? I am searching desperately for a black owned cruelty free and vegan line. Thanks!

  8. Courtney May 9, 2016 / 8:08 am

    This is an amazing list!
    I have created a cosmetic line that cater to darker skin tones called koyVoca. Everything is handcrafted and made to order! Here’s the website:

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