From Makeup Must-Haves to Skin Care Superstars, These Black-Owned Beauty Brands Are Best-Sellers

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In addition to red carpet-ready fashion brands owned by inspiring Black creatives, the world is also becoming more diverse in the booming beauty industry, thanks to platforms including Color May Vary and Thirteen Lune, glam legends like Pat McGrath and rising stars like Renée Loiz.

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While your closet is becoming more inclusive as you support founders from all walks of life, don’t sleep on these best-selling Black-owned beauty brands, from favorites led by notable names like Rihanna and Pharrell to viral products from Shani Darden and KNC Beauty.

1. Danessa Myricks Beauty

After leading product development for brands like Kiss and Benefit Cosmetics, self-taught makeup artist Danessa Myricks took the beauty industry by storm when she launched her own brand in an effort to create looks for individuals who felt underrepresented, unseen or ignored by beauty brands. Ignoring industry norms, she began to teach other artists about her techniques and product selections, offering a cult-favorite brand with products beloved by industry pros and celebrities alike.

Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder $36

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2. Ami Colé

Founded by Diarrha N’Diaye-Mbaye, Ami Colé (pronounced Ah-Me Co-Lay) is a clean beauty brand made for melanin-rich skin. Best-sellers include their Lip Treatment Oil ($20), Skin-Enhancing Concealer ($24), and Skin-Enhancing Tinted Moisturizer ($32), and eco-friendly packaging features materials that are either recyclable, reusable or biodegradable.

Ami Colé Skin-Enchancing Concealer

Ami Colé Skin-Enchancing Concealer

Ami Colé Skin-Enhancing Concealer $24

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3. Shani Darden Skin Care

Shani Darden trained as an esthetician under a leading dermatologist, eventually going out on her own. Her Retinol Reform Treatment

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This travel makeup organizer comes with an LED mirror lid and is my new vacation must-have

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When it comes to packing your makeup and skin care essentials for vacation, you most likely reach for a traditional hanging toiletry bag or load up several makeup pouches. And while those items no doubt work, all beauty lovers have to see this Travel Makeup Case Organizer with LED Light Mirror.

Not only is this travel makeup case big enough to hold your essentials and still fit into your suitcase, but its lid doubles as a mirror with LED lights to make skin care and applying makeup easy no matter where you are.

Travel Makeup Case Organizer with LED Light Mirror, $45.99

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Available on Amazon for less than $50, this travel must-have is smartly designed. You can prop up the mirror lid horizontally or vertically thanks to the rotating bracket on the back. To turn the light on, simply touch the discreet button on the front. And you can adjust the brightness of the light by holding down the button.

The mirror’s light has about three and a half hours of battery life off a single charge, so you can use it for multiple makeup applications without having to recharge it (it charges via USB!).

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After applying your beauty routine, simply top off the container with the lid and pack it away, or easily transport it with its folding handle.

While this makeup case is obviously ideal for travel, those living in dorm rooms can also use it to corral their essentials in a small space. Those that appreciate

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