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Put Your Best Face Forward with These Vegan, Black Women-Owned Beauty Brands

PhenomenalMAG Staff  |  Beauty Babes & Bosses

With these eleven Black-owned beauty firms, these women entrepreneurs are carving out their own niche in the cruelty-free, vegan cosmetic market.

They are creating lines of nude makeup that complement every skin tone and using herbal components to produce products for wellness-obsessed millennials.

Mented Cosmetics

This inclusive cosmetics company was founded by friends KJ Miller and Amanda Johnson with the straightforward notion that "any woman should be able to find herself in the realm of beauty." From Nude LaLa to Dark Night, their unique range of semi-matte nude lipsticks has grown extremely popular.

The Lip Bar

The clean cosmetics company's founder, Melissa Butler, quit her job on Wall Street to launch it from home. Since then, the business has quickly grown and is currently sold at Target. This brand has a lipstick to suit every mood, including striking reds and glittering glosses.

Sacha Cosmetics

This well-known beauty company launched operations in Trinidad and Tobago in 1979 and has since grown to 500 retail locations throughout 45 nations! They provide goods in almost every makeup area and a wide range of colors to suit every skin tone.


This botanical company, which was started by mom and entrepreneur Keli Smith, makes small-batch, multipurpose products that support healthy, nourished skin. Choose from hydrating chapsticks, decongestant face masks that double serve as scrubs, and body and hair moisturizing products.

Dehiya Beauty

This company was started by Dr. Mia Chae Reddy and is named after the Queen of the Amazigh ("free people"). It sources its native and wild botanical components from all over the world from small farms and co-ops.

Jacq’s Organics

Barbara Jacques, a cancer survivor and mother, focuses on tropical ingredients that are gathered locally in southern Florida to provide healthy goods that are devoid of hazardous synthetic additives. Everything you need to get the clear skin of your dreams is in the Heal + Slay Kit.

Obia Naturals

This collection of exquisite, cruelty-free hair care products for men and women was created by trained chemist Obia Ewah as she navigated her own journey with natural hair. It is free of dangerous substances like phthalates and silicon.


Three products from this simple-to-use brand, the Multi-Wash, Multi-Oil, and Multi-Spray, can be used on the face, body, and hair. Reduce the number of beauty products in your medical cabinet and streamline your beauty routine.

Black Girl Sunscreen

Any beauty regimen must include sunscreen. And right now, Shontay Lundy, the CEO and founder of Black Girl Sunscreen, is making it simpler than ever to locate sunscreen that shields against harmful UV rays without creating bothersome white streaks.

Joséphine Cosmetics

This cosmetics shop carries everything you could possibly need, from serums and toners to eyeshadows and lipsticks. It is offered online at numerous beauty boutiques and at Neiman Marcus locations across the country.

Nola Skinsentials

Modern, straightforwardly designed bottles from this reasonably priced skincare brand are practically meant for a #shelfie. The brand even has a line for males, and the contents are concentrated on antioxidants and botanicals.

Pholk Beauty

Former African Diaspora historian Niambi Cacchioli established this New Jersey-based company, which sells only vegan, domestically produced skin and body care items.

Base Butter

This cosmetic brand's moisturizing and calming skincare products have propelled it into the public eye with mentions in Vogue, Allure, and Marie Claire. She'neil and Nicolette founded this company to address skin issues and develop products that are accessible to ladies with darker complexion.

Dimension Nails

Stephanie Warren established this brand of vegan, 10-free nail lacquer, gel polish, and powders. It includes manicure colors like "Sweet to Animals" and "Love & Vegan Kisses."


With her range of sparkly, enjoyable lip colors and clean cosmetics, founder Latrice Love made the transition from the business world to the vegan beauty industry.

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