Over the years, shopping for beauty products has been complicated for Black women.
Remember the days of leafing through magazines or browsing the beauty aisles only to find colors and shades that were way off? And before the natural haircare movement picked up, it was even more difficult to find products that truly nourished and celebrated our gorgeous range of lengths and textures.
The good news? Things are changing. More Black-owned beauty products are available than ever before. And thanks to large beauty retailers like Sephora making moves to commit to BIPOC-brand visibility, we’re seeing luxe, premium-quality products that celebrate all skin, hair and beauty needs. And we love to see it.
We’ve put together a list of our top 10 products to get you gorgeous and glowing, which you can shop straight from Sephora (on shelves or online).
Beauty Products to Give Great Face
|Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment from Danessa Myricks Beauty|
This long-wear, neutral-beige matte cream pigment goes on smooth and truly complements a wide range of tones. This award-winning, cruelty-free pigment is your go-to for any makeup look. Think of it as lingerie for your face: dress it up, dress it down, but make sure you keep this one in your arsenal.
|Love & LUST: Gloss Duo from Pat McGrath Labs|
This seductive lip gloss duo is the perfect combo of high-impact color and high-shine finish. The key to this limited edition set is it's never-sticky texture. Perfect for the girls who want to achieve a low-maintenance, high-impact beauty look.
|Iconic Lipstick Capsule Collection in Chocolate Raspberry from Fashion Fair|
We forever love an icon. And this rich-pigment, long-wear lipstick is your secret weapon to get heads turning. The high-shine, high-pigment color is a stunner that goes on smooth and deeply hydrates as you wear it. Check it out exclusively at Sephora.
|Bomb Posse, Mega Mix Eye Shadow Palette from Fenty Beauty|
We will never not stan a reigning Beauty Queen. Fenty Beauty never disappoints, and this palette is here to meet the moment. With 12 flattering shades in matte, shimmer and metallic finishes, this limited-edition set is the perfect sidekick to take your look from day to night.
|Higher Standard Blush from LYS Beauty|
This blush is truly raising the bar in every way. Filled with cruelty-free, all-natural ingredients like avocado oil and kaolin clay, this blush works great to camouflage imperfections. Plus, the buildable high-pigment formula will get you the look you want.
Hair Picks to Keep Those Locs On Point
Beautiful hair starts with a healthy scalp, which makes this sulfate-free scrub a must-have in your beauty arsenal. Restore balance to dry, flaky and oily scalps with this exfoliating formula that lifts away buildup and impurities without stripping your hair. Great for all hair types — and the planet!
Blue Tansy Reparative Treatment Mask from adwoa beauty
Treat your strands to some love with this detoxifying mask. Made with Moroccan Lava Clay and mango butter, it’s the perfect way to deep condition, lock in moisture and give your hair a healthy reset. Even better: it’s gentle on all hair types and safe for color-treated hair.
|Styling Cream from Pattern|
Every curl has its own story, and this styling cream is the best way to let them do the talking. The oil-rich formula deeply moisturizes each strand without weighing it down, so curls can be touchable and frizz-free.
|Hair Oil Everyday Gloss from Bread|
Get those curls glossy with this light, non-greasy hair oil that you can use every day. The magic in this hair gloss is that it doesn’t change your curl pattern. It just conditions and nourishes without weighing hair down. Find it only at Sephora.
Fragrances to Set the Scene
Cuffing Season Candle from FORVR MOOD
We know you were waiting for it. The Season is here. The Cuffing Season Candle from FORVR MOOD is going to be your favorite way to set the scene for your next romantic adventure. We are loving the warm, fresh and floral fragrance that’s perfect for wrapping up in Bae’s sweater. Not to mention the vegan, cruelty-free ingredients will get you feeling the love in the air. Available exclusively on Sephora’s shelves.
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