This Week in Black Owned Beauty - 71717

This Week in Black Owned Beauty - 71717

1. Gold Label Cosmetics

I came across Gold Label Cosmetics quickly after I launched the Cocoa Swatches app. I quickly fell in love with the gold packaging, innovative products, and great lippie shade range!

What You Need to Know

  • Owner: Kristen Elise Brown, a beauty entrepreneur who previously worked on FYI's show, B.O.R.N. to Style
  • Must-Have Items: Their matte lip pens are super unique because they allow you to apply your lipstick like a traditional lipstick but has the formula of a liquid lipstick. Empowering is an amazing red lippie shade and Nairobi is one of my all time favorite nudes!


  • Vibe: Classic, luxe
  • Where to buy? : You can purchase this brand from its website.  Use "COCOA" for $$ off!

2. Flaunt and Cleanse by Lauren Napier

I had the privilege of speaking with Lauren last summer about her career and her love of skin care. "It began with a desire to have clean skin. I am a minimalist, a makeup artist, skincare enthusiast and world traveler. I couldn't find what I was looking for in a makeup remover - so I created it" says Lauren, on her website.  I was inspired by her story (and her minimal aesthetic) and was immediately drawn to her brand. Her individually wrapped makeup wipes are amazing to have on hand while traveling and are cruelty free! 


What You Need to Know

  • Owner: Lauren Napier, "A bona fide beauty expert, Lauren Napier has worked with Oscar winners, music and pop icons, indie film stars, silver screen legends, a Beatle, a Bond, and an American President. To date, Lauren's work has been seen in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Essence and More magazines other works include long standing comedy institution Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
  • Must-Have Items: Both Flaunt and Cleanse makeup wipes come in packs of 5, 15 and 40. The 15 pack is a great place to start!
  • Vibe: Minimal, Fresh
  • Where to buy? : You can purchase this brand from their website or retailers listed here. 


3. Bahi Cosmetics

Bahi Cosmetics has grown a cult following on social media. Their innovative aesthetic and fresh approach to skin care keeps their fans singing their praises!

What You Need to Know

  • Owner: Danielle Bahi, licensed aesthetician and makeup artist. 
  • Must-Have Items: I keep hearing amazing things about their Sunflower Serum!


  • Vibe: sweet, innovative, cool
  • Where to buy? : You can purchase this brand from their website

What are some of your black owned beauty brands?? Let us know in the comments!

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