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100 Black Owned Beauty Brands you need to know

Criticism of the lack of diversity in the beauty industry has led to popular beauty companies creating diverse product lines that cater to dark skin and others collaborating with beauty bloggers of colour. However, the beauty industry still suffers from a  severe under-representation of dark skin tones in product advertising and product development. With the deaths …

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Makeup that encourages self-love: An Interview with Plain Jane Beauty

“I am Radiant”, “I am Magnificent”, “I am Amazing”  These aren’t excerpts  from a motivational speech but shade names from makeup company, Plain Jane Beauty. After sharing a few of their all natural, organic makeup shades on the Makeup for Melanin Girls Instagram page, there was an outpouring of support for the brand, so I …

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25 Common Makeup Mistakes every beginner must know

Ready for your Summer Glo up?  Then these tips about common mistakes and often misused products shared by @Imthebombdotcom will come in super handy and make you laugh at the same time! Refreshingly honest, hilarious and sometimes super blunt, she’s not afraid to share what products don’t work and which ones do. Enjoy! <span class=”mceItemHidden” data-mce-bogus=”1″><span></span>[<a href=”//storify.com/<span …

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14 Upcoming Beauty Gurus with Deep Dark Skin

It’s no secret that dark skinned women in the entertainment, fashion and beauty industry often get the short end of the stick.  Social media campaigns like #Unfairandlovely and #blackgirlsaremagic exist because mainstream media outlets continually present a singular image of white, blonde and long-legged as the default definition of beauty.  Although there have been positive steps …

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Glowing on a Budget: Affordable Highlighters for Dark Skin

Highlighters for Dark skin that are affordable but still pigmented enough to give you a Goddess-worthy glow! Laura Geller Gelato Swirl Illuminator – Gilded Honey Black Radiance Ginger Snap – (Black Owned Company) Ruby Kisses Bronze Glow Magnolia Makeup Soul Glo (Black Owned Company) Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Avalon   Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in …

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