Black-Owned Beauty Brands I Want to Support, Pt. 3

Hello loves!

We are continuing this mini series of Black-owned beauty brands. I have been publishing one post in this series every Monday, and so far we have talked about 18 different brands! There are many more brands out there so my mini series will only scratch the surface. Plus, I’m only including brands that I find affordable for MY budget.

There are many Black-owned high-end brands that I’m sure some of you have heard of in passing at least once, but my list will stick to the ones I think I can afford because I also want the majority, if not all, of my readers to be able to afford these brands too. I may* include a few mid-range and perhaps even a few high-end ones we can find at Sephora, but again, for the most part, everything will be affordable. Let’s start!


If you’ve missed my previous posts, be sure to check them out!

Black-Owned Beauty Brands I Want to Support, Pt. 1
Black-Owned Beauty Brands I Want to Support, Pt. 2

Quick Mention: Charlotte Mensah

Before we start with my list of brands, I did want to mention a brand that Sally from Live That Glow introduced me to. Charlotte Mensah is a UK brand that has haircare products and a lot of people seem to swear by this brand. More specifically, their Manketti Hair Oil, so I thought to mention it in case some of my UK followers are familiar with this brand!

While I couldn’t find the prices on the site in USD, Sally did inform me that Space NK does* ship to the US, just in case anyone was wondering about this specific brand (or anything else they have in their site). Thanks again, Sally, for mentioning this to me!

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Iman Cosmetics

Cruelty-free: Yes, according to their site.
PENDING on Logical Harmony

This is a makeup brand that I consider affordable/mid-range because their prices range from $10 – $20 USD. One of the products I have my eye on is their Luxury Liquid Illuminator which looks divine and it gleams beautifully! On their site it says it’s limited edition, but I sure hope not! At the moment they only have three shades and it retails for $10.00 USD.

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Cruelty-free: Yes, and vegan according to their site.

A mid-range skincare brand, they offer products to women of color that are cruelty-free and vegan. At the time of writing this, I haven’t been able to confirm their status through my trusted sites (CF Kitty, Ethical Elephant, or Logical Harmony).

I really want to try their Balancing Face Serum because it contains Vitamins A,B,C, & E as well as other active ingredients:

  • Carrot as antioxidants, cellular reproduction and improving skin texture,
  • Rose Geranium which promotes skin cell renewal and ideal for all skin types,
  • Ferulic Acid which is a plant-based antioxidant with a rich source of Vitamin C & E, and naturally brightens skin, and
  • Rosehip Seed Oil that is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that help combat uneven skin tone and fine lines.

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Cruelty-free: Yes, according to their site.

I really love that they use CBD as an ingredient and while I’ve not had the opportunity to try such products, I think the fact that this is becoming a thing is a way to move forward when it comes to the legalization of hemp because in many ways it is more sustainable than other products we cultivate.

Anyway, they only have about four products in their site so far, but I’d love to try anyone of them. Their hydrating moisturizer seems to be a favorite of theirs as they have included it often in their feed on IG.

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Mented Cosmetics

Cruelty-free: Yes and 100% Vegan!
Confirmed by Logical Harmony!

After seeing their prices on their site, I’d say this is a mid-range brand. I did see their Everyday Eyeshadow Palette and I must say it looks really gorgeous! This is another brand that after researching, many love.

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Misho Beauty

Cruelty-free: Yes and vegan, according to their site.
*On my MUST TRY List*

They offer nail lacquers which look so stunning in their little bottle and best of all, they’re 10 FREE! Beauty we can feel good about! I’ll include a paragraph from their site below because I can’t put it into better words! 🙂

“With the recent consumer concerns about nail lacquer chemical formulations, Mischo Beauty assures that its formulation has always been 10 FREE, which means it contains no Formaldehyde, no Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), no Toluene, no Formaldehyde Resin, no Camphor, no Ethyl Tosylamide, no Xylene, no Triphenyl Phosphate, no tert-butyl hydroperoxide, and no parabens – all ingredients that have been known to contribute to cancer, birth defects, reproductive issues, nausea, light-headedness, headaches and more. Mischo Beauty nail lacquers are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, gluten-free and void of artificial fragrances.”

Mischo Beauty Website, About

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Organic Bath Co.

Cruelty-free: Yes!
Confirmed by Logical Harmony
*On my MUST TRY List*

They have such a great range of bath products and all are really affordable.
I have a super long wishlist for this brand! Enough said..

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Oyin Handmade

Cruelty-Free: Yes, according to their site.

This brand has hair and body products, as well as grooming products for men. I always love when products are handmade, there is something so special about that and I feel like it shows people truly care and are serious when it comes to ingredients used. Anyway, they have a wonderful array of products, I cannot chose just one.

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Pear Nova

Cruelty-free: Yes and 100% Vegan!
Confirmed by Logical Harmony
*On my MUST TRY List*

Another nail lacquer brand I wanted to include because not only are the bottles super cute, they are also 5FREE (no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, toluene or dibutyl Phthalate DBP). I’ve used cheaper brands that were definitely not 5-free and they completely ruined my nails. I actually need to throw those away still and stick to these kinds of brands for healthy nails. 🙂

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Pholk Beauty

Vegan, according to their site and Allure
*On my MUST TRY List*

Another brand who uses amazing and good for your skin ingredients. Their products look amazing and I so badly wish I could buy them up right now! I am definitely looking at their products for acne prone skin, which sounds really good.

I will be back next Monday with part 4 of this mini series, and hopefully have some more content for you throughout the week. I am trying REALLY hard to come back for good, I promise lol. In the meantime, feel free to catch up with my previous posts which was an e.l.f. Cosmetics mini haul and a Pride Month MOTD.

For now, I’d love to know what did you guys do over the weekend??

My car broke down Friday so it’s been at the shop since then and I am hoping to get it back tomorrow because I miss it and want to drive it so badly! I will have to make a post about it in my life blog for anyone who cares, ha!

So, yes, what did you do over the weekend?
What is one thing you’re looking forward to this week?
Let’s stay optimistic, dolls! ❤


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8 thoughts on “Black-Owned Beauty Brands I Want to Support, Pt. 3

  1. I was so confused when I saw this said ‘part 3’ I literally have missed both of the other posts and I don’t know how!??? Anyway, thank you so much for sharing these doll, this is SO helpful and when I read ‘Am I making an already billionaire a trillionaire with my purchase? Or can I purchase from another small business? A woman owned business? A black owned business?’ on Organic Bath Co’s insta caption well WOW. that’s really got me thinking and now I am 100% going to be more mindful where I purchase. I’m going to check out your other posts in the series too, also I hadn’t heard of Charlotte Mensah before… being that I’m in the UK I’m going to have a look now. Thanks so much hun, also I hope your car will come back okay hun ❤

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    1. oh haha i hope they showed up on the feed, it has happened before where they dont and that could potentially be why?
      YES! organic bath co. is so so cool I cannot wait to give them my money LOL
      i love that you’ll be a more conscious shopper 😀 baby steps 🙂
      and no worries my car is fine, we just had to wait and leave it with them because they don’t work on weekends, so i am sure they are working on it now and i hope we either get it back tonight or some time tomorrow 🙂


  2. I’m dying to try Mented cosmetics, I love the vibe, sadly shipping here would be very expensive so it’s a pass, hopefully, if it gets more popular, cult beauty or beauty bay will carry it. The Iman highlighter looks UNREAL!

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