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5 WOC owned makeup brands, you need to know!

Did you know that August is National Black Business month! Don't trip, we didn't either at first. This is the month in which we recognize black owned business (*Ahem The Beem Box Ahem*) in various sectors. Black owned business account for only 10% of U.S business, with a majority of them being in health care, restaurants, beauty salons, social assistance, repair and maintenance, and more. Here is a list featuring black owned makeup brands you need to know and support! Tag your posts #nationalblackbusinessmonth once you stock up on new makeup form the brands below.

1. Fayve

Fayve is makeup brand that offers you essential liquid lipsticks. Fayve Cosmetics was founded on values like trust, confidence & your lipstick, of course! Fayve cosmetics offers shades that are sure to be a staple in your makeup bag. Your "Right hand, Trusty Dusty, Go-To, Holy Grail, consider them your fayve!"

2. 241 Cosmetics

241 Cosmetics is newly launched makeup brand, owned by twin sisters from Eritrea. Their cosmetics line embodies your classic fundamental makeup look. 241 Cosmetics describes makeup as transformative and a vessel to inspire deeper conversations--and we couldn't agree more. Makeup can be a tool to evaluate and enhance!

Their mission is to create an effortless beauty brand that instills confidence, kindness and integrity. Check out their selection of neutral lipsticks.

3. OOO Polish

OOO Polish is nail polish made for women of color! OOO polish began to create inclusive colors that reflected deeper skin tones. Presenting colors, where your are the first thought, and not an after thought. Instinctively made for women of color is their creative focus and inspiration, but they also embrace inclusivity and beauty in all shades. 

OOO Polish creates custom colors that blend beautiful with deeper and darker skin shades.

We all know what it's like to "look down at my nails after a stressful day and say 'Ooo! My nails are still cute though!' it makes me a little happier on the inside!

4. Mayen World

Mayen world is natural makeup brand that creates custom-blended makeup for unique complexions. Based in Geneva, Mayen breaks complexion down into a science--depth, undertone, chroma, temperature and overlay, the ComplexionID Guide provides your unique code for a custom shade. Mayen World "believes that the products used should celebrate everything that you are because you are beautifully unique."

A first of its kind, Mayen World is set to transform the makeup industry.

5. Lip love

Its not a lipstick or a lipgloss, its Lip love! This is a vegan, cruelty-free lippie that moisturizes and rejuvenates lips.

In unique colors unlikely to be found with other brands and formulated with high-quality, certified organic oils, the benefits of Liplove lasts well beyond wear.

Lip love was founded upon the belief that beauty is universally unique, and operates upon the ideal that beauty begins within. Lip love is on a mission to empower you with clean products that will make you look and feel your best.

Their formula does not contain parabens, phthalates, PEGs, synthetic fragrances, or any toxic preservatives. If you're looking to start using clean makeup, start here!

The Beem Box is not affiliated with any of these makeup brands. This blog post was not sponsored.

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