#BuyBlack: 15 Holiday Beauty Products Made For Us and By Us

After what can only be described as a chaotic election, we look forward to a comforting holiday season. Now is the time to get a head start on your shopping list, which likely includes someone with a love for all things beauty. As it turns out, black-owned brands are on the up and up, making it pretty easy to support at least one of them through your gifting efforts. Whether you're a makeup junkie, skincare enthusiast of hair care lover, these 15 finds will get you in the holiday spirit. 

Essence Nov, 15, 2016

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These Marie Deneen shea and cocoa butter colors are sure to please the woman who loves lipstick and lip balm. $20 each, mariedeneen.com.

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The contouring connoisseur will jump for joy over this AJ Crimson Beauty Artist Kit, which has six creamy shades. $150, ajcrimson.com.

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Help her wash away her cares and smell good while doing it, with this Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya body wash. $12, ulta.com.

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These pint-size Eu’Genia shea butters will delight the skin care fanatic. $13 or $18 each, eugeniashea.com.

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The Facial Forensics Green Tea toner and Apricot moisturizing oil bring pampering to any powder room. $22 each, facialforensicsskincare.com.

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P.R.M.I.T. Beauty gel-effect lacquers give nails a fresh coat of festive. $11 each, prmitbeauty.com.

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Beauty buffs can take their routine on the road with the Bovanti Cosmetics Pro 11-piece brush set. $85, bovanti.com.

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The whimsical Junkprints “Overgive” pouch is for the woman who can’t live without her makeup essentials. $28, junkprints.com.

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For the friend who loves fragrances, this First Lady Michelle Obama–inspired scent is a must. Seth Kornegay Orla eau de parfum, $115, sethkornegay.com.

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This Bubbles + Butter Artisan Skincare lotion is so lovely it deserves to be wrapped with a bow. $16, bubblesandbutter.com.

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Gift a luxuriously glam shave and soft-to-the-touch skin, compliments of Oui Shave “Carrie” 14-karat gold razor set. $85, ouishave.com.

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For the queen who adores her heavenly crown: OMhh Vegan Hair & Body Wash. $13, ohmyheavenlyhair.com.

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She can get the spa experience with the Vera Moore shea butter spa trio. $40 including shipping with code EST16, veramoore cosmetics.com.

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Joy Lorraine Cosmetics offers 120 eye-popping shades for the sister who enjoys her eye shadows! $28, joylorrainecosmetics.com.

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The Vernon François Essence Holiday Box is a naturalista’s dream. $95, vernonfrancois.com.