Many Black celebrities are not only talented on the screen or behind the mic; they’re also beauty creatives. From Gabrielle Union to Smokey Robinson, some of our favorite entertainers have taken their talents over to the cosmetics industry, where they’ve create some stunning makeup collections, skincare brands and hair products.
From the more established lines to A-list newbies, keep scrolling for the scoop on our 9 must-haves.[brightcove:5331547625001 default]
The super flawless Hollywood star has launched a line of hair care products that are set to be released exclusively at Ulta in April 2017. From hair masques to conditioners, the reasonably priced line will embrace the natural texture of Black hair. You can also shop a headstart on shopping here.
Flawless by Gabrielle Union
We know Rih loves all things fashion and beauty. From her Puma slides to her Dior sunglasses, Rihanna is no stranger to either industry. Her latest fragrance release is a sweet floral scent that is perfect for spring. We’re also looking forward to her new collection of makeup products, Fenty Beauty, later this year.
Kiss By Rihanna
The icon has not only made her mark on the modeling world, but on the beauty industry as well. Her long-running makeup line is best known for complimenting the complexions of women of all colors and the cult fave, Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick.
Iman Cosmetics by Iman
Gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas has collaborated with the Black-owned, vegan, and cruelty free line Beauty Bakerie for her very own line of their popular Lip Whips. Featuring three fabulous colors, the collaboration drops in March and is a reflection of Gabby’s bold and sweet personality. Shop their current selection here.
Gabrielle Douglas x Beauty Bakerie
The iconic supermodel has gone from teaching ladies how to smize, to creating the beauty tools needed to look your best. The Tyra Beauty line features everything you can think of; from eyeshadow palettes to mascara. Tyra also has a representative program, where you can buy a kit and sell your own Tyra Beauty products. Pictured above: B.I.G. LASHES Silk Extension System.
Fashionista Adrienne Bailon loves a great mani and pedi (evident by her nail-spirational posts on Instagram). With all that love, Adriennne has released a line of luxury vegan nail polishes that come in both classic and eclectic shades. You can shop all of them ($9 each) here.
Fingertip Fetish by Adrienne Bailon
Known for his crystal clear complexion, the seemingly ageless Robinson has finally created a skincare line inspired by his beauty journey. Featuring products that are named after some of his classic hits, the three step system was crafted to specifically combat issues concerning brown skin.
Skinphonic “My Girl” Line by Smokey Robinson
You probably didn’t know the Latina actress not only dabbles in the fashion world, but also has a line of Black-girl friendly drugstore cosmetics. From pretty powders to elegant eye palettes, the line–including the popular liquid foundation– covers a wide spectrum of skin tones.
Circa Beauty by Eva Mendes
In 2016, Washington and the O.P.I team managed to create a stunning laquer collection in between her busy film and TV shooting schedule. The successful Washington, D.C. set includes four “capital chic” shades that you can still shop.
Kerry Washington for O.P.I