It’s still Women’s History Month, which means there’s still time for me to ping some of the women-owned beauty brands and products I’ve been consistently using lately.
On my nails:
Mischo Beauty and 25th and June have been in my nail arsenal for some time now. First, these brands are 10- and 7-free, making your nail polish sesh beyond toxic free.
Mischo Beauty, in my opinion, comes with classic grown women colors like Through The Fire, a shimmering champagne shade and Made Woman, a rich golden camel coat. Let’s not also forget the beautiful new packaging founder Kitya has launched for the brand (definitely ordering the new bottles soon.)
25th and June makes me want to play dress up with my nails. Owned by the beautiful Nexus Cook, 25th and June is a bright, fun, punchy and very playful lacquer line I’m living for. The brand’s focus on women empowerment and entrepreneurship is essentially the icing on the cake.
On my lips:
The given: Fenty Beauty. Pictured is the Mattemoiselle Plush lipstick in Freckle Fiesta, one of the most moisturizing mattes I’ve used in a while. There is a bit of transfer, but I think that’s the cost you pay for having a moisturizing lipstick.
You all know that Mented Cosmetics has been my go-to for a nude lipstick. They’ve solidified themselves as the Queens of nude lip colors for women of color, and I’ll forever stan the moisturizing and long-lasting choices.
The Lip Bar is a new favorite of mine, and it’s also in Target (salute to founder Melissa Butler). Her shade Goddess is the best bronzed, shimmering nude gloss I’ve ever seen on my skin.
On my face:
Shadow may not be a crowd favorite, but I really do like the texture and rich pigment that Pat McGrath’s eye shadows offer. Using a dab on your dominant middle finger to apply goes a long way.
Finally, I’m forever capping the night off with Lauren Napier’s FLAUNT makeup wipes. Yes, I follow up with a formal skincare routine, but I always begin with my wipes. They’re gentle, and a drunken night’s go-to when getting to the sink is just not an option. They stay on my nightstand.
What women-owned products are you using? Share below so I can spend some coins.