The Luxury of Black Beauty

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In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fitting to showcase some amazing products that come from black owned beauty brands. They could really use the praise! Even in 2015, it’s still hard to find shades of makeup suitable for women with deeper complexions. That’s why I really appreciate brands like Iman Cosmetics.

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Iman Cosmetics was founded in 1994 by the effortlessly gorgeous supermodel, Iman, in an effort to bridge the gap between makeup and women of color. Since then, Iman Cosmetics has reached impeccable heights–including being one of the top selling foundation brands of Walgreens. And the home of the best lipsticks I have ever tried!

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The Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick formula is smooth, creamy, hydrating, pigmented and long lasting. Pretty much everything I could ever wish for! Taboo was the first shade I tried and it was like a gift to my dry lips. So much color. And that buttery texture! It was in that moment I realized I need all of the shades. All of them!

Since that glorious moment, I’ve picked up a handful of beautiful shades but I still want to collect more Iman products. I’m really starting to love them! Especially these beautiful lipsticks. Aren’t they just perfect for the season?

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Wild Thing, Flirtatious, Black Brandy and Opal