Black Up is a french makeup brand for light and dark black skins. Available on Sephora online shop, you can also buy it in Black up stores (France). The best seller of the brand is the contouring stick inspired by the makeup technic of the same name. Five tones are available. I have tested the n°5, the deeper shade. The product is AMAZING ! I really love it. 

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Cosmetic and Beauty lines for Black Women created by Black Women

Beauty brands and cosmetic lines are a major resource that need to be budgeted for in the daily lives of black women, the following four brands have been around longer than Kylie Jenner’s lip line and it got the team thinking as to why a large number of WoC are purchasing glosses and lip sticks from a young girl who did not have lips until last year.

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New Products - Fall 2015

1. Elf Studio Moisturizing Lipsticks - $3 - 10 New Shades: Bordeaux Beauty, Black Berry, Black Out, In the Nude, Southern Bell, Marsala Blush, Wine Tour, Crazy Cranberry, and Orange Dream

2. BhCosmetics Blush Neutrals 26 Color Eyeshadow & Blush Palette - $12

3. BlackUp Nail Lacquer Nude Collection - $12.50

4. Sleek BareKissed Illuminator - $13.49 - 4 Shades: Cuba, Monaco, Casablanca, Pompeii

5. City Color Cosmetics Harvest Moon Palette - $14

6. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips - $6 - 8 New Shades: Be-Dazzled, Beeper, Mr. Blonde, Kapow, Guess, Dr. M, Jellies, and Clueless

7. Morphe 35 Color Plum Eyeshadow Palette - $23