KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson Founded Mented to Solve the Nude Lipstick Dilemma for Black and Brown Women

Mented is raising the bar for premium makeup brands by celebrating women of color. From manufacturing lipsticks in their apartment when they launched their cosmetic line in 2017 to becoming one of the most sought-after beauty lines for Black and Brown women in stores like Target, Ulta, and HSN, co-founders KJ Miller and Amanda Johnson filled a gap in the beauty market—a space that was often not originally designed with people of color in mind.

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