But you don’t have to know anything about makeup to know that the beauty industry is centered around and still caters to White women. So shades that compliment our skin tone or appear as they should on our skin, are hard to come by. Y’all know what I’m talking about nudes that make your lips look ashen or pinks that don’t quite complement your melanin. It’s been a problem. But now, there’s Mented Cosmetics. This brand, created by KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson over a class of wine, their aim was to find nude lipsticks that actually work for women of color. This desire eventually led to a thriving cosmetics company that creates lipsticks that are vegan, paraben-free, non-toxic, cruelty-free products, made in the USA.
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