Hello My Loves! I was going to write some rant about how fabulous women are and how a lot of what we have created gets claimed by men or how we have been in the industry of creating beauty products for a long time,… but Honey, you can go ahead and google that yourself! I am here to celebrate the brands that are FEMALE-owned and killing it in my humble opinion. And yes, I know Women’s day and month are in the month of March, but I have never had a problem noticing beauty in a fellow queen. Perhaps it’s because my mother and Queen raised me to give roses when we can smell them. This post will look at the contributions Female-owned brands have made to my collection. You may or may not find these in a luxury store or a drug store in Toronto, but they are all doing well and I am here to support in any way I can. I am going to make this a shorter list than some of my previous posts’ offerings. The brands listed are in no particular order and may list some repeats from other posts as well, but as Tabitha Brown would say, “that’s my business”! hahaha! Enjoy!
Let’s start with a strong powerful brand owned by a genius who ought to be respected for her contribution to both the Beauty and Fashion Runway Industries. And I’m not just starting with her because she reposted my post on the gram (scream!!!!!🤯🤩🥳), but also because my growing collection of product from her brand is just that good! The formula, the colour options, and even the deals, are worth mentioning. Lovely lip wearers, I present to you anything by the Pat McGrath of Pat McGrath Labs. #PMLablove
I came across PabaCosmetics last summer and I have been loving the consistency of their product. It’s always a hit! The ladies running the business are so kind and stand by their product which far surpasses just lip wear. The lippies I have from this company are tested for different skin types and climates as well as skin tone. They’ve done their homework and they are local to me but are running a successful international business. I had to add this one.
Can we please talk about ColouredRaine?! This brand was founded by Loraine R. Dowdy in 2013 and even though it hasn’t been around for very long, this brand is making strides in the beauty industry. And Ms. Loraine is representing for the Caribbean ladies who are doing great things. Her colour palettes and lippie textures, whether they are sticks or glosses are absolutely fabulous. I am always shocked at how good my lips can look in yet another colour when I wear anything by ColouredRaine. If you do not know this company, Baby, get your life and join me over here!
The LipBar and their wonderful creator Melissa Butler are taking the Beauty Industry by storm with all of their new wonderful useful products like liquid lipstick, lipglosses, lipsticks, and foundation with SPF. They’ve also just announced that they are in over 500 Walmart stores in the US. Come on, somebody! If you are in the States, you have been warned and have no excuse. (and I’m a little jealous 😩) What I love about this brand is how affordable it is and the luxurious quality that is applied to my lips.I also love to blend it with so many other brands for fun combinations. It is a perfect fit for any skin tone and The LipBar is very conscious of skin tones and how they wear colour. Their website features many opportunities to learn about the colour scheme that is right for you. But if you’re anything like me, you wear colour, period!
Juvia’s Place has been blowing my mind since I started wearing their product specifically their lippies. I own lip balms, lipsticks, gloss, and liquid lipsticks from them. They are very affordable and feel luxurious as well. The lipsticks glide on and the glosses are long lasting and moisturizing which is always a plus. I especially love their Berry and Reds collections and I can’t wait for them to create more colours with this richness. Get ready to hear more about Juvia’s Place in the future. Also I think they’re having a BOGO sale right now, so you know what to do…You’re welcome!
Here is a quick list of other Female-owned brands that I have come across but need more of to make informed and conscious suggestions for you:
- Secrets by Danika
- Pop of Love
As always, Lip wear Lovers, please school me in this area and let me know which Female-Owned brands you’re supporting. When it comes to lip wear, I am always a willing student. Follow me here or on the gram and let me know by tagging me or sending me a DM. Whichever brand you choose to support, do so with pride and #wearitlikeyoumeanit! 💋