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10 Minority-Owned Beauty Brands To Support Right Now

As we enter into my favorite time of the year, I wanted to share with our amazing readers some of my personal fav minority owned brands and accessories that I personally love & use! Trust me, you will absolutely love this list!

Take a look through Erica Dias’ list and let us know what you think in the comments! #ContrastBeauty

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I start off with my Herbal Bath Box from Sisters N Spirit. I have been of my journey of healing and maintaining good energy for a while and I was introduced to the Sisters N Spirit brand and fell in love with their products. My favorites are their stones and the Florida Water. $45. www.sistersnspirit.com

2. Herb ‘N Eden are my go-to products for washing my body. They sell natural soaps, body oils, deodorant and more!  https://www.herbneden.com/

3. Kanti is most definitely part of my fall skincare regime and has been for months! Kanti is a 24k gold- infused facial oil. It’s lightweight, non-greasy, and it has definitely helped bring my skin back to life! Kanti.us

4. Ladies who doesn’t love a good lipstick? The Glamatory offers so many great options and my go-to color is their Lip Potion called “On Point” … It’s twice the size of your average liquid lipstick, and YES ladies its vegan, cruelty-free, long-lasting, mask approved, and won’t dry your lips out! www.theglamatory.com

5. During the pandemic, I haven’t been able to attend my regular scheduled wax appointments but THANKFULLY, Pretty Girls Get Waxed created a almost painless hair wax that you can use at home! It’s the BEST on the market and will definitely keep your body parts clean & clear until you can get back to your favorite wax center! This company also has 2 beautiful facilities located in Memphis & Atlanta, that are both open! https://prettygirlsgetwaxed.com/

6. Vintage And More 101 has beautiful accessories that have held me down all summer! Whenever I am on a boat, I bring my big floppy hats that have blocked the sun and the haters. Haha! But on a real note, Vintage And More 101, has beautiful vintage clothing, kaftans and more. www.vintageandmore101.com

7. I was introduced to a new brand called AMI COLE last month and when I tell you it’s my new favorite skin tint, I mean it! It gives me just enough razzle dazzle in coverage and love it! It’s always been the skin for me! www.amicole.com

8. So you can never go wrong with a hand infused blend of Sunflower, Rosehip, Neroil, and Lemon in oils….AxV Beauty does the trick when I want to get up and go. Their products will brighten your skin while maintaining optimal hydration. It’s a must-have product. www.axvbeauty.com

9. When you are looking for timeliness, bold, classic year around jewelry SLATE has always been my go-to! www.slate-co.com

10. I discovered this bomb brand last year and have been hooked ever since. VONI is a beautiful vegan leather handbag line that carries a wide range of quality handbags that you can carry day to night. www.shopvoni.com

Born & raised in Richmond California, Erica has always had a passion for the Fashion & Beauty industry. As a former Costume Designer & Makeup Artist for commercials and film, Erica spent over 8 years professionally excelling in that field before stepping out on faith to become a Fashion & Beauty Publicist for some of your favorite brands. Now adding Beauty Editor to her resume, she has now joined the Contrast Magazine team and is ready to give our readers exclusive interviews with some of the best and undiscovered in the beauty industry, along with some of your favorite beauty & skincare tips and more.