Usually, the first name that comes to mind the industry cosmetic or makeup is mentioned are the big brands like Loreal, Maybelline, Estee Lauder, and so on. We also have good cosmetic brands with African origins, some of these brands are new despite this we should recognize and support African make up brands, the good thing about this brands is that their product focuses on dark-skinned women which the other brands have not put into consideration in the past.
Here are some top brands in the African cosmetic industries
Juvia’s place is a Nigerian owned brand. Chidi Eburu a Nigerian entrepreneur started the line with 2000 dollars which has grown over the past year. It got big publicity through YouTube mentions and influencers from Instagram who have millions of followers. Her eyeshadow pallets are so beautifully made for the black woman, announcing the queen in you.
House of Tara international
House of Tara is one the pioneering make up brands in Africa, definitely the first in Nigeria. Founded in 1998, it has gained national and intercontinental recognition for their superior products. In 2004 it founded it Nigeria’s first makeup studio and school. Also started the house of Tara makeup line in the same year. This makeup brand focuses on promoting ethics and ethnicity by investing in young women to be economically independent without moral concession.
BM PRO Nigeria
BMPRO in full BANKE MESHIDA PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP was established in 2006 with 14 makeup product lineup. Today, years later they boast of 100’s of products in Nigerian as well as distributors all over the United Kingdom, the USA, Ghana, and Canada.
The founder of vault cosmetics, Jackie Mgido is a Zimbabwean and she has experienced her fair share of the makeup challenges usually faced by the everyday Sub-Saharan African woman. Jackie shaped Vault cosmetics intentionally with this foresight and motivation. Presently their product line includes concealer, foundation, blush, and powders. All their products are centered on shades very well fit for African skin.
Zaron is a cosmetic product made to fit women of color (WOC). It was first conceived in 2010 at Leeds, United Kingdom and started trading in September 2011. They have their major distribution office in Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria.