Shop Small, Buy Black: Beauty Resolutions

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What are your beauty resolutions for 2016? Some of my favorite celebrity makeup artists have created products that provide solutions to some of our most pressing beauty problems as women of color. And what better way to update our vanities, makeup bags, and beauty closets by shopping black woman-owned businesses this year?

Here are six beauty resolutions you might have along with six products you might want to check out soon:

Tai Young | 5 Steps to Flawless Brush Set

Your beauty resolutions: To invest in a set of professional makeup brushes.

Tai Young 5 Steps to Flawless

Celebrity makeup artist: Tai Young

Her product: 5 Steps to Flawless Brush Set, $55

What it is: The first makeup set to come with makeup directions. Also available in a vegan option for $65.

Tia Dantzler | Red Carpet Beauty Secrets

Your beauty resolutions: To try a celebrity-inspired makeup look.

Tia Dantzler Red Carpet Beauty Secrets Instructional DVD

Celebrity makeup artist: Tia Dantzler

Her product: Red Carpet Beauty Secrets

What it is: An instructional DVD that provides step-by-step for the hottest makeup looks to ever appear on the red carpet.

Review: Swa-Rai Review: Tia Dantzler Presents Red Carpet Beauty Secrets Instructional DVD

Ashunta Sheriff | Perfect Blend Stick

Your beauty resolutions: To learn how to highlight and contour.

Ashunta Sheriff Perfect Face Dual Foundation & Brush

Celebrity makeup artist: Ashunta Sheriff

Her product: Perfect Blend Stick

What it is: A dual-ended foundation stick and dual-ended brush that offers light to medium coverage and is available in six shades.

Review: Must Try: Ashunta Sheriff Perfect Blend Dual-Ended Foundation Stick

Melissa Hibbert | SHEEQ Skin-Tone Evener BB Cream

Your beauty resolutions: To try a BB cream that enhances your melanin.

SHEEQ Skin-tone Evener BB Cream

 Celebrity makeup artist: Melissa Hibbert

Her product: SHEEQ Skin-Tone Evener BB Cream

What it is: A BB cream that is part makeup, part skin care. The SHEEQ Skin-Tone Evener BB Cream is specially formulated to even out skin tone for a smooth, flawless finish.  Enriched with Aloe Vera, Cucumber Extracts, it soothes and regenerates the skin.  Provides superior skin protection that may prevent the appearance of premature skin aging and hyperpigmentation.

Jamaya Moore | Pretty Much Beauty Glam Mirror

Your beauty resolutions: To keep your beat sweet all night.

Beauty Resolutions: Pretty Much Beauty Glam Mirror

Celebrity makeup artist: Jamaya Moore

Her product: Pretty Much Beauty Glam Mirror

What it is: A LED light up compact with dual mirrors. Available in four colors – Pink, Tiffany Blue Teal, Jet Black and Pure White. If you crave a little bit of bling, there are two options: the Caviar Glam Mirror, $50 (pictured above) or the Bling Glam Mirror (Clear Crystals, $45).

Lauren Napier | CLEANSE

Your beauty resolutions: To try a high-performing makeup wipe.

Beauty Resolutions: CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER

Celebrity makeup artist: Lauren Napier

Her product: CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER (also available at NET-A-PORTER and Anthropologie)

What it is: A luxury facial cleansing wipe that removes stubborn makeup, pollution, and impurities from the skin’s surface.

Review: Cleanse Makeup Remover Wipes by Lauren Napier

 Happy Saturday and happy shopping!