August is National Black Business Month, but supporting Black-owned businesses shouldn’t end after Aug. 31. Black people have been setting trends across culture in so many mediums, especially beauty. However, they don’t always get recognized for their innovations and accomplishments in the beauty space — and many other spaces, too. That’s why we should celebrate their enormous contributions by shopping Black-owned beauty brands.
Pat McGrath, known in the industry as “Mother,” is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the world, typically leading over 60 shows every season of Fashion Week. She has created too many trends to count and her looks are emulated on HBO’s “Euphoria.” Her eponymous makeup line, Pat McGrath Labs, is known for products with incredible color payoff and striking packaging. Then there’s Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, which forever changed the beauty world with her 50 shades of foundation, leading other brands to