make | Up artist brand
Founded in 1999 black|Up Cosmetics is both the first makeup artist brand created and specialized for women of color, yet suitable for all women, as well as an upscale cosmetics line of unprecedented elegance and luxury, respecting the unique nature of ethnic skins and celebrating their intrinsic beauty.
creativity | innovation
As the French selective makeup artist brand for women of color, black|Up Cosmetics was born from a desire to express creativity and drive innovation in the world of cosmetics.
renowned | French brand
Today black|Up Cosmetics has garnered a substantial fan base in France among women of color and has risen to become the nation's #1 ethnic makeup brand*, distributed in approximately 200 retail locations.
* Source : NPD 2009
dedicated | to women of color
All of our products are developed by a team of professional makeup artists and are specially formulated to meet the unique needs of women with deeper skin tones. From our best-selling foundations, available in a wide range of luxurious textures and shades, to our bold, rich and highly-pigmented color collections, black|Up Cosmetics is the makeup artist brand for discerning women of color.