Black Radiance

Black Radiance is a cosmetics company whose mission is "to enable women of color around the world to be even more beautiful." It's products are available in large retail chains nationwide.

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129 products

625 reviews

82% would repurchase

Recent Black Radiance Reviews

Primer/ Corrector -Black Radiance - Dewy Setting Spray

on 2/23/2019 3:08:00 PM


I purchased this product on clearance for $3 (usually about $7) on a whim just a few weeks ago. I had never used a setting spray before purchasing this product, and can say I do see a difference. I typically start to see my eyeshadow and eyeliner start to fade and crease throughout the day, but not when using this setting spray. I no longer have to worry about checking to make sure my face is as I had painted it on hours prior. This product is advertised as giving a "dewy" look, but as someone with skin that's slightly on the oily side during the winter months, this formula appears completely natural to me.

-can be used under makeup as well
-not too dewy
-works as advertised
-no unusual aroma
-not dewy?

Powder -Black Radiance -Soft Focus

on 2/15/2019 5:44:00 PM


I use Golden Almond all over my face and Milk Chocolate as a bronzer. These can be a bit hard to find as they are only sold at Targets in areas with a large black population. These set makeup just fine and gives a matte finish. Golden Almond can lean a bit orange, but its the workable type of orange. Be sure to use a primer or something that fills in pores as this can accentuate pores and texture. Overall, its a simple powder that sets foundation. I am G100 in Cover Fx foundation

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Other -Black Radiance -Black Radiance cosmetics- entire line

on 11/28/2018 4:22:00 PM

I almost made the mistake of skipping out on this brand.

I was afraid formulas would be old-fashioned (read: thick and cakey); color selection would be too boring (because obviously burgundy is the only colorful color for deeper skin); or products would not be great (read: how drugstore products once were).

Years before I got interested in makeup, I tried some drugstore makeup products and they were not that good. That made me give up on makeup instantly. Foundations never had my shade. And even the one time they did, it would be thick, cakey and dry. Eyeshadows did not generally show up on me.

I literally could only wear lip gloss...and that worked for me for years. So when I got into the makeup, I assumed drugstore products were just like the ones from the past.

Oh girl. I was so wrong.

Every single item I have purchased from Black Radiance met or beat other drugstore classics and even some high-end. So far, over the years, I have tried products for contour, highlight, eyeshadow, foundation, bb cream, face powder, blush, eyeshadow pigments, lip gloss, lipsticks, etc and everything was extremely reasonable and perfect.

Black Radiance makes my favorite bb cream out of drugstore and high-end brands. While it has far less pigment/coverage, their face powders are just as good as MAC. I can even contour with these powders beautifully.

Any time I wear their $4 main foundation, someone compliments my makeup as some of the best they have seen period. It's matte with a pretty finish. Their blushes and eyeshadows are quite pigmented with tons of color selection (peach, orange, rasberry, etc...not only burgundy)! Toasted Almond is one of the prettiest peachy-pink bronze neutral blushes out there.

Heavy pigmentation continues with their lipsticks. Their lip glosses rival Victoria Secret's awesome discontinued lip glosses.

Usually I will enjoy one foundation or one lipstick from a line.There aren't many brands at all that I love so many products in their line. At the drugstore at least, Wet N Wild would be one of them...and guess what? Wet N Wild and Black Radiance are sister companies! Go figure.

I love that I can enjoy extremely quality products for an amazing price. Black Radiance truly will make you more radiant.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Bronzers -Black Radiance -Artisan Color Baked Bronzer

on 11/4/2018 10:52:00 AM


You will Not find a better product for the price that performs like a higher tier item. I have repurchased these in Ginger Snap the past 2 years. As the MAC bronzer limited edition items that I purchased like Whisper of Gilt have been more light gold than bronze.Darker golds and bronze fits our complexion better. My mom loves it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Eyeliner -Black Radiance -Continuous Creme Eyeliner

on 9/5/2018 8:17:00 PM


mac fluidline is the best but if you're looking for an affordable gel pot eyeliner, get this and the elf angled eyeliner brush. i included a picture of br vs mac and you can't tell the difference. in person the mac's more black and applies easier, even after 4+ years of having it while i've had the br for half a year and it is drying up, like it's foamy or spongey. just takes a little more time to apply. i recommend this drugstore find, no question.

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