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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128 products

623 reviews

82% would repurchase

Recent Black Radiance Reviews

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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.

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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.

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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.

Lip Gloss -Black Radiance -Perfect Tone Lip Gloss in Blackberry

on 9/3/2018 1:37:00 AM

I am not a woman of color, but I was really drawn to this product because of its deep, almost black appearance in the tube. I love really dark colors that "transform" on application, and it's always a bit of a surprise whether they're going to look more brown, red, or plum. Blackberry is pure PURPLE! And it's very pigmented-- so much so that I squeeze out a tiny micro-dot of product and that's enough to provide a wash of purple stain to my lips. Luckily this is a squeeze tube with a slanted applicator tip so I just use the tip to blend it into my lips. Even that tiny amount is very long-lasting on the lips. If I had a deeper skin tone, I'd probably apply a more opaque layer for a really deep plum effect. This is more of a liquid lipstick than a gloss; great value and looks beautiful on!

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Eye Shadow -Black Radiance -Urban Identity Shadow Trio in Charm

This eyeshadow trio costs $2.99 at my local Walgreens and Rite Aid (not all of their brick-and-mortar stores sell Black Radiance). The 3 colors are: a dark glittery silver (my least favorite as it is not as smooth and kind of patchy), a matte dark teal (leans more green than blue), and a blackened teal with subtle micro-shimmer (it applied more like a satin eyeshadow). The dark teal and blackened-teal colors are blendable and can be layered for more intensity.

Packaging is bulky with the plastic, see-through cover/top of the eyeshadow trio (unnecessary space).

Black Radiance is owned by the same company that sells Wet n Wild and is also cruelty free.

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