Mented Cosmetics Has the Perfect Lip Gloss for Women of Color

Mented Cosmetics
Mented Cosmetics

Earlier this summer, The Root highlighted New York City-based Mented Cosmetics and its endeavors to create nude lipsticks for women of color. The black-woman-owned company now has a new lip-gloss line that’s sure to rival its lipsticks.

Harvard Business School grads K.J. Miller and Amanda E. Johnson are the women behind Mented, and in a press release, Johnson spoke about the upcoming Gloss for Grown-Ups collection.


“I was a hard-core lip gloss fan but could never really find the right shade or formula,” she said. “Everything was either too sticky, too shiny, too frosty, or too sheer, and didn’t compliment my skin tone. I’m proud that we continue to expand the beauty options for women of color everywhere. Now, we, too, can be gloss girls with the shades and formulas we deserve.”

The collection, which is being released in September, has four shades—Mauve Over, Send Nudes, Berry Me and Baby Brown—with each costing $15, and can be purchased at the company’s website.

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“Dope Taupe” is my go to shade.