I absolutely love looking back into the past because I believe that it helps us do two important things:
1. Assess how far we've come in our society
2. Understand a little bit more about our future
The beauty industry has been widely known to be dominated by a particular standard of beauty. However, during the decades of the '60s and '70s, because of successful African-American publications such as Ebony magazine, more beauty brands began using African-American models and celebrities to promote their products.
Here is just a small compilation of those gorgeous beauty advertisements from our history.
Brands such as Noxzema and Maybelline were on board with targeting women of color.
Fashion Fair Cosmetics
is one of the largest black-owned cosmetics since 1973
. It played a huge role in incorporating more women of color in the beauty realm.
Chantilly was a popular fragrance for women in the 1940s.
Photo: Fleur de Gloire
Raveen was well known in the '60s as way to bring your hair to 'life.'
Photo: Supreme Beauty Products
Posner was another African-American cosmetics company birthed out of the 1940s.
Photo: Fashion Fair
Our black has always and will continue to be beautiful.
Dannette Genell. I am enthusiastic about beauty, books and living the most gracious life possible. I am a beauty and lifestyle blogger from the Bay Area. personal blog – www.dgenell.com – twitter – instagram