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Makeup For You: Mented

Just got my Everyday Eyeshadow Palette ($28.00) product from Mented Cosmetics and it’s s must-have. It has every tone you need for your everyday use–and some can be used at night as well.


Mented Cosmetics is a unique company. The co-founders, Kristen “KJ” Miller and Amanda E. Johnson, developed a makeup line for women of color in September 2015 and launched in 2016. Two friends and former Harvard Business School classmates, they wanted to create a high-end product that would offer the right nude shade of lipsticks for every hue.


After testing and creating their first six shades to debut, they raised half a million dollars in pre-seed funding for Mented.


Since launched Mented has grown to include eyeshadow, lip color, and other beauty products.

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