We all know the struggles when it comes to finding makeup brands that fit our needs and skin tones as black women. Raynell Stewart aka Supa Cent, owner of the cosmetics company, The Crayon Case is our featured brand for this week’s Top Five Fridays. If anybody remembers those vine days, you should remember her, and if you didn’t have a vine account I’m sure you’ve seen her videos on social media at some point. During a recent interview with Professional Black Girl, the New Orleans native explained how she wanted to be more than just an internet sensation. She sold bounce music tapes and t-shirts before she found her footing in the cosmetic industry. Also, she elaborated on how she would incorporate live tutorials (via Instagram). Although she wasn’t skilled as a professional MUA, she noticed a demand amongst her audience, and her platform was the best way for her to start it. Talk about a hustler’s mentality! What I love most about being apart of this New-Era ‘Black Renaissance’ is the number of products being launched for us (Black women). That said, let’s get into it!

  1. The Matte Book
I tell myself often that I need to up my eye shadow game. This palette has all the highly pigmented eyeshadow colors to enhance your melanin!

2. Contoursition Book

Contouring is so hard, at least for me. With this notebook, you have a guide on how to execute it properly! Very useful and can compliment any skin tone!

3. Honor Roll Highlighter

We can’t discuss contouring without mentioning the highlight. My personal favorite part of doing makeup because the highlight has to be poppin’ at all times.

4. Hall Pass Lip Gloss

Every girl needs a poppin’ lip gloss that she can depend on if she wants a little color and they are extremely affordable!

5. Add Lashes

Lashes pull the ENTIRE look together – This is my preference indeed! The best part about this packaging is that you get multiple pairs of lashes with this purchase. A glamour girl’s heaven

I hope the products listed above gets you excited about trying some new makeup, I know I am! If you want to check out Supa’s Instagram for boss chick updates or just for a good ole laugh, you can find her here: @supa_cent. Be sure to view our daily Instastory Fashion Moodboards, and be sure to follow + subscribe to Row A Seat 1, leave a comment and let’s chat. Ciao, Bellas!