With the first wave of the Women of Colour (WOC) conference set to kick off in Los Angeles on March 23, a new batch of curated products has been revealed.
With a new collection from The Cosmetics Institute, which is bringing together women of color designers, and the Cosmetics & Beauty Blog, curated by the writer and filmmaker Zadie Smith, as well as the first-ever collection from the company’s newly launched Women of color website, it is safe to say the WOC conference is set to have a lot to offer.
Included in the new collection is a range of beauty and skincare products, including a range highlighting products for the eyes and skin, as it has done with the Cosmexclusives, aswell as a range that features high-quality makeup, accessories, and more.
The product range also includes a range focused on the inner beauty and personal wellness of women of colour.
The collection also includes an exclusive lip and eye shadow palette that includes more than 20 new shades, along with a selection of lipsticks, brows, and eyeshadow palettes.
“We’ve been working with makeup and beauty brands and our partnership with CosmeticsInstitute has been a great partnership,” said Angela Hahn, Creative Director at The CosmeXclusives.
“The collaboration has brought together women from diverse backgrounds and has opened up a space for women of all ages and skin tones to come together, collaborate, and discover products from brands we love and brands that we hope will inspire us all to have the best day we can be.”
With the collection, the Cosmesiks also highlighted their commitment to diversity in their makeup and cosmetics lineup, which has grown significantly since its launch in 2015.
“Since our launch in 2014, we’ve continued to make progress in our diversity initiatives and have been honored to partner with CosmeExclusives and CosmeticsInclusives in our Cosmetics line,” said Emily Grosvenor, President and CEO of The Cosmesics.
“We are proud to have an extensive line of high-end cosmetics and beauty products that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with CosmesExclusivy and CosmesInclusivys to bring these products to our communities.”
While the collection is set for release in the fall, the company is already looking to bring the best of the WOCC to the U.S.
This year, The Cosmetics Institute has partnered with cosmetics brands such as MAC, Benefit, Urban Decay, MAC Beauty, and Clinique to create a range based on products from their brands, as they have previously done in the past.
The beauty products will be released in August.
This is the second year that The Cosmics Institute is releasing a curated beauty and cosmetics line.
Last year, the brand released the collection Cosmetics of Color, which focused on high-performance beauty and skin care products.
The CosmoCities, which are curated by and for women and people of color, include a range with high-performing, affordable products, as a means to promote inclusion and inclusion in the beauty industry.
For the WOTC conference, TheCosmeticsInstitution has curated a number of unique products that showcase the best products and trends in the makeup and cosmetic industries, which include a collection highlighting high-tech beauty products, and a range focusing on women of African descent, who have been the focus of the Cosmeticks collection.
TheWOC conference will also feature a panel discussion and Q&A session, moderated by Zadiew Smith, a member of the International Women of colour Advisory Council.
Smith will be joined by a panel of women from around the world, including the creator of the first ever Cosmetics and Beauty Blog called Cosmexclusives’ founder Zainab Jaddack, as the hosts of the panel.
The panelists will include Mimi Albrecht, Cosmetics&Beauty Blog’s Senior Editor-in-Chief, who will be moderating the panel, as she will be presenting her own experiences in the cosmetics industry, and Yolanda N. Smith, Cosmetexclusive’s Executive Director and Co-founder.
Smith is the creator and co-founder of CosmeticsExclusivist, which was started in 2017 to encourage women of Color to work together to create sustainable and inclusive brands, and to build communities of CosmExclusivism.
The blog has been featured in Forbes, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.
Smith, who is also the Founder and Executive Director of the National Center for the Mentally Ill, was featured on The Cosmopolitan’s list of the 50 Most Influential Women of 2017, and on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine in 2018.
The two women have also hosted the CosmoCosmetics podcast, hosted by Jaddick, as part of the program, and have a partnership with the Women’s Em