Believe it or not, makeup and skincare have only recently become major parts of my daily routine. In the past, I often spent nights out barefaced with only a swipe of mascara and a high-shine lip gloss. When quarantine began almost two years ago (wow, time flies), I started researching and testing beauty products out of sheer boredom. Conveniently enough, this was also around the time that Black-owned businesses were finally getting the long-awaited exposure that they deserve. So naturally, many of the products that have ended up on my bathroom counter when I'm getting ready are from Black-owned brands at Sephora, and I couldn't be prouder of the collection I'm building. This iconic retailer has always been the go-to spot for makeup lovers, and now it's the go-to spot for all of my favorite Black-owned brands. (Topicals, Fenty Beauty, and Bread Beauty Supply now have permanent spots in my cabinet.) I have products across haircare, skincare, makeup, and even fragrance that are perfect for holiday gifts and everyday life. Check out my sneak peek below.