Product Review: Mented Cosmetics Lippies

The time for women with darker shades to rock nudes is now thanks to Mented Cosmetics. My mom actually put me on to this company and I was itching to try it out. The company, short for "pigmented", was founded by KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson, friends who saw the absence of nude lipsticks for darker skin tones and did something about it. I'll be reviewing 3 of Mented's lip glosses and 3 of their semi-matte lip shades:

L to R: Pink About Me, Coralition, #1 Cran

L to R: Brand Nude, Brown Bare, Peach Please

Size(s): Glosses: .24g / Lip Shades: 3g

Price(s): Glosses: $15 / Lip Shades: $16.50

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty free
  • Pigmented colors
  • Black woman owned
  • Specialized for Black women & WOC's darker skin tones
  • Applies smoothly and is super moisturizing 
  • Sweet scent in the lipsticks 
  • None 

Ingredients: See each listing

Check out these swatches:

Coralition Lip Gloss

A brown-orange tinted gloss that's giving me all types of summer and fall vibes.

Brand Nude Lip Shade

Brand nude is my absolute favorite from this line. It matches my skin perfectly.

#1 Cran Lip Gloss 

This gloss has a reddish undertone. Perfect to wear if you want a pop of color, but not too much!

Peach Please Lip Shade

"Peach Please" reminds me of "Brand Nude", but it has a pink-orange tone.

Pink About Me Lip Gloss

This pink gloss has a frosted look on my caramel skin. I'm not super big on lighter toned lippies, but I love how rich the color is.

Brown Bare Lip Shade

I think this color is my second favorite out of the bunch! It's a dark brown lippie and I love rockin' it in the evening.

All of the lippies are pigmented and super moisturizing. While they are rich in color, they're not too overwhelming which make them great for everyday wear or subtle, natural looks.

The next lippies I want to try from Mented is the "Dark Knight" and "Foxy Brown" lip shades, the "Brand Nude" lip liner, and the nail colors in "Yes We Tan" and "Brown & Bougie". Mented Cosmetics is a-okay with me. Until next time!

Brown Bare, Brand Nude, Pink About Me, & #1 Cran

Rating: Lip Glosses: 5/5 | Lippies: 5/5

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Ever tried Mented Cosmetics? What's your favorite product? 



  1. I have been wanting to try these out for a while! They all look like they are great on brown skin.

  2. Yes I’m so here for this!! Lipstick is definitely my favorite thing to wear and I’m all for supporting black owned!!

  3. Never tried this brand . Looks great on you ! Black owned cosmetics are my thing. Thanks so much for the information

  4. Trying mented has been on my list for a minute now. I love the Brown Bare, I had my eye on that one from the top swatch.

  5. I have been wanting to Mented for forever now! I need to just do it and stop saying I want to, their colors are so pretty!

  6. I have been wanting to Mented for forever now! I need to just do it and stop saying I want to, their colors are so pretty!

  7. I’ve been wanting to try out some nude shades. You may have convinced me. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  8. The best part of this post...YOU! The photos of you look so bomb!! You make the lippie pop!

  9. Girl you look like the official model for Mented. Great shots and I would love to try out these colors.