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32 Clothing And Beauty Products That'll Have You Feeling Like A B.A.P.

Being a Black American Princess takes heart, patience...and a wardrobe upgrade.

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Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle Reid taught me early on that all of my big dreams made me a princess.

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But! A few upgrades to my closet and beauty organizer couldn't hurt. So, here are just a few products to get you started on your own BAP journey:

1. A hydrating full-coverage foundation will set the stage for the bold BAP look you've been wanting to emulate! This lightweight foundation will make your skin a dewy and poreless canvas.

Beauty Bakerie

Promising review: "I was shocked! This foundation is the only 'dewy' foundation that does’t look greasy on my oily/combo skin. It made my skin look like glass just as described! It stayed in place my whole eight hour shift and did not budge. I love this foundation. It also covers EVERYTHING; blemishes and fine lines gone. It isn’t heavy-looking at all either. Definitely will buy again." —Jameson

Get it from Beauty Bakerie for $34 (available in 30 shades).

2. A weightless highlighter to give you that Los Angeles, sun-kissed glow!

Fenty Beauty

Promising review: "Gorgeous highlighting color duo with staying power. It blends like a dream and is seamless as an eyeshadow as well. No creasing!" —*GINA

Get it from Fenty Beauty for $36 (available in nine shades).

3. A set of press-on nails because at-home manicures that look professionally done is major DIY princess vibes.,

They come in 12 different sizes and with nail glue!

Promising review: "I love this brand of nails. They make the best stiletto nails out of all the ones I've tried. These particular style nails are so pretty and I've gotten more compliments on them then I can count. There is a nice variety of sizes so your full set will come out perfect. They honestly look professionally done when you take your time applying them. I was asked multiple times where I had them done. I'd rather save money and time and just do them this way than at the salon." —Jessica

Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $7.99.

4. A drawstring Yaki ponytail extension if you have the desire to whip your hair dramatically to emphasize your point in an argument, but don't quite have the length needed yet.

reviewer wearing the pony tail extension

Afro puffs more your style? Check this out! Need styling gel to lay your edges? Check this out!

Promising review: "I loveee this color. It looks so natural and blends perfectly with my 4C hair!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven shades).

5. A bold leopard print bodycon dress with short puff sleeves and ruched detail to accentuate your fiesty feline nature!

a plus size model in the leopard print bodycon dress
Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $35 (available in women's sizes 0X-3X).

6. A ceramic curling wand that can give you tightly wound curls and loose waves depending on whether you're feeling more like a Nisi or Mickey. Get that perfect look without risking a ton of heat damage!,

Promising review: "This exceeded my expectations FAR AND BEYOND! It heats well and is ready to be used 30 seconds after you turn it on! It curls my hair so well! Perfect pearl glossy finish. And my hair looks so healthy and shiny afterwards. I'm a mom of two young kids and, thanks to this curling iron, it now takes ZERO effort to get my hair done!" —T

Get it from Amazon for $23+ (available in two sizes).

7. A cinnamon brown liquid lipstick from Bobbi Brown because moisturized golden lips will never go out of style.

side by side images of west coast bae crushed liquid lipstick on a black model and on a white model

Promising review: "This is absolutely one of the best liquid lipsticks I have ever used! The color is gorgeous and does not feel sticky or tacky at all. It is smooth and stays in place all day." —GlowGirlNunu

Get it from Sephora for $15.60 (originally $26; also available in 15 other shades).

8. A chic denim jumpsuit with puff sleeves that'll be perfect for creating a day-to-night look sure to get you through the front door of any millionaire's estate.

a model wearing the day to night denim jumpsuit
Fashion Nova

Get it from Fashion Nova for $59.99 (available in women's sizes XS-M)

9. A luxurious satin kimono robe designed to make you feel like a cozy piece of art. It has removable waist-tie closures *and* inner ties so you can feel secure in this lightweight beauty.

A model wears the KIM+ONO satin kimono robe in the plum Chrysanthemum & Crane design

Promising review: "This robe comes all the way down to the top of my feet and clears the ground by 1-2 cm. The cut is perfect, it is flowy, comfortable, and the design is beautiful. And it has pockets! This is a very cost effective 100% silk robe alternative." —Amy

Get it from Amazon for $38 (available in 21 patterns).

10. A set of intense hand-crafted eyelashes for a dramatic, full glam look that'll turn heads and make hearts flutter. These lightweight synthetic beauties are made with a cotton-thread band for easy application.

Lena Lashes

Lena Lashes is a Black woman-owned lash and beauty company devoted to providing a diverse, luxurious, and fun selection of lashes for its shoppers.

Promising review: "I cannot rave about these lashes enough!!!! They are GORGEOUS. They're super long and full! I wear these all the time! I've tried other brands of lashes that cost more, and they don't compare! I love these! Highly recommend." —Meghan Lally

Get it from Lena Lashes for $29.99.

11. A pair of gold-plated brass prismatic earrings that turn the classic hoop shape on its head. Oh, and they were featured on Insecure, so...get on that!

the prizm drop earrings
Third Crown

Third Crown is a Black, husband-and-wife-owned business that powerfully blends the structures of geometric and architectural shapes with bold accents.

Get it from Third Crown for $360.

12. An Afrocentric, satin-lined ankara silk bonnet you won't mind hopping out of bed and running errands in, because BAPs stay cute all day long, even when they're sleeping!

a Black model wearing the DEO silk bonnet
Isoken Enofe

Isoken Enofe is a Black woman-owned, international brand specializing in luxe beauty products. Each product highlights African culture and provides a sensual, funky, regal touch to every shopper's wardrobe.

Get it from Isoken Enofe for $27 (available in three sizes).

13. A moisturizing velvet lipstick made to last through all of your hijinks and shenanigans. It dries to a matte finish, so your flawless lip stays flawless all day.

buzzfeed writer Taylor Steele wearing the Stay All Day Velvet Lip Pencil in misunderstood
Taylor Steele/Arin Sang-urai

I love how creamy this lip pencil applies! But the wow factor is in how perfectly it dries into a matte finish. I wore the color "Misunderstood," and it never cracked. And during a six hour photoshoot traipsing through Brooklyn, it didn't need reapplication. Plus, my lips felt hydrated when I finally got home and took my makeup off! I highly recommend!

Get it from Mirabella Beauty for $20 (available in six shades).

14. A sweet sweetheart top whose charming gingham design might just reveal your heart of gold.

a plus size model in the gingham sweetheart top
Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in women's sizes 0X-3X).

15. A thermal protection hairspray from Paul Mitchell so you can protect your luscious locks from heat damage *and* lock in your straightened or curled look. You won't have to worry about fly-aways while you do your best moves at the music video competition!


Promising reviews: "This holds my curls beautifully, and it doesn't have a strong overbearing fragrance like other styling products that I have used." —Kelly Sands

"This heat protection spray is my #1. I have really curly thick hair. This spray makes my hair feel so natural when it’s straight, and it doesn’t leave a sticky or greasy feel after." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $16.15.

16. A vibrant graphic tee featuring a Black femme draped in neon walking through Bushwick so you can show off your culture and BK pride and still be cozy.

the neon nights short sleeve shirt

Fanesha Fabre is a Dominican multimedia artist based in Brooklyn who infuses her love of her culture and love of Brooklyn into all of her work. Check out her shop for more shirts, pins, prints, and more!

Get it from Fanesha Fabre Art for $30+ (available in sizes S-3X and in three colors).

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17. A handmade rhinestone statement hairpin so you can show off what truly matters to you right on your crown. No one will question what you're about.

the back of black woman with an updo and several silver and gold statement pieces in her hair
3 Woke Girlz

Promising review: "I bought six silver pins, and the pictures don't do them justice. They are stunning and so well made!!! Thank you for the beautiful, high quality hair clips!!! ❤💞❤" —Kanari Haywood

Get it from 3 Woke Girlz on Etsy for $3+ (available in 39 styles and two colors).

18. A pair of regal fluffy slippers made with memory foam because, your highness, you always deserve to feel like you're walking on clouds!

reviewer image of a customer's feet in the red fluffy slippers

Several customers have noted that they needed to size up!

Promising review: "I just got these and I’m already in love! They are so soft and comfy. They have a nice structured bottom so you can go outdoors briefly if needed. I like the memory foam base of the shoe and find them a nice density." —Cheyenne Chmelecki

Get it from Amazon for $19.89+ (available in women's sizes 4.5-10.5 and in 10 colors and patterns).

19. A faux-leather bustier bodysuit for a sleek and daring lewk. Every BAP deserves a pleather moment, and this could be yours!

close up of a model wearing the brown aqua faux-leather bustier bodysuit with jeans

Promising review: "I ordered this for my sister, and she loves it! The straps are adjustable, and the material is great." —MissBooh

Get it from Bloomingdale's for $58 (available in women's sizes XS-L).

20. A custom, hand-shaped ring to turn your hands into mini art galleries!

two outstretched hands with several custom rings on
The Accent Look

The Accent Look is a Black woman-owned handmade jewelry company based in NYC. Its owner Rich Plaza (who is also an incredible music artist) hopes each custom piece makes the wearer feel seen and special. Choose from one of five ring templates, then simply DM them with your choice and ring size. Payments are accepted through Cash App, Zelle, and Venmo.

Get a custom ring from The Accent Look starting at $5.

21. A fierce faux leather beret that'll top off your already bangin' lewk. Livin' large and takin' charge!

a model wears the Segal Leather Beret
Fashion Nova

Promising review: "This beret looked dope with my outfit. I wore it in Paris and got tons of compliments. It was very well-fitted and the adjustable strings in the back came in handy when I wanted to tighten it or loosen it." —Tyrah M

Get it from Fashion Nova for $17.99.

22. A slim pink suit because business casual doesn't have to mean boring. Dare to stand out in this bright, fitted number.

a model wearing the ASOS DESIGN slim dad suit in perfect pink

Get it from ASOS for $27.20+ (blazer available in sizes 0-14, pants available in sizes 0-14, skirt available in sizes 0-14).

23. A satin-lined yin and yang jacket to help you feel beautifully at peace! You'll never want to take off this cropped darling.

a plus size model wears the yin yang jacket
Fashion Brand Company

Fashion Brand Company is a small, woman-owned clothing company that designs fun and funky clothes that are made to last and made for every body type.

Get it from Fashion Brand Company for $135 (available in women's sizes XS-4XL).

24. A stylish metal and leather belt that'll take any outfit to the next level. As Mickey would say, "BOOYOW!"

the gold alaix metal chain belt

Promising review: "I love it. It's a super cute belt! The quality is great, and it’s heavy so it feels and fits good." —Rachel Jones

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in gold and silver).

25. A pair of flame earrings to show off exactly how hot you are! Made of gold-plated brass, these ~litty~ earrings are a true statement piece.

a model wearing the litty earrings
Humans Before Handles

Humans Before Handles is a Black woman-owned jewelry and accessories company based in Atlanta. Their designs embrace diverse and fun styles. And if you're a diva on a budget, you should note that all of their pieces are under $50!

Get it from Humans Before Handles for $32.

26. A cute teal flared skater dress that'll give off upgraded retro diner vibes and classy sassy attitude.,

Promising review: "The dress fit well and the color was as expected. I love the flare at the bottom. Such a flirty look! The material had some stretch so I did not feel restricted, but it was also not too loose. I dressed it up with a statement necklace and strappy gold heels. It was a sexy, classy and fashionable look all in one." —KPG

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in women's sizes XS-XXL and in 18 colors).

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27. A set of six arm cuffs so you're dripping in style from head to toe. These chic adjustable bands are sure to catch the eye of someone special ;)

reviewer image of a customer wearing the rioso arm cuffs sitting at a candlelit table

Promising review: "These are pretty and unique. I love the diversity of the included pieces. They make me feel like a goddess." —Tirzah_86

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three finishes).

28. A ruched asymmetrical mini dress if skipping lines to get into nightclubs is something you could do in your sleep.

reviewer image of a customer dressed up in the green verdusa asymmetrical dress

Promising review: "The color is elegant, the fabric is high quality, and the ruching hugs my curves and makes my butt look hot. 11/10 recommend this gorgeous dress!!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in women's sizes XS-XL and in 39 colors).

29. A shimmeringly lightweight Nike sports bra and leggings set that'll definitely make you stand out from the crowd at every gym and on every run.


Get the sports bra from Nike for $36.97+ (originally $40; available in women's sizes XS-XL and in two colors), and the leggings for $57.97+ (originally $85; available in women's sizes XS-2XL and 1X-3X, and in two colors).

30. An adventurously fuchsia thong bathing suit because you're always one to make a splash!

a model wears the fuchsia thong one piece bathing suit
MBM Swim

MBM Swim is a Black woman-owned swimwear company that combines structured silhouettes with high-quality fabrics to create uniquely elegant and sexy pieces.

Promising review: "I cannot say enough great things about the quality of this swimwear! I am so obsessed with this one piece. It’s beautifully structured. I love the way it hugs my shape. I even wear it as a bodysuit with jeans. Such a great piece and a fun color!" —Alli

Get it from MBM Swim for $87 (originally $145; available in women's sizes XS-L).

31. A boldly luscious red vinyl dress that'll part the seas of any room you enter. Lined in red satin, this finely sculpted dress will make you feel like the boss princess you are.

Fashion Brand Company

Fashion Brand Company is a small, woman-owned clothing company that designs fun and funky clothes that are made to last and made for every body type.

Get it from Fashion Brand Company for $185 (available in women's sizes XS-L).

32. A set of custom made gold grillz so your smile is as radiant as the gold nameplate necklace around your neck.

yellow gold top grillz

Grillz is a custom grillz and jewelry design company based in California. You can choose from a collection of precious metals to create the product of your dreams.

Once you place your order, Grillz will ship a mold kit to you so they can customize your grillz!

Get it from Grillz for $350+.

Now you're all well on your way to being...

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Want more products from Black-owned businesses? Check out Cool Products from Black-Owned Businesses, Black Womxn-Owned Etsy Shops, and our ongoing Minority-Owned Business Gift Guide 2021, which features loads of products by Black entrepreneurs that we think you'll love.

Also, check out and enjoy all of BuzzFeed's Black History Month 2021 coverage!

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