Color May Vary celebrates and highlights the array of black-owned beauty brands and products in the industry. It was founded in 2020 to support the community during the global event of social unrest. After launching, Color May Vary was recognized by Ulta Beauty in an initiative to celebrate inspirational Black voices and won a Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Award. Color May Vary has also received acclaim from IPSY, The Hollywood Reporter, NowThis News, I am a voter, and others.
Exploring the categorized, easy-to-use online guide, any beauty enthusiast can discover and share black-owned makeup, skincare, body care, hair care, green beauty, and wellness brands.
About the Founder
Renée Loiz is a top celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert with over 20 years in the industry. She’s best known for her work with celebrities including Quinta Brunson, Cynthia Erivo, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Adele, Sherry Cola, Chelsea Peretti, Uzo Aduba, Vanessa Rubio, Danai Gurira, Thuso Mbedu, and Jaylon Barron.
When she’s not creating press-worthy red carpet and editorial looks for famous faces, Renée can be found working with renowned international brands such as NARS, Beauty Blender, Charlotte Tilbury, Chanel, Sephora, J.Crew, Disney, Target, BuzzFeed, Adidas, and Warner Brothers.
Her industry expertise and artistry are regularly tapped by the top fashion publications including InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Essence, EBONY, People, L’Officiel, Who What Wear, Vanity Fair, The Zoe Report, Allure, and featured on Saturday Night Live.
Renée has also been the resident Beauty Expert for the Blackbird House, and a contributing writer for Mae Jones Magazine. She continues to spread positive change in the beauty industry by representing the underrepresented.