Welcome to MN8Beauty (pronounced emanate beauty)
MN8Beauty believes that aesthetics are a form of self-care, self-love, and reclaiming agency over one's physical experience.
MN8Beauty is dedicated to empowering EVERY beauty, whether through a personalized makeup experience, makeup and meditation masterclass, or interactive crystal meditation session!
Our ideal beauties are those who LOVE turning heads, shaking tables, making moves, and living unapologetically!
Our commitment is to create inspiring SIGNATURE looks, memorable moments, and safe spaces that affirm your innate beauty!
Birthed by a former makeup artist Candice (pronouns they/them), MN8Beauty was created to as a brand for Black and Indigenous folk. Through their artistry, Candice sought to reject Eurocentric beauty standards, and to affirm bodily agency. As a person whose Black, Queer, Non-Binary, and Neurodivergent intersections sometimes contribute to being antagonized, ignored, or othered, MN8Beauty served as an affirmation of existence and radical self-acceptance.
One of the defining moments that led to MN8Beauty's birth was when Candice was given "professional feedback" that their aesthetics and communication style were intimidating to their former employer's intended demographic, and that they needed to soften their looks and tone in order to be more approachable and profitable. In that moment, it became evidently clear how Black and femme bodies and voices are policed and subjected to the longstanding effects of colonialism and capitalism.
Candice began dedicating hours developing their craft, and used the ritual of applying makeup as a meditative practice. Drawing on inspiration from beautiful crystals like rose quartz, citrine, red jasper, and chrysocolla, Candice used artistry to align with intention. Eventually they began sharing these crystal-inspired makeup looks on IG Live, which led to the hashtag #makeupandmeditation and #makeupismyritual. Through these live sessions, Candice and countless others shared intimate space and in-depth conversations about agency, affirmation, awareness, and so much more. After several years of intimately working with and documenting their experience with different crystals, Candice began curating crystal collections and offering crystal meditation sessions. These sessions teach people how to recognize physical and energetic manifestations of imbalance, and how to work with crystals to develop their awareness and to prioritize their wellbeing.
MN8Beauty continues to evolve and examine ways to cultivate community to help people discover all parts of themselves so that WE can all emanate beauty.
"Snatch Someone's Sons Soul" oil (I named it that) decadently handcrafted with bomb intentions and vibrations by my Sistar Candice. This scent is uber feminine and supremely magical and peep those crystals charging the "good good" on up. Liquid Gold, bout to dab some on, hit the gym and ask for some help with these weights and holding my posture during those squats!
InnerG Oil- Gayl P
"Bae-be let me tell you something. This oil is on one thousand and the streets ain't ready for me. It's so refreshing and smells like new beginnings. It gives me a sense of peace, prosperity, love, and everything that represents me. I literally just got it and put it on and started feeling myself and I didn't know how to act, lol. I went into my daughters room and she says waht do you have on and I want some. Thank you for your time and your gift. It's me against the world in my Tupac voice.
InnerG Oil -Tamarra J.
Bihhhhhh this oil is clearly working already. I've had to tell two people to simmer down since we spoke!!! One of them i just met TODAY!!!
InnerG Oil- Danielle D.