If you're into makeup and have Instagram, chances are you've seen the incredible work of makeup artist Danessa Myricks grace your feed on more than one occasion. And for good reason: From starting as a self-taught makeup artist to launching a full-blown beauty brand, Danessa Myricks works from her heart and gut, never trends or statistics. With her brand, Myricks's goal was to give consumers a way to reimagine their beauty routine and how they play with makeup—and it's evident she has surpassed that and then some.
Danessa Myricks Beauty
Founded By: Danessa Myricks
Based In: Bethpage, New York
Best Known For: Colorful, vibrant makeup and complexion products that can be used by everyday consumers and professional makeup artists alike.
Most Popular Products: Colorfix, Twin Flames, Chrome Flakes
Fun Fact: Myricks began mixing pigments in her basement—creating unique color stories and finishes for innovative highlighters suitable for all skin tones—which then evolved into developing those formulas in labs all around the world.
Other Brands You'll Love: Make Up For Ever, MAC, Lemonhead L.A.
Myricks calls herself an "accidental makeup artist" who was able to find her way in the industry, prior to social media, by leaning into relationships and working for free for well over a year. The majority of her early career was spent educating other artists, which eventually led to her work in product development. "I began mixing pigments in my basement, creating unique color stories and finishes for highlighters suitable for all skin tones and evolved into developing innovative formulas in labs all around the world," she says. When you shop Danessa Myricks Beauty there is no shortage of colors and shades to choose from, and anyone can wear multiple products from her brand. Myricks's initial intention wasn't to start a makeup line, yet she found that as her beauty career evolved, brand development naturally became the next step.
Danessa Myricks Beauty is unique in the sense that no product is developed to satisfy a current trend. Everything is developed from the heart, with the intention of releasing products that creators and artists are passionate about using. "I really wanted to fill in the white space: Create for creators, create the unimaginable, think about products in a way that hadn’t been done before, and create products that move you to reimagine your beauty routine and how you play with makeup," says Myricks.
The brand is for anyone and everyone who simply wants to express themselves through the use of makeup. "We want everyone around the world to experience our products regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or personal style," says Myricks. "I want everyone to play with us."
Check out some of our favorite Danessa Myricks Beauty picks below.
Formulated as a multi-purpose metallic, I've never used a cream product that has as much staying power as these—and they don't smudge or run at all during the day. The pigment is intense so a little goes a long way, and the colors are all beautiful. Use on the eyes, cheeks, lips... anywhere really. They are exceptional and don't disappoint.
Dew Wet Balm
If adding a little dew to your skin is what you're after, look no further than this balm. This product stays put on the skin and doesn't slide off when blended on top of liquid, cream, or even matte products. I apply this on top of my blush to act as a highlight, and under the brow bone and lip area for added shine. It's magical, dewy goodness.
Luxe Cream Palette in The Nudist
A dream come true for pro makeup artists and anyone who wants a palette with a versatile range of nude shades, these colors are exceptional and can be used universally on any skin tone. Formulated for use on eyes, cheeks, and lips, the color combinations and makeup looks you can create from this palette are both endless and impressive.
Waterproof Cream Palette in Fire & Ice
This palette comes with six waterproof cream colors that can be used anywhere on the body and with whatever makeup look you're in the mood for. Blend each color on the skin to build pigment and shine, or mix the tones together for a custom look if that's what you're after.
Infinite Chrome Flakes
Add some sparkle and metallic shine to your eyeshadow looks with these chromatic glitter flakes that blend beautifully on the lids. They apply so easily with just the tap of your finger and can be worn with eyeshadow or alone as the star product.
If you're in search of a dreamy liquid highlighter for your face and body, look no further. This highlighter comes in a shade range suitable for all skin tones and leaves the prettiest shimmer on the skin when applied. Wear alone or with makeup; either way, it will probably become a staple in your collection that you just can't live without.
We have a feeling you'll want to get creative with your Danessa Myricks Beauty products, which is why this mixing metal palette is essential. It's great for mixing different colors together or keeping products organized when doing your makeup. Add drops of creams, liquids, and more to the palette and mix.
These liquid eyeshadows have the most gorgeous metallic, chrome finish and look unreal in the sunlight. With a kaleidoscope of colors to choose from, it's certain you'll be collecting multiple shades. Apply to eyelids with the easy-to-use applicator and blend out with your finger or favorite fluffy eyeshadow brush.
A super pigmented eye, cheek, and lip product, Vision Flush is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a multi-use product that really delivers. You only need the tiniest bit of product for saturated color—it truly goes a long way. Blend out with a blush brush on the cheeks for a flushed look, or combine different colors depending on your mood.
Yummy Skin Serum Foundation
Create the most "yummy" skin with this foundation, which is formulated with ingredients including jojoba oil, olive-derived squalene, and hyaluronic acid. The Yummy Skin Foundation applies easily and gives great coverage with minimal product; the tiniest drop goes a long way in creating luminous, fresh skin.