“The Black Beauty Effect” Docuseries Featuring Melissa Butler Releases This Fall

Black Beauty Effect Docuseries is a three-part series captures the industry's current evolution, revolution, and disruption and features mega beauty influencers including Detroit's own Melissa Butler, owner of The Lip Bar.

Melissa Butler
Founder of The Lip Bar Melissa Butler

The Black Beauty Effect” is a first-of-its-kind docuseries that examines the Black women who serve as catalysts for social change within the beauty industry. The three-part series captures the industry’s current evolution, revolution, and disruption and features mega beauty influencers and titans Mikki Taylor, Cara Sabin, Amber Riley, and more. Each episode examines a different aspect of beauty – hair, skin, and makeup – through the lens of some of the beauty industry’s most iconic game-changers. “The Black Beauty Effect” premieres exclusively on Xfinity Black Experience this fall. Visit www.xfinity.com/learn/digital-cable-tv/black-experience to learn more.

Exclusively on the Black Experience on the Xfinity channel

“The Black Beauty Effect,” releasing this fall exclusively on the Black Experience on Xfinity channel, is the first-of-its-kind destination of Black entertainment, movies, TV shows, news and more. From creator and executive producers Andrea Lewis (“Degrassi: The Next Generation, Black Actress”), Emmy-nominee CJ Faison (“Giants & Junebug”), and Jackie Aina and Kahlana Barfield Brown, the docuseries will closely examine the social change, past and present, within the beauty industry, through the lens of the successful Black women who have led the charge.

Candid Conversations with Black Beauty Professionals

“‛The Black Beauty Effect’ is one of my dream projects,” said series creator Andrea Lewis. “As someone who grew up in the television and film industry, I’ve sat in more makeup chairs than I can count, and I have experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly of what it’s like being a Black woman and navigating the beauty space. I’ve always wanted to create a story that captured the fullness of our impact in the beauty industry, from the celebrity makeup artists, the Black beauty editors, and the countless beauty content creators. They’ve all been a part of bringing light to our impact.”

The Black Beauty Effect” series creator Andrea Lewis

Featuring candid conversations with brand executives, celebrity makeup artists, beauty editors, and more, the docuseries focuses on the impact influencers have had on the industry’s changing perception of beauty. Participants include:

  • Founder of The Lip Bar Melissa Butler,
  • beauty influencers and EPs Jackie Aina and Kahlana Barfield Brown,
  • former Editor-In-Chief of Essence Mikki Taylor,
  • influencer and Cofounder of Melanin Hair Care Whitney White,
  • Executive Vice President and COO of North America Beauty and Personal Care at Unilever Esi Eggleston Bracey,
  • New York Times bestselling author, journalist and the second youngest editor in Condé Nast history Elaine Welteroth,
  • CEO of Sundial Brands Cara Sabin,
  • Beauty Director of Cosmo Julee Wilson,
  • Senior Beauty Editor of InStyle Kayla Graves,
  • Beauty Director for InStyle Maya Allen,
  • actress, singer, author and activist Amber Riley,
  • Editor-In-Chief of Allure Jessica Cruel,
  • Digital Hair Editor for Allure Jihan Forbes,
  • Creative Marketing Manager at Instagram Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli,
  • makeup artist, author and the first Black spokesperson and ambassador for Revlon and Covergirl Sam Fine,
  • Vice President of Marketing at Thrive Causemetics Tiffani Carter,
  • celebrity hairstylist, beauty expert and entrepreneur Kim Kimble,
  • visionary hairstylist Ursula Stephen, celebrity hairstylist Chuck Amos,
  • influencer Shalom Blac,
  • beauty vlogger and activist Nyma Tang,
  • beauty influencer Ellarie,
  • model, influencer and entrepreneur Choyce Brown,
  • drag queen and comedian Bob The Drag Queen,
  • co-founder of Topicals Olamide Olowe,
  • founder of Marsha’s Makeovers and makeup artist Marsha Page,
  • Vice President of Marketing at Ulta Beauty Karla Davis,
  • CEO and Founder of Ami Colé Diarrha N’Diaye,
  • CEO and Cofounder of Mented Cosmetics KJ Miller,
  • Creative Director of L’Oreal Sir John,
  • Director of Face and Multicultural Beauty at L’Oreal Balanda Atis,
  • CEO of Black Opal Cosmetics Desiree Rogers,
  • Founder of Carol’s Daughter Lisa Price,
  • Owner of Aglow Dermatology Dr. Dina Strachan,
  • Professor in the Department of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton Kristin Rowe,
  • Associate Professor of Sociology Sabrina Strings PH.D.,
  • board certified award-winning dermatologist and AAD fellow Dr. Jeanine Downie and more.


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