It used to be that black women depended on magazines to select, curate and showcase black beauty. Through the pages of glossies like Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Essence we became familiar with black beauties like Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and Liya Kebede. But with the rise of Instagram, black women from all over the world are sharing images and inspiring a new generation with their beauty and style. As we ring in 2016, we want to take a moment to celebrate these 5 black stunners. We’re sure we’ll see more of them this year!
Although her Instagram account is private, Alicia often shares images on her popular Tumblr account. The Trinidadian and Venezuelan beauty is also the braindchild of the #iwillnotapologizeforbeingdarkskin movement.
Danielle Desiree is a Guyanese beauty who serves face and natural hair goals. Her career as a model hasn’t stopped her from being silly and relatable on her Instagram account.
Nikki Perkins is Australian of South Sudanese heritage. A beauty and lifestyle vlogger with a sizeable YouTube audience, she has her Instagram followers in a frenzy over her forthcoming first child!
This Houston born, LA based beauty serves up some ridiculous face and body goals on her Instagram account. We are here for all of it…
Come throooough with the selfies! This 22-year-old Angolan beauty has a private Instagram account, but shares plenty jaw-dropping selfies on her Tumblr account which she also uses to drop knowledge about African culture, women’s rights and Black Lives Matter. Beauty and brains.
In a world that marginalizes the beauty of black women, we are here for recognizing and celebrating the stunners among us!