ESSENCE's December 2012 cover, featuring Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross and Gabby Douglas
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Our December issue celebrates our 2012 Women of the Year. Take a look at these golden girls and their dynamic makeup moments.

Nicole Marie Melton
Nov, 12, 2012

The December issue of ESSENCE magazine features a few familiar faces that made headlines this summer at the London Olympics.  Gabby Douglas, Carmelita Jeter, Sanya Richards Ross and Allyson Felix are glowing and gorgeous as our cover girls, but they've also had a few wow-worthy looks on the track, tumbling mat and red carpet, too.  As we celebrate these gold-medal beauties, let's take a look at some of their most memorable hair and makeup moments.

For more of this month's cover star looks, be sure to pick up a copy of ESSENCE on newsstands now!