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ESSENCE's Best in Black Beauty 2018: The Beautiful Black Women That Inspired Us This Year

Best in Beauty Influencers

By ESSENCE Beauty Editors · April 25, 2018

Every year we hand out awads to the best beauty products for women of color, but we also make sure to honor the Black women that constantly inspire us. There’s no denying that the we’ve been mesmerized by the following ladies over the past 365 days. But don’t get it twisted, these stars will be shining for a long time to come! 

These beauty moguls are the artists behind many of our favorite celebrity looks. Daley is the mastermind behind Nicki Minaj’s and Lala Anthony’s flawless faces, while François continues to craft the tresses of stars such as Lupita Nyong’o and Serena Williams.