‘Black Is King’ Is Sparking Hair And Makeup Trends
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It’s no surprise that the hair and makeup looks from Black Is King are sparking creativity in others. Sir John and the makeup team, along with Neal Farinah and the hairstylists, did an incredible job bringing those elements to life in the visual album.

And we know that it doesn’t take the innanet very long to get ahold of something and run with it. We’re just glad that this time it’s something positive. From professional makeup artists to Beyoncé stans, people are creating looks inspired by the beauty looks from film.

Makeup artist Kareem Maliek had us gagged with his floral makeup look inspired by the track “Nile.” His dramatic print eye makeup and two-tone lips demonstrate just how treasured his hands are when it comes to executing the highest quality glam.

While his look nodded to different elements of the video, others were more literal with their artistry, mimicking the singer’s looks down to the finest details.

Brooklyn makeup artist Ehlie Luna made it a Black Is King week, recreating looks from the film on her Instagram page, as well as constructing looks simply inspired by the videos on her YouTube channel.

And if there was any wonder which hairstyles were fan favorites, scrolling through feeds quickly revealed that folks are having a lot of fun remaking the Mangbetu tribe–inspired braided crown from the “Brown Skinned Girl” video.

Check out some of the looks we love made by fans of the film below.

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Can I drink from your water? – Day three of Black is King week and here is another of my favorite looks. @nealfarinah 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 these hair looks @nakiarachon & gorgeous glam by @rokaelbeauty 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 – Catch stories of this makeup step by step. Swipe for video of me doing this wig (don’t ask my why I’m wearing @uomabeauty Tina on my lip to cut a wig 😂), video of this look and other extraness. For the next two days, I’ll be taking the incredible inspiration from this special film to create original looks. – A few notes for myself: I should’ve cut my hair stuffing in half, it would’ve given me more control over the shape and also more length to play with to get more height. Fun fact: There’s a piece of galvanized wire holding this hair up 🙃. Now I have all this extra wire. Haha Seeing as how I will probably never do this again, good to know. 😂 _______ Product Breakdown: @uomabeauty foundation, concealer and double take highlighter @ajcrimson neutral matte loose powder @nyxcosmetics baked blush Eyes: @danessa_myricks @danessamyricksangels essentials palette @uomabeauty Carnival Palette Mazatlán, Trinidad and Tenerife. @wetnwildbeauty Wooden You Know liner @nyxcosmetics wonder pencil @ardellbeauty wispies cut in half. @omolewa_cosmetics mascara Lips: @stellarbeautyofficial Mythic moon with @lawless Manuka lip shine

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