While this week saw another surge in COVID-19 cases in several states, another increase in gun violence in New York, and a Nick Cannon controversy that has Hollywood divided, the Black community still basked in small opportunities to find joy.
And Black women (and men) all over the world picked up their makeup cases to add some much needed melanin-enriched beauty to our timelines. Check out the celebrities who added their freshly beat mugs and dope strands to the lineup of selfies we loved this week.
Even with half of it cut off Ryan is giving face—and we're eagerly receiving it!
Leomie is so good at looking bad and those copper tresses are everything.
Jordyn's Instagram is always a go-to for the best beauty selfies and this week she's giving us full glam with nothing spared.
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Keisha's red lips and white nails create a great contrast amongst two classics.
Even with just a touch of makeup and a high bun, Christina looks radiant and picture perfect.
Mary J. Blige
Mary is, and will forever be, our favorite celebrity blond. No one rocks platinum like the queen.
Lexi went full-on fashion and beauty queen with this casual but gorgeous head-to-toe look.
Phaedra might be dabbling in apparel now, but it's clear that she's still a beauty gal to the core.
We'll just feast on Pearl with this gorgeous green and red beauty combo while we wait for Queen Sono to come back.
Shannon's curls, lips, eyes and skin are all we want to fill our weekend with. And of course a new episode of P-Valley.
We love Serena's bronze braids and berry lip combo.
Terri J Vaughn
Terri got that skin and those brows together. We feel a new project coming our way!
Whether done with drugstore makeup or prestige brands, Porsha's beat is always inspirational.
We're counting down to the launch of Flawless by Gabrielle Union so that we can get our curls looking this outstanding.
Remember when they told Black women not to wear blue eyeshadow in the '90s? Get 'em Dora!
Serayah's fresh face and fresh curls make us want to color our hair and get a facial.
If this is the glam we can expect, we're heading to Atlanta to summer at the Hamptons.
We cannot wait to see what Pretty Vee was shooting with this stunning full beat and sleek hair.
Even Amandla's personal behind the scenes shots from her Mission Magazine shoot were perfection.
Jessie's flawless chocolate skin and chocolate waves almost distracted us from her charming pink lids and perfect lashes.
Kerry Washington kept it fresh-faced with a sun-kissed glow for press days.