The first full week of the new decade kicked off with the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, and just continued with events that brought out the best in Black beauty. Our favorite celebrities served looks upon looks of head-turning hair, eye-popping makeup, and enviable flawless glowing skin.
And it didn’t matter whether they were getting dolled up for a red carpet event, or simply celebrating their melanin-rich beauty on social media—these ladies held nothing back. All in all we’d say it was a good week.
Check out some of our favorite looks that got 2020 off to a beautiful start.
Queen Bey might have skipped the carpet but she still brought the beauty at the Golden Globes.
Gabrielle Union made us smile just by showing off some seriously laid edges on Instagram.
Aja Naomi King
How to get away with murdering the red carpet? Just ask Aja, who shut it down at the Golden Globes after party.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Actress Aja Naomi King attends Amazon Studios Golden Globes after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/WireImage)
Serving up glossy lips, lash perfection, and fabulous freckles, Jordyn is a beauty to behold.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji showed off her curls after using her new TPH by Taraji natural hair care line. They look exquisite!
The Brooklyn native gave us a double dose of her gorgeous and dramatic dotted eye makeup.
The game day win was just the cherry on top of Cici's already fabulous looking day.
Here's to Juvia's Place giving us a beat as gorgeous as DreamDoll's, purple hair or otherwise.
Whoever said funny ladies weren't also glamour girls clearly never saw Gabby Dennis on or off the red carpet. Her Golden Globes after party look was everything.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Gabrielle Dennis attends HBO's Official Golden Globes After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
The singer gave us a tie dye side eye, and we loved it.
Jill Marie Jones
One of our favorite girlfriends took to Instagram to show us that red lips look best on full, enviable, heart-shaped lips.
This Afro, thick twists, and baby hair came together to give Lupita divine red carpet hair to match her red lips and gunmetal shadow.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 08: Lupita Nyong'o attends the 2020 National Board of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 08, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/FilmMagic)
A high ponytail and ultra-lined eyes is all 50-Cynt needed this week to be the epitome of beauty goals.
Her music is so nasty and her beauty looks are sick. Rico Nasty gives us beauty envy on social media week after week.
This young beauty can steal hearts with just a little eyeliner and highlighter in the inner corner of her eye.
The songstress gave us a smoky eye accentuated with a metallic shimmer, and paired with flowing curls.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Lalah Hathaway attends the Amazon Studios Golden Globes after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/FilmMagic)
Miss Universe gives us face whether she's walking a competition or just hanging out at home.
Our 2020 beauty crush in the making loves to experiment with color and this green complemented her signature nude lip so well.
The self-proclaimed Golden Barbie gave a little leg, eyes, shimmer, and pout at the Golden Globes afterparty.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Jasmine Sanders attends the 21st Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Jada's gorgeous curly cut and honey platinum color has us all wanting to go blond.
This stare is so icy with a winter blue shimmery shadow and bling to top it off. KiKi Layne never disappoints and her Golden Globes hair and makeup were not exception.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Kiki Layne attends the 21st Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Keyshia Ka'oir knows that when your beat and leashes look this amazing, they need to be photographed.
Sometimes a beautiful headwrap and a pop of color on the lips is all you need. Sanaa clearly got that memo.
Tika Sumpter's cat-eye and polished bouffant gave us throwback beauty vibes for the Golden Globes afterparty.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Tika Sumpter attends the Amazon Studios Golden Globes after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/FilmMagic)
Even when Winnie Harlow is off duty, her makeup is on.