If there’s one thing the world can’t stop it’s Black girl and Black boy joy. And we saw that this past week as Black celebrities began to reemerge on their social media accounts spreading that glee and putting love into the atmosphere.
It’s not a sign that we’re forgetting about the recent incidences, but the complete opposite. Celebrities are posting beauty photos to show that in spite of the current social and political climate, we still can (and should) find joy, and we can still celebrate our uniqueness.
So here’s to all the ladies who felt compelled to pick up their lipstick tubes, mascara wands, jade rollers, microdermabrasion kits and edge control gel this week in honor of hallowing our beauty. Check out some of our favorites in the gallery below.
When you take down your twist out and it turns out so cute you want to take a picture. We see you Sanaa!
We don't know what to crush on first, Tia's gorgeous bright pink lipstick and matching wrap, or her cute baby hair tendrils.
Can we get the scoop on Kerry's "no makeup" makeup look that's got her skin looking divine? Asking for a friend.
Danielle's skin looks kissed by the sun and absolutely flawless.
Porsha's gorgeous inches on inches of body waves makes us want to Go Naked!
Ebonee's cheerful smile and cute Bantu knots just brought so much life to our spirits.
We're here for the beauty look of both Lyrica on the tee and Lyrica in real life.
We want an entire series of photos featuring Dr. Imani, her beautiful bald head, and her gorgeous face just serving lewks.
Winnie's faux locs and dreamy eyes are making us yearn for the days of professional beauty services.
Gabrielle is phenomenally Black and phenomenally beautiful.
Taraji P. Henson
Our new favorite hair guru Taraji did an Afro for the culture that we can' get enough of.
Skai was pretty in pink and purple to celebrate another year (and another year of having the most youthful and perfect skin).
Iman looks like the reason that the adage 'Black don't crack' was created.
Even a serious mean mug can't take away from Serayah's undeniably youthful face and charming beat.
Inside or outside, Tamera looks flawless in any light she catches.
Back on Instagram with a vengeance, Pearl's stealing hearts in this photo with MAC Cosmetics Africa.
We're living for Yandy's purple under-eye liner.
Always polished, Jennifer is double-tap worthy in her loose waves and simple beat.
Dominique had to pull up those glasses so we could see that impeccable eye work. Smize!
Alicia's still sans makeup, so we know now that her bronze glow comes from within (and some great conversations with the sun).
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee gives us hair, edges, eye makeup, and skin in her newest PATTERN campaign promo. Hair, edges, eyes, skin—I feel a tune coming on.