Last week Beyonce dropped her new Lion-King inspired album “The Gift” and as usual it was a hit. The whole album is amazing but one track stood out: Brown Skin Girl featuring Wizkid. The track is a timely ode to women with dark skin as it reminds us to not just embrace our skin tone but also be proud of it. The message was well-received as the song has been receiving a lot of buzz from black women across the world, becoming a sort of an anthem for, well, brown skin girls!
This track, which beautifully featured a cameo from Blue Ivy Carter has also birthed its own hashtag #BrownSkinGirlChallenge. Over the last few days, brown skin celebrities, makeup artists and influencers have flooded our timelines with photos of their beauty looks just to celebrate their rich melanin skin.
Beyoncé has never shied away from embracing her skin but this track just uplifted other women of colour so it’s easy to understand why it was alive on arrival.
“Brown skin girl, Your skin just like pearls, the best thing in the world, never trade you for anybody else.” This is actually my best line from the track and the most used caption last week. You can consider this our own #brownskingirlchallenge as we have rounded up the brown skin beauty looks we fell in love last week!
Check out our favourite browned skin girls beauty looks we spotted last week…
South African TV Host Minnie Dlamini was all shades of glamorous in this photo she shared to celebrate her three million followers.
Lifestyle blogger Kiitan A. has since proven she was never going to trade her skin for anything else. She wore a matte glam makeup look with winged eyeliner and a voluminous straw curls hairstyle. Kiitan’s skin is so rich and a great embodiment of that brown skin girl vibe.
Brazilian model Paula Almeida blessed the gram with this hot Afrocentric look. She rocked a barely-there makeup look with the full afro hairstyle and we love every bit of the look.
Fashion blogger Temi Otedola made our best beauty looks wearing a barely-there makeup look. Her makeup comprised of lightly drawn on brows, a hint of mascara and a mild lippie. Her accessories were the highlight of her look.
Ex-beauty queen Ify Michelle Okoye also made our best beauty looks for last week. She wore a pretty pink lippie which matched her eye shadow and we love how her entire look complemented her brown skin.
Makeup artist Beauty By Tejj made our best beauty list for last week with this editorial shot by David Martins Photography. She created a smokey eye look which was a perfect match for the ponytail hairstyle and the model’s yummy skin. She aptly captioned this image: “skin like pearl!”
South African Blogger and makeup artist Lungile Thabethe was a whole mood last week. She caught our attention with the defined winged liner and the bold lipstick was just so beautiful against her skin.
Photographer Image Faculty made our beauty looks with this photo of model Temitope Zeenah. The makeup artist, Annie Rokies created a bright and bold glam look with but the red lips and low cut hairstyle had us at first glance.
Beauty Vlogger Whitney Madueke was a brown skin goddess last week with an African inspired look she created on herself. She rocked a braided hairstyle which she adorned with faux sunflowers and her smile just made the whole look even more beautiful.
Entrepreneur Jaelan graced our timeline with this hot and boldface glam. She wore the perfect red lip for dark-skinned women and her brown and gold eyeshadow and flirty lashes were a smash hit!
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