Daily Inspiration






With bright eyes peering out under deliciously curled lashes, cheekbones and jawbones contoured as if chiseled from sharp stone, full noses, and sumptuously lush lips, black women are unquestionably beautiful.

A tribute is due to the woman whose skin tone ranges from alabaster to mahogany to smooth onyx, who can flawlessly carry any makeup look—from gold dusted lids to fuchsia blush to ripe purple and pink glosses. These pages pay homage to the versatile woman whose hair can oscillate from a tightly coiled and coifed Afro, to sleek layers, to a slicked back pixie cut in a matter of minutes. To the divine woman whose enviably full lips, strong, white teeth, and delightful smile have been known to electrify the hearts of many. To the siren whose smooth, velvety skin blocks the sun yet remains supple and unblemished with the passage of time.

Variable and diverse, black beauty escapes simple classification. But no matter the incarnation—whether the color of molasses, cafĂ© au lait, bronze, tan, or tinged like desert sand—black beauties radiate with poise and multidimensional splendor. 

Shannon said...

Love it, and your blog (just started following). We can never forget classic black beauty.

Dee O. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this spread! It's gorgeous :)

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Nadia Aboulhosn said...

i want big hair like them!

From Broadway said...

this is a great editorial! love the images

DaBlackSjp said...

I <3 IT*

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-Faye ♥ said...

This is so true! And like they say black is beautiful. It's so sad when I hear black girls at my school say they wish they had hair like some biracial girl, Im like you should embrace your natural hair, it's unique and just as beautiful as the next girls. :( I've always loved myself, and unfortunately I'm just realizing the beauty of my own hair, so now I'm transitioning, but better late than never ....

... But never late is better (as drake would say)

Tima said...

I so understand what you mean Faye. I have never been one of those girls who stand in front and just pick at all the different things going on with my looks or body. Self hate is the predominate for women of color and I feel especially dark skinned women and I try to change that by being comfortable and confident with myself then I try to spread that around. I'm really happy that you're the same way!!

I too am transitioning and it is rough but a journey I'm enjoying.

Skinny Hipster... said...

Cool pics!!

Hershley's Sweet Kiss said...

I love this post! Black Women RoCK! lol love this make up on her dark rich skin.

Angel Garcia said...

I love seeing women of color in high end magazines! I wish they did it more often!

All the best, Angel

ChicBrie said...

I so love this post!!!!! I love the hair!
~Crystal
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