Even though makeup brands appear to be more inclusive than ever, the need for spaces that celebrate black beauty is still at an all-time high. Thanks to a shift from traditional magazines to the over-saturated world of Instagram and YouTube, social media has become a source of inspiration and service for most of the decisions we make regarding our appearance.
And for women of color who sometimes feel excluded in terms of the products made for their shade of beautiful, these accounts are a reminder that our melanin is worthy of praise. Ahead are 11 Instagram accounts that celebrate black beauty 24/7 and should definitely be in your feed.
Every shade of brown is represented in this gorgeous feed of black beauties from across the globe. From outfit ideas to makeup recommendations and shots of your favorite celebs, the inspo never stops.
Ofunne Amaka created the Cocoa Swatches app to show makeup products on the most underrepresented skin tones and her accompanying Instagram page is just as informative and helpful.
Besides promoting its annual music and culture events, this organization is constantly posting beautiful photography of black men and women.
If you already follow Khoudia Diop, also known as the "Melanin Goddess," then you're probably familiar with the creative agency she works with. Their group photoshoots are among the most epic displays of black beauty on the web today.
The bi-annual print magazine is described as a "celebration of black women" and its blog/Instagram feed is no different.
CRWN Magazine is a print publication made for and inspired by women with natural hair. This Instagram account will is chock full of gorgeous hairdos that you'll want to copy immediately.
This Instagram page is a black millennial's dream, with pretty photos of top bloggers as well as must-know news within the beauty and natural hair communities.
Tag your OOTD with #BGKI and you may just find yourself featured as a "black girl killing it" on this fashion-focused Instagram account.
Your friendly natural hair enthusiasts never stop posting hairstyle ideas for those who want to embrace their textured tresses in a healthier way.
The overall message of this melanin-powered Instagram page is to "love yourself and your skin." We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
The editorial photography on this page will stop you dead in your tracks and make you want to grab a camera yourself.