To celebrate the Black Women in Hollywood Awards, Essence held its annual luncheon yesterday. And, as always, the ladies who strutted the red carpet showed off a variety of beauty looks that would give anyone a serious dose of inspiration. Flip through to see how your favorite stars perfected their hair and makeup.
The singer paired full fringe and waves with perfectly flicked-out liner.
Naomi Campbell , whose show The Face premiered this month, stuck to her signature straight style.
Rocking a sleek bob and a dusty-pink shadow, Meagan looked classically glamorous at the Essence Luncheon.
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Tracee's natural hair was the focal point of her look, with a pop of red on her lips for some panache.
Going for a classic beauty look, Garcelle opted for a topknot and smoky metallic liner.
Now a role model for women who want to go natural, Oprah's voluminous locks stole the show.
A beautiful half updo and gilded mascara paired perfectly with soft-pink lips for Sanaa.
Naomie styled her hair in tight curls, while keeping her eye shadow frosty and white. A swipe of gloss across her lips finished the look.
Regina kept her makeup palette light by sticking to pinks on her cheeks and lips. She finished the look off with a tight ponytail.
Laila's short crop was styled in curls, and the former pro boxer kept her makeup soft and feminine with plenty of pinks.
Full, voluminous waves were Gabrielle's hair choice du jour, and pretty metallic shadow was the icing on the cake.
Tia's winged liner and glossy nude lips paired for a gorgeously glamorous look.
A streak of blond in Tatyana's hair peeked out, while her pink eye shadow lent a look that was both edgy and sweet.
Who said big hair had to stay in the '80s? Keke made an amazing case for the style, pairing her voluminous kinks with punchy pink lipstick.
Tamara also opted for pink lips, but paired her softer lipstick hue with an elegant updo.