We're shining the spotlight on African beauties who are having fun with their makeup and hair, and who are confident in their own skin.

Whether you're dark-skinned, mixed or somewhere in between, the following individuals will give you beauty tips and daily inspiration with their beauty channels.

Nikki Perkins:
Just three weeks after landing in New York City Nikki booked a job for online Vogue, and appeared in French Elle magazine. Nikki has taken a break from modelling and is now studying nursing, along with posting beauty looks for dark skinned woman, along with blogging about fashion and life on her popular Youtube channel.


Suzie Wokabi:
Suzie blogs about beauty on her website, and has worked with local and international publications including True Love, Drum magazine and Upscale (US). Watch her interview about building a beauty brand here.


Ms. Fawwie:
The Somali-Kenyan stomatologist has her own makeup line (Makeup By Fawwie) and regularly posts selfies of her make-up looks which are popular with her 36,200 followers.


Tabitha Laker

Whether you’ve always wanted to know how rock a super dark lipstick as a dark skinned woman, or learn how to braid your hair, this Ugandan blogger will inspire. See more of her at Retrolook Revolution 


Shirley B. Eniang

Shirley’s a popular Youtuber who has got you covered whether you want a simple day-to-day look, or a glam make-over. The mathematician is also into fashion, and regularly posts looks that she wears on Youtube and on her blog. Shirley’s Wardrobe


Thandie Kay

Thandie Newton, an award winning actress, started a beauty blog for mixed race women that want to know how best to take care of their skin, hair and overall health. Take a look at a natural beauty look here.


 Dillish Mathews 

The Big Brother Africa winner has a line of beauty products which she regularly posts about on her social media pages. Watch a short clip of the star introducing the lipsticks here.


Beauty By JJ 

Jennie Jenkins started her Youtube channel four years ago, since moving to London, the beauty video blogger has experimented with different hair and make-up looks. Watch one of her tutorials here.