Instagram is my place to get inspiration when it comes to all things beauty – makeup, skin care, hair and nails. Here are some melanin mamis that you need to follow!
@dosblog aka Natalie Kumah
Be sure to check out her blog Discoveries of Self
I discovered this London-based beauty when I stumbled across her article on ELLE UK, “12 Cool AF Lipsticks That Look Amazing on Darker Skin Tones.” I’ve been on the DoS train ever since. Her product recommendations from women of colour are some of the most thorough. If you’re a fan of nudes and soft glam like I am, be sure to check out her page and follow!
@nyanelebajoa aka Nyané Lebajoa
Nyané is a digital influencer, blogger and model. I discovered her page through Instagram’s “explore” page and was instantly drawn to pink hair and glowing skin. Her fashion and beauty choices are always daring and bold, serving looks with her signature colourful mane (from pastel pink, purple, turquoise, blue, and platinum), I call her my “Cotton Candy Melanin Goddess” 🙂
@iam_eloho aka Eloho
I discovered Eloho when she was featured one of the makeup pages I follow @makeupformelaningirls. I was instantly drawn to her blinding highlight (in the best possible way!). A self-proclaimed “unciorn”, Eloho is truly one of kind, marching to the beat of her own drum and unapologetically so. I am so inspired by her bold beauty choices and confidence. Bonus: she is funny AF. She is one of those chicks, I’d want to spend a day with!
@theboldbre aka Bre Laville
I stumbled across Bre’s page by chance. I quickly discovered we shared the same cultural background (Dominica, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) and became insta-friends. As beautiful as Bre is, there is is a sense of authenticity that comes through her photos. The perfect mix of beauty, inspiration and humour. Check her out!
Let me know who your Instagram girl crushes are and why, down below!