Africa is a melting pot where one can indulge and enjoy its diverse cultures and traditions.
Africa is home to countless of fashion bloggers around the continent that are celebrating their African roots and heritage. They cover the best style advice and inspiration.
Here are 7 African Beauty Bloggers to fawn over and then follow:
1. Kangai Mwiti
Election fever is winding down here in Kenya, along with a few months of having a crazy schedule with final exams and projects, and that dreaded thesis. I have to admit guys that I am tired. I am really exhausted, physically, mentally, emotionally… I’m tired. I didn’t even have the energy to stand up and look for a highlighter… 🙁 But the show must go on. So today I tried my hand at a look that I’ve thought about for a while, featuring a few new goodies. I tried to use as many shadows as I could from the new @UrbanDecay #NakedHeat palette, and I have to say a big big thank you to my good friends who gifted me some of the makeup I’m wearing today. And guys I didn’t shoot this look because I really wanted to just play makeup.. relax… I may shoot it soon.. pray for strength, peace, and rest for me. And as always- thank you all for supporting me, for saying hi whenever you see me (sans makeup and in sweats and a tee), and for the love you continue to show me. Today I’m wearing… __ EYES a) UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion- Eden b) @MACCosmetics Select Cover Up Concealer- NC42 c) Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette- Ounce, Sauced, Low Blow, Lumbre, He Devil, Scorched, Cayenne, En Fuego, Ashes and Ember d) MAC Liquidlast Liner- Point Black e) @BenefitCosmetics They’re Real Mascara f) @blackUp Waterproof Eyeliner- MS03 g) Mink Lashes __ BROWS a) @Evita_Joseph Expert Browliner- #002 Perfect Chocolate & #003 Rich Espresso b) MAC Studio Finish Concealer- NW45 c) Black Up Two Way Cake- #001 __ FACE a) Black Up SPF25 Primer b) Becca Cosmetics – North America Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector c) Maybelline New York Kenya Matte and Poreless Fit Me Foundation- #355 & #360 d) Black Up Mattifying Fluid Foundation- #17 (Bronzer) e) MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation- NW45 f) MAC Mineralise Skin Finish- Dark __ LIPS a) Jordana Cosmetics Easy Liner for Lips- Cabernet b) @HuddahCosmetics Liquid Lipstick- Nimoh __ #bellesaafrica #kenyanmua #kenyanmakeupartist #makeup #huddahcosmetics #boldmakeup #wingedliner #makeuplover #makeup #mua
Kenya’s top beauty guru has her own Youtube Channel that focuses on illustrating her make up techniques. Her famous video is a Eid Makeup Tutorial that focuses on makeup for Eid (Islamic religious holiday). The video has received 4,409 views on YouTube.
2. Ezinne Alfa
Hailing from Nigeria, she is known as the queen of flawless make up. Her blog is an online destination for all things beauty. She gives her audience make up tutorials and advises them on affordable products. Her current Instagram followers are 21.4k. Be sure to follow her for some inspiration.
3. Nyma Tang
How often do you see products created for dark women in the beauty industry?
Answer is pretty obvious. You hardly see them.
Well, that is what South Sudanese blogger Tang is about. She focuses on giving makeup tutorials for darker shades by testing some of the most popular beauty brands. Such as the likes of Fenty Beauty, Bobby Brown and many others.
4. Liz Williams
Williams is a Ghanaian Youtuber who has perfected the art of beauty. She is known by her followers for her amazing attention to detail technique and producing personalised content. She doesn’t only focus on makeup tutorials.
She also adds an educational element where she discusses the make up ingredients for different skin tones and textures. Her other topics that she covers on her platform include weight gain/weight loss, plastic surgery, and university.
5. Aisha O’Reilly
Aisha is a Tanzanian woman living in Johannesburg who runs the informative blog ‘My Fro & I’. The blog is a hair guide for natural hair returnees and people looking for beauty tips of the less flashy variety. Her blog is also very personal and gives insights into her life.
What I love most about my natural hair? The ability it has to start conversations and meet new people. I’m so excited to be attending the #ClicksCurls event in Cape Town this Saturday! The Jozi one was amazing and I can’t wait to meet some of you. Who will be there? Please say hi if you see me! I absolutely love chatting in real life, ask anyone who’s met me 😂 – If you haven’t yet entered my ticket giveaway for this event, best hurry. You have 4.5 hours until midnight! – #naturalhair #4chair #teamnatural #kinkyhair #hairblogger #afro #naturalhairstyle #africanhair #taperedcut #africanhair #4chairchick #blogger
6. Fatou N’Diaye
Fatou covers African beauty in her blog called ‘behind Black Beauty’. She is a beautiful French blogger of Senegalese, Malian and Nigerian descent. Her trip to New York in 1999, was when she discovered another beauty universe dedicated to black women that increased her interest in “black woman”. This is where she started sharing her beauty tricks and beauty tips to the world through her blog.
7. Ms. Fawwie
Fawwie is a stunner of Somali-Kenyan descent. The East African Goddess is an entrepreneur and vlogger that focuses on selling makeup products. She also shares her make up tips and tutorials through her insane Instagram selfies and captions.