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Timeless and Inspiring! 20 Beauty Quotes By Black Influential Women – From Beverly Naya To Maya Angelou

Timeless and Inspiring! 20 Beauty Quotes By Black Influential Women – From Beverly Naya To Maya Angelou

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If there’s one thing that goes beyond the surface level of time and impact, it’s words that do more than existing as anecdotes. Even more impactful are words that affirm the uniqueness and strength that lies in individual beauty. Showcasing this in inspiring and timeless ways, influential black women continue to make a case for empowerment in powerful beauty quotes too empowering and exhilarating to ignore. 

From statements made by legendary pioneers like the late poetic powerhouse Maya Angelou to contemporary icons like Beyoncé and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, beauty quotes that serve for the empowerment of women on embracing one’s unique features exist in varieties. These quotes are rich in scope, hammering on the physical and aesthetic standards of beauty, as well as the internal work and acceptance required of them. 

Most importantly, these beauty quotes relay the messages of self-love, confidence, empowerment, and strength when it comes to the essence of black beauty for women of color. So alongside your day-to-day skincare and hair care routines and your uber-fabulous makeup staples, beauty quotes add the perfect amount of motivation you need to effortlessly be yourself.

Whether it’s the lusciousness of our hair or the beauty of who we are on the inside, in the most loving ways possible, these quotes have got you covered. They remind us all that what’s on the inside counts as much as what you portray on the outside, and that our melanin is unapologetically magical!  

Here are 20 timeless and inspiring beauty quotes by influential black women…

Maya Angelou beauty quotes by famous black women stylerave

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty”

 – Maya Angelou

Beyoncé beauty women empowerment quotes by black women stylerave

“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence”

    – Beyoncé


“Makeup is just makeup. It’s how you feel wearing it that matters”

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Yara Shahidi beauty quotes by black women stylerave

“My curls are an outward manifestation of my culture”

– Yara Shahidi


“Beauty is about embracing what you have. Let yourself shine through” 

       – Janelle Monáe 

Pat McGrath

“Creativity is your best makeup skill, don’t be afraid to experiment”

    – Pat McGrath




“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful” 

– Zoë Kravitz

Tracy Ellis Ross African Hairstyle

“I love my hair because it’s a reflection of my soul. It’s dense, it’s kinky, it’s soft, it’s textured, it’s difficult, it’s easy and it’s fun. That’s why I love my hair” 

– Tracee Ellis Ross

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“Black beauty is strength, first and foremost. It’s organic, it’s rich, it’s powerful, it’s who you are…it’s identity as well” 

 – Beverly Naya


“My beauty ethos? Well, I’d love to tell you it’s something like ‘less is more’, but honestly, it all starts with happiness” 

 –  Solange Knowles 

Winnie harlow quotes by black women stylerave

“Beauty is not something you can buy or bottle…it is something that is inside you”

– Winnie Harlow 


“My hair is an aesthetic choice. At the same time, how you wear your hair is a political statement as well”

 – Erykah Badu 


“I love the confidence that makeup gives me”

       – Tyra Banks 

Iman black and white photo

“Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin”

 – Iman


“We each have our own forms of beauty, and that’s really special” 

– Zendaya 

Lupita Nyong'o Zendaya beauty quotes by black women
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“Melanin is an incomparable beauty. From the lightest to the darkest shade” 

   – Stephanie Lahart (not pictured)

“Learn to embrace your own unique beauty, celebrate your unique gifts with confidence. Your imperfections are actually a gift”

  – Kerry Washington 


“There is no shame in black beauty”

 – Lupita Nyong’o

“Facials are my biggest indulgence. Looking good is about having a good base. It’s about taking care of your skin”

   – Halle Berry


“At the end of the day, we each have a different definition for beauty, but being yourself is the most important”

– Maria Borges

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