10 Black Male MUAs You Need To Stop Sleepin' On
Seriously, the talent is REAL.
Over the past few months the internet beauty community has been hit by controversy after controversy, with several of the biggest influencers coming under fire for their past actions. But instead of dwelling on the negative, let's look towards the light.
There's a load of incredible MUAs out there in the world that can bring about the inspiration you're looking for without testing your moral highground too. Let's be real here, that's exactly what we want: guilt-free content, please.
We've searched high and low (/read a GREAT thread) and have found people who live in their truth, are creating new and exciting beauty inspo. And with the mainstream beauty industry still not doing enough to be inclusive and represent real diversity - especially when it comes to male make up artists - it’s about time we all took a moment or 10 to take note.
Here's 10 black male MUAs that you all need to be aware of if you aren't already...
With 114k followers on the ‘gram no one’s really sleeping on the self-proclaimed King of Highlight, but he’s still a major talent.
And tbf his highlight is on point.
It’s all in the name, he’s flawless. Throwing gender roles into the trash, this babe serves face for days and weave for weeks. So here for it.
Alf has that summer glo’ all year round and has just announced via his YouTube channel that he’s about to start weekly vlogs on top of his make up tutorials. Get. On. That.
21 years old and an aspiring model, Brian’s talent when it comes to make up is all self-taught.
Devin has his own hastage ‘#DE7EN’, and if the extra af-ness of that doesn’t make you want to check this guy out, well, we don’t know what will.
We stan a king that f***s s*** up and this queen does just that. He’s also a YouTuber – bonus.
This boys eye game is strong, and if anyone could make blending an Olympic sport it’s King Kouture.
Anthony is the founder of @BasilRhea – a cosmetics brand that specialises in non-toxic cruelty free lipsticks and highlighters. Slay.
Having been on YouTube for 9 months now, NeonMUA has a whole backlog of content just waiting to fill you in on the latest trends.
He’s also the inspiration behind this article, as he dropped a thread of black male MUAs that we all needed to know. And here we are. #BeatButWoke (his hashtag).
And last but nowhere near least is Jehloni. The face is beat and his ‘gram is full of stunning selfies. A level of self love that we can get on board with.