If you’ve been placed in an awkward, sometimes harrowing, situation at some point in your life, and believe me, we all have, this week’s beauty crush can more than likely relate. Having to navigate life through a slew of insufferable coworkers to relationships filled with an overwhelming amount of uncertainty, Issa Rae has become a voice for women of color who have encountered situations like these, while injecting almost lethal doses of humor and sobering reality checks in her HBO comedy series Insecure, YouTube web-series Awkward Black Girl, and her New York Times bestseller The Misadventures Awkward Black Girl. But upon further glances, this beauty has little to nothing to be insecure about.
Her skin glows like her effulgent personality. With nary a flaw, her chestnut complexion is the perfect canvas for lots of experimentation with make up. Rae adores a good smokey-eye to enhance her almond shaped eyes. Her eyebrows, always beautifully sculpted and arched. For lips, she tends to stick to earthy tones like nudes, browns and cocoas, though she can spice up her look every now and then with a deep red lip.
As for her hair, this naturalista embraces her curls and kinks, and loves showcasing them. Whether braided, pinned-up, or pompadoured, Rae definitely has an affinity for trying different looks while being authentic to her true self.
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