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It was Tupac who so eloquently stated, “The Blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.” We’ve rounded up 21 images of beautiful dark skinned women because Black is beautiful.

Melaninated! 40 Images Of Beautiful Dark Skinned Women  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. @LupitaNyongo


Actress Lupita Nyong’o attends the Vanity Fair and Tiffany & Co. private dinner toasting Lupita Nyong’o and celebrating Legendary Style at Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

2. @UrsulaStephen

Ursula Stephen is known to be the hairstylist behind some of your favorite celebs including Rihanna! Here she’s in front of the camera for a project with makeup artist Camara Aunique.

3. @ViolaDavis


HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actor Viola Davis attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center.

4. @GraceStarHamilton

5. @CianneHBrowne

Cianne is a beautiful Liberian model. We are loving this nude lipstick, check out Mented Cosmetics to achieve a similar look.

6. @SerenaWilliams

7. @MichaelaCoel

8. @JustineSkye


Justine Sky attends 13th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on in 2016.

9. @DanielleBrooks

10. @TikaSumpter


12. @GabrielleUnion


13. @Hodan.YSF

Hodan is a mom of 4 living in the Netherlands.

14. @Nya.Melanin

Angeth Thiong Akur.

15. @TheKenyaMoore


Kenya Moore attends the 2017 Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes after party.

16. @NaturiNaughton


17. @ChasitySamone

Model and entrepreneur Chasity Samone looking fabulous in pink.

18. @Shivss_XO

Top notch in this top knot!

19. @_Deeva_

Red and melanin.

20. @Naoumie

Ivory looks so good against melanin.

21. @IAmHamamat

Bright eyes and a brighter turban!

22. @Naoumie, @IAmTenika, @IAmJAlicia

Black beauty.

23. @FlowerBatts

Just glowing!

24. @KiaraPike

Golden, melanin goddess!

25. @ItsMaryAmsalam

We love the navy against the pink.

26. @Anyekuos

We’re perfect, even just hanging in our white tee.

27. @Melaniin.Goddess

Senegalese model Khoudia Diop is stunning!

28. @SimoneMariposa

Simone is stepping out in all her melanin glory.

29. @KristiaTolode

When melanin makes you happy….

30. @FatGirlGlamour

31. @avielleamor

32. @ayeleshia

33. @melanin.bape

34. @__olakemi__

35. @uchenna__

36. @hhourglass

37. @iamjuju

38. @westindiandolly

39. @iamlovely2

40. @nnennab