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Top Story: Facial Features – What Makes Black Women Beautiful

In the first installment of What Makes Black Women Beautiful, I focused on hair. In the second part of the series I want to focus on facial features. Black women are often thought to be unattractive because of the size of our lips and noses. Many of us buy into the negativity about our noses and choose to have plastic surgery while White women all over the world are having their lips pumped up to achieve what many of us are born with. You gotta love the irony!

Her nose is broad and wide, her lips are pouty and full. It’s a beautiful thing.

Is she not beautiful?

Watch out for her, she’ll chew you up!

I dare you to call her ugly!


Our features are what make us beautiful!

In the next and final installment I will highlight images of beautiful dark skinned sistas. Skin color is not only an issue for racist White people, but it has also been and continues to be an issue within the Black community.

Skin Tone: What Makes Black Women Beautiful



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About Leigh Langston

I am the woman behind the Dangerous Lee Network and along with helping starving artists get fed I have published some of the best in DIY, How To and Top List content in 50+ categories as well as my short stories, poems, opinion essays and personal blogs. I am also the author of the safe sex erotica anthology, "Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down" and an eBook on the affects of colorism, The Half Series: When Black People Look White.


14 thoughts on “Top Story: Facial Features – What Makes Black Women Beautiful

  1. You took the comment out of context. If you aren’t racist that comment does not apply to you. Thanks for reading and enjoying.


    Posted by Dangerous Lee | 02/24/2014, 4:42 PM
  2. “Skin color is not only an issue for racist White people”
    I was really enjoying this post before I read this part. I am a white female, and I find black women incredibly beautiful. Black women have some of the most gorgeous features of the entire human race. But I am put into this category of “racist white people” before any one even thinks to hear my opinion. My innocent daughter, who has never once heard a negative comment directed toward anyone’s race, will soon be put into this category. It is such a shame. I hope someday that people of all races will not have to live with inaccurate stereotypes.

    I don’t mean for this comment to come off as rude, or negative, as I had said before other than that one statement I love this post. It is very empowering, and I am sure that it touched a lot of women and helped them to embrace their beauty. For that I praise you!


    Posted by Emalee McCool | 02/24/2014, 2:42 PM
  3. Wooow I tell you us black women are F*** bomb shells!! I don’t care what anybody has to say about anything that we have going on, we are God choosen ones and yes Honey the lips, body, hair, nose, hips, butt, eyes etc. has got it going on Baby! With two snap and a twist…


    Posted by Mercedes | 06/07/2012, 7:48 PM
  4. Great points. Thanks! But, I think that we continue to reassure the world and ourselves that we are beautiful because we are so often told we are not.


    Posted by Dangerous Lee | 03/12/2012, 12:00 PM
  5. I just wish black women didn’t feel the need to keep reassuring themselves that they are beautiful. It registers to me as they/we don’t genuinely think so which is why there’s a need to reinforce it all of the time outwardly.

    Why don’t we just try to look pretty as best we can? Some people will not always find us attractive and we may not find us attractive ourselves, but maybe we are not meant to be seen that way. Maybe our spiritual path is different than everyone else’s forcing us to experience life a different way. No matter what, all women become unattractive during their lives. It sucks when you are that way young, but life is really what you make of it, the same with looks. Most of the style choices regarding hair, makeup, clothes, shoes, accessories and/or the lack thereof is what makes a lot of bw unattractive in general. Oftentimes when I watch professional make-over shows, I’m amazed at how attractive we can be with the right style techniques and approaches, but the problem is most women don’t apply those approaches on the everyday so well…you get what you give.


    Posted by Tina | 03/12/2012, 6:37 AM
  6. I’m flattered that I can inspire you :)


    Posted by Dangerous Lee | 07/11/2011, 9:51 PM
  7. I love this! You have inspired me to write a blog post about painting that relates to this issue


    Posted by vaslittlecrow | 07/11/2011, 9:49 PM


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