The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Zoe Kravitz, Adut Akech, and More

This past week on Instagram was filled with lit-from-within skin and avant-garde makeup.

This past week on Instagram reminded us to let our natural skin shine through this summer. Zoë Kravitz caught some sunlight while rocking cornrows and a touch of YSL’s Touche Éclat concealer, while model Neelam Kaur Gill rang in her 26th year with a peachy glow and silky strands. As for Adut Akech? She was “giving” major glow while serving up a sleek ponytail.

A plethora of makeup inspiration was provided as well. Model Ceval Omar went for a plum lip and smoky eyeshadow, which served as a nice counterbalance to her apricot-hued lengths. Tracee Ellis Ross proved that a red lip is never a bad idea, wearing Chanel tweed and a long, latex-wrapped braid. Then Willow Smith served up amethyst-tinged accents on the eyes and lips, while asymmetrical lime green shadow was the ultimate avant-garde accent.

Gabrielle Union and daughter Kaavia brought the smiles and sunshine with a shoulder-length bob and gold-beaded braids, respectively. And the ever-inspiring model Stacey Louidor served up another aspirational ’90s-inspired look: black liner on the lips, a mauve smoky eye, and a slicked-back high bun with a spherical embellishment that matched her water-droplet nails. Bringing it all together? A stunning cutout dress and a message about confidence. “ME IN THIS DRESS!!! Can you even believe ?!” she wrote. “I was intimidated when I first got it,  but come on stomach! She’s giving you lumps, love handles, [and] stretchies.”

This story originally appeared on: Vogue - Author:Akili King