We are super excited because it’s the International Transgender Day Of Visibility and oh how we are thankful that we are finally working as a whole towards being gender-inclusive. People of the trans community have long faced discrimination but even so, they are powering through and making waves in various spheres of society. Take the beauty, fashion, and entertainment industries for example. Old-fashioned stigmatising is no longer being and we are seeing many trans stars arise and wow us with their flair. From supermodels to makeup artists, here are some of our favourite powerhouses from the fashion and beauty industry that we think are fabulous and serve up some stellar inspo like total enigmas.
Anjali Lama is a Nepalese model and LGBTQ+ activist. She is the first transgender woman to grace the Lakme Fashion Week runway in 2017. The iconic model is breaking barriers and making her presence felt in the Indian fashion and beauty scene. Just take a look at how stunning she looks with those popping pink lids and icy glossed lips.
Euphoria star Hunter Schafer is a trans woman who has won our hearts on screen and on runways. Aside from her stellar acting skills, the star has some serious aptitude for beauty looks. At the Oscars after party, she yet again presented us with a jaw-dropping wet hair look and intensely striking smokey eyes.
Our favourite Dutch makeup artist, Nikkie de Jagger a.k.a Nikkie Tutorials is followed by almost every makeup maven on Instagram. Her fan base keeps growing because her makeup videos are so informational and inspiring. This purple and white eye makeup look is so perfect we have to go back and see if she has a tutorial for it right away.
Model, fashion designer, and actor, Isis King is a force to reckon with. She became one of the most popular transgender personalities on television as she debuted on the show America’s Next Top Model hosted by Victoria’s Secret supermodel Tyra Banks. Isis has since taken the industry by storm and has also been a part of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show. Her beauty looks are always empowering and here she wears a glorious curly mane with pops of pink on her lids and lips.
Valentina Sampaio is one of the most popular trans models today. She has been the first trans person to be featured on the covers of various popular international magazines and runway shows. And can we just take a moment to admire her beauty? The model wears feathered brows like a statement and a red lip to match, and we just have to bookmark this look.
Patrick Starr is one of the most influential makeup artists in the industry who also belongs to the trans community. This red and silver jewelled eye makeup look set with a silky red mane is just of the many iconic beauty looks this icon has given us.
Celebrating International Transgender Day Of Visibility is just a step towards making the world a safe and welcoming place for all but there is still a whole a lot of ground to cover in order to change perceptions.
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