Singer Mary J. Blige, 37, made the list of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People. Mary, who has been entertaining the masses for nearly 20 years now says: “I’m at my most beautiful when I’m in a good mood, not dealing with any drama, and feeling healthy,” says the singer. But when she wants to get glam in a pinch, Blige has a quick beauty tip. “I put on eyeliner and mascara and some liner on my mouth and some gloss in the middle, and that’s the perfect five-minute face.” Congrats to Mary for making the list. Nice to see People step outside the box when it comes to Black women who they choose to include on their list. Still, only one of the 18 shown on their site is of a sista. I suspect the other 82 will feature the usual Black suspects- Halle, Beyonce and Rihanna.
Let me add a lil side note to this post…
I’m glad to see sistas make any list that is positive, but at the same time I don’t think we as Black people or Black women should put too much emphasis on lists made by White people. We should not care what they think of us or our particularly kind of beauty. Oftentimes we put too much emphasis on what they think of us and not enough on what we think of ourselves.
So yeah Mary made “The List” and a few other Brown Sistas will make “The List” as well, but we should not take the list too seriously. Besides, every year a million lists are made and we tend to complain when not enough of us are shown. But as I said over a year ago- we don’t need anyone’s list but OUR OWN.