Essence magazine Best in Black Beauty Awards

ESSENCE magazine honored beauty innovators at the Best in Black Beauty Awards in New York City this week. ESSENCE's Beauty Director Corynne Corbett and Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose co-hosted the evening which was touted as the "ultimate beauty conversation." Honorees included celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson, the head stylist on "What Not to Wear," Beyoncé's go-to manicurist Lisa Logan and legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath. Sexy smoky eyes, vibrant colors and bold florals ruled the red carpet. Check out these fun photos from the night!

Grammy-nominated singer and event presenter Janelle Monae.

(Photo: Dario Cantatore, The Picture Group)
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Fri, May 11, 2012 12:00 PM EDT

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