11 Regal Beauty Looks From Last Night's Black Panther Premiere

Even though Black Panther comes out on February 16, fans have been waiting in impatient anticipation for months on end (and if they didn't snag an advanced ticket, they may have to wait a little longer). You don't have to be a Marvel fan to appreciate the fact that this film is chockfull of representation, with nearly an entire Black cast of heroes and villains gracing our screens.

Aside from Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman, Tessa Thompson, Angela Bassett, and Michael B. Jordan getting time to shine, we're also ecstatic that most of the cast wears natural hairstyles in the film. Not only are they badass, but they prove that Black beauty is just as conventional as everything else we've seen up until now. Last night's Los Angeles premiere was no different. With a dress code of "royal attire," the cast and fans showed up — and showed out — with their 'fros tall, edges laid, and locs flowing. See some of the best looks ahead.

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Yara Shahidi's hair is already awesome, but pushing it back with a simple headband brought it to new heights.
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Chloe and Halle, with their moody lip colors and elaborate loc'd updos, said it best: "This movie makes us so proud to be in the skin we’re in," they captioned an Instagram.
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Angela Bassett kept her makeup muted, with a nude lip and a smoky eye, but turned the volume all the way up with her textured blowout.
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Nick Barose, Lupita Nyong'o's go-to makeup artist, had her tap Lancôme Color Design Lipstick in Fashion Forward on with her fingers for a wine stain finish. And of course, Vernon François is responsible for her structural updo.
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Tessa Thompson made her bouffant look even more badass with her coral lipstick.
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Danai Gurira's rich brown skin was a perfect canvas for her silver and gold eyeshadow combo. (Bonus points for her matchy-matchy fuchsia lip/dress moment.)
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Dr. Kari Williams, who does Meagan Good's faux locs, says that she uses two textures to achieve one fab look.
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After snatching our wigs with her blonde hair, Janelle Monáe came back with a two-peat the very next day, thanks to her artfully-smudged liner and brick red lip. Check out her beauty breakdown here.
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Issa Rae's bun, fastened with gold coils and cowrie shells, was done by stylist Ashley Noel.
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We told you guys that Ryan Michelle Bathe is our new curl crush.
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While some women shy away from the big chop, Marija Abney owns it. Her half-shaved head (and navy blue smoked eye, and deep burgundy lips...) is glorious.
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