NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – AUG. 05: Taraji P. Henson attends BET Black Girls Rock! 2017 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Aug. 5, 2017, in Newark, New Jersey. Credit: Raymond Hagans for Steed Media Service

Black Girls Rock! 2011 Award winner Taraji P. Henson served as the host of the 2017 Black Girls Rock! Awards on Saturday night, Aug. 5, at the NJPAC Center in Newark, New Jersey. Six years ago, Henson was extremely emotional when she received the “Star Power” honor and talked about raising her son, “a young prince” and said, “Sisterhood is very powerful.”

Henson wore a dress by designer David Koma, among others, and sported a fierce natural auburn-colored updo.

Now in its 11th year, Black Girls Rock! honors Black women who are trailblazers, change makers or dynamos in their respective fields and was created by deejay Beverly Bond in 2011.

Ardell Beauty Hydra Lipstick’s “Nude You Say”

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Ardell Beauty Hydra Lipstick’s “Nude You Say”

Lock in moisture with this ultra-hydrating and highly pigmented lipstick. The emollient moisturizing formula allows you to put one with just one swipe for full and even coverage. Also try “Slipped Away” and “Fox.”
Price: $9.99, available at Sally Beauty and SallyBeauty.com

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Nude Love Collection

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Nude Love Collection

“I created these because I could never find a liquid lipstick that suited my needs. This formula is so light, it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all.” –Huda

A long-wearing, lightweight liquid lipstick with a crisp, matte finish in four nude shades to flatter every skin tone. The antioxidant-rich formula helps to maintain hydration and prevents creasing. Available in four shades: “Crush,” “Girlfriend,” “Sugar Mama,” and “Wifey.” Price: $20.00, available at ShopHudaBeauty.com

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Introducing Vice Lipstick — a 100-shade lineup of creamy, badass luxury disguised inside a sexy shotgun shell. The modern formula, now in a bullet shape, includes the proprietary Pigment Infusion System for super-creamy texture, long wear and rich color dispersion — even the Mega Matte doesn’t drag! A yummy butter blend combined with aloe vera, jojoba and avocado leaves lips nourished, soft and conditioned. The edgy packaging was inspired by their original lipsticks’ shotgun shell case but is updated with luxe facets and shade-matched labels. Rolling out suggests: “Walk of Shame,” “Earthling,” and “Sheer Rapture.” Price: $17.00, available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta/Ulta.com, Macy’s/Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Matte

Obtain velvety matte lips with ease with the new L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Paints. The product formula allows for high impact matte color without any discomfort, dryness, or transferring. Available in four trendsetting nude shades. We fell in love with “Peach Pit,” and “Tongue Ted” came in a close second. Price: $9.99, available at lorealparisusa.com

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Lipcolour “Matte-Itude”

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Lipcolour

Pigment-rich, creamy lip color in addictive matte shades. Introducing L’Oréal Paris’ first matte lipstick collection. Formulated with pure pigments to create intense color, while light scattering gel creates a soft-focus, matte effect on lips. Enriched with jojoba oil for added hydration and flake-free comfort. Lips are left soft, smooth and wrapped in rich on-trend color and finish. Available in four nude shades. We suggest “Matte-Itude” and “Matte-Cadema.” Price: $8.99, available at lorealparisusa.com

Black Girls Rock! airs Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at 8 p.m. EST on BET.

Watch Henson’s memorable acceptance speech from 2011 after the jump.

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