Felicia Walker Benson

Contributor | from Newark, NJ

About

Who's your beauty icon?
When I was a kid, I adored everything about Claire Huxtable. She exuded such grace and beauty. And her eye shadow game was always on point. But now that I'm a grown up, Tracee Ellis Ross sort of represents my current state of mind. She's projects an image that is strong, confident, intelligent and funny AF. Her personal style is enviable and her hair is legendary. 
 
Who are your 5 favorite people to follow on Instagram?
@danessa_myricks for beauty inspo. She creates and pushes the envelope. 
@jenniferbehr and @eponavalley because I've been obsessed with hair accessories since grade school. 
@funniest_15seconds because I'm immature. 
@waityouneedthis I don't know her but I love her aesthetic. 
 
What's the beauty essential you can’t live without?
Sunscreen. Don't believe the hype: black can crack!
 
What's your desert island album?
Current mood is very Bad Boy circa 1990s, so I’d say Notorious BIG's Ready To Die.
 
What's your favorite Byrdie story?