Ellarie feels blessed for the opportunities she's had thus far, but she has said she "would like to see more people like me represented.”
The beauty industry brings in big bank, but there's still a disconnect between brands and shoppers when it comes to making sure everyone feels "represented."
Everyone is beautiful, whether you're tall, short, black, white, fresh-faced or acne-prone. And these models are showing us that beauty belongs to everyone.
"No group is monolithic, certainly not women of color," according to Joanna Simkin, a celebrity makeup artist and Yahoo Lifestyle's Diversity in Beauty Awards judge.
"The industry is finally hearing the voices of women of color and acknowledging our buying power," says Tiara Willis, the genius behind Twitter account @MakeupforWOC.
"There's not a specific mold of what beauty is and who can be beautiful," says Massy Arias. "As cliché as it sounds, we need to be comfortable being us."
Yahoo Lifestyle enlisted six experts, all of whom champion diversity within their work, as judges for the 2018 Diversity in Beauty Awards.