Click HERE for a list of bands who make cosmetics for women with deeper skin tones, click HERE for a list of black-owned cosmetics brands.
YSL Beauty is learning today, okay? Black women, as a collective, have joined forces to let YSL and every other cosmetics brand know that we will not tolerate being excluded. Erasure ain’t fitna happen on our watch, okay? Not even a little bit.
Here’s what had happened…..
The caption, at that time, read:
Find your shade! ALL Hours, our new foundation that lasts forever, is available in 22 shades from light to dark to suit all skin tones. Check the exclusive IG account to discover the shades: @all_hours_shade_finder_
Women of color and our allies, swiftly took to the YSL Beauty comment section to point out the obvious:
And others followed suit:
But wait for it, YSL responded to the outrage by letting consumers know that they will be releasing darker shades sometime in 2018. Yes, next year.
They also updated the caption to remove the reference to “all skin tones” The new caption reads like so:
Feel free to voice your concerns on the YSLBeauty IG account HERE, or, you can better spend your time supporting brands who make makeup for US. Click HERE for a list of bands who make cosmetics for women with deeper skin tones, click HERE for a list of black-owned cosmetics brands.
I recently completed a full-face tutorial using only Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a black-owned cosmetics brand. Feel free to watch here:
Also, share these lists so that more of these indie brands will have the opportunity to have their products on the shelves, too!