Duckie Thot looks like a real life Barbie, and the Internet is obsessed. There are some people we can simply look at for a quick second on social media, give their photos a swift double-tap, or like, and keep scrolling. Then, there is Duckie Thot.
With its lipstick line, Mented Cosmetics filled a gap in makeup for women of color. Now the company has launched a polish line that fills another void.
Kheris Rogers is only 10, but she's already launching a fashion line — and inspiring others in the process.
Model and "melanin goddess" Khoudia Diop is one of the stars of the Colored Girl's latest campaign, called Blend In Stand Out.
Nyakim Gatwech is a model from South Sudan living in Minnesota. Recently on Instagram, she shared a story about her dark skin. “I was [asked by] my uber driver the other day… ‘don’t take this offensive but if you were given 10 thousand dollars would you bleach your skin for that amount?’ I couldn’t even respond I started laughing so hard. Than he said so that a no and I was like hell to the f*king yeah that a no, why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God bless with me,” she wrote.
A photo from a project highlighting the beauty of black skin is rubbing some people the wrong way on social media. The image in question from One, a series by Isaac West featuring stunning models in colorful underwear set behind brightly colored backdrops, places the most light-skinned woman front and center. In response, West, a student and fashion designer in Minnesota, says to Yahoo Beauty that “as black people, we have something very unique about us — our skin tone.
Yahoo Beauty would like to introduce you to the New-New, a column by Beauty Director Dana Oliver on the latest products, tools, and treatments that she’d happily spend her hard-earned money on. All it takes is the right shade, finish, and someone saying, “You look great!” for me to keep a tube in heavy rotation (or at the bottom of my handbag). The latest additions to the Retro Matte line include soft nudes like Café Au Chic and Flesh Stone, muted pinks and roses such as Ladybegood and Topped With Brandy, and rich browns and reds accurately named Chocotease and Carnivorous.
Jennifer Olaleye strikes a pose for the haters. Such was the case for beauty and lifestyle vlogger Jennifer Olaleye, who posted a screenshot of remarks made by two commenters casually bashing dark-skinned women on one of Olaleye’s Instagram posts.
Gabrielle Union recently shared with Harper’s Bazaar that she used to be insecure about her skin color. For women of color like Melodi Parker, a licensed professional counselor, the fact that actress Gabrielle Union shared in a recent Harper’s Bazaar feature that she had felt insecure about her dark skin when she was growing up comes as no surprise. “I didn’t love my skin color.
If you ask most women with deeper complexions how easy it is to select foundation to complement their skin tone, their answer may be “The struggle is real.”
Doll creator Mala Bryan of Malaville toys fires back after a customer criticized one of her dolls as being 'too dark.'
26-year-old South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul went viral last week with her bold Instagram post calling out professional makeup artists at fashion shows for not having makeup that matched her skin color. “A good makeup artist would come prepare and do their research before coming to work because oftentimes you know what to expect especially at a show!” With 10 years of modeling under her belt, Paul is using social media and modeling as platforms to get the message out about discrimination in the fashion industry. After years of dealing with that, you get tired,” she tells Yahoo Beauty, noting that her lips are naturally pitch black and don’t require lipstick — just a touch of gloss.
By Deven Hopp Pinks, purples, reds, and nudes—with hundreds of lipstick options out there, guidance from a pro is always appreciated. We called in five celebrity makeup artists and asked them to share the colors they use on women with dark skin. Scroll through to see their picks! The Artist: Ermahn Ospina The Clients: Rosario Dawson, Jordana Brewster, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Darby Stanchfield The Pick: Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Gabrielle “Chanel’s new hydrating, long-lasting formula and wide variety of beautiful, pigmented colors, makes Rouge Coco the perfect lipstick.