Dear Fashion Fair, When are you gonna step up to the plate and be the black version of Estée Lauder, LVMH, or better yet the beauty industry’s answer to “Wakanda”? It is the last day of Black History Month, and while I have spent months thinking long and hard about the importance of having moreContinue reading “Dear Fashion Fair…, An Open Letter”
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Planet of the Apps/A Retailers Worst Nightmare
With on demand beauty apps popping up in the already super saturated beauty industry, retailers will have yet another force to reckon with. “What we think is never going to stop is the acceleration of the adoption of technology” says Shiseido’s global chief digital officer Alessio Rossi, and I could not agree more! The truthContinue reading “Planet of the Apps/A Retailers Worst Nightmare “
The National/International Makeup Artist, Does anyone still care about them?
In todays “What I Think Wednesday“, I want to delve into an idea that has puzzled me for quite some time. I have had the opportunity to work for several major department store brands, and have observed “national/international” artists that work for those brands and wondered whether those roles are still relevant in this dayContinue reading “The National/International Makeup Artist, Does anyone still care about them?”
What I Think Wednesday:Gifts With Purchase, Do Black Lives Matter?
Given everything that has happened in the last week, well past 300 years, my heart is pretty heavy. The only way to be triumphant in anything is to keep pressing. Since my blog is called “Make up in Black and White” and addresses gender, class, and race as those topics apply to the vast worldContinue reading “What I Think Wednesday:Gifts With Purchase, Do Black Lives Matter?”
What I Think Wednesday: Trish McEvoy and her Credit Card Palettes
I have spent a ton of time talking to my peers in the makeup world about cosmetic companies and what I think they can do better in terms of training, product development, hiring, social media, etc… Finally I realized that talking to my peers is pointless. I also realize that talking to company executives canContinue reading “What I Think Wednesday: Trish McEvoy and her Credit Card Palettes”
The Oscar Effect: Should I boycott certain makeup brands?
A few weeks ago the nominations for the Academy Awards were announced and to many people’s surprise, there were hardly any people of color nominated! Oh what a surprise!!(sense my sarcasm?) Jada Pinkett Smith went on a social media rant proposing that people of color and especially black people boycott the show. All this talkContinue reading “The Oscar Effect: Should I boycott certain makeup brands?”
Fifty Shades of Black and White
Sooooo I have learned/been reminded of a very great lesson in the past few months. I am going to elaborate on the lesson that I learned right now!! Like to hear it? Well here it goes! A month ago, I was freelancing at a luxury beauty boutique in the nations capital and one of Obama’sContinue reading “Fifty Shades of Black and White”
“Just being white, you will win!”
This morning I woke up to a text from my brother with an artice attached where the headline read exactly what the title of this blog post reads. It was written by Wilfred Chan at CNN and covered a Thai beauty ad promoting a pill that prohibits the production of melanin, a bleaching cream inContinue reading ““Just being white, you will win!””
Slaying your dues
Today after a long day of work, I came home, lit some candles, and checked out what was happening on Instagram. While scrolling down my timeline I could not help but wonder where all of the wonderful and fabulous “mua’s” came from. I remember working for MAC cosmetics in 2006, and being ableContinue reading “Slaying your dues”
Am I really just a Stupid Makeup Artist?
Last year I worked at a super popular cosmetics counter located in downtown DC for both the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus. Both of those week long events are for anyone and everyone involved in politics who is hispanic or black or conducts a lot of business with hispanic and/or blacks to comeContinue reading “Am I really just a Stupid Makeup Artist?”