Does this buzzy beauty trend leave out women of color?
Sade Strehlke wasn’t looking to make a statement– she just wanted to buy a BB cream.
The fashion blogger was eager to try out the makeup trend she’d been hearing about everywhere, a lightweight cross between primer, foundation, sunscreen and moisturizer (BB stands for “blemish balm” or “beauty balm”), but she kept striking out when it came to finding a product that matched her skin tone.
Even her favorite makeup lines (like MAC, which she’d come to rely on for foundation) had limited options. “Their BB cream only came in three shades and their darkest was ‘light plus,’” she told TODAY.com.
http://www.today.com/style/does-buzzy-beauty-trend-leave-out-women-color-1C9860899
Aug 7, 2013 / 35 notes

Does this buzzy beauty trend leave out women of color?

Sade Strehlke wasn’t looking to make a statement– she just wanted to buy a BB cream.

The fashion blogger was eager to try out the makeup trend she’d been hearing about everywhere, a lightweight cross between primer, foundation, sunscreen and moisturizer (BB stands for “blemish balm” or “beauty balm”), but she kept striking out when it came to finding a product that matched her skin tone.

Even her favorite makeup lines (like MAC, which she’d come to rely on for foundation) had limited options. “Their BB cream only came in three shades and their darkest was ‘light plus,’” she told TODAY.com.

http://www.today.com/style/does-buzzy-beauty-trend-leave-out-women-color-1C9860899

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