This article originally appeared on hellogiggles.com.
There’s nothing more frustrating than a makeup line that doesn’t have brown shades.
Yeah, it’s still a thing.
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Clearly Topshop knows what’s up and have taken another major leap in their beauty offering. Their latest foundation includes shades that range from fair to deep. Meet their newest release, the Air Cushion Skin Perfector.
If you’re into Korean beauty, you’re familiar with the brilliance (and utter convenience) of cushion compacts. They’re pretty much a makeup-soaked sponge in a compact that you apply with a cotton round or puff. They tend to be on the sheerer side, but can be layered for more coverage. Cushion compacts are notoriously difficult to find in shades of brown, so this is a pretty big deal.
According to Huffpost UK, Model Leomie Anderson is one of the influencers promoting the Air Cushion Skin Perfector and they couldn’t have found a better representative. Last year Leomie took to Twitter to express her frustrations over so-called makeup artists who are unprepared to work on black models. (If you’re black and have ever gotten your makeup professionally done, you know the tea.)
WE NEED MORE MAKEUP ARTISTS AND HAIR WHO ARE COMPETENT WITH ALL RACES BACKSTAGE AT SHOWS.— Leomie Anderson (@Leomie_Anderson) February 17, 2016
Why can a white model confidentially sit in anyone's chair and feel confident they'll look okay but black models have to worry?— Leomie Anderson (@Leomie_Anderson) February 17, 2016
of course I get given to the makeup artist who had ONE brown foundation she was trying to mix with white on a sly because she's not equipped— Leomie Anderson (@Leomie_Anderson) February 17, 2016
Had to ask her straight "do you have foundation for my skin tone orrrr?" My girl started sweating and said "I like to mix brands"— Leomie Anderson (@Leomie_Anderson) February 17, 2016
Watch Leomie try out the Air Cushion Skin Perfector in the video below.
As of now, the full range is available in the UK and Leomie’s shade (6.0) is the only one available on the US site. We’re pretty sure the full collection will make its way over to the states sooner than later, so stay tuned.
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