Makeup Wish List

Even though I love makeup , my makeup skills aren’t great and there are some item I am missing to complete some of the make up looks ,l would like to try out.

The first item I would like to buy is the

Sleek Good Girl Eyeshadow palette its full of different shades of pink and red.

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This is a makeup look I would like to try out from YouTuber Beebz its called the Monochrome Cranberry Look when I get the Sleek Good Girl Palette .I think its so beautiful , sexy look and Beebz is such a beautiful lady.

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I also want the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette that Beebz use to complete this Eyeshadow look .

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The third item I need is a new set of makeup brushes as the first set of makeup brushes I brought of Ebay .The hair kept coming off ,when I was applying makeup.I truthfully love bamboo handles ,so my new set of brushes will have to have bamboo handles .And I want several brushes as I need a few and I hate having to constantly clean my makeup brushes when applying makeup.

Matto 9-Piece Bamboo Makeup Brush Set with Travel Bag

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Lastly I just wanted a dressing table as I have no where to storage my makeup.Its all in plastic drawers. My computer table doubles as a dressing table and it aint good .There not enough room for PC ,laptops and my makeup lol. So a table is a must.

Tell me what you would like make up wise .Please comment and share

 

 

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Technic Pink Nail Polish

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I found a beautiful pink nail vanish in Bodycare .Its a beautiful bright fuschia colour.In the picture it looks darker then it is but its a lot brighter in person. Its was only £1.50 a great price for my student budget.

I just love nail vanish , it makes me feel very lady like and glamourous .

 

Munroe Bergdorf: L’Oreal transgender model on ‘white supremacy

Unless you have been under a rock ,you will have notice the uproar from Loreal Transgender Model Munroe Bergdorf putting white supremacy on blast and the backlash from what she wrote on her facebook page .In relation to how she feel racism aka white supremacy effects people of colour worldwide.

I have made a video on my thoughts but I missed I few points ,I would like to address  this in this blog post.

I feel like her comment which were ” Honestly I dont have the energy to talk about the racial violence of white people .Yes All white people ”

L’Oréal sacks Munroe Bergdorf over ‘all whites are racist’ Facebook post

Is nothing compare to Cheryl Cole being employed by Loreal as diversity model even though she was convicted for aggravated assault and accussed of  racially aggravated assault.This is a great crime to me then a few words written by a traumatized person of colour like Munroe Bergdorf after seeing white supremacist kill people for trying to get rid of white supremacy.It seems like white mainstream society doesnt want to know about people of colours pain, just about white people pain.

It is amazing the amount of white people making video’s about Munroe comments but not calling out Loreal double standards on racism.

What I have learnt from the experinece of Munroe ,is dont bite then hands that feeds you, unless your are prepared to be fired for speaking up against injustice.

And that Loreal is still a white supremacy beauty company that is happy to employ racists and thugs like Cheryl Cole if they promoting white supremacy but not brown skin people who complain about the effect of white supremacy on people of colour.

I havent been a fan of Loreal for a long time, they are forever been accussed of racism aka white supremacy from bleaching Beyonce in beauty ads to not emloying people of colour .The list of there crimes is endless and they have lost court cases due to there racism.

You’re worth it – if white. L’Oréal guilty of racism

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/jul/07/france.angeliquechrisafis

I feel like this is one global white beauty company that doesnt need my money .I feel like they are part of the problem not the solution and dont care about the injustice of white supremacy as long as they keep making money.

I feel like Munroe ever though I dont agreed that all white people are racist is proving just how much white supremacy runs the world and how much many white people arent ready to give up there white prilvege.Many of them are part of the problem not the solution .And dont really care ,what effect it has on people of colour or how angry it makes people of colour .

I feel like Munroe has taught me to press on with my dreams of starting my own beauty brand in the future .And to keep vlogging and blogging as my story is important as a women of colour.I think the only way to rid the world of white supremacy ,is for us people of colour .To tell our stories and not wait on white people to get rid of white supreamacy .

I also think Munroe is having the last laugh ,as she now been offered another makeup brand contract with illamasqua ,which accepts her just as she is and doesnt expect her to keep silence over white privllage and racism.

Well done to illamasqua for standing up to injustice and racism.

 

 

Why Black Women don’t start makeup brands.

I have been blogging and vlogging for a while. And the same questions keeps coming up.Why isnt there enough makeup brands ,that cater for women of colour especially black women? Women of African and Asian descent skin tone vary in skin tones but its like mission to get makeup foundation that fits are vary skin tones in the Uk especially if your dark skin.

Here’s Youtuber Mithu she a British Srilankan Tamil her skin tone is the same as many African women.Black women come from all over the world and there beauty needs to be celebrate and catered for.

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I feel like we black women are always moaning about the lack of makeup brands that catered for us .But how many of us are willing to start are own makeup brand.We know there  a problem but we seem to be waiting on white mainstream beauty companies to fix it.

I notice a while back British Ghanaian Youtuber Chanel started a makeup line called Amby Rose but I was disappointed when she just launch it with fake lashes and makeup brushes first.It wasn’t addressing the problem of lack of suitable shades for dark skin women like us. I was expected more from her as a makeup artist by profession.

Its seem like some of us black folk love to complain ,as long we never get too the doing part.It’s like some in the black community always say its white folk  fault and that they need to change so we can be more comfortable.

But we are very talented people ,why if we are trained makeup artists ,hairdressers etc. Haven’t we started are own beauty brands instead of buying them from white beauty companies that dont care about us.

Its like we don’t believe in ourselves or want to invest in the time and effort it takes to launch our own makeup brands celebrating are own kind of beauty.

When are we collectively going to put ourselves first

We also seems to have  a distribution problem .As many black beauty shop are owned by fair skin Asian who don’t stock many makeup brand for dark skin women of colour .And many black women and men don’t want to own a beauty shop catering to there own community,We let others do it for us .

If you find black makeup online ,there no testers so you have to buy it and waste money if its not the right colour. People things need to change .Let me know if you as a black women ever thought about starting a makeup line ?

Please leave you thoughts in the comment section.

 

 

 

 

Maybelline’s Fit Me! Foundations

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I am just a brown skin girl living in a vanilla world and I hear constantly how colour don’t matter but I still can’t walk into any high street shop or department store in England and get the right shade of foundation for my skin tone. I have to order online or go to a specfic shop to buy foundation.

So when I saw Maybelline new advert advertising the fit me foundation I was surprise as it said it now has 40 shades .I thought bloody hell that a lot. As I looked closer to the ad ,I notice it was only for normal to oily skin.

I thought that counts me out as I have dry skin.Its seem there a myth that black skin is oily .My skin is very dry .I get annoyed when people tell me its weird for a black women not to have oily skin. I just tell them ,no its not as I don’t have oily skin.

I looked at the US advert and notice there was only one black women in the advert even though it said it has 40 shades.And the Asian and European women all seem to be closer to the same shade.Its seem white capitalism beauty company Maybelline just don’t get African skin stone can range from the white cream to darkest brown .Its funny how the ad was saying foundation for all skin tones and contrdict it self with only light skin tone show and one token black women in shade 360 is  meant to represent all black women

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The ad is a USA ad and the same ad in Uk only 19 shades are available in the uk.This is very unfair.I will have to complain to Maybelline about this .

I am getting really fed up of white dominated beauty companies and there  false advertisement,They getaway with it everyday and people just don’t see the racism behind it.Its time Black people start there own beauty companies and stop letting white beauty  companies get away with false advertising and not providing enough shades for the variety of brown skin women of African descent .

False advertisement seem to  be the name of the games in the white beauty world.

Nikon D5100 DSLR camera review

I have decided to review my Nikon D5100 DSLR camera.Which I have had since 2014 .I have only started using it in the last year as I couldn’t work out how to get live view on it. I managed to work it out and how to put it on live view and I’ve started filming with it. I was grey dark patchy colour on the normal setting so I had to switch the setting to vivid ,so the camera would pick up the colour of my skin properly.I would recommend that setting for Dark skin people on this camera. I also fiddled about with the contrast and Saturation to improve the video. Its a lot better.

But I still can’t say the Nikon D5100 camera films dark skin well,in low light setting as far as I can see.The video below was film at night in my kitchen,when all the kitchen lights were on the normal standard setting.Its doesnt seem to pick up dark skin well and isnt focusing very well on my dark skin.

Even though on heartifb.com a independent blogger website, says this camera cope well in low light conditions.

http://heartifb.com/2013/03/26/5-great-digital-cameras-fashion-bloggers/

They should have said for folks with light skin e.g Caucasian skin. If you are of the chocolate variety like me, you will notice you will appear like a bit of a bloop of darkness on the video.Shadows appear on your skin,like you have complexion problems,that you don’t have.Even if you film with the lights on. Banging my head against a brick wall.

I had to put a spot light on my face just to film my next YouTube Vlog reviewing DuduOsun Black Soap and I ‘m still not happy.The video just not sharp enough.

I only have one lens but I will just have to keep playing with camera settings to see if I can improve the sharpness of the video. I personally think Nikon DSLR cameras are not very good for taking pictures or filming video’s of dark skin people. I had the same problem with taking a photo of myself.I looked washed out and grey.Picture below when I hadn’t used vivid setting on the camera.

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Vivid setting on this camera is essential for dark skin folk. The setting since to be tailor to light skin people.

Most Dark skin people since to film with Canon 600D .Some reviews online have mention that Nikon colour skin tones aren’t as realistic like Canon and I ‘m thinking they might be right. Anyway the struggle continues.I like the camera but I won’t buy another Nikon DSLR. Next one will be Canon.

There quite a few articles discussing the bias towards light skin online here a link to one.

Please share and comment.

Rimmel Mocha Foundation review

As a Cocoa Brown girl finding foundation that matches my skintone and budget is quite hard .I always stick to a budget of no makeup item must cost me more then ten pounds.I came across a new Rimmel makeup perfection foundation at Tesco ,which says it provides 24 hour moisture hydration. I picked colour Mocha 503 and it was only £6 which is right in my budget.

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I have super dry skin so its important that my makeup foundation has moisture in it.I tried this foundation out and I would say the colour was a good match .Its very simply to Black Opal nutmeg colour ,ELF Cocoa and MAC NC50.

It didn’t last 24 hours as it says on the packet, it was gone within 3 hours , as I have super dry skin.But its a lovely foundation.Its nice to see Rimmel London realise that Black British women are here too stay . And that we buy beauty products tooand British beauty is no longer pale English rose skin its a rainbow of colours.And that diversity should me celebrated.I would recommend it if your on a small budget.It doesnt come in a lot of colours if your darker then me but if you can find you colour its worth a try.