We were beyond excited to hear news of the Kelly Rowland makeup line! Kelly has always been such a beauty, so then it makes sense that she would want to spread her wings within the cosmetics industry. What is even more fabulous about the announcement is that the Kelly Rowland Makeup Line will also cater to those rocking with a little more melanin.
Being a gorgeous chocolate girl herself we are sure Rowland will be able to develop a collection that will be well-suited for ebony girls. Foundation and the like can easily become a headache when searching for a perfect tone match. Many makeup companies do not create tints that go deep enough to look natural and give off a seamless finish.
Nevertheless, who can forget the black supermodels who have come forward to say that MUAs (makeup artists) working designer shows did not have makeup on hand in order to make them up for the catwalk. Many of these very models have had to bring their own foundation just to get ready backstage. If the fashion industry can not meet the needs of dark skin women, who could?
Well, fortunately throughout the years women of color have spearheaded the movement that WE have to be the ones to change things for the better. Fashion icon, Iman, had to face the lack of cosmetics issue at photo shoots and runway shows during her era as well. These experiences inspired her to develop her own makeup collection for women of color. Kelly Rowland says Iman has inspired her to do the same. Rowland declared,
“My makeup artist Sheika Daley and I are actually starting a makeup line we’re making sure we make, well we’re starting off with lashes and then we’re going to have it grow for all women. But definitely making sure we have our chocolate girls covered. Gotta get the chocolate girls in there! We have to have that, you know. I think Iman has done a beautiful makeup line and I want to do it too!”
Yes, just as in the hair industry as more black girls make the move to design products by us and for us our needs from beauty to couture are sure to be met. Speaking of beauty, be sure to browse and shop our online 1966 Beauty Store! We have worked hard to bring you a comprehensive store that will include the best products for black hair and black beauty. Check it out and be sure to tell us what you think!
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