A photo from a project highlighting the beauty of black skin is rubbing some people the wrong way on social media. The image in question from One, a series by Isaac West featuring stunning models in colorful underwear set behind brightly colored backdrops, places the most light-skinned woman front and center. In response, West, a student and fashion designer in Minnesota, says to Yahoo Beauty that “as black people, we have something very unique about us — our skin tone.
Keke Palmer knows how to tell it like it is. Keke Palmer deserves a hearty round of applause for three reasons right now. Last, but certainly not least, Palmer vented, shut down a hater-friend, and delivered a message all in one casual sitting on the pressures of always looking perfect, which many women can probably relate to.
26-year-old South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul went viral last week with her bold Instagram post calling out professional makeup artists at fashion shows for not having makeup that matched her skin color. “A good makeup artist would come prepare and do their research before coming to work because oftentimes you know what to expect especially at a show!” With 10 years of modeling under her belt, Paul is using social media and modeling as platforms to get the message out about discrimination in the fashion industry. After years of dealing with that, you get tired,” she tells Yahoo Beauty, noting that her lips are naturally pitch black and don’t require lipstick — just a touch of gloss.