One of my biggest gripes with beauty products, especially in make up, is that not all brands cater for all skin tones, especially for the dark-skinned black women. Although, this is something that’s being worked on and improved every day, the playing field is by no means level yet and I truly believe that product houses need to do more so that ANY woman of ANY shade, can walk into a major department store and pick up whatever it is they need. I honestly believe that day is on its approach.
The future of beauty?
In the meantime, I really rate ladies like Natalie Clue of Keziah Connections (aka BeautyPulseLondon) who step forward to try to engage beauty lovers, entrepreneurs, product companies, consumers and women in general to bring the issue to the forefront. She really should be commended for her efforts. An aspect of what Natalie does as well is to encourage black women to consider careers in the beauty industry so that there can be more representation.
Last Tuesday, the inaugural Nurture & Network evening hosted by Keziah Connections took place at the Becca Cosmetics Boutique in the heart of Chelsea and I’m so pleased to say what a success it was. I was part of the team helping out, so I didn’t have much time to sit down and be a regular blogger, but loads of other lovely bloggers were in attendance and I’ve put links to the posts below.
BeautyPulseLondon (Natalie’s thoughts on the evening)
I know there’ll be another Nurture & Network evening soon and I’m looking forward to seeing as many people there as possible!