Recently, gorgeous Sudanese supermodel Nykhor Paul let all of her frustration out, regarding the way makeup artists often neglect the beauty of black skin, by blowing up on her Instagram page!
Her complaint reads as follows:
''Dear white people in the fashion world!
Please don't take this the wrong way but it's time you people get your [...] right when it comes to our complexion!
Why do I have to bring my own makeup to a professional show when all the other white girls don't have to do anything but show up[...]!
Don't try to make me feel bad because I am blue black its 2015 go to Mac, Bobbi Brown, Makeup forever, Iman cosmetic, black opal, even Lancôme and Clinique carried them plus so much more.
There's so much options our there for dark skin tones today.
A good makeup artist would come prepared and do their research before coming to work because often time you know what to expect especially at a show!
Stop apologizing it's insulting and disrespectful to me and my race it doesn't help, seriously! Make an effort at least!
That goes for NYC, London, Milan, Paris and Cape Town plus everywhere else that have issues with black skin tones.
Just because you only book a few of us doesn't mean you have the right to make us look ratchet.
I'm tired of complaining about not getting book as a black model and I'm definitely super tired of apologizing for my blackness!!!!
Fashion is art, art is never racist it should be inclusive of all not only white people, [...] we started fashion in Africa and you modernize and copy it!
Why can't we be part of fashion fully and equally?''
She’s absolutely right, fashion is art, and people should definitely make an effort to not exclude dark skin tones from fashion shows! We loved how she stood up for herself, and for black women everywhere! You go, girl!