Last weekend my daughter and I stopped what we were doing to watch this amazing video of Refinery 29 Creative Associate, Madison Utendahl exploring Black Women and their struggle in the beauty departments of makeup counters and stores worldwide. In the video, Madison explores the history of foundation and interviews legendary beauty editor Mikki Taylor for answers on why we are still facing these issues in 2017.
Madison's frustration with finding the perfect foundation shade takes me back to my Sophomore year in college at Rutgers. I participated in a school fashion show and each model had to supply their own foundation. I went to a popular beauty retailer to get matched. After the artist finished my makeup on the day of the show, I ran excitedly to the mirror to see my new look. I looked a greenish-gray color! I looked ill and I felt ill. How embarrassing to walk on the runway in front of all of those people with the wrong color of foundation all over my face?
The Rutgers fashion show disaster was over 10 years ago and I still struggle in this area today! The foundation that works best for me now has to have a light coverage for my skin to blend. I am completely in love with MAC Face & Body Foundation ($28). It blends so well and never leaves me with dry or ashy skin. What foundation works best for you?
Read Madison's amazing article in its entirety here.