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Topic: Make up and Black British women
Posted By: Lilaca
Subject: Make up and Black British women
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 4:59am

Black women can't get their make-up in Boots, claims Thandie: Actress says dark shades of foundation are taken off shelves much earlier than pale versions

  • British film star, 41, said there is a 'ghettoisation of make-up right now'
  • 'We're starting to think they don't want us,' she told Selfridges in London
  • Earlier this year she spoke of isolation growing up in Penzance, Cornwall

By  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Laura+Cox" rel="nofollow - LAURA COX

PUBLISHED: 01:30, 12 June 2014 UPDATED: 10:28, 12 June 2014

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2655756/Black-women-make-Boots-claims-Thandie-Actress-says-dark-shades-foundation-taken-shelves-earlier-pale-versions.html#comments" rel="nofollow -
Criticism: Thandie Newton claimed darker shades of make-up disappear more quickly

Criticism: Thandie Newton claimed darker shades of make-up disappear more quickly

Thandie Newton has accused Boots of creating a racial divide through the ‘ghettoisation’ of make-up.

The British film star, 41, said the high street chain initially stocks dark shades of foundation when a make-up range is launched, but then takes them off shelves much earlier than pale shades – forcing women with darker skin to shop in specialist stores.

Speaking at a Selfridges event on Tuesday, Miss Newton, who is also the face of Olay, said: ‘If the make-up was in there longer, the girls would go and get it and then the stores would get more, and they’d realise that everybody wants it, and then they would stock it.

‘There’s this ghettoisation of make-up right now. The right shade is there for everybody but you can only get it at specialised shops.

'So you don’t go to Boots. So as a result we are all being physically separated when we go and buy make-up.'

She added: ‘We’re starting to think they don’t want us there. And it’s not that, it’s just that six-month time lapse where the shops are waiting to be able to say it’s not selling so let’s stop stocking it. We’ve got to encourage them.’

She added: ‘I’ll go into Boots at Heathrow Airport if I’ve forgotten my make-up bag or something and there isn’t even a picture of a black woman. I hate that.’

Earlier this year Miss Newton revealed she suffered racist abuse growing up in Cornwall, but this is the first time the Crash star has openly attacked the beauty industry for creating a racial divide.

 

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Miss Newton is an award-winning actress who starred in Misson: Impossible II with Tom Cruise and alongside Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness. 

The star, who has daughters Ripley, 14, Nico, 10, and three-month-old son Booker Jombe with her husband director Ol Parker, described being treated like an outsider growing up in Penzance. 

Make-up artist Kay Montano said: It all comes down to men in suits deciding what sells (file photo)

Make-up artist Kay Montano said: 'It all comes down to men in suits deciding what sells' (file photo)

Miss Newton also recalled going to castings where she and James Bond actress Halle Berry were the only two auditioning for a role, because of the lack of black stars in Hollywood.

Responding to the claims, make-up artist Kay Montano said: ‘Every single make-up company has every single shade. It’s all made. But it all comes down to territories and men in suits deciding what sells.’

A Boots spokesman said: ‘It is disappointing when we hear our customers feel we can’t meet their beauty needs, as many of the beauty brands available in store and on boots.com offer a range of products for black skin.’

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Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 6:23am
They always have either no makeup for black women or crusty old expired makeup just sitting there that none of us want to buy. They always claim it's demand but neighboring cities that have a bigger black population than mine don't have sh*t either in their drugstores. That's how I ended up using Lancome, it's very worth it but I would like the option of getting a cheap alternative.


But any who I side eye her comment though. There isn't a "lack of black stars" in Hollywood, Hollywood is just offended by anything "too black". Which is why they hire biracial women in place of black ones. Many talented black women are waiting in line but are shoved for a more " acceptable " look.



Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 6:42am
Truth^


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 7:42am
Off topic but YouTube Brits wear a lot of makeup like literal drag makeup...is that the norm? Massive weaves too like tha fugg you need 7 bundles of hair for??!


Posted By: Blac1Chyna
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 8:11am
I feel bad for euro black women in terms of beauty. they have such limited options for makeup, weave, etc. even their celebrities often don't have as good weaves as the average girl on the street in america


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 8:25am
*waits for someone to side eye a light bright almost white chick complaining about color selection*


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 9:46am
Originally posted by hauteshellbi hauteshellbi wrote:

Off topic but YouTube Brits wear a lot of makeup like literal drag makeup...is that the norm? Massive weaves too like tha fugg you need 7 bundles of hair for??!
oi, i go for the natural look, and wear no weavesLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 9:47am
Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

*waits for someone to side eye a light bright almost white chick complaining about color selection*
Dead


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 9:58am
Originally posted by Lilaca Lilaca wrote:

Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

*waits for someone to side eye a light bright almost white chick complaining about color selection*
Dead

Too soon?


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 9:59am
Originally posted by Lilaca Lilaca wrote:


She added: ‘We’re starting to think they don’t want us there. And it’s not that, it’s just that six-month time lapse where the shops are waiting to be able to say it’s not selling so let’s stop stocking it. We’ve got to encourage them.’



 
ummm.....
 


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 10:04am

yeah....i'm feeling some kinda way about her whole notion.  but then...i live around blacks and don't have any problems finding makeup for blacks...Sleepy



Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 10:05am
Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

Originally posted by Lilaca Lilaca wrote:

Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

*waits for someone to side eye a light bright almost white chick complaining about color selection*
Dead

Too soon?
It was the first thought which came to mind LOL


Posted By: Ds2nice
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 11:33am

Well I understand her complaint but its not about the demand.  It has more to do with the lack of consideration for darker skin people.  I also think that this problem doesn't only exists with makeup.

I also have trouble finding stockings that matches my complexion is drug stores/department stores.  I know for a fact that this problem exists in almost every major city.  Whenever i'm on a business trip, that is one of the first things I look for in a store.   Almost 90% of the damn time, they don't have it and they haven't restocked those specific colors for f*cking decades.  That sh!t pisses me off.   I now have to order my stuff online. 

 
 


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 12:09pm
Originally posted by Ds2nice Ds2nice wrote:

Well I understand her complaint but its not about the demand.  It has more to do with the lack of consideration for darker skin people.  I also think that this problem doesn't only exists with makeup.

I also have trouble finding stockings that matches my complexion is drug stores/department stores.  I know for a fact that this problem exists in almost every major city.  Whenever i'm on a business trip, that is one of the first things I look for in a store.   Almost 90% of the damn time, they don't have it and they haven't restocked those specific colors for f*cking decades.  That sh!t pisses me off.   I now have to order my stuff online. 

 
 



try Silkies  i belong to them where u purchase the color, quantity, style and they send it out to you however many times you want them too...i love it..i receive mine every 6 months and change up my styles, quantity and colors whenever I want..


eta: not just pantyhose they also carry leggings, spanx like items, bras(Ithink)..I call it the pantyhose club..


Posted By: Lonisha87
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 12:12pm
Lifeofaneniang has pretty makeup and her hair always looks cute


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 12:15pm
Originally posted by Lilaca Lilaca wrote:

Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

*waits for someone to side eye a light bright almost white chick complaining about color selection*
Dead


Dead

sorry Thandie, i cant care about this coming from you. 


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 12:43pm
I don't really care for Thandie, she seems kind of a nuance. I recall her only starting to like her hair because of Chris Rock's Good Hair movie. She just doesn't seem too bright in certain circumstances.


Posted By: rell85
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 1:03pm
I thought boots only carried lighter shades because that's all i see at target.


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 1:48pm
THE TARGEt where i live has maybe 1 -2 dark shades and no more...guess they go by the demographics of the area? did i say that correctly?  also depends on the district manager of what they see that should be in the store at that moment and time?


i don't know..shoot as long as i can get to the city and get what i want and need the hell with her 99 problems.....


Posted By: goodm3
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 2:00pm
Originally posted by DiorShowGirl DiorShowGirl wrote:

THE TARGEt where i live has maybe 1 -2 dark shades and no more...guess they go by the demographics of the area? did i say that correctly?  also depends on the district manager of what they see that should be in the store at that moment and time?


i don't know..shoot as long as i can get to the city and get what i want and need the hell with her 99 problems.....

they do.  I was in a super target in a black/hispanic area and they Covergirl Queen collection, Iman, Shea Mositure and Black Opal/Black Radiance... huge product displays , everything... 

same goes with clothing. Certain designers will be carried based on demographics. 


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 2:03pm
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Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 3:42pm
Originally posted by hauteshellbi hauteshellbi wrote:

Off topic but YouTube Brits wear a lot of makeup like literal drag makeup...is that the norm? Massive weaves too like tha fugg you need 7 bundles of hair for??!

I also noticed this ...


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 3:51pm
Originally posted by MsBMW MsBMW wrote:

Originally posted by hauteshellbi hauteshellbi wrote:

Off topic but YouTube Brits wear a lot of makeup like literal drag makeup...is that the norm? Massive weaves too like tha fugg you need 7 bundles of hair for??!

I also noticed this ...

Its the same with American YT....I follow plenty UK bloggers that are more natural with hair and makeup.....the drags just get more attention


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

Originally posted by MsBMW MsBMW wrote:

Originally posted by hauteshellbi hauteshellbi wrote:

Off topic but YouTube Brits wear a lot of makeup like literal drag makeup...is that the norm? Massive weaves too like tha fugg you need 7 bundles of hair for??!

I also noticed this ...

Its the same with American YT....I follow plenty UK bloggers that are more natural with hair and makeup.....the drags just get more attention
But they swear that cake face looks beat in all lighting.DeadCryLOL


Posted By: Adinkrah
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 4:48pm
I was just having this same rant the other day, I went to Boots and Superdrug to get a cheap concealer (I use Lancome foundation) and I couldn't find one past a weird shade of peach they had a couple of darker foundations but no matching concealer? How do you only do half the job? Just lazy! It made me so mad I want to write to the makeup companies here but I don't think they care.


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 5:16pm
Originally posted by Adinkrah Adinkrah wrote:

I was just having this same rant the other day, I went to Boots and Superdrug to get a cheap concealer (I use Lancome foundation) and I couldn't find one past a weird shade of peach they had a couple of darker foundations but no matching concealer? How do you only do half the job? Just lazy! It made me so mad I want to write to the makeup companies here but I don't think they care.
Lancome is the only foundation which i have found which suits me 100%..even mac is too red for me


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 7:00pm
Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

I don't really care for Thandie, she seems kind of a nuance. I recall her only starting to like her hair because of Chris Rock's Good Hair movie. She just doesn't seem too bright in certain circumstances.

Better late than never, I guess? Could be that her children are going through some things and she's starting to wake up. She never struck me as the enlightened type before. But I didn't know she was traumatized as a kid.


Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 10:15pm
Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

I don't really care for Thandie, she seems kind of a nuance. I recall her only starting to like her hair because of Chris Rock's Good Hair movie. She just doesn't seem too bright in certain circumstances.


Better late than never, I guess? Could be that her children are going through some things and she's starting to wake up. She never struck me as the enlightened type before. But I didn't know she was traumatized as a kid.
I think she is a good actress, I think living in the UK race problems are a bit different also being a STAR I am sure her comments are frequently taken out of context lets give her the benefit


Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Jun 12 2014 at 10:25pm
Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

I don't really care for Thandie, she seems kind of a nuance. I recall her only starting to like her hair because of Chris Rock's Good Hair movie. She just doesn't seem too bright in certain circumstances.


Better late than never, I guess? Could be that her children are going through some things and she's starting to wake up. She never struck me as the enlightened type before. But I didn't know she was traumatized as a kid.
I think she is a good actress, I think living in the UK race problems are a bit different also being a STAR I am sure her comments are frequently taken out of context lets give her the benefit

No doubt, she is a skilled actress. And you're right, uk race problems probably manifest differently. Don't know about the area she grew up in but she could have been the only kid of colour in a sea of white faces. But let's face it, she's never exactly been the one to be vocal on these types of issues before. So I'm assuming that her consciousness is slowly awakening.


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Jun 13 2014 at 3:55am
Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

I don't really care for Thandie, she seems kind of a nuance. I recall her only starting to like her hair because of Chris Rock's Good Hair movie. She just doesn't seem too bright in certain circumstances.


Better late than never, I guess? Could be that her children are going through some things and she's starting to wake up. She never struck me as the enlightened type before. But I didn't know she was traumatized as a kid.
I think she is a good actress, I think living in the UK race problems are a bit different also being a STAR I am sure her comments are frequently taken out of context lets give her the benefit

No doubt, she is a skilled actress. And you're right, uk race problems probably manifest differently. Don't know about the area she grew up in but she could have been the only kid of colour in a sea of white faces. But let's face it, she's never exactly been the one to be vocal on these types of issues before. So I'm assuming that her consciousness is slowly awakening.
Cornwall is full of whites, no blackies at all...the cornish don't even like the rest of England


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Jun 13 2014 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by MsBMW MsBMW wrote:

Originally posted by hauteshellbi hauteshellbi wrote:

Off topic but YouTube Brits wear a lot of makeup like literal drag makeup...is that the norm? Massive weaves too like tha fugg you need 7 bundles of hair for??!

I also noticed this ...


patricia bright and them wears sh*tloads of makeup in regla everyday life....i cant see how that mess doesnt look like pudding in real life...


Posted By: cicision
Date Posted: Jun 13 2014 at 8:24pm
i agree with her . In holland it is even worse you can only get concealer and foundation for darker complexions at MAC or the beauty supply store and they only carry sleek . We used to have black up at Douglass but I think they stopped carrying the product . Even maybeline and rimmel dont carry darker foundations and concealers Cry when I was in the states it was like being in heaven hahahah


Posted By: Immie89
Date Posted: Jun 13 2014 at 11:47pm
They also don't have sephora


Posted By: Ming
Date Posted: Jun 14 2014 at 12:03am
Odd.. I was at the drugstore the other day and saw the palest sh*t... in all the brands. Like the palm of my hand pale


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Jun 14 2014 at 12:59am
yes ming… 

we'd have to get creative and make our own chocolate colored sht out there… Dead

cicision is about 7 shades lighter and complaining… we'd be doomed. 



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