Game changing palettes

Perfect pigments for WoC come courtesy of the vloggers

Hair & Beauty

Huge kudos goes out to Rihanna’s FENTY BEAUTY which is giving mainstream beauty a major shake up when it comes to inclusive colours – and now social media stars doing us proud by helping women of all skintones get the beauty solutions we deserve. Two of the best? Here goes… 

Black Up Paris x Jennie Jenkins 

Highlighting Palette, £37 

The French brand’s first strobing palette has the seal of approval from one of YOUTUBE’s most sought-after beauty bloggers. Jennie Jenkins, aka Beauty by JJ, has released two compacts that cater to lighter and darker skintones. “I decided to partner with this brand because they are and have been dedicated to catering to women of colour,” she explained. “I really wanted to bring back more awareness to the brand that have continued to fully represent WoC and have stayed true to this vision as well as offering professional quality make-up and embodying a sense of elegance and luxury.” 

Huda Beauty 

Bronze Sands 3D Highlighter Palette, £40 

Get ready for the ultimate insta-glow. After the release of the American mega-vlogger’s first collection, which came under scrutiny for its lack of shades for women of colour, Huda listened and acted. And this is the result. It’s a combination of warm tones, which complements darker complexions beautifully. She said: “This new palette is perfect for tan to deep skin tones and looks divine on cheekbones, collarbones, and of course, as shoulder bling. Now there’s Pink Sands for fair to medium skintones, Golden Sands for medium and tan skintones, and Bronze Sands for tan to richer skintones.” 

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