Victoria’s Secret Star Leomie Anderson Wants To Know Why Makeup Artists Aren’t Prepared For Black Models

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If you think the life of a model includes endless pampering, a team doing your hair and makeup, and everyone clamoring to help you look runway-ready, think again.

Victoria’s Secret model Leomie Anderson took to Twitter this week, the start of London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016, to highlight some inequality happening backstage at fashion shows. Leomie says that while white models are being done up to the nines, she’s left to supply her own foundation.

Jeez. You would think a model who has worked with brands like Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, and more can get her makeup done like the rest of the models.

It doesn’t end at the makeup – hair stylists are unfamiliar with black hair too.

Fellow British model Jourdan Dunn has stated in the past that “most hairdressers still don’t know what to do with Afro hair.” Sometimes, they end up damaging it.

IMO, true hairstylists should know how to work with hair of every race, every texture, every type at these kinds of events. And every model should look equally boss.

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