Leomie Anderson has called out the lack of Black makeup artists in the fashion industry: 'Why do I look like I work in the mines?'

10/25/2021 3:13:00 PM

The model has shared a recent experience from fashion week…

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.Leomie_Anderson has called out the lack of Black makeup artists in the fashion industry 👏

The model has shared a recent experience from fashion week…

during fashion week by curating a series of videos from a recent experience with a white makeup artist who left her feeling “ugly af.”In the video, which went viral on social media over the weekend and has received over 45k likes on TikTok, Leomie explains that she asked for someone who could do Black makeup when she arrived backstage for hair and beauty ahead of a runway show. Sadly - but far from shocking - there wasn't a Black makeup artist at hand, and the one she did end up with (a white man) was clearly unable to cater to her skin tone as he left her asking, 'Why do I look like I work in the mines?'

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” In the video, which went viral on social media over the weekend and has received over 45k likes on TikTok, Leomie explains that she asked for someone who could do Black makeup when she arrived backstage for hair and beauty ahead of a runway show. Sadly - but far from shocking - there wasn't a Black makeup artist at hand, and the one she did end up with (a white man) was clearly unable to cater to her skin tone as he left her asking, 'Why do I look like I work in the mines?' “Wow, I look clapped" she writes in the TikTok subtitles, after looking at herself in the mirror." However, he hinted that this could change as viewers reach the end of the series. “I told him this wasn't my colour,” she adds. It’s a role many of us (me included) have played up to at times, purely to just survive in our respective organisations, because when Black women are introverted in the workplace, deviating from the expected stereotype, it can have a damaging impact on our career. “he is trash. Angela Black: Could Ed be about to betray Angela as he pulls off a shocking double cross? (Image: ITV) Angela Black: Will Ed betray Angela and help Olivier set her up? (Image: ITV) Samuel explained: “I think the part that he plays is pivotal to Angela's journey and so he's probably going to affect how we see everyone within the grand scheme of the show.” TikTok content View on TikTok She then removes the make up and is forced to redo her own face ten minutes before hitting the runway. He told the Mirror: "At least with the abuse I faced it was at the match and once I finished playing football I could forget about it.

But the disastrous glam doesn't end there. I just hope they take him in and they see him for who he actually is.” This was highlighted by writer Brianna Holt, in her viral twitter thread about her workplace experience as an introverted Black woman working on an all-white team. The 28-year-old model and fashion entrepreneur says she was told to wash her hair before arriving but when she got there, no one dried it until the very last minute. Throughout the video, we're shown that there is not a single Black person in the hair or makeup team on set, which Leomie and many other models of colour have expressed is a common occurrence in the past, even after all the so-called “work” that was being done to restructure the industry in attempts to tackle systemic racism and champion inclusivity. Could this “secret” Samuel mentioned be that Ed is a double agent and actually working for Angela’s husband? Elusive Ed may have been hired by Olivier Black (Michiel Huisman) to incriminate Angela, in a bid to make her lose custody of their kids if she filed for divorce. Frazer Harrison The video ends with Leomie asking the industry to “please hire more Black hair and makeup artists so we don't have to go through this," and frankly, it's sad that she still has to plead for something that should be the standard. Hundreds of Black women added to the thread to attest that this was also their experience, many highlighted that their managers had criticised them for ‘not making jokes’, being ‘difficult to read’, not showing ‘enough personality’ and felt this was holding them back from being promoted or getting a pay rise. “It's unbelievable that professional makeup artists don't carry makeup for all skin tones,” one fan wrote under the TikTok video.. The accused ranged in age from 18 to 63.

“You should be paid more for the ivconviencene.” Leomie responded, saying it was less about the products and more about ability.. We’re constantly walking a tightrope of being ‘too much’ and ‘not enough’. “Oh no he had it, this is just what he chose to do with it,” she said. “You can't call yourself a makeup artists if you can't do makeup on all skin colours,” wrote another fan. Meanwhile a third highlighted that it all stems from a lack of education. When we’re the only Black women in our teams, it’s hard to immerse ourselves in office culture, which is generally dictated by the preferences of our white colleagues." In 1981, Paul signalled a welcoming change in football after being signed to Chelsea as black footballers at the top were far and few between.

“As someone who went to college for hair and makeup it, it was genuinely appalling the lack of education there is for different hair and skin types." We applaud Leomie Anderson for speaking out but it really leaves the question, how many more times until things actually .