One of the very first ever blog posts that I wrote was on whether drug store companies in the UK are racist and I feel as though a lot has changed in the last year and a half so I thought that I would do an updated blog post and evaluate on just how much things have changed within the beauty spectrum.
If you haven’t read it check it out here – https://justivis.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/are-drug-store-companies-in-the-uk-racist/
In the past couple of months numerous beauty brands have released new formulas of foundation in a number of different shades and I have never been so happy. It now means that I can officially retract my statement on the idea the drugstore brands are racist. If you have not tried lo’real true match foundation you are missing out, it is the most amazing drugstore foundation out there and it’s only £10! Nyx and maybeline also have a great range of foundations at affordable prices. Now that there are a range of shades available for women of colour like myself, it saves me having to spend £28 or more on a foundation that will last me less than 4 months.
However, on the other hand, it is a completely different story for concealers and contour kits, as of now unless you’re purchasing the La girl pro concealer which is AMAZING by the way, concealer costs more than foundation, well for my skin tone anyway, which I believe to be incredibly ridiculous! Although a lot has changed in the last few months there is still room for improvement. In addition to this there are not a lot of contour kits in drug stores for dark skin, the only good one that is available for a reasonable price are the sleek and nyx contour kits.