Mainstream cosmetics brands are slowly doing an about face. Where they once neglected consumers of color with paltry shade ranges, between the mid ‘90s and early 2000s, they began to expand their color offerings and hire African-American, Asian and Latina spokesmodels.
Cosmetics giant MAC has teamed with Rihanna for a multi-season collaboration that will yield four distinct makeup collections to be rolled out through 2013, reports Women’s Wear Daily.
In case you aren’t familiar with her, Akkad is currently the Senior Vice President of Local and Cultural Residency at the Estée Lauder Companies. Read on to learn about how she made it, diversity in the cosmetics industry and the scoop on her fave beauty products.
Tai Beauchamp may be more well known in media circles for her work as an editor for popular glossies such as O!, The Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, Suede and Vibe Vixen, but lately she’s been burning up red carpets and TV screens with her megawatt smile to dish about the latest trends in beauty and fashion.