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.
Felicia Walker Benson's popular blog ThisThatBeauty helps teach women how to get gorgeous. Founded in 2005, her online platform has propelled the makeup aficionado and style writer into realms far beyond the Internet.
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.